[Advaita-l] Is the concept of maya essential to explain advaita?

Rajaram Venkataramani rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 02:01:35 CST 2012

On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 12:11 AM, Vidyasankar Sundaresan <
svidyasankar at hotmail.com> wrote:

> e.g. I am prepared to read Prof. Balasubramanian's use of the word concept
> quite leniently, as applying largely to the explicit appearance of the
> terms in
> a text, because of my expectation that he knows advaita in sufficient depth
> and wouldn't have got it totally wrong. Then again, you may be valid in
> your
> expectation that if so, he should not have used the word concept thus.

Rajaram: Yes. He might have said so because the concept Maya /Avidya is not
taken up in intricate detail as you would see in other works. Also, with
age, some people tend to use words casually.

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