[Advaita-l] Holenarsipur Swamiji's remarks and why even Avidya is not necessary for Advaita

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 10:48:01 CST 2012


On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 3:18 PM, Venkata sriram P
<venkatasriramp at yahoo.in> wrote:

> Sampradaya designed the methodology of Advaita teaching in 2 ways
> ie., sAmAnya upadesa and asAmAnya upadEsa.
There is a third way also. Adi Sankara has sanctioned Sagunopasana in
some places. We can start with Sagunopasana and move to Nirgunopasana
keeping Mayavada away.

> It is something like this:
> “prakSALanAddhI pankasya dUrAdutsarjanaM vara”
> Ie., why to step on the muddy waters and again wash one’s feet.
> First of all, why one must get into the marshy / muddy
> Waters filled with dirt and again wash the feet with water to cleanse.
Mayavada is like playing in dirty water and afterwards washing feet
with clean water. Only children and immature people will like to have
fun playing like this. Mature people can meditate on Brahman.

> Regs,
> Sriram
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