[Advaita-l] Real vs. Unreal

Nithin Sridhar sridhar.nithin at gmail.com
Sat Dec 14 07:48:12 CST 2013

One more thing, World is not tucham- Non-existent like son of barren women.
World is called Mithyam i.e. which has no existence of its own. It takes
its existence from Brahman which is substratum.

In Vyavaharika Dasha, we perceive Ishwara, Jiva and Jagat as 3 distinct
entities. This perception is due to Maya. From Paramartika dasha, Brahman
alone exist. Brahman who is Nirguna himself manifest as Universe in himself
and by himself.

Hence, a Jnani who verily becomes Brahman, perceives his Atman everywhere.
What is understood as world, maya etc as distinct from Brahman becomes
Brahman alone at Jnana.

Hence, such a Jnani, whether he maintains a body or not does not
matter.Just as God himself too avatara as Krishna by his own power,
similarly a Jnani maintains his body for lila.


On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 7:06 PM, Rajaram Venkataramani <
rajaramvenk at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 1:25 PM, Nithin Sridhar <sridhar.nithin at gmail.com
> >wrote:
> > Is Brahman also bounded and deluded by Maya? Or Maya is Shakti, by which
> > Brahman manifests? A Jnani has verily become Brahman and hence, for him
> > Maya is not bondage.
> RV: We see mAyA only from a vyavahara perspective as the cause of
> vyavahara. Even now, we dont think mAyA binds Brahman. As of now, we think
> Brahman manifests as jagat through the instrument of maya. Once you attain
> jnAnA, there is no mAyA (or ajnAnA). Then where is the question of being
> bound by mAyA or seeing its effects?
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