[Advaita-l] Real vs. Unreal

Rajaram Venkataramani rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Sun Dec 15 07:42:00 CST 2013

On Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 12:23 PM, H S Chandramouli <hschandramouli at gmail.com
> wrote:

> I think it would be useful to breakdown the issue to a few separate
> questions and discuss them individually. Based on the response i got from
> sri RV to one of my earlier mails, i think the first question to be
> addressed is the status of existence of creation. I want to make the
> following statement.
> < As per the shrutis, creation exists >.
> I do not want at this stage to mix up issues like the mithyatva/satyatva,
> jnana/ajnana, whether a jnani sees it or not etc. The status of creation
> can be discussed subsequently based on Sri RVs response. I would like to
> ask Sri RV if he agrees with this straightforward statement or not. There
> are any number of shruti vakyas in support of this statement which i can
> quote if needed. However if Sri RV disagrees with this statement, which i
> suspect would be the case based on his previous response, I request him to
> quote any shruti vakya in support. We can then see if any different
> explanation is to be ascribed to the same. May i request Sri RV to respond.
> If he agrees with this statement, then i would like to takeup the next
> posssible point of disagreement.
RV: As per advaita, the creation exists only for the ignorant. In reality,
there is no creation. nasato vidyate bhavo na bhavo vidyate sata (BhG
2.16). If you say that the world exists, it can never become non-existent
even after mukti (jivan or videha).

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