[Advaita-l] Omniscience, etc. only due to upAdhi

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Mon Dec 30 11:12:14 CST 2013

On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 4:19 PM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:

> It is during this process
> that it adopts the principle that karya ( effect ) is not different from
> its karana ( cause ) .
> praNAms
> Hare Krishna
> Yes, shankara discusses this exclusively in ArambhaNAdhikaraNaM.  The
> cause cannot create altogether a new effect if the effect is not existing
> in cause already.

The Vedantic satkAryavAda is different from the sAnkhya satkAryavAda:

The effect, prior to manifesting , exists in the cause, AS the cause
itself  - This is vedAnta.

The effect, prior to manifesting , exists in the cause, AS the effect
itself  - This is sAnkhya.

It is only because of this crucial difference we are able to have vivarta
vAda while for the sAnkhya the effect is absolutely real.  For the vedantin
the effect is only an appearance of the cause itself.


>  kArya-kAraNa ananyatva and shakti in kAraNa which
> produce kArya is non-different from kAraNa.  In geeta bhAshya (guNa traya
> vibhAga yOga - 14th chapter??) also we find support for this I think,
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar
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