[Advaita-l] Mandana Misra's Advaita
vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 16 23:38:25 CDT 2013
In Vedanta Prakriya Pratyabhijna or Method of Vedanta Sri SSS has said this
Avidyaa Lakshanam Vispashtatayaa Na Achaarya Mandanena Kutraapi Nishkrushya
Mandana Acharya has not given a clear definition of Ignorance anywhere.
Atra Avidyaa Bhagavatpaadaihi Atmaanatmanoho Satyaanrutayoho Itaretara
Adhyaasa Roopatvena Sootrabhaashyasya Upodghaate Eva Sootritaa Geetaa
Bruhadaaranyakayor Api Paraamrushtaa Kimiti Na Kataakshenaapi Veekshitaa
Brahma Siddhi Kaarena Iti Tu Na Viijnaayate.
'Bhagavatpada Sankara declared in the introduction to his Brahma Sutra
Commentary that Metaphysical Ignorance was of the nature of a
superimposition of Self on not Self, the real on unreal and vice versa. And
he explained the matter further in his Gita and Brhadaranyaka commentaries.
Why Mandana the author of Brahma Siddhi did not even bestow a glance on
these passages is not clear.'
Why he is saying Mandana is not noticing Adi Sankara's Adhyasa Bhashya?
Mandana Misra wrote his work before Adi Sankara Or afterwards?
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