[Advaita-l] Mandana Misra's Advaita
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Mon Jun 17 19:27:51 CDT 2013
On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 10:08 AM, Venkatesh Murthy <vmurthy36 at gmail.com>wrote:
> In Vedanta Prakriya Pratyabhijna or Method of Vedanta Sri SSS has said this
> Avidyaa Lakshanam Vispashtatayaa Na Achaarya Mandanena Kutraapi Nishkrushya
> Uktam Drushyate.
> 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.'
On the question of 'avidyA' in Mandanamisra's Brahmasiddhi, the eminent
scholar Dr.Mani Dravid SastriNaH said that this author has mentioned
about avidyA in several places in his work and that avidyA (of the
Brahmasiddhi) is the same as what Shankara has stated, that is, the one
which is of the nature of adhyAsa and which is jnAnanivartya (dispelled by
> 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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