[Advaita-l] Body is the disease

Srirudra srirudra at gmail.com
Sat Jan 18 08:33:03 CST 2014

Jiva is not able to realise that it is Brahman only is easy to understand.But Brahman with Avidhya is Jiva is somewhat difficult to accept .Perhaps this is Avidhya.R.Krishnamoorthy.

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> On 17-Jan-2014, at 10:34 am, Anand Hudli <anandhudli at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Bhaskar YR wrote:
>> As we know jeeva is kevala parikalpita due to upAdhi saMbandha.  yAvadeva
>> cha ayaM budhyupAdhi saMbandhaH tAvat jeevasya jeevatvaM saMsAritvaM
>> cha..paramArthastu na jeevO nAma budhyupAdhi sambandha parikalpita
>> svarUpavyatirekeNa asti...clarifies shankara in sUtra bhAshya.  So, assume
>> that there is jeevatva we need upAdhi...so, what exactly is this upAdhi??
>> is this avidyAkruta ?? if the answer is yes for this, then we have to go
>> by vivaraNakAra-s brahmAshrita mUlAvidyA which is the locus of jeevatva or
>> socalled jeeva's upAdhi.  If the locus to this sOpAdhika jeeva is not
>> brahmAshrita avidyA then what exactly is the cause of this upAdhi which is
>> in turn the main cause of jeeva's parichinnatva??  Please clarify.
> The difference between avidyA and jIva is this. From a pAramArthika
> viewpoint, avidyA does not exist at all, while it is admitted that
> jIva is the same as Brahman. Hence, it is not appropriate to say the
> locus (Ashraya) of jIva is avidyA. However, if Ashraya is taken to
> mean adhiShThAna, then the adhiShThAna of jIva is Brahman, since jIva
> is Brahman with avidyA as the limiting adjunct.
> Anand
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