[Advaita-l] What is badha?
H S Chandramouli
hschandramouli at gmail.com
Sat Jan 25 03:06:41 CST 2014
Perhaps I should have clarified. Negation means negation of status of
On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 2:26 PM, H S Chandramouli
<hschandramouli at gmail.com>wrote:
> Yes Sri Sureshji. Badha is used to discriminate between the levels of
> Badha is Negation. Things like serpent in the rope, silver in nachre etc
> are negated by the knowledge of rope, nachre etc. Any thing which is
> negated by any knowledge other than that of Brahman is said to be of
> Pratibhasika level of Reality. On the other hand creation which we
> experience can be negated and is negated ONLY by the knowledge of Brahman.
> They are said to enjoy Vyavaharika level of Reality. Brahman, the Ultimate
> Reality , cannot be and is not negated at any time ( past, present and
> future ) , state ( waking, dream, deep sleep ) , as well as during
> creation/sustenance/destruction. It is said to be Paramarthika level of
> Reality. From this point of view, Badha could be said to be << personal (
> also called immediate or aparoksha ) determination of mithya ( or levels of
> Reality ) status >>.
> On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 10:46 PM, Suresh <mayavaadi at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I understand badha means sublation, but can someone explain with clear
>> examples? Is it used to show different levels of reality and that the level
>> which cannot be further sublated is the ultimate reality, Brahman?
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