[Advaita-l] Maya and Sunrise Example

Br. Pranipata Chaitanya pranipata at hotmail.com
Sat Jan 25 08:32:19 CST 2014

Hari Om! Pranaams!
> So wouldn't the sunrise example be better in explaining maya, ignorance, and all the rest? 
> Suresh

When under the influence of mAyA, one erroneously perceive snake and suffer fear, trembling etc., there is another one, tattva-darshI, perceiving existing rope and free from fear etc., from whom, by duly approaching and enquiry, the error in perception can be overcome. 

If sunrise/sunset is adhyAsa, the rope/snake or silver/nacre is adhyAropa, which has inherent technique for realizing the tattva, by apavAda, used by shAstra/AcArya.

In Shri Guru Smriti,
Br. Pranipata Chaitanya  

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