[Advaita-l] [advaitin] Why only jagat is mithya and jeeva is brahman !!??

Ravi Kiran ravikiranm108 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 21 09:13:58 CDT 2016

On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 6:52 PM, Praveen R. Bhat via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Namaste Srinath ji,
> On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 12:48 AM, Srinath Vedagarbha via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > In the spirit of jumping from one reference to the other, I agree with
> you
> > in calling adhyaasa "jagat" as mithya. In the same we should also call
> > "Jiva" as mithya as the notion of jIvahood is equally adhyAsa over the
> same
> > adhishTAnaM. Then statement would be -- brahma satya jagan mithyA jeeva
> > mithyA ubhyOr brahmaiva na aparaH.
> >
> > Why not the same treatment to jIva is given?
> >
> We're back to square one! In the spirit of jumping, we have somehow jumped
> back to the beginning of the first thread in about 250 odd mails here!! :)
> The jIva misunderstands himself as the superimposed part of jagat, that
> makes up the body mind sense complex (BMSC), while he is really brahman.
> Somehow the crucial point is amiss that BMSC *is* jagat. The jIvatva is
> really the erroneous notion of individuality. While the individual
> considers the part of jagat, that is BMSC, which he associates with as
> himself, he doesn't have the same problem with the rest of the jagat.

Good one :)

> Thats
> why jagat appears to be as separate from one's own BMSC. However, BMSC is
> as much jagat as the outside jagat is and therefore as mithyA as jagat.
> Therefore, brahma satya jaganmithyA is saying that jIva's association with
> mithyA jagat is an error, jIva is brahman.
> gurupAdukAbhyAm,
> --Praveen R. Bhat
> /* Through what shoul d one know That owing to which all this is known!
> [Br.Up. 4.5.15] */
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