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

Srinath Vedagarbha svedagarbha at gmail.com
Thu Apr 21 14:28:45 CDT 2016

On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 1:10 AM, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 9:32 AM, Venkatesh Murthy (वेङ्कटेशः
> सीतारामार्यपुत्रः) <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> >  Namaste
> >
> > 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?
> >
> The jiva is the one who does the enquiry. He cannot negate himself.  What
> he can, however, negate is the jivatva, just like Kana negated his
> Rādheyatva when he realized his Kaunteyatva. ,  At the end of the enquiry
> thei jiva realizes that he is none other than Brahman.the sarvadṛk/  Jagat
> is dṛṣya and therefore mithyā, like the mirage water, that even while being
> seen, is realized to be mithya.
The very act of realization is a karma and very much the attribute of
jIvahood. So, at the end of enquiry the jIva realizes he is *NOT* Brahman,
otherwise such realization itself is introducing karthu-karama virOdha in
Brahman. So, to avoid this swagatha bhEda, the jIva has to realize it is
not Brahman. Hence, part of this realization jIva has to realize itself is


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