[Advaita-l] Dvaita Accepts Body Adhyāsa
svedagarbha at gmail.com
Mon Jul 18 19:41:37 CDT 2016
On Sat, Jul 16, 2016 at 1:21 AM, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 16, 2016 at 9:16 AM, Venkatesh Murthy via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> We can have another analogy:
> In a dream I have a rope-snake illusion. After the dream I can definitely
> say: That I had an illusion is also a bhrama. This is because the dream
> itself is a bhrama. There is no anavasthā here since it stops there.
Correct, in that case nobody will argue for rope-snake adhyAsa and its
cause. It is simply denied as svapna bhramA. But in the case of adhyAsa
debate, an argument base don anAditvaM was forwarded. Why not simply say
all body-self adhyAsa is adhyAsa itself?
> > > When nature of adhyAsa is being debated, bringing in vyavahAra (which
> > the
> > > result of adhyAsa) to justify argument for adhyAsa/bhramA -- is an case
> > of
> > > aatmAShrya flaw.
> In a dream it is not that the people, objects, etc. first appear and then
> time element comes later; everything appears simultaneously, just like in
> the waking where an afternoon event is happening in the afternoon setting.
> There is no ātmāshraya here.
As said in earlier reply, dream objects are known to be adhyAs outside of
dream avastha, not while in it. No value in argument in saying dream
objects are adhyAsa while in dream itself. This indeed is atmAShrya flaw.
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