[Advaita-l] Shankara and DrishTi-SrishTi vAda - eka jeeva vaada

Sujal Upadhyay sujal.u at gmail.com
Tue May 10 02:39:43 CDT 2016


An interesting thing to note is that ‘samsāra’ is not used by bhagavān in
gītā. The word used is ‘vishva’ or 'jagat' as mentioned in BG 9.4 and BG
9.5 and in other verses like BG 7.6.
The asvattha tree in BG 15.3 is often translated is 'samsāra vr̥ksha'.

It seems that the word ‘samsāra’ means ‘jīva-sṛṣṭi’ or ‘mano-sṛṣṭi’, while
vishva or jagat means the world created by Īshvara.

Any thoughts on this?



On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 1:03 PM, Sujal Upadhyay <sujal.u at gmail.com> wrote:

> PraNAms,
> I have not read all posts on this topic. If we take DSV with reference to
> mano sRSTi, then it will be easy to understand.
> We can also explain the example of rajju-sarpa-vAda from this analogy.
> I have attempted an explanation here
> <http://indiaspirituality.blogspot.in/2016/04/theories-of-creation-in-hinduism.html>
> scroll down to 'dṛsṭi-sṛsṭi vāda (perception is simultaneous with
> creation)'
> or visit here
> <https://sites.google.com/site/sanatanhindusite/creation-hinduism#TOC-16.1.-S-s-i-D-s-i-V-da-and-D-s-i-S-s-i-V-da---Theories-of-Creation>
> If we take drishti as perception, then it makes sense to me as vision
> without any meaningful suggestion makes no sense.
> Meaning of dṛṣṭi (vision)
> Dṛṣṭi though is translated into ‘vision’ is not to be taken as just
> ‘vision’. By vision, we mean our ‘perception’. When we see something, say
> a golden brick, we add our own value to it. So Gold is not perceived just
> as a ‘metal’, but as ‘valuable metal’.

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