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

Venkatraghavan S agnimile at gmail.com
Tue May 10 07:57:07 CDT 2016

Dear Sri Anandji,

Agreed. Essentially, this vAda takes off from the vaitathya prakaraNa of
MAndukya kArika, which doesn't see any purpose in splitting mithyA into
multiple categories - hence we have pAramArthika as one category, and
everything else as prAtibhAsika.


On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 1:38 PM, Anand Hudli via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Dear Shri Venkatraghavanji,
> Thanks for posting the conversation transcript with the revered Abhinava
> Vidyatirtha SvaminaH. One more astounding thing about DSV/eka-jIva-vAda, as
> elucidated brilliantly by PrakAshAnanda, is that he reduced the sattA
> traividhya of pAramArthika, vyAvahArika, and prAtibhAsika sattA to only two
> pAramArthika and prAtibhAsika! There is no vyAvahArika sattA at all! Since
> the objects of the waking state are not any more real  than those of the
> dream state, why bother to call them vyAvahArika satya? They are
> prAtibhAsika satya too, not any better than dream objects. More on this
> later.
> Anand
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