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

H S Chandramouli hschandramouli at gmail.com
Thu May 26 09:31:04 CDT 2016

Dear Sri Anand Ji,


This is in continuation to my query reg conformity of EJV with the
bhAshya.  EJV relies heavily for its concept on the ShvEtAshvatara mantra

<< ‘अजामेकां लोहितशुक्लकृष्णां बह्वीः प्रजाः सृजमानां सरूपाः । अजो ह्येको
जुषमाणोऽनुशेते जहात्येनां भुक्तभोगामजोऽन्यः’ (श्वे. उ. ४-५) >>  ( page 16
of vedantasidhantamuktavali ) wherein at one point it states  << In the
word “ one “ plurality of jivas is denied  >>.

The same verse from ShvEtAshvatara is also commented upon specifically in
BSB 1-4-5 and 1-4-6. I am not quoting here from the Bhashya since it can
easily be referred to. But the bhashya as I could gather specifically
refers to Creation and multiplicity of jivas as its meaning while
commenting on this mantra.  Is this itself  not a clear indication that EJV
is not in conformity with the bhashya. I am really not interested in a
debate on the point, but would be quite content with just a brief, even
 yes or no type of answer.  Just for my personal understanding.



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