[Advaita-l] ***UNCHECKED*** Re: Traditional works on Drishti-Srishti-Vada (DSV)

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Tue Jul 18 00:52:08 EDT 2017

Namaste Subbuji,

​Thanks for more references.

I forgot to add one of the best works on DSV, which is the only other (than
Yoga Vasishtha) work recommended by Ramana Maharshi: Tripurarahasya.

Of course, I also forgot to list Yoga Vasishtha itself!

And Ashtavakra Gita can also be added to this list.

--Praveen R. Bhat
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On Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 7:38 AM, V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>

> Dear Praveen ji,
> To this list can be added the Mahabharatha that Shankara cites in the BSB
> 2.1.1:
>  महाभारतेऽपि च — ‘ बहवः पुरुषा ब्रह्मन्नुताहो एक एव तु’ इति विचार्य, ‘
> बहवः पुरुषा राजन्सांख्ययोगविचारिणाम्’ इति परपक्षमुपन्यस्य तद्व्युदासेन —
> ‘ बहूनां पुरुषाणां हि यथैका योनिरुच्यते । तथा तं पुरुषं विश्वमाख्यास्यामि
> गुणाधिकम्’ इत्युपक्रम्य
> Here the MB raises the question as to whether there is one or many
> purushas and concludes that there is only one purusha. It is this one
> purusha that is admitted in the scriptures as imagining the 'many' being in
> samsara.  So, this is an instance of ekajiva vada.
> Also, the Mahopanishat has volumes of content for Ekajiva/DSV.  All these
> verses are admitted to be in the Laghu Yoga Vasishtha. Many of these verses
> are cited in the JMV by Swami Vidyaranya.
> The Adhyatma Ramayana too has the Advaitic content of one person imagining
> the world/samsara.
> The Purusha sukta: वेदाहेतं पुरुषं महान्तं....सर्वाणि रूपाणि विचित्य धीरः
> नामानि ....
> The Vishnu purana is yet another text where there is huge advaitic
> content, apart from the Srimadbhagavatam.

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