[Advaita-l] Debunking Drishti-Srishti Vada and Eka Jiva Vada - part 1

Anand Hudli anandhudli at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 21 10:01:59 EDT 2017

Dear Shri Praveenji,

>also whereby people end up comparing DSV with it. As you point out, DSV
>Itself need not be one flavour. Everything that is possible in SDV
>vyavahAra is equally possible in DSV vyavahAra, although prAtibhAsika.

SureshvarAchArya's famous and oft-quoted verse, yayA yayA bhavetpuMso
vyutpattiH pratyagAtmani| sA sAiva prakriyA GYeyA sAdhvI sA chAnavasthitA|,
leaves room for even new prakriyAs to be formed, as long as they are in
tune with the advaita tradition of Shankara. This shows that advaita need
not be a static, rigid discipline but in fact, could be a dynamic and
adaptive philosophy! This is what sets advaita apart from faith-based
systems on the one hand, where everyone follows the same path rigidly, and
new age philosophies on the other, where pretty much anything under the sun
passes as a genuine path to Nirvana.


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