[Advaita-l] Vaadiraaja Teertha's Yuktimallika - Advaita Criticism - Slokas 1-10 to 1-13

Srinath Vedagarbha svedagarbha at gmail.com
Fri Jun 23 10:59:36 EDT 2017

On Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 10:34 PM, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> This is true. Shankara has said in the Br.up. Bhashya: 5.1.1:
>  न हि द्वैतम् अद्वैतं वा वस्तु जातमात्रमेव पुरुषं ज्ञापयित्वा पश्चात्कर्म
> वा ब्रह्मविद्यां वा उपदिशति शास्त्रम् ; न च उपदेशार्हं द्वैतम् ,
> जातमात्रप्राणिबुद्धिगम्यत्वात् ;
> Every being knows its limited nature without being instructed . Even
> atheists do not claim that they are infinite. They only deny a supreme
> power higher than themselves.

So also atheists do not accept there is such thing as 'jIva' which lives on
after death. Your argument is wrong assuming athiest's notion of limitation
is same as dvaitin's position of limitedness of jIva.

> And when Shruti teaches that Ishwara is infinite and if it also teaches
> that the jiva is in truth finite, then there is the flaw of
> vastu-paricchedatva for Ishwara and thereby His infinitude stands negated.
You think jIva's existence is material occupancy like box in a box.
vastu-paricchedatva vAda is wrong. It may apply if terms involved are
physical in nature and they cannot occupy same space at the same time.
Don't you know when a person die, nothing physical is lost?

Why would jIva's existence make Ishwara is not infinite? He is infinite *in
spite of* existence of jIv. That HIS aiShwarya!

When you advaitins yourself do accept simultaneous existence of Ishavara
and jIva (albeit in vyavahaara), why are you denying jIva's existence based
on illogical vastu-paricchedatva argument?


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