[Advaita-l] मायामात्रमिदं द्वैतमद्वैतं परमार्थत: Debate on Gaudapada Karika

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Mon Mar 13 08:49:21 EDT 2017

Namaste Venkateshji,

Its an interesting explanation nonetheless of Karika 1.17. Looks like
प्रपञ्च is taken etymologically by Dvaitins as प्रकर्षेण पञ्च and then
प्रकर्षेण is elaborated as to what is it. Now, since, they take Karika as
Shruti, I am just curious as to what they do with 2.17 and 2.18:

​अनिश्चिता यथा रज्जुरन्धकारे विकल्पिता ।
सर्पधारादिभिर्भावैस्तद्वदात्मा विकल्पितः ॥ १७ ॥

निश्चितायां यथा रज्ज्वां विकल्पो विनिवर्तते ।
रज्जुरेवेति चाद्वैतं तद्वदात्मविनिश्चयः ॥ १८ ॥
Kind rgds,
--Praveen R. Bhat
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2017-03-13 8:06 GMT+05:30 Venkatesh Murthy via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>:

> Summary - Dvaitis have taken Gaudapada Karika saying प्रपञ्चो यदि
> विद्येत निवर्तेत न संशयः  and given it a different meaning. According
> to them  this Sloka is Sruti only and प्रपञ्च means पञ्चभेदानां
> अनादित्वं सत्यत्त्वं च meaning the beginningless Five Bhedas of Dvaita
> are Real and विद्येत means उत्पद्येत meaning may be created. Pancha
> Bhedas are Jeeva - Jeeva Bheda, Jeeva - Jada Bheda, Jada - Jada Bheda,
> Jeeva - Paramatma Bheda and Jada - Paramatma Bheda.  Therefore the
> Sruti is saying if the Eternal Real Five Bhedas of Dvaita are created
> they will cease to be. But they are not created at all. Therefore they
> will not cease to be.

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