[Advaita-l] Significance of Mula Avidya
Venkata sriram P
venkatasriramp at yahoo.in
Fri Oct 27 03:33:14 EDT 2017
Thank you Praveen ji. A scholar like you endorsing my mail is something overwhelming for me !!
On Fri, 27/10/17, Praveen R. Bhat <bhatpraveen at gmail.com> wrote:
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Significance of Mula Avidya
To: "Venkata sriram P" <venkatasriramp at yahoo.in>, "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Date: Friday, 27 October, 2017, 7:22 AM
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 11:54 AM, Venkata sriram P via
Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
I think Madhusudana
Saraswathi defines 'bhAva' rupa as something
different from 'abhAva' in His
monumental work 'Advaita Siddhi'. I have not read
that work but heard someone saying.
अनादिभाव रूपत्वे सति
अविद्या । भावत्वं च
Thanks; I think
this was also mentioned by Anandji in one part of Advaita
A scholar while supporting the above view says that if bhAva
rUpa of ajnAna is accepted as an
existing entity, then it affects the main principle of
advaita as one has to accept two truths (entities) ie.,
Ignorance & Brahman which violates the basic principle
of advaita vedanta.
Yes, this is why
some people take the other extreme of abhAvarUpa.
Instead, by bhAvarUpa, only mithyAtva is meant, not
pAramArthikasatyatva. In any case, mAyA/ avidyA is
So, the meaning of 'ajnAna' as 'bhAva-rupa'
implies acceptance of it's presence just like presence
shasha in chandra.
True, that is
why instead of asserting bhAvarUpAvidyA, it is said
सर्वं विजानाति, तं केन
विजानीयात्। Through what
should one know That owing to which all this is known!
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