[Advaita-l] Maya and Avidya
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Wed Apr 11 08:41:31 EDT 2018
Sruti says "AtmaivEdagM sarvam ||" (Chadogya 7-25-2)Sri Shankara says : AtmA hi nAma svarUpam ||Hence if one knows his true svarUpa within himself by himself all these concepts Viz,. Avidya, maya, jiva, jagat etc. etc. will be known to be none other than one's true svarUpa.Why not engage the aMtaHkaraNa to know one's true svarUpa instead of engaging to know know the above stated concepts? KNOW that ILLUMINING CHANGELESS CONSCIOUSNESS WHICH IS PRIOR TO ALL THESE CONCEPTS AND FROM WHICH ALL THESE CONCEPTS TAKE BIRTH AND TO WHICH THEY MERGE BACK.So say Mantra 2-4 of Kena Upanishad and Sri Shankara in the shloka 1, Chapter 18 of UPADESHASAHASRi.No amount of knowing about avidya and maya will make one kRutArtha.
With respectful namaskars,Sreenivasa Murthy
On Wednesday, 11 April, 2018, 4:48:23 PM IST, umesh ramaswamy via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
Thanks Subrahmanian hi. Pranams.
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On Tue, 10 Apr 2018 at 23:10, V Subrahmanian<v.subrahmanian at gmail.com> wrote:
On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 6:17 AM, Umesh via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
Respected members. Pranams.
Is Maya and Avidya Synonymous? If Jiva's Avidya is removed, will Eshwara's Maya also automatically be gone? Reason I am asking this question is because, I read in Swami Paramananda Bharathi swami's book ' Vedanta Prabhoda' in which he says those two terms are not Synonymous. Please clarify.
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