[Advaita-l] Sandhyadhikaranam in the three schools

H S Chandramouli hschandramouli at gmail.com
Mon Mar 19 02:50:25 EDT 2018

On Sun, Mar 18, 2018 at 10:06 PM, V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>

> ​<< ​
> The above is not denying the siddhanta that 'the jiva is the creator of
> dream.'  It only says that the jiva does not create the chariot, etc.
> 'actually'.  Why is he saying so? It is because, as stated immediately
> after the above sentence  निमित्तत्वं तु अस्य
> रथादिप्रतिभाननिमित्तमोदत्रासादिदर्शनात्तन्निमित्तभूतयोः सुकृतदुष्कृतयोः
> कर्तृत्वेनेति वक्तव्यम् ।    the jiva is the creator of the dream
> objects/events 'through' his sukruta and dushkruta'.  The meaning is: The
> present dream   where the jiva is experiencing  joy or sorrow, is the
> effect of his prior karma that is either sukruta or dushkruta.  That way
> the jiva is the creator of the dream.
> ​>>

Indeed a pleasant surprise. For a change, our respective understandings
seem to converge
at least
in respect of content, though not in
​respect of
the headings.  That would not have mattered, but for
​the ​
of misunderstandings thereby. That it is indeed so is borne out by the
context of this discussion itself, which is the objection raised  by  Sri
Ananthapadmanabhachariar. My opinion is that he has gone by the title
“creation by jIva” and not the content of the Bhashya in raising the
objection. The content invalidates his objection.




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