[Advaita-l] Sleep, tamas and brahman

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Thu May 3 06:20:39 EDT 2018

On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 3:22 PM, Kalyan <kalyan_kg at yahoo.com> wrote:

> //Shankara qualifies the avidya that he says is absent in deep sleep as
> 'the one that projects duality'.  You have missed this adjective, quite
> evidently, or do not like to accept it since it demolishes your erroneous
> theory with which you started off.//
> Apparently, you did not seem to have studied the bhAshya at all. There are
> so many places, where no such adjectives are used.

Use of the adjective in one place is enough representation for its
application in all places where not said.  This is called 'upalakshanam'.
Those who hold there is no ignorance in deep sleep have not understood this
concept and they have glossed over this adjective of Shankara. That is why
a proper study under a competent Acharya is insisted upon rather than
self-study which gives rise to confusion.



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