[Advaita-l] Two Advaitic verses with a profound combined purport

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 2 02:40:06 EDT 2019


On Mon, Apr 1, 2019 at 7:59 PM Praveen R. Bhat via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> jIva = brahman + avidyA as kArana
> Ishvara = brahman + mAyA as kArana
> jIva  = brahman + part of jagat as kArya
> Ishvara = brahman + whole jagat as kArya

Nice equations. More equations

Jeeva = Brahman + Alpajnatva Adi Upadhis
Ishwara = Brahman + Sarvjanatva Adi Upadhis
Jeeva - Upadhis = Brahman
Ishwara - Upadhis = Brahman
Therefore Jeeva - Upadhis = Ishwara - Upadhis = Brahman
This is the great Mahavakya Tat Tvam Asi saying. Jeeva has to realize this.
Jagat = Brahman + Adhyasta Avidya and its Karyas
Jagat - Avidya = Brahman
But Jagat cannot realize this. It is not a Chetana Vastu like Jeeva to
realize this.
This is the difference. The Jeeva can realize he is Brahman. But Jagat
cannot realize itself is Brahman. Jeeva can realize Avidya Kalpita Jagat is
Mithya. Jagat cannot realize the Avidya Kalpita Upadhis of Jeeva are
Mithya. Therefore both Jeeva and Jagat cannot be similar. One is realizing
as Brahman. The other is not realizing anything.

> The difference between jIva and Ishvara is of vyaShTi-sharIra and
> samaShTi-sharIra, which is why jahadajahallakShaNa works leading to the
> statement jIva is brahman.
> In the statement jagat is brahman, only bAdhasAmAdhikaraNyam applies since
> no formula like above is possible in the case of jagat. Nothing is
> superimposed on brahman to get jagat. jagat itself is a superimposition to
> get jIva and Ishvara.
> Kind rgds,
> --Praveen R. Bhat
> /* येनेदं सर्वं विजानाति, तं केन विजानीयात्। Through what should one know
> That owing to which all this is known! [Br.Up. 4.5.15] */
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