[Advaita-l] Is the non-difference between cause and effect?

Raghav Kumar Dwivedula raghavkumar00 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 8 06:26:13 EDT 2019

Namaste Chandramouli ji

You had suggested (rightly) to not conflate adhiShThAna-adhiShTheya
sambandha (rope snake) with kAraNa-kArya (clay pot) sambandha.

Are there examples where there are two entities which enjoy the
adhiShThAna-adhiShTheya sambandha without any kAraNa-kArya sambandha
between them ? (Be it either pariNami or vivarta upAdAna kAraNam)

Also is it incorrect to refer to the clay, the upAdana kAraNam as
'adhiShThAnam' of the pot?

Any errors in my question formulation or terminology may be pointed out...

Thank you in advance


On Mon 8 Apr, 2019, 3:35 PM Raghav Kumar Dwivedula, <raghavkumar00 at gmail.com>

> Namaste Bhaskarji and Venkatraghavan ji
> Bhaskarji wrote-
> "Anyway, kArya-kAraNa prakriya is there to prove brahman is in his svarUpa
> atyanta nirvishesha".
> Is the kArya-kAraNa ananyatva nyAya alone *sufficient* to arrive at
> nirvisheSha brahman? Or is it necessary but *not sufficient* to arrive at
> nirvisheSha brahman?
>  I think Sri Venkatraghavan ji suggested it's not enough. But maybe this
> has been discussed before...if so, I shall be happy if either of you remind
> me of the earlier discussion on this question.
> Om
> Raghav

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