[Advaita-l] Prakruti - Avidya lakshanaa - Gita bhashya and Mahabharata
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Tue Dec 3 02:28:10 EST 2019
On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 8:02 AM Raghav Kumar Dwivedula via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Namaste Subbuji
> I presume you are drawing attention to the fact that in the gItA bhAShya
> and mahAbhArata, the words avidyA and bhUta-prakRti / avyaktA are used
> interchangeably at several places.
> And hence it is implied that the idea that, in the wake of moxA, avidyA
> alone goes away (abhAvagamanaM happens, as mentioned in bhAShya), while
> mAyA continues, is not the position of bhAShya.
Yes. That avidya/maya that is required to sustain the body till its fall,
for the Jnani, also goes away when the fall occurs: भूयश्चान्ते
विश्वमायानिवृत्तिः as per the Shvetashvataropanishad.
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