[Advaita-l] Matter to be pondered over
narayana145 at yahoo.co.in
Wed Dec 4 10:55:03 EST 2019
Dear friends,siddhAnta and pUrvapakSha, siddhantiand pUrvapakshi
appear in that non-dual principle which is one without asecond (EkamEvAdvitIyam). They both are the expressions
of thatPrinciple and hence are that principle only.
The Principle is one with both itsexpressions /manifestations .
Even though it is one with them it it isuntouched by them.
? Because both are vikarAs and Sruti says"vAcAramBaNaM vikarO
nAmadhEyam || " (Chandogya.)
The same Sruti says" AtmatO idagaM sarvam" (Chandogya 7-26-1) and "AtmaivEdadaMsarvam ||" (Chandogya 7-25-2).
Sri Shankara says "sarvaikatvAt||" (It is one with everything). Where is vivAda and virOdha?
It is SAntam,Sivam, advaitam.
Sri Shankara writes thus in Upadesasahasri Chapter 218, Soka1 :
yEnAtmanA vilIyanta udBavanti ca vRuttayaH |
nityAvagatayE tasmai namO dhIpratyayAtmane ||
Kindly refer to Shrauta tarka 3 of Sri Shankara which readsthus:
prapaMcasya brahmapraBavatvAt kAryakAraNAnanyanyAyatvEna
brahmAvyatiriktatvAt || Brahmasutra 2-1-6.
What has been stated above are facts of life which
can beverified in one's own life. Hence it is avivAdaH and avirOdhaH.
With respectful naskars,Sreenivasa Murthy
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