[Advaita-l] ParimANa of antah-karaNa

Sudhanshu Shekhar sudhanshu.iitk at gmail.com
Mon Jul 22 00:44:28 EDT 2019

Hari Om Bhaskar ji,

The doubt got resolved. My point was regarding the size of antah-karaNa as
to whether it is aNu-parimANa or madhyam-parimANa. If it is aNu-parimANa as
held in 2.3.19-33, then it's vritti is not possible. I asked this to
Smartha Rahul ji also. He quoted 2.4.7 where Acharya explained that
impugned anutva is not like that of paramANu. अणुत्वं चैषां
सौक्ष्म्यपरिच्छेदौ, न परमाणुतुल्यत्वम्

And hence in advaita-siddhAnta, antah-karaNa is held to be of

On Mon 22 Jul, 2019, 09:54 Bhaskar YR, <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:

> praNAms Sri Sudhanshu prabhuji
> Hare Krishna
> Hari Om,
> What is held to be the parimANa of antah-karaNa in advaita siddhAnta? From
> Brahma Sutra BhAshya 2.3.19-33, it appears that the same is stated to be
> aNu parimANa.
> Question arises as to how can antah-karaNa with aNu parimANa have vritti
> like ghatAkAra-vritti etc?
> >  Sorry not able to understand your question here.  Do you mean to say,
> since antaHkaraNa is small (aNu) how can it have vrutti bigger than it??
> Or am I missing something here??  By the way, here parimANa I reckon
> denotes only its subtility not about its  size hence antaHkaraNa is called
> sUkshma shareera.  For that matter purusha is angushTa mAtra says
> taittireeya mahAnArAyaNa, it does not anyway mean purusha is dwarf or it is
> its actual size , he is aNu as well mahAn, aNoraNeeyAn mahatO maheeyAn.
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar

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