[Advaita-l] Partlessness of Brahman and Maya
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Sun Jun 16 01:45:53 EDT 2019
On Sun, Jun 16, 2019 at 8:57 AM Sudhanshu Shekhar via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Hari Om,
> Brahman is held as anAdi and niravayava. In Gita 13.32, BhashhakAra
> says -- यद्धि
> आदिमत् तत् स्वेन आत्मना व्येति अयं तु अनादित्वात् निरवयव इति कृत्वा न
> So the logic for being avyaya is being niravayava which in turn is by
> virtue of being anAdi. So anAditva => niravayavatva => avyayatva.
> Now question arises regarding MAyA or avidyA. What are they? They are also
> held to be anAdi. (AnAdi avidyA trigunAtmikA parA). So they should also be
> niravayava and hence avyaya. But is that so? They certainly are destroyed.
> Aren't they?
Even though Maya/Prakriti/Avidya are anadi, yet they are sAnta, that is,
they are destroyed upon Brahman Knowledge. Also, while Brahman is anaadi,
existing in its own right, Maya is anadi only existing on the sattA,
existence, of Brahman, having no existence of its own. So, till Brahman
knowledge, Maya appears to exist, produce effects of samsara, bandha and
> Or take for instance GitA BhAshya 13.26 आकाशवत् निरवयवत्वात् . Should this
> imply that AkAsha is also avyaya?
AkAsha, though niravayava, is an effect of prakriti and hence gets resolved
during every pralaya. And its nityatva is only aapekshika, relative and
not absolute for Vedantins.
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