[Advaita-l] Partlessness of Brahman and Maya

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Sun Jun 16 02:04:55 EDT 2019

Namaste Sudhanshuji,

On Sun, Jun 16, 2019 at 10:07 AM Sudhanshu Shekhar via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> 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
> व्येति।
> 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?

Bhagavan Bhashyakara expects such a doubt and answers in the next line
itself: तथा निर्गुणत्वात् । सगुणो हि गुणव्ययात् व्येति

Maya is त्रिगुणात्मिका। So गुणव्ययात् व्यति।

Kind rgds,
--Praveen R. Bhat
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