[Advaita-l] Difference between AkAsha and AvakAsha
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Tue Jun 18 08:44:20 EDT 2019
On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 3:57 PM Praveen R. Bhat via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Namaste Sudhanshuji,
> On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 2:23 PM Sudhanshu Shekhar via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > Kindly share your views on difference between AkAsha and AvakAsha.
> > Taittiriya 2.1.1 लक्षणं तु सर्वत एव, यथा अवकाशप्रदात्राकाशमिति
> > Taittiriya 2.1.1 आकाशो नाम शब्दगुणः अवकाशकरो मूर्तद्रव्याणाम्
> > These verses show AkAsha as avakAsha-pradAtrA or avakAsha-kara.
> Certainly A
> > cannot be A-pradAtra. A has to be ~A-pradAtrA otherwise the usage will be
> > meaningless as agni is vahni-pradAtrA.
> I am not sure I understand your question/ objection as AkAsha and avakAsha
> have different meanings as space and occasion/ opportunity, respectively.
> avakAshapradAtA AkAshaH means that AkAsha is that which provides an
> occasion/ opportunity for everything else, meaning it becomes an adhikaraNa
> (so to say) for everything else to manifest. That is why AkAsha is the
> first to manifest.
Akasha is admitted to be avakaashapraadtru, accommodates everything in
creation. Without aakaasha nothing can stay, remain, as objects. Shabda is
the basic guNa of akasha.
> Kind rgds,
> --Praveen R. Bhat
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