[Advaita-l] Nirguna Brahman as the source of TriguNa Avyaktam

Sudhanshu Shekhar sudhanshu.iitk at gmail.com
Wed Jun 19 23:48:18 EDT 2019

V Subramanian ji,

Then where is advaita is you admit sAkshi-sAkshya having sannidhi mAtreNa?

If you say that sAkshya is bhAva-abhAva-vilakshaNa, then also there is no
advaita for something other than Brahman is admitted.

Nothing helps. To say that these are anirvachanIya, sat-asat-vilakshaNa etc
does not help solve the issue at all.

I am talking of my feeling at the heart of hearts. Of course we can give
logic and logic to feel satisfied.


On Thu 20 Jun, 2019, 07:47 V Subrahmanian, <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 20, 2019 at 7:12 AM Sudhanshu Shekhar <
> sudhanshu.iitk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> V Subramanian ji,
>> //Actually it is not the 'birth' of Maya but only its manifesting itself
>> at the beginning of creation. //
>> Are not these mere words? Whether manifesting or born -- even a bit of
>> happening anything -- will result into violation of nishkriya-tva of
>> Brahman. No matter how many words we use, at the root point, there will
>> always remain the charge of violation of nishkriya-tva of Brahman. I have
>> not been able to solve this issue and therefore there is no intellectual
>> satisfaction either.
> This problem is not there since the term 'sannidhi maatrena'.  There is no
> 'intent' on the part of NB for anything to happen. Lord Krishna in the Gita
> has said 'svabhaavastu pravartate' thereby absolving NB of any action,
> volitional or otherwise, in respect to anything connected with creation,
> sustenance...bandha moksha.
> Even in the very section on Antaryami, in the Br.Up. Shankara uses the
> term 'sAkshimAtra sAnnidhyena'    ईश्वरसाक्षिमात्रसान्निध्येन  3.7.3. मया
> अध्यक्षेण of the Gita also means the same.
> regards
> subbu

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