[Advaita-l] Two Advaitic verses with a profound combined purport

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Fri Mar 22 10:11:23 EDT 2019

On Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 4:06 PM Bhaskar YR via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> praNAms Sri Venkatraghavan prabhuji
> Hare Krishna
> In the first Sloka, if the anvaya of तदेव is done with नित्यं, as in
> नित्यं तदेव then the eva-kAra can be indicative of jagan mithyA also.
> If that alone is nitya, ergo, the rest are not nitya, and hence mithyA.
> >  Just could not resist, jihvA chApalyaM 😊 the nityatvaM has been
> attributed to parApara prakruti as well, the synonym used for mAya /
> prakruti is aksharaM and the same has been used to indicate brahman as
> well, hence prakruti / mAya is pariNAmi nitya.  It is there with Ishwara
> before and after dissolution in avyakta / avyAkruta rUpa and it is there
> even now in vyakta / vyAkruta rUpa.  (avyaktAdeeni bhUtAni, vyakta madhyAni
> and again avyakta nidhnAnaiva says lord..So, this is pariNAmi nitya jagat
> can not be mithyA it is pariNAmi nitya only.  If at all we say this jagat
> what we perceiving through our mind is mithyA then that perceiving mind
> itself mithyA  or does not exist like external objects.  And without mind
> (upAdhi) we cannot imagine jeevatvaM as well, so jeeva here is also mithyA
> or talamalanAdi parikalpitaM.  We have either one of the  options here I
> reckon, you have to agree both jeeva and jagat mithyA or both jeeva and
> jagat in their kAraNa rUpameva satyaM.  We cannot say one is satya another
> is mithyA when both are external objects only.  You know all this, but I am
> tempted to say this again 😊

The three shloka-s Bhashyakara has cited at the end of the samanvaya sutra
bhashya give a clear reply to all questions related to the status of
jivatva, praamaanya of pramaanas, etc.


> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar
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