[Advaita-l] Why did Brahman create the world?

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Sat Feb 1 06:08:36 EST 2020

Thanks, Subbuji, Venkatji,

On Sat, Feb 1, 2020 at 2:48 PM Venkatraghavan S via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> There is a Sloka from the samkshepa shAriraka that captures both ideas -
> that the effect not only cannot be the locus of the cause and that it
> cannot grasp / know the cause:
> आश्रयत्वविषयत्वभागिनी निर्विभागचितिरेव केवला ।
> पूर्वसिद्धतमसो हि पश्चिमो *नाश्रयो भवति नापि गोचरः॥*

There is something similar in Naishkarmyasiddhi if memory serves me right.

Kind rgds,
--Praveen R. Bhat
/* येनेदं सर्वं विजानाति, तं केन विजानीयात्। Through what should one know
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