[Advaita-l] SamashTi vaasanaas & Maaya
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Sat Feb 13 00:44:31 EST 2021
On Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 10:21 AM Mahadevan Iyer via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> SamashTi vaasanaas of all beings become the maaya shakti. This maaya shakti
> manifests jeeva who inturn creates SamashTi vaasanaas.
> Vasana ( due to Avidya ) & Maaya seems paradoxical.
> "prakruti is anaadi" says Shree Krishna in Bhagavat Gita, Hence there is no
> inception point for either Vasana or Maaya.
> Yet it appears to exist.
> Explanation: Maaya due to Avidya & Avidya due to Maaya.
> Since Brahman is the only Satyam. Is there a better explanation for the
> How ( or Why ) did the Non-dual whole appeared as the sum of its parts?
In Vedanta, the Samashti jiva is Hiranyagarbha who is said to have
'abhimana', identification, with 'all' individual jivas' sukshma shariram,
manas. Virat is the same samashti jiva who has identification with the
sthula shariram of all jivas. This way, you have a means to explain how
the sum total of individual avidyas can be seen as Maya vishishta Samashti
> *Mahadevan Iyer*
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