[Advaita-l] Omniscient Lord and free will.
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Thu Jul 15 04:38:20 EDT 2021
On Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 12:39 PM Venkatraghavan S <agnimile at gmail.com>
> Namaste Subbuji,
> Your post reminded me of an old verse from the chitsukhI - there it is
> said omniscience is of two types - svarUpatah sarvajnatva and pramANatah.
> स्वरूपतः प्रमाणैव सर्वज्ञत्वं द्विधा स्थितम् ।
> तच्चोभयं विनाऽविद्यासंबन्धं नैव सिध्यति ॥
> The former refers to jnapti, which is the sarvAvabhAsaka kshamatvam that
> you refer to. The latter sarvajnatva is of the nature of knowing everything
> that I think Kaushik ji is referring to.
> Both, says chitsukhAchArya, are because of consciousness's association
> with ignorance.
> Reminds one of the bhAShyakAra's words from the ArambhaNAdhikaraNam -
> तदेवमविद्यात्मकोपाधिपरिच्छेदापेक्षमेवेश्वरस्येश्वरत्वं सर्वज्ञत्वं
> सर्वशक्तित्वं च, न परमार्थतो विद्यया अपास्तसर्वोपाधिस्वरूपे आत्मनि
> ईशित्रीशितव्यसर्वज्ञत्वादिव्यवहार उपपद्यते ;
Yes, even the concept of Sakshi is of this nature; in association with
ignorance/in the context of an individual jiva.
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