[Advaita-l] What is Prakriti as per Shankaracharya?
Michael Chandra Cohen
michaelchandra108 at gmail.com
Sun May 8 09:36:54 EDT 2022
Is prakriti relatively real, mithya, or wholly name and form, adhyasa?
On Sun, May 8, 2022 at 4:34 AM V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Shankaracharya has indeed mentioned a lot about Prakriti in the Gita
> bhashya and elsewhere too. He has said that it is trigunatmika maya
> consisting of sattva, rajas and tamas. It is neither the same as Brahman
> nor is it different from bramhan. Its status is anirvachaniya, that is, it
> is unreal, mithya. It does not have an absolute existence; it appears and
> it is experienced but upon enquiry it ceases to be.
> On Sun, May 8, 2022 at 1:35 PM The Crimson Universe via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > Hello. Greg here with another question.
> > Did Shankara mention in his Gita bhashya or other advaita texts about
> > Prakriti? Is Prakriti the same as Brahman or different from IT?
> > Thank you.
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