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Monthly Archives: May 2016

AdvaitaSiddhi – Lecture 11 – Part 2

We now move to the discussion of the third definition of mithyatwa/falsity, and this is given by Vivaranacharya: Jnannivartwangvamithyatwam Mithya is that which is negated by knowledge. This comes from a famous statement made by Vivaranacharya “ajansyeswakaryenpravilinenvartamanen vas aha jnana nivrittivadha”  ignorance together with its karya/ effect, that may be existing now or be of … Continue reading »

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AdvaitaSiddhi – Lecture 11 – Part 1

Ataevayatraparokshayaadhisthanprameyanabrahmaupadanjnannivritti, tatravyavahrikatwaaphareapipratitiketwanpaharat “tiktagura” ityadipratitianuvartateeva In the places, where there is parokshajnana, mediate knowledge, it does not negate the immediate ignorance, and the experience of the illusory reality may actually continue.  As an example suppose a patient is sick, and is given jaggery, the patient feels it to be bitter, though he/she may actually have the … Continue reading »

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AdvaitaSiddhi – Lecture 10 – Part 2

Na jenrupenyadadhikaranatayayathpratipannang ten rupen In whatever adhikarana (locus), whatever is gained(established), “ten”- in that same adhikarana, it (the thing that is posited to be super imposed), should be accepted to be mithya, if and only if it is an object of eternal absence. Now, the revered author proceeds to define what precisely He means by … Continue reading »

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