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Panchadasi - (15)
« on: August 19, 2008, 01:25:31 PM »
The Chapter VI continues.....

Verse 26:-  Nescience or Avidya or Maya has got two functions.
Avarana or Concealing power and Viksepa or Projecting power.
The power of Avarana creates such ideas as Kutastha shines
not, nor exists.

Verse 28:-  The opponent may raise such questions such as:
How did the self-luminous Kutastha come to have ignorance;
and without it how could there be obsucring?  Such arguments
are falsified by one's own direct experience.

Verse 29:-  If one disbelieves one's onw experience, and
since ligic is not final, how can one know the truth about anything
by mere reasoning?

Verse 33:- On Kutastha, covered by the concealing power
of ignorance, are projected  or superimposed the subtle and
gross bodies, thus producing the Chidabhasas or Jivas.  It is
like superimposition of silver on a mother of pearl.  This
called Projecting power or Viksepa.

Verse 37:-  As people of something seen as silver though
they really see the mother of pearl, so in the self-cognition,
the Self is mistaken for the ego.
Verse 41:-  People ordinarily use Self and Atman as synonymous
terms; and so both terms are never used together.  In fact,
each of these terms exclude the idea of 'another'.

Arunachala Siva.


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Re: Panchadasi - (15)
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2008, 06:11:59 PM »
Maya and Avidya are synonimous.

Maya is sattwic with Brahman reflected in it and it enjoys the bliss of Brahman always.
Eswara belongs to Maya and he is not veiled by Avarana dosha which is derived from Tamoguna.Maya is in the grip of Eswara.

Where as Avidya is a term used when the reflected light ultimate reality falls on tamoguna loses self-knowledge due to obscurating power of Avarana dosha
which veils the light of self.Jiva belongs to Avidya so he has no self-knowledge.Jiva is in the grip of Avidya unlike Eswara.
Vikshepa dosha happens when the reflected light falls on Rajoguna causing the manifestation of "I" and "thou"


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Re: Panchadasi - (15)
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2008, 11:57:18 AM »
Dear DRPVSSN Raju,  Nescience, Maya, Avidya are all used
interchangeably in Scriptures  Maya in combination with
Sattva, Rajas and Tamo gunas, again take different forms.
This is explained and clarified in Viveka Choodamani of Sri Sankara.
I shall post a letter on this, with reference to VC, later, after
completing Panchadasi.  Thank you,

Arunachala Siva.