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Panchadasi - (18)
« on: August 19, 2008, 02:35:03 PM »
The chapter VI continues...

Verse 123:- The Sruti says that Maya is Prakrti, the material
cause of the universe, and the Lord of Maya is the great
Isvara, who pervades the whole universe, consisting of
sentient and insentient objects which are like parts of Isvara.

Verse 124:-  The correct definition of Isvara is available from
the Sruti text.  Then, there will be no clash with even the
worshippers of trees and so forth as Isvara.

Verse 128:-  The Tapaniya Upanishad declares Maya to be
Tamas or darkness.  The empirical expression of all is evidence
for the existence of Maya, says the Sruti.

Verse 129:-  The Sruti points to the universal experience of
the insentient and illusory nature of Maya, as displayed by
persons of undeveloped intellect, such as children and dullards.

Verse 127:- The nature of the pot and other inert objects
exhibits insentiency, which is a characteristic of Maya.  People
say that the intellect feels shy to fathom the depths of Maya.

Verse 128:-  All people admit in their experience, existence
of Maya.  From the logical point of view, Maya is explicable.
Sruti too declares it to be neither existence nor non-existence.

to be contd....

Arunachala Siva.


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Re: Panchadasi - (18)
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2008, 06:53:18 PM »
The insentient objects of the existence are a progeny of Tamoguna.