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Re: A doubt in Manifestation theory

From: TV Venkatesh/FXSLF/SEC/SANMAR (tvv1_at_sanmargroup.com)
Date: Wed Jan 23 2002 - 20:17:56 PST

srImathE rAmAnujAya namaha
srImadh varavara munayE namaha

Dear Sri Ramanan,

I will try to answer this question to my limited knowledge. There are two
tools He uses to create this world.

1. He Himself
2. His sankalpam

1. Himself :

He is the a) upAdhAna kAraNa b) sahkAri kAraNa & c) nimittha kAraNa. To
explain this, the making of pot by a potter is always cited as example by
all our poorvAchAryAs. In this the clay that is used to make the pot is
called the upAdhAna kAraNa, the potter who makes it is the nimittha kAraNa
and the wheel which is used is called the sahakAri kAraNa. So as per the
visishTAdvaitha philosophy, He Himself is the reason, for the creation. He
is the tool, like the wheel, the potter and the clay.

2. His sankalpa

Though all the above three materials are available, unless the potter
decides to make the pot, it will not be made. Here this decision is taken
by the decision to create the world. This is the sankalpam.

I have tried to answer these to my knowledge. Please correct me for errors.

AzhwAr emberumAnAr jeeyar thiruvadigaLE saraNam
adiyEn rAmAnuja dAsan
Thirumalai Vinjamoor Venkatesh

T.V.Venkatesh
Executive Manager - Application Engineering
Fisher-Xomox Sanmar Limited
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Respected All:
Pranams! I have a doubt in manifestation theory in
visishtadvaita school. What is the tool that has been used by
Brahman to create this world and other things?

Thanks,

Respectfully,
Ramanan Rajagopalan




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