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Re: [Doubt] Upaadaana KAranam

From: M.S.HARI (Madabhushi Sarangarajan Hari) (mshari_at_usa.net)
Date: Wed Jul 12 2000 - 19:30:42 PDT

Dear Shree/Shreemathi Anitha Seshadri,

The Brahman is the UpAdAna kAraNam and the Nimitha kAraNam for all
chit and achit entities. This does NOT mean that his "Swaroopam"
gets changed to Chit and Achit. But only his "Roopam" which was
subtle (sUkshma) chit, achits becomes expanded (stUla) chit, achits
ie., the chit achits gets form,name etc.,. Therefore the Brahman
is "Satyam-Ignyaanam-Anantam" only even though the Brahman is the
UpAdAna kAraNam. The example for "clay" in this context is only for
understanding the concept. The changes in his "Roopam" does not
in any way contradict "Satyam-Ignyaanam-Anantam". The same is the
case with his divine "Roopam" (divya mangala vigraham) also which
changes as per his wish in various avataaras. The Brahman who had
subtle chit and achit as his "Roopam/Sareeram" is the same Brahman
who is having expanded chit and achit as his "Roopam/Sareeram". Therefore
the Brahman is UpAdAna kAraNam (Visistayoho Advaitam Visistadvaitam)
As the Brahman wished and created the universe, the same Brahman is the
"Nimitha kAraNam". The Brahman with all the chit and achit tatvas
as his body and who is with infinite divine attributes and untouched
by all impurities is unparalleled and unsurpassed (Visistasya Advaitam
Visistadvaitam).

Thanks & Regards
M.S.HARI Ramanuja Daasan.
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