He is the self-luminous and formless Purusha, uncreated and existing both within and without. He is devoid of prana, devoid of mind, pure, and higher than the supreme Imperishable (Mundaka Upanisad II. 1. 2).
According to Shankaracharya's commentary, here, "He" refers to the attributeless pure consciousness or Nirguna Brahman.
On the other hand, ...
The Story of Creation
From Aitareya Upanishad
हरिः ॐ॥ आत्मा वा इदमेक एवाग्र आसीन्नान्यत्किञ्चन मिषत्।
स ईक्षत लोकान्नु सृजा इति ॥
hariḥ om|| ātmā vā idameka evāgra āsīnnānyatkiñcana miṣat | sa īkṣata lokānnu sṛjā iti ||
In the beginning the Spirit was One and all this (universe) was the Spirit; there was nought else that saw. ...
The problem with this question is - it needs a Guru to address it in person because this group expects literary references, which don't always provide the full context. Nevertheless, I'll stake my neck out and give an authentic answer.
Imagine a serene calm pond. When a pebble is dropped, concentric ripples begin to emerge and race to the shore - from a tiny ...
The basic tenet of advaita is
ब्रह्म सत्यं जगन्मिथ्या जीवो ब्रहैव नापरः - ब्रह्म ज्ञानावलीमाला - २०
Brahma Satyam Jagan Mithya Jivo Brahmaiva Na Aparah" - Brahma Jnanavali mala - 20
The falsity of the world is argued by one sect of Buddhism, where nothing is real. Advaita does not agree with the falsity of the world
Satya (सत्य)= one that is present at ...
The world is false because whatever we see of the world is only through the five senses. When we look at an apple, we are looking at precisely less than one half of the outermost cover of the apple (assuming we are not color blind). We haven't yet seen the other side nor the interiors of the apple. This means when we see the apple, we see less than 3% of the ...
Attachment comes because of prakriti which is its objective manifestation.
As per Trika Philosophy, Brahman manifests himself into 36 elements, the 12th and 13th elements are Purusha and Prakriti.
Siva(Brahman) through Mayasakti which limits His universal knowledge and power becomes Purusa or the individual subject. ...
According to Yoga-Vasistha, consciousness or brahman becomes associated with mAyA (hence leading to creation) due to accidental coincidence. This is another way of saying that this happens without any apparent cause.
Below are some extracts of Yoga-Vasistha as translated by Swami Venkatesananda.
The story of Ahalya
However, mind, intellect, egotism, ...