[Advaita-l] Re: NOTES ON MANDUKYA UPANISHAD AND KARIKA: INTRODUCTION 6
rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com
Mon Jul 3 13:10:02 CDT 2006
On 7/3/06, Abhishek RK <rkabhi at gmail.com> wrote:
> I generally concur but, I also agree with Sri Vidyasankar who
> mentioned in an earlier mail that it is very difficult to clearly
> distinguish between karma-kAnDa and j~NAna kAnDa throughout the entire
> Anyway, "...brahmavAdinaH pUrvAbhimukhAssandhyAyAM
> gAyatriyAbhimantritA Apa UrdhvaM vikShipanti tA etA Apo vajrI bhUtvA
> tAni rakShAgMsi..."
> (taittirIya AraNyaka dvitIya prashnaM) forms the source for the karma
> of sandhyAvandanaM. It is clearly mentioned here that "brahmavAdinaH"
> are those who perform such and such a karma as mentioned in the
I think I have mentioned, even very recently about karmas and how it
can be viewed as forming a continuous link with j~naana, with
quotations from Sureshvara. But the bottom-line is that those passages
you quote would be interpreted more or less exactly the same way by an
advaitin and the old bhedaabhedavaadins like Bhaskara. So, there is no
justification in calling advaita brahma-vaada, based on those
passages. That's all I was trying to say.
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