[Advaita-l] Fwd: Ishvara in advaita vEdAnta

Shyam Subramanian shyamsub at gmail.com
Wed Nov 29 11:17:33 CST 2006

Amuthan wrote:
> namo nArAyaNAya!
> dear shrI siddhArtha,
> On 11/29/06, Annapureddy Siddhartha Reddy <annapureddy_at_gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>> In any case, I was reading the "Dialogues with the Guru" (which is a
>> compilation of dialogues with shrI chandrashEkhara bhArati), and he 
>> defines
>> Ishvara to be nirguNa brahma when conceived of as the lord of the
>> vyAvahArika world. Please refer to the dialogue on "The Sandhya 
>> Worship". In
>> case you do not have a copy, I could type up the relevant portion, 
>> and maybe
>> we could discuss after that.
> there is no doubt that Ishvara is nirguNa brahman conceived of as the
> lord of the universe. i had defined Ishvara as dRshyakAraNa and stated
> his non-difference from nirguNa brahman in the very beginning. this
> doesn't in any way contradict what the mahAsvAmi teaches.
> btw, i don't have the book you have mentioned. i'd love to hear
> whatever AchArya has taught. if you have the time, please type in the
> relevant portions. needless to say, whatever svAmi chandrasekhara
> bhArati teaches is final.
Some parts of the book "Dialogues with the guru", including the one on 
"Sandhya worship", are at
http://www.srisharada.com/QA/QA.htm .


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