[Advaita-l] Purusha and Stree

Sarma KV sarmakv at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 00:06:03 CDT 2012

Sir, Sankara Bhagavatpada said "I am not anything but chidaanandarUpa Siva"
of the advaita sthiti.

So, having "both" maleness and femaleness (or only one of them) is still
not advaita sthiti.. 'having anything' is not advaita aananda sthiti.


On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 10:12 AM, Venkatesh Murthy <vmurthy36 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Namaste
> On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 9:10 AM, Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
> wrote:
> >> If everything is Purusha there is No Stree at all.
> >>
> >
> > At the stage where everything is purush there is no dvandvas like
> > male-female at all.
> >
> >
> >> Which position is correct according to Advaita?
> >>
> >
> > Neither.  You need to stop taking these things so literally.
> But many people are worshipping Linga and many people like in Kamakhya
> Assam are worshipping Yoni. The worshipper of Linga says the whole
> world is Linga. The worshipper of Yoni says the whole world is Yoni
> only. Some people think everything is male some think everything is
> female. Who is correct?
> Both may be correct.
> In Advaita we can say everything is not only Male or not only female
> but Combination of Male and Female. The world is born combining Male
> and Female. If Brahman is Neuter It cannot give birth to world. But
> when Brahman has become Iswara and Prakruti-Maya the Iswara will
> create the world with Prakruti-Maya.
> We can say all men have both Maleness and Femaleness in them and all
> women have Maleness and Femaleness in them because Male Iswara is in
> everybody and the body Sarira of everybody is Prakruti-Maya only.
> --
> Regards
> -Venkatesh
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