[Advaita-l] 'Ishwaro'ham' and 'IshwarabhAvaH'

Sunil Bhattacharjya sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 30 14:58:10 CDT 2013


One must realize that talking about Krishna's having Krishna bhakti is really weird. When the Jnani-bhakta realizes that he himself is Krishna where is the question of his having bhakti for Krishna. To me this seems so plain and simple.

Sunil KB

 From: V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>
To: Rajaram Venkataramani <rajaramvenk at gmail.com>; A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> 
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2013 10:17 AM
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] 'Ishwaro'ham' and 'IshwarabhAvaH'

Suffice it to say, nay, remind, that:

   1. In Advaita bhakti towards the saguNa Ishwara is not impossible
   2. A niguNa brahma jnani can have such bhakti
   3. The expression of such bhakti is possible ONLY till the end of
   jivanmukti for such a jnani who has devotion to a saguNa mUrti
   4. In (videha) mukti there is no bhakti.

The last point two points are only re-phrasing of what MDS told me during a
conversation: muktiyil bhakt kiDayAdu. jIvanmukti paryantam irukkalAm,


On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 1:13 PM, <rajaramvenk at gmail.com> wrote:

As I showed in the other thread, Kanchi Mutt official website talks about
> incompatibility of Krishna Bhakti and Advaita! This is despite the fact
> that Sankara's own favourite deity was Sri Govinda.
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