[Advaita-l] Where is this Sloka?
vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 22:57:46 CST 2015
Where is this Sloka found?
Dvaita Visistadvaita and Advaita
A wave looks at the ocean and says I am different from the ocean. Another
wave looks at the ocean and says I am part of the ocean. The third wave
looks at the ocean and says essentially ocean and me are only water and
hence I am ocean. All are correct. The difference is only from the point of
view. This is well explained by Anjaneya when he was asked by Lord Rama,
"How will relate yourself to me?"
dEhabuddhyA tu dAso smi jIvabuddhyA tvadamśakah |
AtmabuddhyA tvamEvAhamiti me niscitA matih |
Lord, while I identify myself with the body, I am thy servant, when I
consider myself as jIva, I am thy part and from my own svarUpa, I am
yourself. This is my firm understanding.
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