[Advaita-l] Shankara authenticates Shiva as the son of Brahma

D Gayatri dgayatrinov10 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 13 09:01:25 CDT 2016

Rama is supposed to behave exactly like a human being, because of brahma's
boon to Ravana. So the comparison is incorrect. And if you talk of
Ramayana, there is an incident described in bAla kANDa where the gods want
to know whether Shiva or Vishnu is supreme. A fight ensues between them and
Vishnu wins and the gods decide Vishnu is superior. That most certainly
goes counter to your "Shiva is supreme" vAda.

On Saturday, 13 August 2016, V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>

> On Sat, Aug 13, 2016 at 5:32 PM, D Gayatri via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
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> wrote:
>> Alright, you have a point. So I will explain why you can't compare birth
>> of
>> Rudra from Prajapati to that of Ishwara taking an incarnation. This is
>> because, the baby Rudra, in the satapatha brahmana episode, cries that he
>> is not free from sins. Certainly, this is not the mark of Ishwara, since
>> Ishwara is always free from sins.
> Rama in the VR laments he is suffering only because of his past karma. Is
> that a mark of Ishwara? Also, in the Shatapatha brahmana, I have seen a
> Sayana bhashya saying that it is an ā

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