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

D Gayatri dgayatrinov10 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 13 09:37:36 CDT 2016

Is this story present in the critical edition? If yes, can you give me the
references? Assuming both happen and I read the story, I will respond to
you further.

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

> On Sat, Aug 13, 2016 at 4:54 PM, D Gayatri via Advaita-l <
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>> //There he is talking about Rudra, an amsha of Lord Shiva. The amshA is
>> created, not the amshi. That does not mean that he holds Shiva himself to
>> be a created entity.//
>> If that is your reading, then so be it. From my perspective, I do not find
>> evidence to support your reading. Birth of Rudra is mentioned even in
>> Sruti
>> like Satapatha and Kausitaki brahmanas.
> The Mahabharatha has the story of how Rudra was crowned Pashupati. It is
> after taking into consideration his capabilities that were demonstrated in
> the past that this was done and he agreed to be their pati. It is an
> already existing Rudra that is crowned and not a one born afresh. The
> Br.up. should be seen in this light. Varuna, for instance is already there.
> He is admitted as the pati of the aquatics. There are also shrutis that
> talk of Vishnu's birth also from Shiva.
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