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

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Sat Aug 13 18:31:51 CDT 2016

On Sun, Aug 14, 2016 at 12:12 AM, D Gayatri via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Please apply your own
> arthavada logic to the kena upanishad bhashya quote and you will realize
> that Shiva has nothing to do with that episode. The term sarvajna Ishwara,
> is neutral.

The terms might be neutral but the context in which Shankara uses it there
is decidedly that of Shiva. Umā, the daughter of Himavān, cannot be stated
to be living for ever with any other than Shiva, her consort. While Umā is
brahmavidyā in that upanishad as Shankara himself says, the Brahman there
is Shiva. The Suta samhita of the skanda purana too points out this.


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