[Advaita-l] A Vishnu stuti authenticated by Shankara bhagavatpAda

D Gayatri dgayatrinov10 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 14 14:01:41 CDT 2016

Sri Sujalji

I have no problem answering your questions but I am afraid my answers
will lead to another flood of mails here. So let me politely turn down
your request.


On 14 August 2016 at 18:42, Sujal Upadhyay <sujal.u at gmail.com> wrote:
> Pranams,
> Gayatri ji, I have a few questions. Please can you answer them.
> According to you, is Brahman a person?
> If viShNu is praised, then does it mean Siva is naturally denigrated?
> According to you, who is Brahman as per Adi Sankara. When bhagavadpAda says
> nArAyaNa, is it a person or is it nirAkAra tatva i.e. nArAyaNa tatva?
> Do you consider viShNu sahasranAma bhAshya as genuinely written by Adi
> Sankara himself?
> What is your opinion about Siva sahasranAma present in mahAbhArata?
> How do you judge if any upanishad or in general any verse is an
> interpolation?
> Do you consider anything that is not quoted as an interpolation or possible
> interpolation and it is a weak proof?
> Lastly, do you adhere to or are inclined to any philosophy like dvaita,
> advaita, etc or are you studying scriptures with analytical approach?
> Lastly, do you meditate? if yes, then how and on what? I know that you may
> ask it is not necessary and irrelevant question to ask, as you are merely
> pointing out what you have read and to read and understand, there is no need
> to meditate. However, meditation makes one's mind subtle and broadens
> understanding. shAstra-s and words of bhagavadapAda are not just dry
> philosophy, but experiences. Saints speak from direct experience and the
> very point of scriptures is to raise our consciousness to th highest level
> and be free from birth and death i.e. achieve moksha.
> I know that some questions may be private and you may not wish to answer. I
> will respect your privacy. Hence it is left upto you to answer these
> questions.
> Hari OM
> 2016-08-14 18:29 GMT+05:30 D Gayatri via Advaita-l
> <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>:
>> Namaste
>> Here, I will present another Vishnu stuthi in the Mahabharata that is
>> authenticated by Shankara bhagavatpAda himself (and I am not talking
>> of BG here). In this stuti, Vishnu is again praised as the vedAntic
>> brahman and Shankara authenticates this in his BSB.
>> The topic in BSB is that in the chhandogya upanishad, Vaisvanara
>> should be taken to mean brahman and no other mundane meaning should be
>> attached to it. Shankara gives some reasons why this should be so and
>> in BSB 1.2.25, Shankara quotes the Mahabharata again -
>> <message clipped>

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