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

D Gayatri dgayatrinov10 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 16 22:19:25 CDT 2016

> 1) Sankara quotes the Jabala Upanishad in his commentaries, which says that recitation of Rudram leads to Moksha!

Only jnAna leads to Moksha.

> 3) ALL advaitins accept the passages in the Mahabharata praising Shiva as the Supreme as valid.

I dont think you have seen all advaitins then.

>    ONLY Vaishnavas belonging to the sects that were present past the 10th century decry these as "Interpolations"!

That is your assumption.

> This question could be on top of the list:
> 4) If thousands upon thousands of verses in the Mahabharata that deem Shiva as Para-Brahman are interpolations,
>    do you believe that ONE shloka in the Padma Purana talking about the classification of the Puranas as
>    Tamasic/Rajasic/Saattvic is NOT an interpolation?! Why??

I hardly worry about Puranas, much less about their classification.
Occasionally, I compare stories between Mahabharata and some of the
older puranas, just as an academic exercise.

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