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

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 02:32:24 CDT 2016


Very important reason why Draupadi's disrobing never happened is
Bhishma had taken a Brahmacharya vow. He was sitting there in the
Sabha. Duryodhana and Dushasana knew his Brahmacharya vow. How can
they make him see a nude woman and break it? They will not try to do
such a thing. But if you argue they were evil people and will try it
not caring about anyone. Bhishma would have walked out of the hall to
protect his vow seeing Dushasana trying to disrobe Draupadi. But he
did not walk out. That means Draupadi's disrobing incident never
happened. They did not even try to do it.

On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 12:42 PM, Venkatesh Murthy <vmurthy36 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Namaste
> AFAIK the best example of Saranagati is the Gajendra episode the
> elephant asking for help. Draupadi's disrobing is not there in
> Vaishnava Puranas like Bhagavata and Hari Vamsa.It may be some
> interpolation.
> On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 11:51 AM, Shashi via Advaita-l
> <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
>> Please pardon me,
>> but it's strange to say that a story
>> that Vaishnavas from Tulasidas
>> to Periyavaccan Pillai to
>> the Gaudiya Acaryas have
>> praised as one of the finest
>> examples of Saranagati is a mere
>> interpolation. Here, I think
>> Bhakti and respect to such great
>> Bhagavatas should take precedence
>> over such pedantry, however
>> well reasoned and eloquent ...
>> Shashi
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> On Aug 16, 2016, at 11:59 PM, D Gayatri via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
>>> Gayatri
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