[Advaita-l] Shankara authenticates Shiva
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 13:09:40 CDT 2016
On Aug 17, 2016 11:15 PM, "D Gayatri via Advaita-l" <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Well, if you want to believe that chanting Rudram leads to immortality,
> then feel free to believe it. Some of my elders have been chanting rudram
> right from their childhood. They are old now and still chant rudram. I
> respect them but objectively speaking, I am yet to see them become
> immortal. The position of bhagavatpAda is clear. Only jnAna leads to
> As for Shankara's position on Shiva's birth from brahman, I have already
> quoted the BU 1.4.11.
Shankara in that bhashya has also said 'etc' following the mantra itself.
There is proof that Vishnu is also a pati. Shankara therefore accepted
That leads to the natural conclusion that Shankara
> accepted only Vishnu as Brahman.
> On Wednesday, 17 August 2016, S Jayanarayanan via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > D Gayatri dgayatrinov10 at gmail.com wrote:
> > > > 1) Sankara quotes the Jabala Upanishad in his commentaries, which
> > that recitation of Rudram leads to Moksha!
> > >
> > > Only jnAna leads to Moksha.
> > Come on, don't act too naive! It has always been your contention that
> > "Sankara only accepts Vishnu as the Supreme
> > in his commentaries" right from the beginning! The problem with that
> > allegation is that Sankara quotes from the
> > Jabala Upanishad which evidently praises the Rudram as THE mantra for
> > attaining immortality!
> > Cheers,
> > Kartik
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