[Advaita-l] Shankara authenticates Shiva

D Gayatri dgayatrinov10 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 01:40:35 CDT 2016

> There is no competition to prove any supremacy. That concept is unvedantic.
> Only theistic schools have that. The JU only holds the Shatarudriyam as
> moksha sadhana and Rudra is the deity there shown as manifesting as the
> whole creation. Rudra is the one giving the pranava upadesha there.  The
> setting is Varanasi.

It has already been shown that the JU does not imply that Rudra is
brahman in anyway. As for supremacy, Bhagavatpada himself says
Narayana of bhagavatas is paramatman, thereby accepting him as
supreme. Still, if some one wants to consider Shankara's quotes as
un-vedantic, then I cant help it.

> VSN is authentic bhashya for sampradayavits. The views of the academics have
> no place here.

If VSN is authentic, then then natural question that arises is why he
did not comment on SSN? May be because he knew SSN was bogus.

> Rudra is none other than Umapati, Pashupati. You can never prove that the
> two are different. Rudra is the deity of samhāra, Brahman with that upadhi.
> Vishnu is another upadhi with sattva guna upadhi.

Nowhere does Shankara say that Rudra in the prashna upanishad is Umapati.

> Yes. Brahman cannot do anything, even creation, without the Shakti, says
> Shankara in the BSB tadadheenatvaat sutra.

I find a curious contradiction in your views. You accept that NB
cannot do any creation and yet you say that the Narayana who took
birth as Krishna is NB!

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