[Advaita-l] Kapasyeva pundarikam
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Mon May 2 08:11:41 CDT 2016
The comparision between lotus and the kapyasam is confined to the of color
and does not extend to the objects - kapyasam and lotus.
I am shocked by Sri Ramanuja's curses showered on advaita in the prelude to
On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 6:14 PM, Venkatesh Murthy (वेङ्कटेशः
सीतारामार्यपुत्रः) <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> In the Sankara Bhashya -
> तस्य एवं सर्वतः सुवर्णवर्णस्याप्यक्ष्णोर्विशेषः । कथम् ? तस्य यथा कपेः
> मर्कटस्य आसः कप्यासः ; आसेरुपवेशनार्थस्य करणे घञ् ; कपिपृष्ठान्तः
> येनोपविशति ; कप्यास इव पुण्डरीकम् अत्यन्ततेजस्वि एवम् देवस्य अक्षिणी ;
> उपमितोपमानत्वात् न हीनोपमा
> He has said there is no Hinopama or Bad Comparison. Why? Because
> उपमितोपमानत्वात्. He has not compared Monkey's Behind part with God's
> eyes. He has compared it with Lotus. Then the Lotus is compared with
> God's eyes.
> It is like saying A is like B and B is like C. Nobody said A is like
> C. Why is Ramanuja crying? No need to cry.
> But higher philosophy is also saying he is wrong to cry. Why? God is
> everywhere and in everything. He is in me in you in Monkey in stone
> everywhere even in stones and even in pigs and worms feeding on
> excreta. Why we should feel ashamed to say this? If a person does not
> like this he is petty minded and thinks God is only in Idols in
> On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 1:47 PM, Murali S via Advaita-l
> <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > Dear list members,
> > Yesterday I was hearing a tiruppavai 'upanyaasam'.The speaker was as
> > usual,berating Sri Sankara Bhagavatpaada for 'kapasyeva pundarikam'.
> > My question is a very low level question.You have the choice of ignoring
> > a)Whats the context of the Paramapurushas eyes?
> > b)Should Sri Sankara Bhagavatpada have given that interpretation?
> > S.Murali
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