[Advaita-l] Without Shakti, Brahman has no role

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Tue Jun 6 08:56:30 EDT 2017

Namaste Sreenivasa ji,

There were a couple oversights errors/ typoes​ in my previous mail too.

On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 7:39 PM, sreenivasa murthy <narayana145 at yahoo.co.in>
>          My Revered Guru never taught me that all other works of
> Bhagavatpadacharya, except upanishadbhashya,were irrelevant. He gave me the
> teaching of Upanishads and Sri Shankara's commentaries to suit my
> requirements for Atmajnana alone because that was my goal. I never felt the
> need for the other works of Sri Shankara and I never read them nor studied
> them as the teaching given by my Revered Guru was enough.

So you do agree that others may have other requirements or even if they do
not require they may indulge in it due to prArabdha. Then, as long as the
main tattva of ब्रह्म सत्यं जगन्मिथ्या जीवो ब्रह्मैव नापरः is not
compromised, why should it bother you as to whether the other works quoted
are inline with some Shruti mantra that helped you? प्रक्रियाभेद exists to
solve existent questions. The answers to those questions would not
necessarily be inline with some random mantra that you pull out of your hat
and question everything that by your own agreement may be useful to others!​

        Nowhere I have stated that the study of other works of Sri Shankara
> are not required by a seeker.
I am not that stupid to make such a statement.
Far be it for me to even imply such a thing! Even as a wiser person, you
ought to have patience with other prakriyAs, prakaraNas or their

I know very well that just because I do not feel the need for other works
> the others also do not need them. Sri Shankara's teachings are like a big
> ocean and I have taken that much of teaching which quenched my thirst. When
> once the thirst was quenched further seeking, reading etc. dropped off on
> their own accord.
Whats the point in further Upanishad and other granthas dropping off and
yet continuing these email threads that you definitely don't need?! If you
don't need anything further, congratulations. ​Instead of questioning
others, you could answer them! For people who don't need things discussed
here, Mandukya Ka. 1.36 has a wonderful statement, which one can take as a
विधिवाक्य or फलश्रुति so: अद्वैतं समनुप्राप्य जडवल्लोकमाचरेत्।

> You write : "Through what should one know That owing to which all this is
> known!"
> THAT  was What my Revered Guru taught me. Mantras 2-1-3&2-1-4 of
> Kathopanishad and Mantra 2-4 of Kena Upanishad and the Shrautatarka as
> stated in Brahmasutra 2-1-6 helped me in my inward journey.

Great! Ditto.​

--Praveen R. Bhat
/* येनेदं सर्वं विजानाति, तं केन विजानीयात्। Through what should one know
That owing to which all this is known! [Br.Up. 4.5.15] */

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