[Advaita-l] What we could learn from Mythology

Shrinivas Gadkari sgadkari2001 at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 21 01:50:05 EST 2018


There is a flavor of bhAgavat dharma that beautifully integrates 
jnana (advaita), karma,  bhakti, and yoga. Of all paths, this particular
path appeals to me (and probably many like me). It does not at all bother
me (us) if this integrated path is fully aligned with all views expressed
in brahma sutra bhAshya or gItA bhAshya.

For followers of bhAgavat dharma, shrI kRSNa is purushottama and 

shrI rAma is maryAdA purushottama. 
 - maryAdA purushottama CANNOT have adandoned his (pregnant) wife

   and that too for a petty reason. Any text that mentions this episode 
   I would consider a malicious interpolation into an original pure text.
 - shrI kRSNa was a manifested being - after all. And every manifested being
   has limitations. He put in the very best - possible for a manifested being,
   on every front of his life. Success graced him in almost all his endeavours.

   On a few fronts his success was less than perfect - and this is perfectly
   okay. A manifested being CANNOT be perfect.
Hari om.

Shrinivas Gadkari



> The central issue with DP's arguments is that Krishna is a bad father. 

The Srimad Bhagavatam portrays Rama as someone who showed to the world  by 
his misery that such would be the fate of those attached to wife/woman. 


//  Thus He showed by His personal example the condition of a person 
attached to women.// 

Would you say that the Bhagavatam is accusing Rama as a lustful person and 
a bad husband when it came to his banishing his pregnant wife on the words 
of a washerman? How many Rama bhaktas would agree with this assessment of 


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