[Advaita-l] Something Shankara alone can dare to say....

Kalyan kalyan_kg at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 26 08:40:56 EDT 2018

//Shankara says:  बहूनि मे मम व्यतीतानि अतिक्रान्तानि जन्मानि तव च हे अर्जुन ।
[Many births of mine have gone by.]

This is something Shankara alone will dare to say which is blasphemy for
others. //
This is something which even Ramanuja says. 
There is nothing special here since Krishna himself says that many of his births have gone by.
Sanskrit Commentary By Sri Ramanuja

।।4.5।।श्रीभगवानुवाच अनेन जन्मनः सत्यत्वम् उक्तम्बहूनि मे व्यतीतानि जन्मानि इति वचनात् तव च इति दृष्टान्ततया उपादानाच्च।आत्मनः अवतारप्रकारं देहयाथात्म्यं जन्महेतुं च आह

English Translation of Ramanuja's Sanskrit Commentary By Swami Adidevananda

4.5 The Lord said By this, the ***reality of the Lord's birth*** is declared in the sentence, ***'Many births of Mine have passed.' 'So is it with you' ***is added by way of illustration. The mode of incarnation, the reality of His body and the cause of His birth are explained in the following verse.

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