[Advaita-l] Something Shankara alone can dare to say....
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Tue Jun 26 08:45:28 EDT 2018
2018-06-26 18:10 GMT+05:30 Kalyan via Advaita-l <
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> //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.
You must read that with the other verse I have cited with the Bhashyam. Has
anyone else said that 'the Lord's body is subject to beginning *and
> 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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