[Advaita-l] Who is 'Jagadguru'?

Srirudra srirudra at gmail.com
Thu Apr 11 23:16:53 EDT 2019

The title Jagad guru can also be said as the Jagath is the guru.This was given by our Kanchi Periavar ( this is from my memory) when some one asked Him how He canbe called Jagath Guru?as He is just Guru for only a section of the people.

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> On 11-Apr-2019, at 11:42 PM, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> A short animated debate in Sanskrit-Hindi.
> https://youtu.be/Jk8tYFXkmHc
> It is a debate on 'whether Shankaracharya alone can be 'Jagadguru'.  I
> don't see nyaya shaastra here. The sannyasi says, rather reasons: For us,
> Krishna is Jagadguru. And Shankaracharya alone can be Jagadguru and
> Ramanuja and Madhva can't. Reason: Shankara's realization is 'aham brahma
> asmi'. Brahman alone can be jagadguru, same as Krishna. But in Ramanuja and
> Madhva, their realization is never 'aham brahma' but 'aham jiva alone.'
> How can jiva be jagadguru? This is the line of argument.
> regards
> subbu
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