[Advaita-l] Veda Vyasa's consistency across Bhagavata, Vishnu and Shiva Puranas
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Wed Feb 19 09:12:50 EST 2020
I agree with you. Bhagatpada Shankara himself has cited many verses from
the Mahabharata, etc. to strengthen the Upanishadic tattva he has
expounded. So, it only adds to the journey of a mumukshu. 'bahubhiH
sravanam kuryaat' is also a saying.
On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 7:20 PM sreenivasa murthy <narayana145 at yahoo.co.in>
> Dear Sri Subramanian,
> I thank you for your knid reply.
> Since the epics and puranas state the same tattva
> as taught by the upanishads,
> a mumukshu who has confined himself to Upanishads
> and Sri Shankara's commentaries may not need any help
> from other sources like puranas and other texts.
> To read / study other texts will be simply a waste
> of time and energy.
> He can as well use that time and energy for adyatmayoga
> which sri Shankara defines in these words;
> viShayEByaH pratisaMhRutya cEtasa Atmani
> samAdhAnam adhyAtmayogaH || commentary
> to mantra 1-2-12 of Kathopanishad.
> I request you to share your learned and scholarly opinion on this.
> With respectful namaskars,
> Sreenivasa Murthy
> On Tuesday, 18 February, 2020, 5:50:52 pm GMT, V Subrahmanian <
> v.subrahmanian at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 8:26 PM sreenivasa murthy via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Dear Sri Subramanian,
> An excellent compilation from Puranas indded are these posting of
> yours.I thank you for this.
> I have a question here.
> For a mumukshu who confine himself to Upanishads and Sri Shankara's
> commentaries , will these compilations of quotations from puranas are of
> any help or of any use in his quest for the paramarthatattva?I request you
> kindly to educate me on this point.
> Those compilations are never devoid of the Upanishadic Truth. That aspect
> is also highlighted by me wherever possible. The Brahmasutras and the
> Upanishads teach that the JagatkaaraNam is One entity only and not many.
> When properly known, that message helps Brahma jijnaasaa. Don't we have
> the core Vedantic truth here:
> त्वमेव निर्गुणस्सत्योऽनंतोऽनंतपराक्रमः ।।
> सगुणश्च सन्निवेशः प्रकृतेः पुरुषात्परः ।। ३३ ।।
> You alone are NirguNa, Satya, Eternal, Infinite and of measureless power.
> You are Saguna too, transcending the Prakriti and Purusha (jiva).
> These words can be imagined to be addressed to us.
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