[Advaita-l] The essence of all Upanishads: Brahma-Atma aikyam - The Last word of the Srimadbhagavatam

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Tue Feb 25 13:18:49 EST 2020

On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 6:10 PM V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>

> https://sa.wikisource.org/s/ttx
> सर्ववेदान्तसारं यद् ब्रह्मात्मैकत्वलक्षणम् ।
>  वस्तु अद्वितीयं तन्निष्ठं कैवल्यैकप्रयोजनम् ॥ १२ ॥
> The 12th Canto, 13th chapter has this statement.

The term 'brahmaatmaikatva' found in the above Bhagavatam shloka is found
in the Prasthana traya Bhashya alone over a dozen times. Other prakarana
texts in the Advaita Sharada resource give a lot more instances.

Since the above quote is from a popular puranam, it is of interest to see
this statement of Sri Appayya Dikshitar in the Siddhanta Lesha Sangraha:  इति
अपशूद्राधिकरणोपसंहारभाष्ये ब्रह्मात्मैक्यपरपुराणादिश्रवणे विद्यासाधनेऽधिकारस्य

Variants of these are क्षेत्रज्ञपरमात्मैकत्वविषये सम्यग्दर्शने, विज्ञानात्मनः
परमात्मनैकत्वमुपदिश्यते and so on.

Since such terms are unique to Advaita, the purana-occurrence shown above
can't be accommodated in other schools without much laboring to deny the
direct meaning of the term.

The Lalita Sahasra Nama has:  ब्रह्मात्मैक्यस्वरूपिणी.

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> subbu

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