[Advaita-l] [advaitin] The term 'mahavakya' in the Aitareya Bhashya

Vinodh vinodh.iitm at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 11:14:43 EDT 2021


Thank you for clarifying! 🙏

On Tue, Oct 26, 2021 at 11:29 AM V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>
wrote:

>
>
> On Mon, Oct 25, 2021 at 6:42 PM Vinodh <vinodh.iitm at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Namaskaram Sri Subbu ji,
>>
>> Thank you for sharing this. While a quote from Vivekachudamani was given
>> in the other thread where the word “mahavakya” was used in the popular
>> Vedantic sense, some (like Sri Satchidanandendra Saraswathi) question
>> whether the author of the work was actually Shankara Bhagavadpada. It is
>> therefore worth noting that there is another (possible) occurrence in
>> Aitareya Upanishad bhashya.
>>
>> Would you be able to give a brief explanation of the context in which
>> this occurs in Aitareya Upanishad bhashya and how the popular Vedantic
>> meaning might fit in this context?
>>
>
> Namaste
>
> The context is the very teaching of the nature of identity between the
> Atman and the Paramatman. So, the Mahavakyartha is intended in the
> teaching.
>
> regards
> subbu
>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon 25. Oct 2021 at 16:23, V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Namaste
>>>
>>> In another discussion thread there was an aside discussion of whether
>>> the Acharya had used the term mahavakya in the popular Vedantic sense or
>>> not.
>>>
>>> Long ago, a search was made and it was found that the Aitareya Upanishad
>>> Bhashya 1.3.13  where the highlighted word  आचार्येणात्मज्ञानप्रबोधकृच्छब्दिकायां
>>> *वेदान्तमहाभेर्यां* तत्कर्णमूले ताड्यमानायाम् ,    is being read by
>>> some editors as '*वेदान्तमहावाक्यभेर्यां*
>>>
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