H S Chandramouli
hschandramouli at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 09:15:11 EDT 2022
It should be understood as Vishnu **originating** (जायते) as प्रथमशरीरी.
Not as being **identified** with Virat. In the preamble to this mantra MU
2-1-4, the Bhashya states
<< यो हि प्रथमजात्प्राणाद्धिरण्यगर्भाज्जायतेऽण्डस्यान्तर्विराट् , स
तत्त्वान्तरितत्त्वेन लक्ष्यमाणोऽप्येतस्मादेव पुरुषाज्जायत
On Mon, Oct 10, 2022 at 2:45 PM Kaushik Chevendra via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> A small doubt is pestering me, in mundaka bhasya 2.1.4-
> "एष देवो विष्णुरनन्तः प्रथमशरीरी त्रैलोक्यदेहोपाधिः सर्वेषां
> भूतानामन्तरात्मा । स हि सर्वभूतेषु द्रष्टा श्रोता मन्ता विज्ञाता
> सर्वकरणात्मा ".
> Here acharya has identified Vishnu ananta with Virat. Virat's position can
> be attained through sadhana and has been identified as a jeeva many times
> in his bhasya as well has Shruthi holds so.
> But in bsb and gita bhasya acharya has clearly stated that krishna
> (narayana) is isvara and paramatma. So how is it that acharya has
> identified him as a Jiva? I thought here "Vishnu' and "ananta" can be
> adjectives but i am not sure sir, because in the paingala Upanishad(which
> acharya quoted) this connection is again made between Vishnu and virat.
> Please clear this confusion of mine.
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