Importance of Puranas in the Advaita tradition
ramkisno at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Apr 18 21:48:46 CDT 2000
>From: "Jaldhar H. Vyas" <jaldhar at braincells.com>
> > might be just some article I have read and if any members know of
> > similar, please post. But then some other Puranas describe him as an
> > of Shesh Naag.
>I haven't heard of this.
Balarama, as well as Lakshamana, are considered avataars of Shesh Naag, are
>For a concrete example, take the Bhagavadgita. A large part of its
>importance (particularly to Vaishnavas) comes from it being the direct
>word of God to Arjuna. However it really isn't. In the context of the
>Mahabharata, it Sanjays' report to Dhrtarashtra about what Krishna
>Bhagawan said to Arjuna. This in turn is Maharshi Vyas's report of what
>Sanjay said to Dhrtarashtra which in turn is recited by Lomaharshana
>Janamajeya (the descendant of Arjuna.)
I thought it was Vaishampayana. Are the two the same?
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