[Advaita-l] Re: Advaita-l Digest, Vol 2, Issue 1
jay at r-c-i.com
Mon Jun 2 12:36:29 CDT 2003
>>SriKrishna has already declared what this Brahma is.
>>"mama yOnir mahad brahma tasmin garbham dadAmyaham"
>>So, the Brahma in this context is mahAlakshmI.
>No, that is your peculiar interpretation. Nowhere in the gItA is there room
>to explain it so.
It is not peculiar. The 12th chapter begins with that question.
UpAsanA of avyaktA ( chit-prakrti) or You ( SriKrishna) which is better?.
mayyavaeshya manO yae maam nityayuktaa upAsate |
"shradhdhayaa parayOpEtaasteme yuktatamA mataaha" 12.2
"klEshO adhikarastEshAm avyaktAsakta chEtasAm"
"te prapnuvanti mam eva"
That is where it is coming from.
Some interpret 'avyakta' here as the unmanifested God,
the 'vyakta' God SriKrishna, and start the 12th chapter as
aE-vam sa-ta-ta-yu-ktA yaE
bha-ktA-stvAm pa-ryu-pA-sa-taE |
taE-SHAm kaE yO-ga-vi-tta-mAH || 12.1
Which is considered to be more perfect, those who are properly engaged in
devotional service, or those who worship the impersonal Brahman, the
But SriKrishna has already rejected it by saying
avyaktam vyaktimaapannam manyante maam abudhdhayaha || 7.24 ||
Only the un-intelligent think that I have manifested from the Unmanifested
So, what do you think this avyaktaa is? if it is not chit-prakrti or
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