[Advaita-l] Some questions on Advaita Vedanta and Smartism
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at braincells.com
Tue Oct 11 16:29:31 CDT 2005
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Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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From: thurimella anil kumar <anil_98ee601 at yahoo.com>
I am a Smartha Niyogi Brahmin from South India. Currently I am in Germany.
I have the following questions:
1) What is the difference between Advaitha, Visistha-Advaitha abd Dwaitha? As
far as I see I find it at the level of Moksha?
When Atma attains moksha i.e Avidya is removed atma attains a state called
Advaitha. In visitha Advaitha there is a difference at this level.
2) What is Brahman according to Advaitha? Does he have a shape "Nirguna"?
As per Advaitha "Sivaya Vishnu Rupaya Siva Rupaya Vishnave, Sivascha
Hrudayam Vishnu Vishnocha Hrudayam Sivaha"
Siva = Vishnu
Why do we put three lines on the head (Vibuthi) like Sivaites?
What is the importance of Siva Linga?
3) Why a brahmin is not supposed to cross a sea?
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