[Advaita-l] Is Brahman saguNa or nirguNa or aguNa?
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Fri Apr 29 01:55:44 CDT 2011
On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 12:02 PM, V Subrahmanian
<v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>wrote:
> Please advise the scriptural reinforcements for this statement?
> Sri Appayya DikShita, the author of 'Kalpataru' on the BhAmati says:
Pl. note a correction here:
The 'kalpataru' is authored by Amalananda. It is only the 'ParimaLa' that
is authored by Sri Appayya Dikshita. The error is regretted.
> निर्विशेषं परं ब्रह्म साक्षात्कर्तुमनीश्वराः ।
> ये मन्दास्तेऽनुकम्प्यन्ते सविशेषनिरूपणैः ॥
> वशीकृते मनस्तेषां सगुणब्रह्मशीलनात् ।
> तदेवाविर्भवेत्साक्षादपेतोपाधिकल्पनम् ॥
> The meaning is:
> It is beyond the ken of many to realize the Supreme Brahman that is without
> any attributes. The scripture talks about Brahman with attributes with a
> view to help these people, out of compassion. Once their mind becomes
> attenuated by practicing saguNabrahma disciplines, with not much effort the
> upAdhi-free Brahman realization comes about.
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