[Advaita-l] the qualification to be an advaita guru
raghavkumar00 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 05:08:09 CDT 2011
The use of the word "kalpa" is in the bhAShya itself not in Shruti. The
sambandha-bhAshya (introduction) to the first verse to prashnopanishat has
the sentence -" vidyA....pippalAdivat-sarvajna-kalpair-AcAryair vaktavyA na
sA yena-kenacit iti..." (this BrahmavidyA can be expounded only by acharyas
like Pippalada who are almost omniscient, not by anyone or everyone.) It is
part of the bhAshya itself not in the original shloka. The first shloka does
refer to Rishi PippalAda as "BhagavAn".
On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 8:37 PM, Rajaram Venkataramani <rajaramvenk at gmail.com
> On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 4:58 AM, Raghav Kumar <raghavkumar00 at gmail.com
> > Many of the Vedic Rishis like Pippalada etc of the Prasnopanishad would
> > seem
> > to fulfill that high benchmark of "omniscience" for an advaita-Guru.
> > BhaShyakAra says in the sambandha bhashya to this upaniShat -
> > "vidyA....pippalAdivat-sarvajna-kalpair-AcAryair vaktavyA na sA
> > yena-kenacit
> > iti..." (this BrahmavidyA can be expounded only by acharyas like
> > who are almost omniscient, not by anyone or everyone.) The use of the
> > suffix 'kalpa' ("equal to/ resembling/ almost) in the
> > word "sarvajna-kalpaiH" might seem to detract from PippalAda's
> > but the entire Upanishad shows Pippalada Maharshi to be practically
> > onmiscient and not merely a knower of jagat-mithyAtvam and vAkya-mimAmsA
> > (to
> > deliver nice and useful lectures on Vedanta).
> RV: What is the commentary on kalpa if any?
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