[Advaita-l] Bhakti in Advaita Tradition - Post - Gaudapada and Pre-Madhusudana
rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Wed Jun 22 04:47:07 CDT 2011
On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 10:06 AM, Venkata sriram P
<venkatasriramp at yahoo.in>wrote:
> Dear Rajaramji,
> I think Sankara is Vaishnava and Vishnu is not only the four-handed deity
> How come Sankara Bhagavatpada, whose vision reverberates with shruti vakya
> "EkaM sat viprAH bahudhA vadanti", is labelled as vaishnava?
*If you accept Vasudevam sarvam iti, why not?*
> Granted that vishnu is not the four-handed deity as stated in shruti (tat
> paramaM padaM sadA pashyanti sUrayaH....). On the similar lines, Siva can
> also be derived as "sAntaM sivaM advaitaM.." and other panchayAtana deities
> gaNapati, ambika & aditya.
*Is this padam, the state of Vishnu or His lotus feet? The question comes up
because the devas see it eternally. *
> Acharya Sankara is all rolled into One who is beyond all "isms". And that
> is Advaita.
*I dont diasgree. *
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