[Advaita-l] Madhusudhana Saraswathi and Advaita.
srikanta.narayanaswami at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 26 04:20:48 CST 2012
On Saturday, February 25, 2012, Srikanta Narayanaswami wrote:
> By his rational analysis of the different schools of thought including the
> "Upasana""(I donot want to use the word Bhakthi,because it is not found in
> the karikas,we can discern that Gaudapada is pointing out a greater
> Truth,the "Ajatavada" through the "Asparsha yoga"which is "sarva sattva
> sukkham hitah".In this way he is different from Madhusudhana
> Saraswathi,Acharya Gaudapada goes further.
Gaudapada's source of the concept of upasana is Upanishads, which has the
term bhakti. Also, how can you do Upasana without Bhakti?
By Upasana,Gaudapada means the "Hiranyagarbha"which is referred as 'Jate Brahmani vartate".What we ordinarly understand as "Bhakthi" to a Murti should not be understood here.There is no mention of "Bhakthi" which is said in the Upanishads.
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