[Advaita-l] Question on Bodhayana and Upavarsha Vruttis of Brahma Sutras
vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 11:24:51 CDT 2012
But there is strong reason for saying Bhartuhari is a strong Advaiti
only. But he argued for Shabda Advaita.
The great Visistadvaiti Yamunacharya has said Bhartruhari is a
Vyakhyanakara of Brahma Sutras in the Siddhi Traya.
Moreover the great Grammarian Bhattoji Dikshita has made a very
important comment in the Shabda Kaustubha.
1 Advaitaupanishade BrahmaNyapi Vyutpadyatamiti Abhiprayena Bhagavan
Bhartruharihi Vivartavadamapi Prasangat Vyudapadayat
One more writer Helaraja has written in Vakyapadiya Vyakhyana-
Padartha Carcavishaye Brahmadarshananayenaiva Sambandhadivicare Vinigamanat
Bhartruhari has accepted the pet theory of Advaitis Vivartavada in Vakyapadiya.
Anadinidhanam Brahma Shabdatattvam Yadaksharam |
Vivarte Arthabhavena Prakriya Jagato Yataha || Vakya Padiya 1-1
He has accepted the Shabda Tattva is Brahman. The World is a Vivarta
Some people also think Bhatti Kavya is Bhartruhari's work only.
On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 8:58 PM, Vidyasankar Sundaresan
<svidyasankar at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Pranams Sunilji,
>> I believe Bhartrihari exclusively uses the sphota vaada which Acharya
>> refuses. Instead our Acharya follows Varna vaada of Upavarsha who
>> himself firmly rejects Sphota vaada although Upavarsha's period comes
> That is right.
>> much before that of Bhartrihari. I fail to understand why Bhartrihari,
>> the son of the Guru of our Acharya would be a profound writer in a
>> vaada which his father's prime disciple completely rejects?
> The answer is that bhartRhari was almost certainly NOT a son of
> govinda bhagavatpAda. The guru of Sankara, govinda bhagavatpAda,
> was also, almost certainly, NOT the father of the king vikramAditya
> and he was, again almost certainly, NOT married to four wives, one
> from each varNa. He was also, almost certainly, NOT the father of
> bhaTTi and vararuci.
> For that matter, bhartRhari, vikramAditya, vararuci and bhaTTi were,
> almost certainly, NOT half-brothers. They belonged to very different
> periods in history. With all due respect to those who quote patanjali
> carita, a poem from the 17th century, mere repetition of a fanciful
> legend that makes no historical sense is not going to make it so!
> Best regards,
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