[Advaita-l] nirguNa ParaBrahman.
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Mon Jul 15 02:15:39 CDT 2013
On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 12:00 PM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:
> Have you got the term 'parabrahman' used, and, what is meant by vedas OR
> praNAms Sri praNipata prabhuji
> Hare Krishna
> I think in prashna shruti there is a mention of both para & apara
In the Prashnopanishad 5.2 there occurs a mantra:
तस्मै स होवाच एतद्वै सत्यकाम *परं चापरं च ब्रह्म* यदोंकारः।
Here the commentary of Shankaracharya is: परं सत्यमक्षरं पुरुषाख्यम् अपरं
च प्राणाख्यं प्रथमजं ....[Para brahman is the Ultimate PuruSha, the Supreme
Being. apara brahman is the First-born, known as prANa] It is this latter
that is meant by the word 'ब्रह्म’ in 'स ब्रह्म...’ in the nArAyaNa sUkta
In the Brahmasutra 4.3.7 कार्यं बादरिरस्य गत्युपपत्तेः the
Chandogyopanishad mantra 4.15.5 स एनान्ब्रह्म गमयति is taken for
discussion and concluded that the 'brahma' here is the apara/kArya
brahman(and not the Parabrahman). In that Upanishad bhAShyam too it
that this 'brahma' is the one that resides in satyaloka.
> .Here 'praNava' (OmkAra) is said to be both para & apara...And as
> you know the famous mantra from mundaka : sa yO ya vai tatparamaM brahma
> veda brahmaiva bhavati..For more references there is an exclusive
> commentary by shankara where he clearly says what is para brahma i.e.
> jneya brahma.
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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