[Advaita-l] Alayavijnana and Adwaita.
srikanta.narayanaswami at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 5 07:25:37 CST 2013
The simplest definition of Shunyata as given in the Diamond sutta and the Hrdaya sutta is the state reached when the aspirant loses the five skandhas (koshas). That is the same as saying that the aspirnat became videhamukta.
To my knowledge etymologically both the Sanskrit words "Shunya" and "Brahman" means the expanded state. One name of Lord Vishnu is "Shunya" and Lord Shiva also has one name as "Shunya".
In his Karikas "Agama sastra"Sri.Gaudapada uses the term "Bhagavan"at three places in the Alata shanti prakarana.Nagarjuna uses the term "prapancopashamam Shivam"ih his Mulamadhyamaka karika.
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