[Advaita-l] Dharmasthala temple in Karnataka
Venkata sriram P
venkatasriramp at yahoo.in
Thu Jul 2 12:49:07 CDT 2015
Great vAggEyakArAs like Tyaga Brahma, Muttuswami Dikshitar, Syama Sastry,
Papanasanam Sivan etc. sang the glories of Siva & Vishnu alike.
Saint Bard Tyagaraja, a staunch rAmabhakta who worshipped rAmapanchAyatana
daily sang several kritis on tripurasundari and sadasiva. There are exclusively
pancha-ratnas for Lord Siva also. He was a staunch advaitin who took sanyAsa
at the end and bore the name nAdabrahmAnanda.
Our wisdom lies in following the path of nAdOpAsakAs and bhaktAs.
Those who are indulging in shiva dvEsha and achArya dvEsha are considered to
be more devoted than us. In a way, it is "nindA-stuthi" and ultimately kailAsa
is the final abode for them.
For that matter, even advaitins made bad remarks against Madhvacharya
by snubbing him at hEtuvAdi in "saura-purANa" as:
hEtuvAdEna sarvANi shAstrANi na vidanti tE
mOhOdambhastathA krOdhO lObhastE sEvakAH kalEH
panchamO hEtuvAdashcha madhunA sarva AshritAH ........(40th chapter)
The madhu (madhvAchArya) resorted to hEtuvAda in kali yuga and indulged in
mOha, dambha, krOdha and lObha.
Now, just look at the style of writing of the great vaishnava saint of
kanchipuram of "prativAdi-bhankara" fame shri.annangAchArya.
EtE nA asmAkaM nArAyaNE dvESaH - nArAyaNE rudrE cha
nirvishEshA bhaktiH asmAkaM iti kathayanti suvarNE sIsanE cha
Which says one who sees no difference between Hari and Hara, for them
cannot perceive the difference between Gold and Lead. How can they know
the value of Gold if they can't find any difference.
Shri.Annangacharya says that Narayana is like Gold and Shiva is like Lead
and one who can't see the difference between them fail to recognize the
value of precious element called Gold.
So, this is how our scholars indulged in paraspara dvEsha bhAva in so-called good old days
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