[Advaita-l] Kapasyeva pundarikam
Venkatesh Murthy (वेङ्कटेशः सीतारामार्यपुत्रः)
vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Sun May 22 12:14:38 CDT 2016
Though Adi Sankara has said there is no हीनोपमा in कप्यासं Sabda there
is one article in Saptagiri Magazine May 2016 page 15 is saying Yadava
Prakasha the Vedanta Guru for Ramanuja was giving Neechopama only.
छान्दोग्योपनिषदः ’य एषोऽन्तरादित्ये हिरण्मयः पुरुषो दृश्यते तस्य
कप्यासं पुण्डरीकमेवमक्षिणी’ इति मन्त्रार्थविचारे कप्यासशब्दस्य
यादवप्रकाशानां व्याख्या नीचोपमा आसीत् ।
How it is possible the Advaiti Yadava Prakasha was giving Neechopama
and going against Adi Sankara's Vyakhya?
On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 6:14 PM, Venkatesh Murthy (वेङ्कटेशः
सीतारामार्यपुत्रः) <vmurthy36 at gmail.com> wrote:
> In the Sankara Bhashya -
> तस्य एवं सर्वतः सुवर्णवर्णस्याप्यक्ष्णोर्विशेषः । कथम् ? तस्य यथा कपेः
> मर्कटस्य आसः कप्यासः ; आसेरुपवेशनार्थस्य करणे घञ् ; कपिपृष्ठान्तः
> येनोपविशति ; कप्यास इव पुण्डरीकम् अत्यन्ततेजस्वि एवम् देवस्य अक्षिणी ;
> उपमितोपमानत्वात् न हीनोपमा
> He has said there is no Hinopama or Bad Comparison. Why? Because
> उपमितोपमानत्वात्. He has not compared Monkey's Behind part with God's
> eyes. He has compared it with Lotus. Then the Lotus is compared with
> God's eyes.
> It is like saying A is like B and B is like C. Nobody said A is like
> C. Why is Ramanuja crying? No need to cry.
> But higher philosophy is also saying he is wrong to cry. Why? God is
> everywhere and in everything. He is in me in you in Monkey in stone
> everywhere even in stones and even in pigs and worms feeding on
> excreta. Why we should feel ashamed to say this? If a person does not
> like this he is petty minded and thinks God is only in Idols in
> On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 1:47 PM, Murali S via Advaita-l
> <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
>> Dear list members,
>> Yesterday I was hearing a tiruppavai 'upanyaasam'.The speaker was as
>> usual,berating Sri Sankara Bhagavatpaada for 'kapasyeva pundarikam'.
>> My question is a very low level question.You have the choice of ignoring it.
>> a)Whats the context of the Paramapurushas eyes?
>> b)Should Sri Sankara Bhagavatpada have given that interpretation?
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