[Advaita-l] Has Shankaracharya claimed he is Shiva incarnate?
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Wed Jan 4 11:37:09 CST 2017
2017-01-04 22:53 GMT+05:30 Venkata sriram P via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>:
> Though not explicitly, but, indirect mention is found in the 3rd shloka of
> shivAnanda-lahari. (as told to me by my Sanskrit teacher)
> त्रयी-वेद्यं हृद्यं त्रि-पुर-हरम् आद्यं त्रि-नयनं
> जटा-भारोदारं चलद्-उरग-हारं मृग धरम्
> महा-देवं देवं मयि सदय-भावं पशु-पतिं
> चिद्-आलम्बं साम्बं शिवम्-अति-विडम्बं हृदि भजे ..............(3)
> Bhagavatpada, while referring to Himself, uses the word
> "मयि सदय-भावं" ie., exhibited compassion towards Him.
> My teacher told me that as Sankara was born with the grace of
> of Shiva and as he took birth in the womb of Aryamba endowed with
> Shiva's kaLa, He considered Himself blessed.
Here the distinction is clear. Shankara did not claim 'I am Shiva'; he only
says that he is a devotee who has received the grace of the Lord.
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