[Advaita-l] Fwd: SRI RAMA DHAMA STAVA OF SRI TARAKA BRAHMANDA SARASVATI
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Mon Jan 15 01:06:17 EST 2018
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On Monday, January 15, 2018 at 11:01:32 AM UTC+5:30, Venkata Subramanian
> Sri Taraka Brahmananda Sarasvati, who lived in 18th century in South India
> had composed a hymn “ SRI RAMA DHAMA STAVA”- WITH HIS OWN COMMENTARY ON
> TAITTRIYA UPANISHAD SARA PRAKASIKA. This hymn has 38 verses as commentary
> on Anandavalli portion of the Upanishad.This hymn is taken from the book”
> SRI RAMA STUTI MANJARI” Published by Sri Vighneswara Venkateswara Trust
> Chennai. Sri S,V RADHAKRISHNA SASTRIGAL had given a detailed commentary of
> the verses in TAMIL.
> Sri Taraka Brahmananda Sarasvati was a great Advaita Vedanta scholar.He
> had explained the Valmiki Ramayanam from Advaita point of view. According
> to him, Sri Rama is Brahman, Sri Sita is Jivatma and Sri. Hanuman is the
> Acharya. Sri Govindaraja also has similar views but explains from
> Visishtadvata point of view.
> Sri Taraka Brahmananda Sarasvati identifies Sri Rama as brahman -explained
> in Taittriya upanishad and also presumably reaching Him- by BHUMA
> VIDYA(explained in detail in 7th chapter of Chandogya upanishad). In
> verses 16 to 24, he ends the verses as “तद् भूमाख्यं ,रामधाम प्रपद्ये)
> A pdf of this hymn is attached for reference.
> Another pdf of Ramayana Sankshepa also is attached. This is a detailed
> commentary on ist sarga of BALAKANDA- well known as “संक्षेप रामायणं or
> नारद वाक्यं”The auhtor of this work also mentions about BHUMA VIDYA (
> please see pages 3,29 and 30).
> Chandogya Upanishad mentions -BHUMA VIDYA AND DAHARA VIDYA IN CHAPTERS 7
> I wish to know as to SRIMAD VALMIKI RAMAYANAM mentions only BHUMA VIDYA .
> Does it mention other vidhyas also?
> Scholars of this forum may be able to throw light on this point.
> N.S.VENKATA SUBRAMANIAN
Thanks for sharing the pdf of these useful works. The Chapter 6 of
Chandogya is called Sad vidya. Brahman in that Chapter is called Sat. So,
if the revered author has tried to see the Bhuma vidya in the Ramayana, it
goes without saying that all the other Nirguna Brahma Vidyas are also
included in that. For, Bhuman is another name for Brahman.
One can also study the Sri Rama Bhujanga Stotram of Shankaracharya, where
Rama is considered as Nirguna Brahman ultimately:
Bhujangaprayatham Param Veda Saram,
Mudha Ramachandrasya Bhakthya Cha Nithyam,
Padan Santhatham Chinthayan Prantharange,
*Sa Eva Swayam Ramachandra* Sa Dhanya. 29
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