Sankaran Kartik Jayanarayanan
kartik at ECE.UTEXAS.EDU
Wed Apr 26 18:19:25 CDT 2000
On Wed, 26 Apr 2000, Raghavendra Hebbalalu wrote:
> > 3) Why is Brahma not worshipped as widely as Shiva
> > and
> > VishNu?
> Though I do not know the exact reasons apart from
> those mentioned in the purANas, we can speculate.
There is no need to. GauDapaada gives the answer in his GauDapaadIya
kArikA, a commentary on the mANDUkya upanishhad: according to
ajAta-advaita, there is no creation and therefore no creator. Hence the
refutation of the worship of a creator.
(note: a-jAta = no-birth. ajAta-advaita teaches that reality has no birth,
bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam
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