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Wed Apr 26 18:41:51 CDT 2000
--- Sankaran Kartik Jayanarayanan
<kartik at ECE.UTEXAS.EDU> wrote:
> 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,
> no creation)
Though there is no creator in the pAramArthika sense,
the initial question was posed with the vyAvahArika
state in mind. That was the reason for speculation.
I guess the initial question was why brahma is not
worshipped in the Hindu religion. Even mAdhvAs,who do
not accept ajAta-advaita, worship shiva sometimes. But
we don't see them worshipping brahma. What could be
the reason for this ? It was this question I tried to
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