[Advaita-l] Bhakti, Bhagavata Purana & Sankara
ani at ee.washington.edu
Wed Jul 2 10:22:04 CDT 2003
> The fact that Shankara is an
> incarnation of Shiva is known from the biography of
> Shankara written by Swami Vidyaranya. There, Shankara
> is explicitly stated to be "The incarnation of Shambhu
> who bears the crescent moon on his head."
The description of Dakshinamurti as sitting under a banyan
tree and teaching, in silence, four disciples (Sanaka,
Sanandana, Sanatana and Sanatkumara) naturally brings in the
comparison between Bhagavatpada and Parameshwara.
Sruti smRti purANAnAm Alayam karuNAlayam
namAmi bhagavatpAda Sam.karam lokaSam.karam
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