[Advaita-l] Isvara and Saguna Brahman

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Sat Feb 21 15:28:39 CST 2004

On Sat, 21 Feb 2004, Aravind Mohanram wrote:

> I read a scholarly work on Advaita which said that they are not. When
> Sankara differentiates between absolute brahman and isvara (when he
> invokes two levels of reality), isvara and saguna brahman are
> synonymous, but not when the term isvara is used by him to refer to
> absolute brahman, which the author says Sankara does in certain passages
> - he uses isvara, paramatman etc., interchangeably with para brahman and
> when he does that isvara is given a different meaning compared to saguna
> brahman (which denotes the world-creator). comments?

Well why don't you post these supposed "certain passages" then we can

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