[Advaita-l] Isvara and Saguna Brahman

Aravind Mohanram psuaravind at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 23 09:40:37 CST 2004

Bhagavad-Gita 13.27, 13.28, 13.31/22
Vedanta-sutras 1.2.24, 1.2.28, 1.3.7, 1.3.10, 1.3.11, 1.3.12 (discussion on aksara), 2.2.37, 1.4.23 and more such passages where Sankara has used isvara, paramatman, brahman interchangeably. 
Source: The Method of Early Advaita Vedanta, by Michael Comans

"Jaldhar H. Vyas" <jaldhar at braincells.com> wrote:
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

Jaldhar H. Vyas 
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