[Advaita-l] About Yajnavalkya of BAU

Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com
Sun Jul 25 13:22:35 CDT 2004

At least from the point of view of advaita and the puurva miimaa.msaa,
the stories related in "sruti are NOT historical events and are meant
for only purposes of illustration. So this whole discussion is moot
from an advaitic standpoint.

The stories in puraa.na-s and the itihaasa-s may or may not correspond
to actual events.

"In the Br.Up is contained a discussion between sage yagyavalkya and
janaka. This is not a narration connected with individuals who might
have lived in a certain period. ... The stories in the vedas are meant
only to illustrate certain aspects"

>From "The Jagadguru Replies", page 89.


On Sat, 24 Jul 2004 19:26:52 +0400, Ranjeet Sankar
<thefinalsearch at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Shrisha Rao" <shrao at nyx.net>
> > That is not likely, because he could not be the teacher of Janaka (who, by
> > tradition, lived in the Treta Yuga, and figures in the Ramayana), and be
> > the pupil of Vaishampayana (who, by tradition, lived in the Dvapara, and
> > figures in the Mahabharata).  Even if one assumes for him a very long life
> > spanning entire Yugas, one still would have to grant that he would be a
> > pupil first and a teacher second.
> There are atleast 11 janaka-s mentioned in the scriptures !!

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