[Advaita-l] Re: purusha sUktam & nArAyaNa sUktam
rohit8ganesh at yahoo.co.in
Fri Mar 5 00:53:06 CST 2004
savithri devaraj <savithri_devaraj at yahoo.com> wrote:
Namaste Sri profvk,
> The word 'hrIH' means 'Modesty'. 'shrIH' means
> Wealth and Prosperity. The line 'hrIshca te
> lakshmIshca patnyau' says that 'Your Consorts are
> Modesty and Prosperity.
> The word 'hrIH' is a very significant word in
> Vedanta. Shankara in his Bhashya on Sanatsujatiya,
> writes for 'hrIh' : "akArya-karaNe lajjA" -- sense
> of shame in doing the wrong thing!
Is hrIH related to 'hrIm' - one of the bIjAksharas for
the devi? Do they both mean the same?
Dear Saadhaka/Saadhikaa ,
The Devi Maahaatmya says " ... Lajjaaroopena saunsthitha ..."
So if "Hrih" means lajjaa , then it can mean the Devi as well . The Devi Geetaa , which has strong Advaitic undercurrent , lays great stress on "Hrim" , which it calls as equal to "Aumkaara".
Thus , they can mean the same thing .
In the final analysis , Sarasvati , Lakshmee , Durgaa , Lalitaa ,etc are are all One anyway . This has shaatraic confirmation , again from the Devi Maahaatmya . In Chapter10 , Shri Bhagavati saya to the demon king Shumbha " Who apart from Me exists ?"
BHAVA SHANKARA DESHIKA MAE SHARANAM.
With Love ,
Rohit N. Ubhayaker.
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