[Advaita-l] Re: paJNchAyatana pUja
rkabhi at gmail.com
Tue Sep 5 10:25:13 CDT 2006
On 9/5/06, bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:
> paNchAyatana pUja has become the part of ritualistic
> obligation to advaita peetAdhipati-s.
Actually, more than anything, these sannyAsis do these pUjas to show
the path for the loukika people, rather than as an obligation. The
pa~nchayatana pUja is more important and obligatory for gR^ihastas.
> I think it is acceptable only if you keep in mind that the bhagavan as
> a paramArtha tattva does not have any specific name and form...vEda says
> yEkam sat viprA bahudA vadanti....
Still, the veda says this in the context of the various vedic devatas.
The full R^igveda mantra 1.164.46 which is rarely quoted in full is
Indram mitram varuNam agnim ãhuh,
atho divyah sa suparNo garutmãn,
ekam sad viprãh bahudhã vadanti,
agnim yamam mãtarišvãnam ãhuh.
tasmAttvamuttiShTha yasho labhasva
jitvA shatrUn bhu~NkShva rAjyaM samR^iddham|
mayyaivaite nihatAH pUrvameva
nimittamAtraM bhava savyasAchin||11.33||
-bhagavAn shrIkR^iShNa, bhagavadgIta
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