[Advaita-l] RE: On the parakAyapraveSa legend about Sankara
sjayana at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 29 12:30:50 CDT 2007
--- bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com wrote:
> Karthik prabhuji :
> Therefore, instead of criticising the SD by saying, "This shows
> Sankara's actions in poor light", one should view it as, "This
> Sankara's Mastery of Yoga in good light."
> bhaskar :
> *Mastery of yOga by shankara* could have been highlighted in a far
> better way by the author of MSD..Dont you know how beautifully
> yogic powers
> have been glorified in books like Autobiography of a Yogi, Living
> with the
> Himalayan Masters etc..
Your objection could also be held against the Vishnu Purana or the
"Why should Krishna play sexually with the Gopis at all? Why not
simply give them mukti by love/worship portrayed in a non-sexual
manner? Why the elaborate drama about Krishna stealing the Gopis'
clothes in a sexually charged environment?
*Mastery of yOga* by Vishnu could have been highlighted in a far far
better way by the author of the Vishnu Purana or the Bhagavatam (i.e.
Veda Vyasa!)..Dont you know how beautifully yogic powers have been
glorified in books like Autobiography of a Yogi, Living with the
Himalayan Masters etc.."
> The Author of SD could have done his job
> like that instead of holding shankara against his yati dharma....
In case you missed my previous posting:
"The above objection is raised by Sarasvati in the Madhaviya Sankara
Digvijayam (SD) when Sankara is about to ascend the Sarvajna-Pitha.
Sankara replies that the present body of his will not be tainted by
the actions of another body. Is this explanation valid? Yes!
The actions pertaining to two bodies need to be considered when
1) Sankara-in-sannyasin's-body: Never flouted dharma.
2) Sankara-in-king's-body: Never flouted dharma (because the king is
permitted to behave sexually).
Therefore, even considering the rules of dharma, Sankara's actions
have been flawless."
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