[Advaita-l] rAmadAsa Swami

Shrinivas Gadkari sgadkari2001 at yahoo.com
Tue May 6 01:59:45 CDT 2008

It is well known that rAmadAsa Swami was the spiritual guide
to the Maratha empire founded by Shivaji, in its first several
It is known among the disciples of rAmadAsa Swami that he
was sage yAjnavalkya of bRhadAraNyaka Upanishad fame in
his previous birth.
Assuming this to be true: A great jnAni like yAjnavalkya  in
his next birth chose to devote his life to saguNA upasanA of
shrI rAma (and also hanumAna). Not to deny the strong current
of jnAna in his teachings. But equal emphasis on karma and
most importantly saguNa upAsanA (bhakti) is thought provoking.

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