[Advaita-l] A coincidence?

raghavkumar00@gmail.com raghavkumar72 at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 23 05:35:25 CDT 2010

many scholars opine that the lalita sahasranamam is of relatively recent origin 
(circa 12th centrury CE) as compared to the bhashya (8th century CE). So it is 
very possible that the composer of the great hymn was inspired by his study of 
the bhashya to incorporate nitya-shuddha-buddha-mukta type of phrases in LSN. 
The introduction to LSN by Sri D.S. Sarma in the book of the same name published 
by the Ramakrishna Math gives some insight into etymological and historical 
origins of many of the epithets in general.  
 From : Raghav Kumar 

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We know that Shankara Bhagavatpada has used the term:
'nitya-shuddha-buddha-mukta-svabhAvaH' a number of times across His
Bhashyas. One instance, for example, is in the Bhashyam for the Bh.Gita
verse 15. 17.

In the  'Sri Lalitaa sahasra nAma stotram', in the 45th verse  we have:

*नित्यमुक्ता* निर्विकारा निष्प्रपञ्चा निराश्रया ।
*नित्यशुद्धा नित्यबुद्धा* निरवद्या निरन्तरा ॥

We have all the three  highlighted words used in the Bhashya expression with
the 'nitya' as the prefix.

Are there any references to these terms *in one place *in any of the

The 'Sri Lalitaa sahasra nAma stotram' is said to be a part of the
BrahmANDapurANa uttarakhanDa within a dialogue between Sri Hayagreeva and

Is there any way to connect the Bhashya usage and the 'Sri Lalitaa sahasra
nAma stotram' usage?

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