[Advaita-l] Brahman alone appears as jiva-jagat-Ishwara - some more references

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 20 23:48:05 CDT 2011


I have given some Visishtadvaita Sruti references before.  Repeating them again.

Now they can give the Sruti references. Yasya Tamassariram-
Bruhadaranyaka 3-7-13- the Matter is body of God, Yasya Aksharam
Sariram- Subalopanishad 7-1, Yadambu Vaishnava Kayaha- Vishnu
Purana-the Water is Vishnu's body , Tat sarvam Vai Harestanuhu- Vishnu
Purana All that is Vishnu's Body, Yasya Prthivi Sariram-
Bruhadaranyaka 3-7-3, The Earth is God's body.

How to explain them with Advaita?

One more objection will be there if you say Maya is Jagadupadana the
material cause for the world.

Is the Maya same as Brahman or is it different? If it is the same you
will agree with Visishtadvaitis to say Brahman is Jagadupadana. If it
is different you will be doing worse. You are accepting there will be
two things Brahman and Maya and this is harmful to principle of

On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 9:44 AM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:
> praNAms
> Hare Krishna
> But this is a very very important topic.
>>  Yes, but it has been discussed many times before...A re-visit to the
> archieves would be better.
> The Jagadupadana topic is very interesting because all three Acharyas have
> different opinions on
> this.
>>  Not only on this topic, there is difference of opinion on many topics
> in vedAnta among Acharya traya-s.  But being an advaitin, we have to go by
> what our Acharya says..is it not??  and FYI, our Acharya has
> comprehensively dealt with this subject at various places in his prasthAna
> traya bhAshya.
> It belongs to Brahma Sutra and Upanishads. Why should we stop?
>>  IMO, Sri Subbu prabhuji did not ask you to stop it..before saying there
> is enough discussion on this topic, he offered some additional thoughts
> afresh...Why dont you comment on it instead of picking the last sentence
> of his mail!!??
> I dont understand this. There are many unanswered questions. What about
> Sruti references given by Visishtadvaitins?
>>  what makes you to think that advaitins donot have answer for this
> shruti references??
> Moreover why should we entertain rubbish topics of Nastika Bauddha
> Christianity Islam  and New Age Philosophy here? These rubbish topics are
> poisonous to spiritual health.
>>  Spiritual health, which is rightly guided in a traditional way, can not
> be deteriorated, trust our Acharya :-))
> Very disappointed.
>> what for?? I am not able to understand :-))



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