[Advaita-l] Is Brahman saguNa or nirguNa or aguNa?
sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 29 11:44:51 CDT 2011
Yes. When one worships, the worshipped has to be different
from one but Brahman is separate from none. There is nothing other than
the Brahman. Brahman cannot be made an object of worship.
look at it in another way, albeit this is not a precise example. . One
wants to talk to a person, who is sleeping and one leaves a message for
him and he hopes that the person will read the message but can never be
sure whether or when the message has been read. If however one invites
the person and talks to him personally no such doubt will remain. In order that no such doubts may linger one may worship the Apara
Brahman as the Supreme person for worship, though we the advaitins know
that He is no different from the Para Brahman and we are not separate
from him and in fact nothing is separate from Him.. This example is not very
one can understand the message, if taken in the positive sense. We have enough
evidence from shastra and what is required is the comprehension of the
concept and not the rigmarole of reading more and more vakyas, which are only tools for the understanding .
--- On Fri, 4/29/11, kuntimaddi sadananda <kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com> wrote:
From: kuntimaddi sadananda <kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Is Brahman saguNa or nirguNa or aguNa?
To: "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Date: Friday, April 29, 2011, 8:54 AM
Shreeman lalitaalaalitaH - My PraNAms
I know that you know. It is only for those who are looking for the shastra pramANa.
About your comments:
--- On Fri, 4/29/11, श्रीमल्ललितालालितः <lalitaalaalitah at gmail.com> wrote:
That which is worshiped is not brahman - if it is so what about nirguNa
which is worshiped as aham ? So, that also is not brahman !!!
KS: Yes indeed - if one objectifies Brahman for worship. NirguNa cannot be worshiped. It has to be understood. Hence Shankara says brahmaatmaika bodhena mokshaH sidhyati na anyathaa.
Neither Brahman can be objectified nor aatma can be objectified. Hence it is clear understanding of tat tvam asi. The devotee and deity become one in this ultimate bhakti.
Since you are
familiar, no further response is needed from me.
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