[Advaita-l] 'aham brahmasmi' in Bhagavatam
piyali_ju at yahoo.co.in
Thu Feb 24 14:22:42 CST 2011
I feel there is a gap of communication between us. What I tried to say is that 'Ishvara' or 'Saguna Brahman' plays a very
important role in Advaita Vedanta also, specially in the context of
creation of the world. You didn't reply my queries made from that point.
Did I ever say that Adi Shankara placed 'Saguna Brahman' over 'Nirguna' -
never. But I felt sorry to find that you are emphasizing on this
discussion group for Advaita only; it's true that this is a Advaita
Vedanta group; does it mean that no one can place question for
justification or clarification here? Adi Shankara himslef showed us the
way of mutual discussion with respect to everybody. How could you forget
I quoted 'Krama-sandarva' with an intention that even the Gaudiya-s
accepted Maya on the basis of the verse from Shrimadbhagavatam while
Advaitavadins have always been addressed as 'mayavadin' by others.
One more thing, when you speak as 'we advaitins', should you
differentiate in Brahman as a 'higher/highest' one and a 'lower one' ?
It is practically a matter of context or perspective without accepting
any change or discrimination in the Reality. Otherwise you are bound to
fell into trap of duality (using comparative degree) or plurality (using
superlative degree). I request you just to rethink.
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