[Advaita-l] dArshanika bhAvOllAsaH - sAstraratnAkara pOlagaM rAma sastrinaH
Venkata sriram P
venkatasriramp at yahoo.in
Mon Jul 4 08:45:27 CDT 2011
This are the outpourings of sAstraratnAkara Brahmasri Polagam Rama Sastry
and the title of this ecstatic outpourings is "dArsanika bhAvOllAsaH".
The author Shri Rama Sastry require no introduction in the advaitic
circles just like Mahamahopadhyaya Mannargudi Raju Sastry.
So, in dArsanika bhAvOllAsaH, there are 63 verses in total
that give out the essence of Advaita Siddhanta in a nutshell.
The 1st verse takes off with mangala sloka and salutations to the jagatguru sankara.
The 2nd verse salutes Sankara as "ShaNmathasthApanachArya".
shaivAdiShaNmata gurO ! hyadhikAribhEdA
nmAnaM samastamapi mArgamihAbhyupaiShi
sOpAnarItimavalambya yatO(a)ta Eva
lOkA griNantyuchitamEva jagatguruM tvAM
Here Sankara is addressed as ShaNmata guru who recognized & accepted the 6 paths (sOpAna).
The 5th verse salutes sankara and explains the bhagavatpAda tattva.
aishwaryavIryayashasAM tu virAgatayAH
shrIjnAnayOrapi bhagAbhidhayA prasiddhaM
ShaTkaM samagrahima yat tvayi saMchakAsti
tasmAt gurO tvamasi vai bhagavatpAdAkhyaH
Sankara is the embodiment of 6 lakShaNAs
The 7th verse refutes rAmAnuja & madhva siddhAnta as:
rAmAyaNE viditamEva hi lakShmaNOktaM
vAkyaM cha bhAratakathAsvapi bhImavAkyaM
dharmAdapEtamamataM sudhIyAM na chaivaM
In Ramayana, the words of Lakshmana and in Mahabharata, the words of Bhima are
dharma viruddha (Ramanuja is lakshmana-amsha and Madhva is Bhima Amsha) but the
words of Rama & Krishna are the only pramANAs for us.
The 11th verse extolls the jnAna mArga.
shaivaM cha shAktamatha gANapataM cha sauraM
skAndaM cha vaiShNavamitiha ruchErvibhEdAt
puMstantrabhaktisamayaM vyabhajO gurO tvaM
nO mAnavastuparatantradhIyastu mArgaM
The bhakti sampradaya is purusha tantra and also the 6 paths.
The 12th verse extolls the bhakti mArga and says that the objective of both
bhakti & jnana mArgAs is one and the same. He refutes the opinion of the people
who say that jnAna is the means and bhakti is the end.
jnAnasya sAdhanatamE kila bhaktimArgE
lakShyEkabhAji na mithO(a)sti virOdhagandhaH
bhaktEstu sAdhanamihAtvadhIyaM bruvANA
bhaktA dhruvaM kalahamankurayanti lOkE
The 20th verse says that ajnAna is bhAva rUpa.
mAyAM tathObhayamuvAcha kripAlurIshaH
tajjaM jagaccha rashanAhimvadEva mithyA
ajnana & maya both are same which is bhAva rupa which is different from
Some more would be given later that support advaita siddhanta sampradya
also refuting other sects.
(......to be continued....)
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