[Advaita-l] sapta-mAtR^ika-s in ShAnkara GItA BhAShyam
satisharigela at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 6 00:55:13 CDT 2011
Oh just saw this gem from shrI Anand:
Bhaskar: Thank you for the note. I will take a look into those.
>Anand Hudli Writes:
>The emphasis of both 9.25 and 17.4 is on the
>Worshipper, not so much on the Worshipped.
No. You got it wrong.
> The whole idea of 17.4 is to show how we can infer the sattva, or
>other guNas in a person, by looking at what he worships.
And 17.4 says worshipping the sapta mAtR^ika-s shows the person to be
of tAmasik disposition clearly
>If he worships the
>Gods he is sAttvika, if he worships Yakshas, etc. he is rAjasika, and if he
>worships Pretas and Bhutas, he is tAmasika.
Bad censorship! How come you left out the sapta mAtR^ika-s which were mentioned
in the commentary along with preta-s and bhUta-s?
I suggest you avoid playing tricks like these.
> Then you say Vinayaka and the sapta Matrikas
>are clubbed with the pretas and bhUtagaNas.
It is not me saying it.. it is the bhAShya which clubs the matR-s with preta-s
See again: pretAn bhUtagaNAMshcha *saptamAtR^ikAdIMshcha* anye yajante tAmasAH
>The only logical conclusion is that the two
>sets- that mentioned by the shankara and that mentioned in the Puranas- are
>not the same.
It is not enough that one shouts that the sapta mAtR^ika-s mentioned in 17.4 and
mentioned elsewhere in purANa-s are different. Please show it with some
reference. Or if you have a different list please share the same with me or with
the list. I am not completely challenging you here. As I mentioned in the post,
I would with interest take notes and learn about the existence of a different
set of sapta mAtR^ika-s
There is nothing new or of worth in your other statements.
>This is getting ridiculous.
Apparently nothing can be more ridiculous than you recent post on the topic with
the boring repetition and censorship you seem to indulge in.
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