[Advaita-l] Bhakti in Advaita Tradition - Post - Gaudapada and Pre-Madhusudana
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Wed Jun 22 23:23:10 CDT 2011
Therefore, the Brahman being spoken of here is not the same as
ViShNu and must be shiva. Besides, shankara bhagavatpAda has used the word
"Parameshvara" to refer to God in his sUtra bhAShya, for example in
The term Parameshvara generally denotes shiva more than ViShNu.
praNAms Sri Ananda Hudli prabhuji
You are absolutely right prabhuji. Moreover, here, in South India, as you
know, whenever we say the word 'Ishwara' to denote god, we habitually
think that it refers to shiva bhagavAn only. For us, Ishwara devasthAna
is nothing but shiva temple. Sometime we argue with our friends like
'hey, that is not Ishwara temple, that is vishNu temple' etc. :-)) Anyhow,
being an advaitin, we should not differentiate between shiva &
vishNu..Whether it is vishNu or shiva, it is ekamevAdviteeya parabrahma,
i.e our own Atma svarUpa only...sOhaM bhAvena pUjayet..if any one do not
do that, devata-s would kick that person out :-)) devAH taM parAduH
yOnyatra AtmanaH devAn veda warns bruhadAraNyaka.
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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