[Advaita-l] Nodern science and Vedanta

Satish Arigela satisharigela at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 30 06:25:54 CDT 2011

>Yes, shankara says worshipping vinAyaka & mAtru gaNa (sapta mAtruka-s) is 
>'tAmasik' in nature.  However, >elaboration & further explanation of these 
>bhAshya vAkya-s by saMpradAyavit-s is that shankara refuting here >only tAntrika 
>devata-s which have been worshipped by sAdhaka-s in vAma mArga.  But 
>unfortunately no >bhAshya support for this

Precisely. The "explaining away"(opposed to offer an explanation) that happens 
when observed seems to come from an urge to show there is no difference of 

The readings of tAntrIka devata-s, vAma mArga etc., into the bhAShya at this 
juncture is completely out of context and is wishful thinking at its best.

Nothing need be said about the stotra-s, when authorship of far more imp works 
itself is doubtful.

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