[Advaita-l] Position of Prapatti Marga?

Shyam shyam_md at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 21 07:33:56 CDT 2011

This article addresses the perspective of surrender in advaita


Hari OM

On Mar 21, 2011, at 8:24 AM, Venkatesh Murthy <vmurthy36 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Namaste
> The Visishtadvaitis give a lot of importance to Prapatti Marga.  This
> is known as Saranagati also. It is Self Surrender to God.  If a man is
> incapable of doing even Bhakti Sadhana he surrenders to God
> completely.  God will take care of him.  But this Prapatti is not
> recognized as a independent method by Dvaitis. They say there is no
> Scriptural Basis for Prapatti independent of Bhakti.  If Prapatti is
> there it has to be part of Bhakti only.
> On this point only there is a great debate between our two Vaishnava
> cousins.   Even today they argue on this.
> What is the position of Advaitis on this? Jnana Marga is best but
> Bhakti can be useful. Have any Advaitic Gurus said much on Prapatti?
> -- 
> Regards
> -Venkatesh
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