[Advaita-l] About the term in 'Ishwara' in Advaita - a brief note
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Wed Apr 4 00:56:11 CDT 2012
praNAms Sri rAjarAm prabhuji
Just my 2 naya paisa thoughts on this :
If the position is Brahman, although homogeneous, includes everything,
then the term nirIshwara would be incorrect.
> Yes, sarvaM khalvidaM brahma, is the shruti assertion. And tvaM
bhumirApOnalOnilOnabhaH too. There is nothing that we can imagine 'apart'
from brahman. So, in the broader sense, Ishwara, jeeva & jagat everything
brhman only nothing else.
But as everything including Ishwara is unreal, your Brahman excludes
> Yes, brahman excludes everything it is because brahman in its svarUpa
nirguNa, nirvishesha, niravayava, nirAkAra. But for, Ishwara, jeeva jagat
there is no separate existence apart from brahma!! brahma svabhAvO hi
prapanchaH na prapancha svabhAvaM brahma, clarifies shankara in sUtra
When you worship, you have to know at the back of your mind that this is
> And parallelly we have to keep in the mind that the worshipper, as
parichinna too unreal, or we have to keep in the mind that the worshipped
(upAsya) is none other than the worshipper (upAsaka). tyajet ajnAna
nirmAlyaM, sOham bhavena pUjayet.
Not that the Lord, my Innermost Self, has made Himself accessible through
this salagrama, has manifested as bhakti in my heart through mano vrtti
and the unlimited has accepted an apparent limitation. The only thing you
accept as real is the limitation you impose on the Lord.
> when you are limiting yourself thinking that you are dehamanObuddhi
ahaMkAra, it is quite natural to see lord also in a separate compartment
:-)) When you get rid of your limitation, the limitation of lord that you
have imposed due to ajnAna would get sublated automatically.
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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