[Advaita-l] vedAnta/upanishad mahAvAkya - a query
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Wed Apr 4 05:35:08 CDT 2012
Pardon my ignorance. Whenever I hear the words 'upanishat mahAvAkya' I
would get the doubt, what exactly is this mahAvAkya?? how can we conclude
that there are ONLY four mahA vAkya-s in the whole cannon of vedAnta??
what are all the special features that determines the mAhAvakya-s &
distinguishes it from other shruti vAkya-s?? when each & every word in
shAstra denoting the same adviteeya brahman, how can we conclude that
there is ONLY four mahAvAkya-s from all the four veda-s ?? has shankara
specifically said anything about those four mahAvAkya-s & its superior
efficacy in his prasthAna traya bhAshya?? Can an aspirant take initiation
of one of these vAkya-s & repeat it like nAma japa and attain the self
realization without undergoing traditionally prescribed shravaNa, manana
nidhidhyAsana of vedAnta or shAstrA ?? Kindly educate me.
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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