[Advaita-l] Advaita and Islam

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Tue Dec 4 19:45:54 CST 2012

Just as a sample, here is the story of Janaka who became enlightened after
hearing the 'siddha githA' :


Pl. read the lengthy story there. There was no approaching the Acharya with
samit in hands and prostrations or asking questions about Brahman.


On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 4:39 PM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:

> praNAms Sri Subbu prabhuji
> Hare Krishna
> >  Little free time at office, hope you wont mind continuing this
> discussion.
> A contact with a Jnani can be such a conducive circumstance.
> >  My question is particular here..whether this jnAni is ONLY accepted
> paramArtha jnAni of vedAnta saMpradAya or any other noble 'father'from
> Christianity  or 'sufi'or sacred mullah from Islamic religion will do??
> His paripaaka is such that he accepts that sage, his words as the exact
> ones required for
> his liberation.  Even a book on this topic can bring about such an effect.
> >  interesting, prabhuji, you are saying here a written book, news paper
> article, internet mesg. or website information  will be an alternative for
> the physical presence & interaction of the guru ??  In that case what is
> the need of traditional gurukula, importance of sampradAya and sAmpradAyic
> instructions like : tadvijnAnArthaM sa gurumevAbhigacchet samitpANiH
> shrOtreeyaM brahma nishTaM??  tadviddhi pranipAtena, pariprashnena
> sevayaa?? etc. Do you mean to say here for the 'ready' sAdhaka' a book is
> more than enough to complete the role of 'guru'??  I am not sure you are
> saying this as a genral rule or an exceptional one for some particular
> case!!
> These terms may not matter but their meaning is clear for every seeker of
> knowledge. When
> Vedanta sampradaya accepts that this knowledge can come to a person
> through
> puraaNa shravaNa also, any other kathA or essay on the topic can work.
> >  If that is the case where does the scope of vedAnta as untya pramANa
> ends??
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar
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