[Advaita-l] Bhakti and Jnana

Rajaram Venkataramani rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 10:01:50 CST 2012

On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 7:22 AM, Kalyan K <kalyankc.81 at gmail.com> wrote:

> "Rajaram: According to her, it is Sankara's as well."
> Rajaramji, with all due respect to Dr. Sanjukta, I find it difficult to
> accept that it is Sankara's view that bhakti does not get sublated in
> brahman. The available evidence (his major works, at least) does not seem
> to support this viewpoint.

Is there any instruction to give up Bhakti at any stage in Sankara's works?
It depends on what you mean by sublation in Brahman.

> Still, this is a matter worth investigating (for me) and perhaps the best
> places to start are the so-called "other" works of Sankara. May be we can
> find something in these "other" works that support this view. You say that
> the vishNu sahasranAma bhAshya is accepted as a genuine work of Adi Sankara
> by scholars. If possible can you please throw more light on how scholars
> came to this conclusion?
> Linguistic analysis, Style, Cross references etc.

> Thanks
> Kalyan

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