[Advaita-l] Surya is the Atma of All and Best Approximation for Brahman
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at braincells.com
Sat Feb 18 17:24:24 CST 2012
On Thu, 16 Feb 2012, Venkatesh Murthy wrote:
> We cannot find a simple and clear statement like this for other gods.
Sure we can.
> We can see Surya everyday. Why should we listen to complicated
Because the complicated theories are true and the simple view is false!
The Surya that we see every day is _not_ the Surya that is the atma of
hiraNmayena pAtreNa satyasyApihitaM mukham |
tatvaM pUShannapAvR^iNu satyadharmAya daShTaye ||
"With a golden plate is covered the entrance to the truth. That, Pushan
remove so that I whose dharma is truth may see it."
 "The nourisher" A Vedic sun God.
There is nothing wrong with suryopAsanA and many good reasons for it but
this is not one of them. I don't see how upasana on the sun is any easier
than upasana on other mUrtis.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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