[Advaita-l] Surya is the Atma of All and Best Approximation for Brahman

Kalyan K kalyankc.81 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 19 00:45:51 CST 2012

The idea of presiding deities is so well-known that when we say sUrya, we
naturally mean "the presiding deity of the sun that we see". Otherwise it
would be really silly on my part to say that the "physical sun" is the
supreme Ishwara.


On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 10:36 AM, Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>wrote:

> On Sun, 19 Feb 2012, Kalyan K wrote:
> There is a discussion in the BrahmasUtras about whether the Devas have
> adhikAra to learn the Vedas.  (1.3.26-33) One of the pUrvapakSha arguments
> (1.3.32) is that they don't because the terms "sun", "moon" etc. only refer
> to "spheres of light"  But the siddhAnta given in 1.3.33 and specifically
> ascribed to maharShi badarAyaNa is that those spheres have a presiding
> deity who has all the attributes of personhood.  (and hence adhikAra)
> --
> Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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