[Advaita-l] Shuka and Gaudapada
vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 26 08:20:01 CST 2012
Adi Sankara has said in Svetashvarataropanishad Bhashya- Tathaca
Gaudapada did penance for Sriman Naryana in Badari. He got Advaita
instruction from Suka.
One possible situation is like this. Gaudapada said waking and dream
are same. Probably he got Upadesha from Suka in the dream. But getting
Upadesha in dream and waking are same for him. He became Suka Sishya.
There is no need for him to actually get Upadesha from Guru like
ordinary people. He can get it in dream.
On Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 6:54 PM, abhishek sm <abhishek046 at gmail.com> wrote:
> In that case, many sages, sanyasins,etc can be regarded as
> chiranjeevis. Nevertheless, that's not my primary question. My
> question correlates to how Sri Gaudapada was found and taken up by Sri
> Shuka. Is there any tale like the ones pertaining to Sri Shankara and
> his 4 main disciples?
> On 2/26/12, Rajaram Venkataramani <rajaramvenk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 3:15 PM, abhishek sm
>> 'abhishek046 at gmail.com');>
>>> Sri Shuka is not one of the 7 chiranjivis. Shuka disappeared(attained
>>> moksha) in a cave at Shukachari. Please correct your facts.
>>> Abhishek Madhyastha
>> The disappearance at Shukachari is only hagiography. I met someone whose
>> friend recited Bhagavatam near Vyasa cave and Suka Brahma Rishi appeared.
>> This is again only hagiography - result of subjective experience or
>> imagination. We have to go by literary reference if we talk facts and
>> metaphysical logic. There is no record of Suka's disappearance in
>> Bhagavatam or Mahabharatha. Regarding number of chiranjeevis,in eka jiva
>> vada, all jiva bhasas which get liberated are chiranjeevis. They can
>> incarnate with a form at the sankalpa of Ishwara. I am happy to be
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