[Advaita-l] Madhusudhana Saraswathi and Advaita.

Rajaram Venkataramani rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Sun Feb 26 09:21:17 CST 2012

> This shows that by the term 'upAsanA' GaudapAda is not restricting the
> meaning to just Hiranyagarbha, it could be anything, an avatAra mUrti,
> like Krishna, Rama, Narasimha, etc. that could be meditated upon.  These
> also fall under the category of 'idam' and therefore anAtmA in Advaita.
> Is there any reference in the sastras or the works of traditional advaita
> acharyas to show that the forms of Rama, Krishna, Narasimha etc. is in the
> category of 'idam'?If it is your understanding or interpretation based on
> the fact that all names and forms are unreal, that is a different matter.
> Sankara's commentary on BG 8.9 and 4.7 in addition to Anandagiri and
> Madhusudana on Sankara's commentary throw light on the names and forms of
> the Lord.

> Madhusudana sums it up with the analogy of Rahu's head for Krishna's Self.

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