[Advaita-l] ’upAsana' and 'bhakti'

ShankaraBharadwaj Khandavalli shankarabharadwaj at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 7 13:53:37 CST 2012

Namaste Satish,

Your point of distinguishing between "following mantra marga" and "reciting a mantra as part of worship" is well taken. However - 

"So a proper upAsaka/mantrin's practice is quite different from both, in 
the process and in the attitude with which they approach 

upAsana=mantra mArga is also not very accurate. Mantra-devata-upAsana is one form of upAsana, though perhaps most common. Any systematic pursuit is usually called an upAsana - for instance nAdopAsana, nirguNopAsana etc. 


[Advaita-l] ’upAsana' and 'bhakti'Satish Arigela satisharigela at yahoo.com 
Fri Mar  2 01:39:46 CST 2012 

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