[Advaita-l] Reference to Rudra and Aditya in BGB 6.47

Sujal Upadhyay via Advaita-l advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
Sat Aug 2 06:22:39 CDT 2014

Thank you for clarification :)


Sujal Upadhyay

"To disconnect from the self and to become Aware of anything else is
nothing but unhappiness" - Bhagawan Ramana Maharshi

He who has faith has all
He who lacks faith, lacks all
It is the faith int he name of lord that works wonders

On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 11:42 AM, Jaldhar H. Vyas via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> On Mon, 28 Jul 2014, Sujal Upadhyay wrote:
>  Namaste,
>> Regarding the discussion, there is one more verse in BG 11.15 which
>> describes virATa svarUpa of bhagavAn. Here, Adi SankarAcArya in his bhASya
>> has not translated the word 'ISa' as Siva, while rAmAnujAcArya has. It
>> would
>> be interesting to know the commentaries of other AcArya-s. mAdvAcArya and
>> Abhinavagupta has not commented on this verse. Other AcArya-s like
>> Valliabhacharya, Madhusudan Saraswati, Shreedhar Swami, Nilkantha, etc
>> have
>> not written the word Siva. Still, we can have a look at it. Please also
>> check Anandgiri's bhashya. Since I am not conversant with sanskrit, I
>> request you to please have a look.
> It quite clearly refers to Brahmaji as the lord (creator) of the world
> seated on the kamala etc. and it would seem rather difficult to interpret
> it as anything else.  Hence Shridharacharya, Swami Shankarananda and Swami
> Madhusudan Saraswati in their tikas only mention Brahmaji.
> On the other hand, 10.23 says rudrANAm sha~NkarashchAsmi.  Shankaracharya
> modestly avoids making any connection with his name and merely mentions
> that there are 11 rudras.  None of the others explicitly mention Shiva
> Bhagavan either.
> --
> Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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