[Advaita-l] Krishna and Sankara (was Re: ...)
sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 7 17:38:40 CST 2014
Lord Krishna was a Brahmachari. Manu Smriti says that a married person can be called a Bramachari and he said who qualifies for that. Adi Shankara was also a Brahmachari and his vrata remained unbroken.
On Friday, February 7, 2014 3:12 PM, S Jayanarayanan <sjayana at yahoo.com> wrote:
Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com wrote:
> I just couldn't help wonder two things:
> 1) What do Madhvas think of Krishna calling himself as a brahmachari then!
May you live long!
Some are ever-ready to accept Krishna playing around with the Gopis as not in any way a violation of Brahmacharya, but when Sankara does something similar by traversing bodies, they feel the need to subject that incident to "in-depth analysis" :-)
Put very bluntly - Krishna violated Brahmacharya at least in Kaya and Vacha, but Sankara did not!
BTW, Sankara says in the Dig-Vijaya, "I am like Mahavishnu", implying that He is also Ishvara in human form.
> --Praveen R. Bhat
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