[Advaita-l] The concept of mAyA sItA
sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 20 23:17:25 CST 2014
Mula Ramayana consists of the hundred verses ,which Narada told to Valmiki and these hundred verses are in the beginning of the Valmiki Ramayana.
As regards Lord Ram being a human, he was indeed so for all purpose, as he was under a curse from one of the eternal Kumaras (I think it was probably Sanatkumara). According to the curse Vishnu would forget all his knowledge and he had to take birth and get that knowledge from Vasistha. Yet he was not declared to be Lord Vishnu till Ravana was kileed as Ravana could be killed by a human being only. It was only after Ravana was killed that Lord Brahmaa reminded him that he (Lord Ram) was indeed Vishnu.
On Wednesday, February 19, 2014 10:32 PM, Nithin Sridhar <sridhar.nithin at gmail.com> wrote:
It can be further argued that, that Rama or Sita i.e. the avatara form
itself is a Lila accomplished through Maya. As Krishna says he has taken
birth using his own maya. Hence, Sita= Maya Lakshmi!! And Rama=Maya Vishnu
and hence, Vishnu & Lakshmi does not undergo any miseries but it is Rama &
Sita who undergo miseries!
2014-02-20 11:52 GMT+05:30 V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>:
> The concept of mAyA sItA is admissible to the mAdhva-s:
> In the BGB 14.3 both Madhva and Jayatirtha allude to this. For them
> Lakshmi can never be subjected to misery and therefore the misery undergone
> by sItA is only an appearance, a show, and not real.
>इति भिन्ने पदे; ततः
> परमितिशब्दोऽध्याहार्यः। कुतः? इत्यत आह -- महतीति। तत्रैव मत्स्यपुराणे।
> अर्थक्रमेण'मम योनिर्महद्ब्रह्म'
इत्यत्र व्युत्क्रमेण व्याख्यानम्।
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