[Advaita-l] Shankara authenticates Shiva as the son of Brahma

Shashi raghavadasa at gmail.com
Mon Aug 15 13:16:44 CDT 2016

Dear D. Gayatri , 

Your statements are curious to me! I've been around Sankara's followers my entire life, and although I've encountered Advaitin Vishnu Bhaktas I've never encountered one who was both an Advaitin and a Veeravaishnava, like yourself. I'm aware that in South India there are a few groups of smartas - collectively a minority among Smartas- who've traditionally been Veeravaishnava, but I've never met such people in person. 

Because your interpretations are so different from what I understand to be mainstream advaita, I'm curious as to their sources. Are they the result of your own study, reflection, and inference? Are they part of a living lineage within the Sankara parampara? Is there a contemporary traditional Advaitin vidvan or sannyasi, in the line of Sankara, who also espouses your interpretations ? 

Namo Mahavishnave, 

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> On Aug 15, 2016, at 12:59 PM, D Gayatri via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Sri Srinath
> I am a staunch advaitin, so I strongly disagree with your statement. Vishnu
> being Brahman is perfectly compatible with advaita vedAnta and our
> jagadguru Shankara bhagavatpAda, has captured the spirit of the prasthAna
> traya-s perfectly. I believe bhagavatpAda is next in greatness, only to
> Krishna-Dvaipayayana. I have personal respect for Sri Ramanuja and Sri
> Madhva, so no comments on them or their philosophy.
> Regards
> Gayatri
> On Monday, 15 August 2016, Srinath Vedagarbha <svedagarbha at gmail.com> wrote
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