[Advaita-l] Shankara authenticates Shiva

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 00:46:36 CDT 2016

On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 11:09 AM, D Gayatri <dgayatrinov10 at gmail.com> wrote:

> >>
> >> I suddenly don't understand what is the problem when Vishnu is praised
> >> and Shiva is shown as brahma's child when Sri Adi Shankara himself
> >> authenticates this.
> >
> >
> > Adi Shankara has never authenticated this. He has authenticated Rudra as
> > Brahman in the Prashnopanishat.
> By quoting the shanti parvan verses, Sri Adi Shankara authenticated
> that. He has treated Rudra as created in BU bhAshya.

By quoting the MB Shankara has authenticated Rudra-Narayana abheda. And the
trimurti abheda contained in the Harivamsha too. By quoting the Shve.up and
the Jabalopanishat Shankara has held Rudra to be Brahman in the
Prashnopanishat. None can succeed in making Shankara and Veda Vyasa bigots.
Only those who come from vaishnava background, as admitted by themselves,
can attempt to do this but will utterly fail.

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