[Advaita-l] A different way to understand Brahma Sutra Janmadyasya Yatah

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 21 21:17:25 CDT 2016


On Sun, Aug 21, 2016 at 8:48 PM, D Gayatri <dgayatrinov10 at gmail.com> wrote:
> We don't need to worry about these "alternate" interpretations, since they
> are not supported by Shankara bhagavatpAda. Otherwise, we will have to
> accept even all the other interpretations given by other schools.

The Janmadyasya Sutra with Siva as Origin of Vishnu, Brahma and the
world may not be there in Sankara Bhashya. But it is not opposed to
the Bhashya. We have to remember Siva Purana saying Siva is both
Nirguna and Saguna. For Upasana purposes He is Saguna but His Natural
State is Nirguna. If you take Siva as Saguna only it will be a

First Sutra Athato Brahmajinasa is asking us to do Inquiry into
Nirguna Brahman. But second Sutra is explaining Creation. Second Sutra
cannot be about Nirguna Brahman. Nirguna Brahman cannot be creator of
anything. Siva is both Nirguna and Saguna. In first Sutra He is the
Nirguna Brahman. In Second Sutra He is Saguna Creator by giving birth
to Vishnu and Brahma and from Brahma the World.

> On Sunday, 21 August 2016, Venkatesh Murthy via Advaita-l
> <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
>> Namaste
>> जन्माद्यस्य यतः इति सूत्रेण शिवस्यैव बोधो भवति।
>> The knowledge of Siva is given by the Sutra



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