[Advaita-l] Kapasyeva pundarikam
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Sun May 22 12:29:46 CDT 2016
One can only guess that there was a concerted ploy by the non-advaitic
schools to portray the Advaita Acharyas in poor light just to show their
Acharyas outshone their Vidya gurus.
On May 22, 2016 10:44 PM, "Venkatesh Murthy (वेङ्कटेशः सीतारामार्यपुत्रः)" <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Though Adi Sankara has said there is no हीनोपमा in कप्यासं Sabda there
> is one article in Saptagiri Magazine May 2016 page 15 is saying Yadava
> Prakasha the Vedanta Guru for Ramanuja was giving Neechopama only.
> छान्दोग्योपनिषदः ’य एषोऽन्तरादित्ये हिरण्मयः पुरुषो दृश्यते तस्य
> कप्यासं पुण्डरीकमेवमक्षिणी’ इति मन्त्रार्थविचारे कप्यासशब्दस्य
> यादवप्रकाशानां व्याख्या नीचोपमा आसीत् ।
> How it is possible the Advaiti Yadava Prakasha was giving Neechopama
> and going against Adi Sankara's Vyakhya?
> On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 6:14 PM, Venkatesh Murthy (वेङ्कटेशः
> सीतारामार्यपुत्रः) <vmurthy36 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Namaste
> > In the Sankara Bhashya -
> > तस्य एवं सर्वतः सुवर्णवर्णस्याप्यक्ष्णोर्विशेषः । कथम् ? तस्य यथा कपेः
> > मर्कटस्य आसः कप्यासः ; आसेरुपवेशनार्थस्य करणे घञ् ; कपिपृष्ठान्तः
> > येनोपविशति ; कप्यास इव पुण्डरीकम् अत्यन्ततेजस्वि एवम् देवस्य अक्षिणी ;
> > उपमितोपमानत्वात् न हीनोपमा
> > He has said there is no Hinopama or Bad Comparison. Why? Because
> > उपमितोपमानत्वात्. He has not compared Monkey's Behind part with God's
> > eyes. He has compared it with Lotus. Then the Lotus is compared with
> > God's eyes.
> > It is like saying A is like B and B is like C. Nobody said A is like
> > C. Why is Ramanuja crying? No need to cry.
> > But higher philosophy is also saying he is wrong to cry. Why? God is
> > everywhere and in everything. He is in me in you in Monkey in stone
> > everywhere even in stones and even in pigs and worms feeding on
> > excreta. Why we should feel ashamed to say this? If a person does not
> > like this he is petty minded and thinks God is only in Idols in
> > temples.
> > On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 1:47 PM, Murali S via Advaita-l
> > <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> >> Dear list members,
> >> Yesterday I was hearing a tiruppavai 'upanyaasam'.The speaker was as
> >> usual,berating Sri Sankara Bhagavatpaada for 'kapasyeva pundarikam'.
> >> My question is a very low level question.You have the choice of
> ignoring it.
> >> a)Whats the context of the Paramapurushas eyes?
> >> b)Should Sri Sankara Bhagavatpada have given that interpretation?
> >> S.Murali
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