[Advaita-l] Paul Hacker's erroneous view

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Sat Sep 3 11:50:02 CDT 2016

On Sat, Sep 3, 2016 at 7:07 PM, D Gayatri <dgayatrinov10 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Look at how beautifully the Narayanastra blog explains the meaning of
> Padmapada's verse -
> http://narayanastra.blogspot.in/p/blog-page_3.html
> namAmyabhogiparivArasampadaM nirastabhUtiM anumArddhavigrahaM
> anugraM unmR^iditakAlalA~ncanaM vinAvinAyakaM apUrvashaN^karaM
> The above sanskrit verse is a double entendre.

> Each word/sentence can
> be interpreted in two ways:

This claim is not met in three instances:

> apUrva shaMkaraM namAmi = I salute the new Shankara who is different
> from the commonly known Shankara (Shiva)
> abhogiparivAra sampadaM = He is surrounded by sages (abogi-s or those
> who do not indulge in “bhoga” or enjoyments) / he is not surrounded by
> snakes (bhogi-s)
> nirasta bhUtiM = He has got no material wealth (bhUti) (as he is a
> sannyasi) / he is devoid of ashes (bhUti)  Only one interpretation is
> possible here, that is what one commentator has done.

> anumArdha vigrahaM = He has logic (anumA) as his other half / he does
> not have Uma as his other half
> anugraM = He is not fierce   Where is the second interpretation?

> unmR^idita kAla lA~ncanaM = He has surpassed the mark of time (ie.,
> samsara, as he is a jIvanmukta)/ he is devoid of the black-mark (on
> the throat)
> vinA vinAyakaM = He is not accompanied by vinAyaka   Even here only one
> interpretation.

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