[Advaita-l] Paul Hacker's erroneous view
dgayatrinov10 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 3 12:07:49 CDT 2016
//But why at all Padmapada engages in a comparison, even though it is a
contrast, between Shankara his guru and Paramashiva of all gods, who has
nothing to do with Shankaracharya, a vaishnava, according to you and Paul
Because Shiva is Shankara's namesake. Sureshwara also says the same, that
Shankara bears the name of bhava (Shiva).
On Saturday, 3 September 2016, V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>
> On Sat, Sep 3, 2016 at 7:03 PM, D Gayatri <dgayatrinov10 at gmail.com
>> > The very comparison by Padmapada arises only because of the fact that he
>> > believed that Shankara was Shiva avatara. Otherwise there is no reason
>> > make that comparison for the mere name being Shankara.
>> PadmapAda's comparison is in fact differentiating Shankara from Shiva.
>> Therefore Padmapada most certainly does not consider Shankara as an
>> incarnation of Shiva, because (Adi) Shankara is without bhasma,
>> without Uma, without Vinayaka, without snakes etc. PadmapAda's verses
>> can be interpreted to have two meanings.
> But why at all Padmapada engages in a comparison, even though it is a
> contrast, between Shankara his guru and Paramashiva of all gods, who has
> nothing to do with Shankaracharya, a vaishnava, according to you and Paul
> Hacker? Only if this question is answered there can be any meaning in what
> you proceed to conjecture below. A mere name does not demand a
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