[Advaita-l] Are the Lord's bodies too ephemeral?

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Wed Aug 16 02:32:46 EDT 2017

On Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 11:47 AM, Jaldhar H. Vyas via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> On Tue, 15 Aug 2017, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l wrote:
> 4.5 The Blessed Lord said O Arjuna, many lives of Mine have passed, and so
>> have yours. I know them all, (but) you know not, O scorcher of enemies!
> Somewhat related: as today was janmashtami, I was reading the
> Krishnajanmakatha from Bhagavata Purana and in 10.2.32-43 Krishna Bhagavan
> relates to his parents Vasudeva and Devaki that this is third time He has
> been born as their son.
> In the Svayambhuva manvantara, He was born to Sutapa Prajapati and his wife
> Prshni hence His name was Prshnigarbha.
> The second time He was born to Maharshi Kashyapa and his wife Aditi as
> Upendra or Vamana.

A question arises:  If this very couple has been Prajāpati twice, why are
they not that now, in Krishnavatara time? Or were they? Prajāpati is quite
a high position in the cosmic hierarchy. Is there any evidence that this
couple got finally liberated in this birth when Lord Krishna was their son?


> And the third is as Krishna.
> --
> Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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