[Advaita-l] [advaitin] Rope-snake example in Upanishads
H S Chandramouli
hschandramouli at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 06:28:19 EST 2017
Reg << I remember Goudapada kaarika or somewhere, the opposite is also
> snake-rope. where one mistakes it as rope where it is really a snake! >>,
That is the story of Bilvamangal. He mistakes a dead snake for a rope and
uses it to cross a strong current of water in the night to meet his lover.
On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 4:51 PM, Praveen R. Bhat via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Namaste Sadaji,
> On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 4:40 PM, kuntimaddi sadananda via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > Great and thanks.
> Thanks. Also thanks to Subbuji, who suggested that I gather these together
> in a post.
> > I remember Goudapada kaarika or somewhere, the opposite is also referred
> > snake-rope. where one mistakes it as rope where it is really a snake!
> The Karikas 2.17 and 2.18 talk of rope seen as snake; the other way around
> may be referred somewhere else. I remember Pujya Swami Dayanandaji used to
> give the example of snake seen as a rope being more dangerous, as a joke
> though, as one may pick it up! :)
> Kind rgds,
> --Praveen R. Bhat
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