[Advaita-l] Shrimad Bhagvatam?

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Mon Jan 9 06:08:15 CST 2017

On Jan 9, 2017 5:27 PM, "Kripa Shankar via Advaita-l" <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Namaste,
>> There are many scholars who have listed a number of ‎reasons as to why
Srimad Bhagavatam is not authentic. Further, it is said that, it was
written by a Vaishnava and attributed it to Vyasa. So Vyasa is not it's
original author.
>> I haven't read Bhagvatam nor compared it to Mahabharta for it's
authenticity. But the revisionists are correct to a large extent, in my
> Another point is that, apparently, Ramanuja and Yamunacharya  does not
mention this text anywhere. ‎
>> Do the Advaitins regard it as an authentic work?

Sridhara swamin has commented on this work. He brings out the advaitic
purport here and there and also holds Shiva Vishnu abheda. He has also
commented on the Vishnu Puranam and says at the beginning itself that this
is a fine source for advaitic knowledge.

Dr. BNK Sharma is reported to have identified Srimad Bhagavatam quoted by
Abinava Gupta in his BG commentary which preceded Ramanuja.

> Regards
> Kripa ‎
>> Vyasaya Vishnu roopaya Vyasa roopaya Vishnave
> Namo vai Brahma nidhaye Vasishtaya namo namaha
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