[Advaita-l] Fwd: Rama and Krishna are Jiva-s - Mahabharata

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Sat May 20 12:37:36 EDT 2017

2017-05-20 13:23 GMT+05:30 sreenivasa murthy <narayana145 at yahoo.co.in>:

> Dear Friends,
>    In what way  it is going to help/benefit one by knowing whether Rama
> and Krishna are Jivas or Avatars or gods? Is it the goal of the study of
> Vedanta / Upanishads?  Is it not a waste of time and energy to go on
> discussing such fruitless subjects? Instead of such discussions is it not
> much better to devote and energy to know one's true Atmasvarupa? Please
> ponder over and think about it.

Dear Sir,

The Upanishad says: Ishvarānugrahādeva pumsām advaitavāsanā. Shankara has
said in the Brahma sutra bhashya: tadanugraha hetukenaiva hi jnānena
mokṣasiddhir bhavitumarhati.  Thus, in order to attain the knowledge of
one's true svarupa, one has to have Ishvara's grace. Ishvara's grace can be
had only by worshiping Him. In order to know who is Ishwara and who is not,
such a discussion becomes relevant.

warm regards


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