[Advaita-l] Who is 'Jagadguru'?
devbab at gmail.com
Thu Apr 11 21:19:03 EDT 2019
Yes, the debate is not well construued.
The word "Jagadguru" means Jagata: Guru: -one who is the Guru for the
When we, advaitaitins have established Jangan Mithya,
then, it becomes MithyAyA: Guru
Then, the word Guru itself becomes Mithya.
Which Shankara has also confirmed in His Nivana Shaktkam sh.5, (na Guro na
Shishya: -- chidAnanda Rupo ShivOham ShivOham)
So, the word Jagadguru can only be taken in VyAVaharika Dhristi, that is
why we have 4 Jagadgurus for 4 Shankacharya Peetam.
So, If Ramanuja or Madhwacharya followers were to consider their Gurus as
Jagadguru, it is fine from their perspective of Shishyas
On Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 5:27 AM V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> A short animated debate in Sanskrit-Hindi.
> It is a debate on 'whether Shankaracharya alone can be 'Jagadguru'. I
> don't see nyaya shaastra here. The sannyasi says, rather reasons: For us,
> Krishna is Jagadguru. And Shankaracharya alone can be Jagadguru and
> Ramanuja and Madhva can't. Reason: Shankara's realization is 'aham brahma
> asmi'. Brahman alone can be jagadguru, same as Krishna. But in Ramanuja and
> Madhva, their realization is never 'aham brahma' but 'aham jiva alone.'
> How can jiva be jagadguru? This is the line of argument.
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