[Advaita-l] REFERENCES FROM VARIOUS PURANAS, UPANISHADS, SASTRAS WHERE VISHNU, RAMA, KRISHNA DON BHASMA TRIPUNDRA AND VISHNU IS A PARAMA SHIVA BHAKTA
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Thu Jan 17 00:47:38 EST 2019
praNAms Sri Sriram prabhuji
For we advaitins, it is immaterial whether Shiva is great or Vishnu is great; for us it is 'मायाशबल ब्रह्म' ... Yes, for personal worship, one can consider मायाशबल ब्रह्म to be Rama, Krishna, Shiva, Vishnu, Devi etc.
> yes, for the advaitins hari, hara, devi etc. saguNa brahma (kArya brahma or sOpAdhika brahma) only nothing more nothing less than that, and it is immaterial for us who is superior to who and who is inferior to who and who wears what and in which shape since all are capable of giving the mumukshu the 'krama mukti' 😊 But it is quite amusing to read our advaitins perspective (ofcourse in the zeal of showing hara is noway inferior to hari) that is trying to convince the readers that hara is superior and hari (Vishnu) too wearing the bhasma to propitiate hara 😊 This is, in my opinion, clearly shows, we the socalled advaitins too somehow bigoted to prove some deity Is superior to some other deity. Though all these have been said to efface the bigoted views of dvaitins (Shaiva-s and vaishNava-s), we, ourselves, succumbing to this "my daddy strongest" trap without our knowledge.
and in due course of vedanta-chintana, one has to drop-off this अभिनिवेशः and transcend the petty aspects ....That is why during 'vedanta-chintana', one is advised to shake off all his previously acquired concepts.
> well, does it mean finally being an advaitin you have to eradicate the very concept of existence of personified gods like hari (vishNu), hara, bhagavati and their respective abode like vaikunTa, kailAsa etc.??!! was the question posed by some 'bhakta' when I was narrating that the concept of Ishwara in Advaita is avidyA kalpita 😊 To this doubt, I said, well definitely I donot know the answer as I have not visited these places sofar nor personally met these most powerful and dominant personalities but at the best I can say these personalities reside in an equally comfortable 7 star hotel like place though exterior and interior decorations may vary and they have exactly the same power and capabilities though you may find them at different place and in different shapes 😊 And being an advaitin I may approach any one of them to grant me either krama mukti or bestow the Advaita paramArtha jnana.
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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