[Advaita-l] REFERENCES FROM VARIOUS PURANAS, UPANISHADS, SASTRAS WHERE VISHNU, RAMA, KRISHNA DON BHASMA TRIPUNDRA AND VISHNU IS A PARAMA SHIVA BHAKTA
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 21:46:50 EST 2019
On Sat, Jan 19, 2019 at 2:04 AM Srinath Vedagarbha <svedagarbha at gmail.com>
> On Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 1:10 AM V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>
>> Thus, for Shankara, Hari (not any formed deity but Nirguna Brahman)
>> is the one that appears as the samsari. This position is antithetical and
>> anathema to non-advaitins. They can never accept the formed person Vishnu,
>> which is Brahman to them, to be appearing as the samsari jiva.
> That may be the position for Shankara, but Hari shabda, by its yogIka
> artha denotes only Vishnu (harithi iti hariH).
For both wods Hara and Hari, the dhAtu, hr, is the same. Both words
indicate that 'harati paapaani'. (harati is to remove, destroy, etc.)
> Also per nArayaNAya vidmaye vAasudevAya dhimahi tanno vishNu prachodayAt .
> If you just say Hari is nirguNa brahman that does not fly. Do not forget
> your NB is avAchya and no single shabda denotes it.
The above is a wrong understanding. All words have etymological
derivations. In the Narayana sukta, Sayana has cited the famous verse of
the manu smriti and other puranas that give the etymological meaning of the
name 'narayana' - Apo nArA iti proktआः..'
'आपो नारा इति प्रोक्ता आपो वै नरसूनवः ।
अयनं तस्य ताः पूर्वं तेन नारायणः स्मृतः ॥ ‘ [मनुः १.१०]
and said that 'nArAyaNa is not any mrUrivishesha.' Any deity can be
assigned to that definition. As per the definition, Narayana is the
adhiShThAnam of the jagat adhyasa. Hence, N is NB. Likewise Vishnu means
that which is vyApaka. Nirguna Brahman is sarvavyApi and hence Vishnu
denotes Brahman. So with Vasudeva, etc. names.
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