[Advaita-l] The language Sanskrit / Veda maNtra and Ishwara Sakshaatkaara / brahma jnAna
Raghav Kumar Dwivedula
raghavkumar00 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 13:11:02 EDT 2020
If the important technical words like satyam mithyA sattAtrayam etc., are
carefully taught, there is no reason why a person cannot be taught in any
language. For example Sri Nischala Das has composed excellent vedAntic
works in Hindi like vichArasAgara which are complete and adequate in
communicating Advaita GYAnam.
The only catch is that, a shrotriya teaching in English without much
reliance on sanskrit jargon can still convey GYAnam to s student (since
the shrotriya himself is proficient in sanskrit technical vedAnta words and
how to wield them to remove the avidyA in the students mind), I am not too
sure it will also create another shrotriya.
Conveying the GYAnam is, in my perception, easier less complicated task,
than creating a shrotriya. For the latter task, there is a need for
acquaintance with the pAribhAShika words of Vedanta.
On Thu, 12 Mar, 2020, 9:16 PM Bhaskar YR via Advaita-l, <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> praNAms Sri Subbu prabhuji
> Hare Krishna
> Thanks for the clarification. With this same breath can we say, if the
> mumukshu is capable enough to grasp the essence (tattva grAhi) in his own
> language, language Sanskrit / the Veda verdict in originals and must read
> / shravana of the same etc. will not come in the middle of his
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> Bhaskar ji,
> If we look at the Bhakti angle, Ishwara is pleased with the language of
> the heart rather than the tongue. We have this famous shloka:
> मूर्खो वदति विष्णाय विद्वान् वदति विष्णवे। उभयोः सदृशं पुण्यं भावग्राही
> The unlearned says 'Vishnaaya' while the scholar says 'Vishnave'. For both
> the same punyam occurs as Ishwara is bhaavagraahi.
> Azhwars, Shaiva Saints, Haridasa-s have obtained the grace of Ishwara by
> opening their heart through their own language. However, those who have
> Vedadhikara aught to learn it for adrushta. They are not prohibited from
> expressing devotion in their chosen tongue. Surdas, Kabir, Meera, etc. have
> composed songs that melt the heart.
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