[Advaita-l] [advaitin] The constant thought of 'I am Vishnu' results in liberation, moksha - Skandapurana

sreenivasa murthy narayana145 at yahoo.co.in
Mon Jan 29 08:38:15 EST 2024

Dear SriVenkatraghavan,

      I thank you for your kind response.

As a reply toyour response  I am bringing to your kindattention two postings of mine which appeared in Advaitin group as well as Advaitin-1 group.

That will be enoughfor you to know the importance of the questions I posed to Sri Subramanian.Please ponder over the questions in the light of the mantras to which I havereferred in the posting  [a-2]. MyRevered Guru’s   Grace helped me in myjourney undertaken in the direction as revealed by those mantras towards  MYSELF which is ATMAN / BRAHMAN.


POSTING :[a-1]

Re: [Advaita-l]How can prANa be Brahman?



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SUBJECT: Re: [Advaita-l] Howcan prANa be Brahman?


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Sat, 10 Sept, 2016 at 4:34 pm


Dear Friends,


Sri Chandramouli writes : "In short the goal of every advaitasAdhaka should be to be a    jivanmukta."


   The fact is that every one including an advaitasadhaka is already a jivanmukta but most of them, say 99.999% , are notaware of this TRUTH. So what has to be done is to become aware of this FACT.The methodology to become aware of this fact has been given in the mantras2-1-3 & 2-1-4 of Kathopanishad and Mantra 2-4 of Kena Upanishad . In thecommentaries to those mantras, Sri Shankara, in the most simple and direct wayhas explained and shown the path in very clear terms . If only a sinceremumukshu, with an open mind, can study at the feet of a Guru who has cognizedthe truth within himself by himself and see the Truth, not through the screenof the scholarship and knowledge which he has accumulated, but with a cleanslate as taught by the Sruti and Acharya he can surely and certainly reach thegoal which is no goal at all.

 Sri Shankara says : 

          [a-1]Atman isnityavartamAnasvarUpaH.

          [a-2]nityatvAt mokShasya  , 


           [a-3]AtmA hi nAma svarUpam ||


With sAShTAMganamaskArams,

Sreenivasa Murthy


Posting [a-2]


Sreenivasa Murthy

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Sun, 10 Dec, 2023 at 11:02 am



Respected members,


   Mother Srutideclares :

Yatra nAnyat paSyati nAnyat SRuNOti nAnyat

           vijAnAti sa BUmA || Chandogya 7-24-1

SatyaM  jnAnaM  anantam  brahma ||TaittarIya 2-1

sarvagM hyEtadbrahma  ayamAtmA  

               brahma || ManDukya Mantra 2

brahmaivEdagM viSvaM  variShTham || muMDaka 2-2-12

sa EvEdagM sarvaM ||Chandogya 7-25-1

ahamEvEdagam  sarvam || Chandogya 7-25-1

AtmaivEdagaM  sarvam  || Chandogya 7-25-2

Atmata EvEdagM  sarvam|| Chandogya 7-26-1

prapaMcOpaSamam  Sivam   advaitam  caturtham  manyantE

      sa  AtmA  sa  VijnEyaH || Mandukya mantra 7

>From the above quotedmantras it follows that

Aham which is myself andwhich is HERE and NOW

is  BUmA,Atman, Brahman. And also I am anantam and advaitam.

 I am HERE & NOW.

Hence where nAnu is there which is HERE & NOW,

there is no second thing besides me which can be seen,

Which can be heard or which can be thought about.

So I AM advaitatattva.

 Thisis the only conclusion  that can be drawnfrom the above quoted Sruti mantras.


I requestthe  very well versed Scholars in Vedanta

to ponderover the implications of these mantras

and showhow what has been stated in these mantras is a fact of life.


This is alitmus test to all the great scholars of this group.


Withrespectful namaskars,




With thisI will close.

Withrespectful pranams,


    On Monday, 29 January, 2024 at 12:54:39 pm IST, Venkatraghavan S <agnimile at gmail.com> wrote:  
 Very correct. shAstras are totally unnecessary. There is no need for shravaNam, mananam, nididhyAsanam. There is no need for Shankaracharya to have come down to earth and written all his commentaries. It is a total waste of time.
Whereas, not doing anything and whiling away one's time is perfectly sensible. 
Kind regards,Venkatraghavan.
On Mon, Jan 29, 2024 at 9:28 AM 'sreenivasa murthy' via advaitin <advaitin at googlegroups.com> wrote:

 Dear Sri Subramanian,
You write: "
·        Since Vishnu (The all pervading Consciousness)is

my very svarupam, the contemplation frees me."
WHEN YOUR VERY  SVARUPAM IS VISHNU why contemplate as 'I am Vishnu'?Who is that 'me' that contemplates thus?Is that 'me' separate from Vishnu?If he is separate from Vishnu then how can he be Vishnu orbecome Vishnu?Do you contemplate 'I am a human being'?Is it not ridiculous?When you are already a human being why contemplate?Only a mad man will do that.Is it not so?
Please ponder over.With warm regards,Sreenivasa Murthy.

    On Sunday, 28 January, 2024 at 06:19:53 pm IST, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:  
 On Sun, Jan 28, 2024 at 5:21 PM 'sreenivasa murthy' via advaitin <
advaitin at googlegroups.com> wrote:

> Dear Sri Subramanian,
> You write :"one becomes liberated from bondage by constantly thinking 'I
> am Vishnu'"
> IS it not like saying "One becomes a crorepati by
> constantly thinking 'I am Mukesh Ambani'"?

Namaste Sir,

The difference is this:  Since Vishnu (The all pervading Consciousness) is
my very svarupam, the contemplation frees me.  Since crorepati is not my
svarupam there is no use constantly thinking I am Mukesh Ambani.  But in
the modern world, a person who wants to become a crorepati benefits from
the lessons Mukesh Ambani's life teaches.

warm regards

> Is it ever possible?
> What has been stated / quoted by you goes against the
> teachings of Upanishads And Sri Shankara.
> Such quotations are misleading.
> Kindly pardon me for my frank opinion .
> With warm regards,
> Sreenivasa Murthy
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