Re: superstitions (2 of 2)
Subject: Re: superstitions (2 of 2)
From: email@example.com (Manish Tandon)
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 1994 15:14:19 GMT
Organization: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
In article #1356, firstname.lastname@example.org (Vidyasankar Sundaresan) writes:
|> Finally, see if you can convincingly prove how Sankara/advaita is wrong,
|> without quoting the Padmapurana or some such other lame work.
Veda Vyasa wrote the four Vedas, the 18 Puranas, the Upanisads, and the
Vedanta-sutra. Shankaracharya also accepted that and so did Tejomayananda
swami of the Chinmaya mission.
O greatest of all sages of all times, WHO gave you or anyone
else the authority to decide what is lame and what is NOT lame???
For others except this -MORON- Vidyasankar Sundaresan,
Tejomayananda swami sited also cited a verse telling that Sri Veda Vyasa
was an incarnation of Narayana himself!! If one RASCAL rejects one of the
writings of Veda Vyasa as lame based upon some concocted logic, another RASCAL
can reject all of his other writings as lame using the same concocted logic.
Where does this leaves us??
and here is a verse from Srimad Bhagvatam which authenticates the Puranas,
'itihasa-puranam ca pancamo veda ucyate' (SB 1.4.20),
i.e. the Puranas and the histories such as Mahabharata, are
known as the fifth Veda.
However, devoid of all faith and their minds taken over by false pride,
these advaitans have the audacity to pass judgement on the writings of
Sri Veda Vyasa, which are the very foundation of the Sanatana dharma.
For those who don't know, here is the verses from Padmapurana in question,
(Lord Shiva personally telling this to his wife)
srnu devi paraksyami, tamasani yatha karman
yesan sravana-matrena, patitayam jnaninam api
apartham sruti-vakyanam, darsayal loka-garhitam
karma-svarupa-tyajyatvam, atra ca pratipadyate
sarva-karma-paribhramsan, naiskarmayam tatra cocyate
paratma-jivayor aikyam, mayatra pratipadyate
"My dear devi, sometimes I teach the non-dualistic philosophy for
those who are engrossed in the mode of ignorance (tamasa). But if
a person in the mode of goodness (sato-guna) happens to hear this
philosophy of non-dualism (advaita), he falls down, for when teaching
this philosophy, I say that the living entity and the Supreme
Lord are one and the same."
Most Vedic scholars accept Shankaracharya as the incarnation of Lord Shiva
but even if that is not true, it is rather foolish to try to say that a
Purana is a lame work.