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    Re: Suitable Scripture

    Not that I write much anyway, but just one post to put a halt to this misinformation.



    The panchAkSharI occurs in the vishNu sahasranAma, which is an ithihAsa and hence is addressed to vishNu...
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    Re: Mahapashupatastra blog

    My last post on these forums since the moderator obviously doesn't allow my posts to go through without moderation. And even if he doesn't allow this post, atleast he can get a good glimpse of this....
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    Re: Teach me about Vishishtadvaita.

    Wrong. We say that the person making the error did the following things:

    1) He saw certain real properties of the rope, such as being curved, shaped like a snake, etc.

    2) He did not see the...
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    Re: Teach me about Vishishtadvaita.

    The translation is at the least, not accurate to the sanskrit used by the AchAryan. I suggest you check the real sanskrit. While sri bhAshyam uploaded on Sacred Texts is useful for reference, it...
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    Re: Teach me about Vishishtadvaita.

    This argument does not stand. Sri Ramanuja and Sri vedanta Desikan have clearly explained all this. If you have a dream where you see a dear person dying, then you have experienced that grief in your...
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    Re: Teach me about Vishishtadvaita.

    This is a misunderstanding of VA. As per VA, all objects are real, even those in dreams. If the tiger in the dream was not real, then the experience would not be real. The upanishad too declares that...
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    Re: Mahapashupatastra blog

    The Rudram, Rg Vedic Rudra Suktam, etc have never been "hijacked" by us. All traditional commentators have used it as a name of nArAyaNa only and I just highlighted that here. The narasimha tApanIya...
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    Re: Mahapashupatastra blog

    I suggest you also check out the interpretation for that mantra here. It is mantra 107 of the mahAnArAyaNa upanishad, which is the same as this rg vedic mantra :
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  9. Closed the thread in Vishishtadvaita forums?

    Not that I mind, since I was nearly finished anyway (last 3 anuvAkas are not that important as they pertain to kAmya karmas), but was there a specific reason besides perhaps the multiple posting...
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    Re: nArAyaNa in the veda-s

    srI ranga rAmAnuja muni, using grammar, derives that sentence another way as follows:

    "The rishi Ghora Angirasa practiced this Purusha Yajna with the dedication as "This is sub-servient to...
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    Re: About Sri Venkateswara

    Let me give you an example. You want to grow a tree in your garden (hypothetically, of gardens have trees!). So, you purchase the right type of soil, buy a plot of land, buy the seed, plant the seed,...
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    Re: About Sri Venkateswara

    charitra vrata = sage who observed all sacred vows; kR^itsnam kaavyam = to entire, epic; raamaayaNam = Ramayana; siithayaH charitam mahat = Seetha's, legend, sublime; poulastya vadham = Ravana's,...
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    Re: About Sri Venkateswara

    You are quite right. The mAya sitA story is not accepted by us. Furthermore, padmAvati is none other than srI mahA-lakshmi herself and not mAya sitA. On the other hand, we have a shrine for vakuLa...
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    Re: About Sri Venkateswara

    Right, I believe posting here would not be controversial. I can see that my views would give the moderators quite a headache otherwise.:)

    The archa form in temples is itself an avatArA. What is...
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    Re: Ganapathi pooja in Vaishnavism

    Durga certainly exists! We are not denying the deities mentioned in the mahAnArAyaNa upanishad.

    The tatpurusha mantras are interpreted as "we meditate on nArAyaNa, the tatpurusha by meditating on...
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    Re: Ganapathi pooja in Vaishnavism

    Hmm...my post seems to opened a hornet's nest here. The point I was trying to make is that sri vaishnavas do not accept Ganesha as a vedic deity or as the son of Shiva. The so-called Ganesha gAyatri...
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    Re: Ganapathi pooja in Vaishnavism

    I hope other hindus do not take offense to this, but sri vaishnavas do not accept the existence of Ganesha or that he is a vedic devata.

    As per the writings of our acharyas, we recognise only...
  18. Re: Narendra Modi is the BJP's PM candidate for 2014

    By my earlier comment, I should have made some things clear. The smuggled vigrahas are primarily going to Italy, if you get my drift.

    Modi's "One Rank, One Pension" was a stroke of genius. Way to...
  19. Re: Narendra Modi is the BJP's PM candidate for 2014

    Certainly. But this is his great test. If he fails, he will be shunted to one side like Advani. And let us not forget that the only person that the Congress ever gave heed to as a credible opponent...
  20. Re: Did Shiva worship Krishna or Krishna worship Shiva

    'Enemy' was figurative and not literal.

    I have no intention to debate in a shaiva forum as well. That was never my intention.

    You can find some vaishnava perspectives, my posts primarily in...
  21. Re: Did Shiva worship Krishna or Krishna worship Shiva

    Just a few words. When indulging in a friendly (or otherwise, I hope not!) debate or trying to make statements of this nature, it is always a good precaution to "know thy enemy", so to speak. In...
  22. Re: Did Shiva worship Krishna or Krishna worship Shiva

    There is nothing convoluted about the explanation. For that matter, Prahlada says the same things in the Vishnu Purana. Ready to accept Prahlada is the creator and destroyer of all and the Lord of...
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    Re: God in Hindu Dharma

    SrI venkatEswara is an avatAram of sriman nArAyaNa, who is known as srI Krishna, govinda, mukunda, rAghava, narasimha, etc.

    Govinda has many meanings - Go refers to Bhumi, Vinda refers to...
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    Re: God in Hindu Dharma

    In which case, you miss the entire point of what is "bhagavad anubhava". The Vishnu SahasranAma describes him as "Bhayakrt", ie, he who induces fear. And the commentators say that this is not only in...
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    Re: homosexuality

    There is no need to assume that everyone other than your good self is confused. The sAstras are very clear on this and every other subject and leave no room for doubt on any matter (and by that, I...
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    Re: homosexuality

    This is not a subject I would frequent, but it so happens that I know the answer to this one. Everyone here quotes the mahAbhArata, but one needs to look in the right place.

    There is an anecdote...
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    Re: God in Hindu Dharma

    Not to mention how he harasses the children of Gokula. In a commentary to Periyazhwar Thirumozhi, Embar, the cousin of swami rAmAnuja (and coincidentally named SrI Govinda Perumal) indicates that...
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    Re: Indispensability of Tamil?

    Our tradition gives importance to three languages - Tamil, Sanskrit and Manipravala. Swami Vedanta Desikan has even composed in Prakrit.

    But I believe Sanskrit will be enough for beginners. The...
  29. Re: Why Does Lord Shri Krishna Refer to Women and Vaishyas As People of Low Origins?

    That verse only speaks of the glories of prapatti.

    Women of all 4 castes and shUdras have no vedAdhikAra. Vaishyas are not allowed to perform the rite known as "sAtra yajna" and hence are...
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    Re: Visistadvaita before Ramanuja

    There is a reason why nAthamuni and others' works are lost. In the 1300s, muslims invaded srirangam and my acharyas did whatever they could to save the precious works from them. SrI pillai lOkAchAryA...
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    Re: What is Neo Hinduism?

    So we shall.




    *sigh* what nonsense. Nathamuni's works are quoted by Ramanuja and Desika and he is a sri vaishnava acharya, the grandfather of Sri Yamunacharya, whose works are available.
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    Re: What is Neo Hinduism?

    Omkara is correct.



    But we know for a fact that nAthamuni and yAmunAchAryA were indeed Vishishtadvaitins before rAmAnuja. Kapish?

    nAthamuni's works are lost, but his yoga rahasya and nyAya...
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    Re: why Indra is not worshipped?

    I meant that during the course of describing nArAyaNa's avatArA, vidwAns have talked about this particular section. In fact, it is in this section that nArAyaNa is also mentioned.

    On a related...
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    Re: why Indra is not worshipped?

    There is caution and then, there is over-caution.

    What I am saying is that there should be no doubt that this particular section is authentic. I have myself heard it quoted by some vidwAns,...
  35. Re: Gaudiya's brahmAnanda vs viShishtAdvaita's kaivalya - are they analogous concepts

    While this is primarily a Gaudiya thread, I can give the Vishishtadvaitic interpretation for this verse which is rather interesting. The Isavasya Upanishad is the only Upanishad that has been...
  36. Re: Gaudiya's brahmAnanda vs viShishtAdvaita's kaivalya - are they analogous concepts

    Sri Rama Ramanuja Acharya's views are not authentic. Not all his opinions.

    For instance, Sri Ramanuja did not have '82 conclusive precepts' as well, I mean, there is no record of Acharya Ramanuja...
  37. Re: Sri Vaishnava commentary on bhAgavatam 1.5.17

    Pranam dearest,

    point to note.This is a thread that requests *sri vaishnava* opinions.

    I thought we had an agreement to stay away from each other as much as possible?:)
  38. Re: Sri Vaishnava commentary on bhAgavatam 1.5.17

    Correction. The divya prabandha, veda, brahma sutrA, ithihAsa-pUrana, smriti, agamAs and the works of all vaidika acharyas from different mathams reject your view. I think I have already stated that....
  39. Re: Sri Vaishnava commentary on bhAgavatam 1.5.17

    Well, the idea that Shiva=Vishnu is unvedAntic from the point of view of advaita, vishishtadvaita, dvaita, suddhadvaita, dvaitadvaita and achintya bheda abheda. And I might add Yadava matham to it...
  40. Re: Sri Vaishnava commentary on bhAgavatam 1.5.17

    First of all, one sri vaishnava does not stand for the entire tradition. And even among mordern day sri vaishnava acharyas, some of them teach stuff that is deviant from sampradAya. Chinna Jeeyar...
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    Re: Some misconceptions - Answers from VA pov

    The bAnAsura charithra as a whole has extremely powerful inner meanings and encapsulates the entirety of Vishishtadvaita Vedanta in our tradition. I am reluctant to post it here because such meanings...
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    Re: Some misconceptions - Answers from VA pov

    The idea is that only what the shAstrA says is to be followed. And even if you argue that both are same, one must first study both vaishnava and shaiva traditions to see if the phalan of such...
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    Re: Chidambaram Photos 1993

    Not my intention to barge in on what is obviously a shaiva thread, but I have been here many times, the latest being 2012 and wanted to add my experiences.

    There is a Vaishnava divya desam within...
  44. Re: Is Surya (Sun god) Vishnu or Shiva (amsa)?

    Not a question of whether they do or not, but the idea is that the upanishads have not been challenged with respect to authority. The narasimha tApanIya, for instance, has been cited by Shankara,...
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    Re: Material Cause of the Universe

    Let me use this thread to explain a vAkyam which was unfortunately being used in the jalpa forums to bandy about a wrong understanding of shruti. It is highly relevant to the topic of the thread, so...
  46. Re: Is Surya (Sun god) Vishnu or Shiva (amsa)?

    At this juncture, it would be best to define exactly what "authenticity" means and give a list of the upanishads.

    We only consider those shaastrA as authentic, which have been used as pramAna in...
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    Re: Material Cause of the Universe

    No, we say that the potter, clay and the tools to make the pot are all Isvara. The example only shows that Isvara is the nimitta, upAdana and sahakAri kAranam. He does the role of the potter, the...
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    Re: Material Cause of the Universe

    (Note - This write-up is based on Sri PBA Swami's notes of pAshupata system in his tikA to the Tattva Traya bhAshya of Sri Varavaramuni)

    Because, there is a transformation of Brahman's body, and...
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    Re: Material Cause of the Universe

    I was about to leave home from work when I saw this. Will be my last post today.:)

    I can explain the VA concept of upAdana kAranatvam. The other schools like Advaita, etc explain material...
  50. Re: amshas, gross, and subtle form as per bhAgavata purANa 1.3

    It is a real form. It consists of the infinite number of universes and all the things contained in it, as the body of Bhagavan. "Vishvarupam" - the Vishvam is his rUpam. It is the body of Bhagavan. ...
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