About who thinks the Advaita philosophy is wrong - there are several groups: 1). Ramanuja 2). Madhvacharya,
and 3). Most importantly, ISKCON (International Society of Krishna Consciousness). ISKCON are the biggest
opponents of the Advaita philosophy, saying that they are "mayavadis". They point out many areas of Bhagavad
Gita of ISKCON (they call it "Bhagavad Gita As it Is), claiming that the Absolute Truth is a person not one
with us, but separate.|
You are taking the words literally! My saying, "Who says the Advaita
Vedanta philosophy as propagated by Adi Shankaracharya is wrong?" Does not mean the organizations and people
involved! I simply mean to say... anyone who does not believe in the Advaita Vedanta philosophy is not only
incorrect but would fail to reach the absolute truth!
Anything and everything stated in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita is word of God
Almighty. To assimilate the meaning solely depends upon the capability of the individual concerned. The
Dvaita philosophy of Madhavacharya or the Vishista Advaita philosophy propagated by Ramanuja is not only
flawed... they do not lead to absolute truth.
As is the belief of one, so is the following! If I have the capability to
unearth pearls of wisdom contained in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita I would definitely believe in the Advaita
Vedanta theory of Adi Shankaracharya. What if the concept eludes me altogether? Those who follow Dvaita
philosophy of Madhavacharya remain limited to the preaching's of Madhavacharya alone.
Followers of Ramanuja never get to realize the true meaning of Advaita
Vedanta theory that leads to the wisdom of Sacred Bhagavad Gita. If we desire knowing absolute truth in
life... we need to pursue the highest principles of life contained in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita.
Every human being has been ordained by that special power of
discrimination that makes us decide what is best for us... to pursue or not to pursue the rightful path is
the sole prerogative of every individual human being.
Mahavira... the 24 Tirthankara of Jainism rightly said, "Do not reach
anything until you become a Mahavira... an enlightened one". He was right. The founder of ISKCON, The
International Society for Krishna Consciousness Swami Srila Prabhu Pada never gained enlightenment in his
lifetime. His teachings of Bhagavad Gita are flawed.
Bhagavad Gita is not a religious document. Bhagavad Gita can never be
followed ritually. Bhagavad Gita is what spirituality is all about! It is Bhagavad Gita alone knowing which
one reaches the inner domains of life... our soul atman within! Traveling the religious path... the path of
rituals... one never comes to tread the spiritual domain!
For living the present earthly domain of 70 to 80 years... following
Ramayana, the religious doctrines and dogma, the varied rituals is sufficient! For diving deep into the
bottomless pit of spirituality... for knowing our soul atman within... one needs knowing the pearls of wisdom
contained in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism.
The great epic Ramayana is all about the present sojourn of 70 to 80
years. The highest portal one can reach in physical manifest life is the status of Lord Rama... popularly
known as maryada Purushottam Rama. There is nothing beyond the status of Rama that can be achieved by human
beings in physical life. The status of Rama is the epitome of humanity.
For traveling the journey of 8.4 million manifestations... for reaching
the stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha) we need dwelling in the wisdom
contained in Sacred Bhagavad Gita. It is not Ramayana... it is the Sacred wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita
that paves way for reaching the end of cosmic life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation!
With what authority do I say this? Having realized God in 1993... Having
seen the sun in its full glory... it is not difficult to differentiate the power of bulb or a candle! I am in
direct commune with God Almighty every second of my life. I have never read Bhagavad Gita ever in my life
yet, the contents of Bhagavad Gita are like ABCD to me.
It is as if I had dictated the contents of the Sacred Bhagavad Gita in
one of my previous manifestations. The gist of the Sacred Bible, Quran, the Jainism doctrines and the
Buddhist scriptures... all are like ABCD to me! The contents of Sacred Bhagavad Gita are beyond any argument
In practical life most human beings tend to be ignorant. Why? Dominated
by a bloated ego... wanton desires and greed for materialistic riches... we simply tend to look the other
way! It is not a solution. If we desire traveling the spiritual path... for knowing the contents of the
Sacred Bhagavad Gita... we need reading in between the lines!
The requisite verses in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita would be sent to you
shortly when I get time! One thing you must be assured of... travelers of the spiritual path never question
God Almighty. Every single word contained in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita has emanated from God Almighty. Lord
Krishna was simply an instrument in the hands of God Almighty.
More Advaita Philosophy related links...
Maya Veil of Ignorance - Advaita
Vedanta Philosophy Maya Veil of Ignorance - Vedanta Philosophy Maya Advaita Vedanta
Always there to clarify your queries (send your query),
Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!
A to Z of Advaita Philosophy explained in words everyone can easily understand and
fathom. More on veil of ignorance can be found at : Advaita Vedanta
... Vijay Kumar - 13 June 2010.
Full text of query: About who thinks the Advaita philosophy is
wrong - there are several groups: 1). Ramanuja 2). Madhvacharya, and 3). Most importantly, ISKCON
(International Society of Krishna Consciousness).
ISKCON are the biggest opponents of the Advaita philosophy, saying that they are "mayavadis". They try to point out
many areas of the Bhagavad Gita of ISKCON (i.e, they call it "Bhagavad Gita As it Is), claiming that the Absolute
Truth is a person that is not one with us, but separate.
I also wanted to ask you, as the Gita is a very large writing, what are some verses of the Gita where I see the
writing of the Cosmos being reduced to the size of half a thumb? Also, what is a verse which directly points to
Atman and Brahman being one?
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