Post by Peter Post by Cfirstname.lastname@example.org
No thats is not what He believed..He only taught one single path of
bhakti..that is why His final sloka was- "Bhajo Govinda"
And the only person He ever taught anything to was His Mother.
Okay so because he wrote "Bhajo Govinda" then this statement annul
everything else that he wrote??. Absurd Steve absurd. You should apply for
the return of your money to TM, you missed their entire teaching. you just
didnt get it.
No you did not get "it"...you are guilty of mis-quoting and completley
mis-understanding the teaching of Sri Adi Shankara
Here is what (as willytex pointed out.."the oldest living disciple of
Brahmananda Saraswati) the Shankaracharya of Jyosimutt and Dwarika
Sharada Peeth- Swami Swaroopananda Saraswati has said regarding this
.."Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati: I was also his disciple,
Brahmanand Saraswati's. He was my Guru. He would not accept any
offerings from his disciples.
Disciple should be such that he gives to his Guru everything. Then
nothing belongs to the disciple, everything is Guru's. Guru should be
such that he does not take anything from the disciple. He thinks only
good of his disciple.
Q: My Lord, Shankaracharya Brahmananda Saraswati Ji Maharaj, who is
our pujyapaad (whose feet are worthy of our respect), who is
brahmaleen (absorbed in Brahma, the omnipresent form of God) who is
presiding over the Jyotirpith, who is the teacher of the entire
universe - that he used to instruct mantras to his disciples. I would
like to know which mantras were those?
Shankaracharya: The Lord, Shankaracharya Brahmananda Saraswati Ji
Maharaj strictly adhered to the varna (caste) and ashram (four stages
of life) systems. He believed in one's varna by birth. Whosoever came
to him to become a disciple, he used to ask him which form of God he
was in love with. Whichever form the new disciple had an interest in,
that form he would explain to the new disciple. [Guru Dev] used to
explain, either you should depend on your own inclination or else, he,
after understanding your previous life and which form of God you
worshipped then, would instruct the initiate accordingly.
Without having an ishtadevata (a personal form of God), no one could
have a mantra from him. The very meaning of mantra is ishtadevata.
Therefore, along with every mantra, thinking or reflecting over the
form of the ishtadevata is essential. Therefore, in all the modes of
worship, one reflects over one's ishtadevata before chanting or
meditating with one's mantra.
Q: The religion that Guru Dev preached was connected with five forms
of God-Devatas-such as Pancha Devupasana and so what relation has it
with Vedic Sanatan Dharma (worship of God) as well as in regard to the
varna (caste system) and ashram (four stages of life) systems?
Shankaracharya: The Lord, Adi Shankara was a great exponent of Vedic
Sanatana Dharma. God, he taught, is grouped into six forms. He
preached six types - five based on forms of God like Shiva, Shakti,
Vishnu, etc. and one, Nirakar, without form. However, the worship of
God without form being extremely difficult was reserved for
renunciates. That is what Adi Shankaracharya had instructed.
Bhagavan Shree Shankara revived Vedic Sanatan Dharma. He said God has
six forms. So accordingly, Maharaj Ji gave upadesha (initiation) to
meditate upon those forms for the sake of our worship.
Q: Brahmananda Saraswati did not charge any fees when he used to
Shankaracharya: This is a principle. A quotation from Goswami
"The guru who charges or takes money from his disciples in return for
initiation, steals disciple's property and goes to damnable hell."
For that reason Gurudeva used to give upadesha (initiation) without
any fees. He used to say "If I accept any gift from the disciple (or
fees), then his sins are transmitted to me."
Now Peter here is the Shankaracharya of Puri Peeth visitng the 3
And what of this (my point to follow Peter ..so try and pay attention)
.."Likewise, the National Chairperson of the Sri Sri Jagadguru
Shankaracharya Puri Peeth, Vedmurty Dhananjay Vaidyashastri said that,
"Like other communities do, every Hindu should respect and have pride
for Hindu Dharma and its religious leaders (Dharmagurus). It is the
need of the hour for all Hindus to unite against the onslaughts
occuring on Hindu Dharma from all directions. Everybody should get
equipped for the testing times that the future holds in store."
In the present times, Hindu Dharma is being attacked from all
directions because the Hindu community is not united and does not
practice Dharma due to lack of religious education. In order to
sustain Dharma in such testing times, Hindu Dharmajagruti Sabha's are
being organised at 30 places in the states of Maharashtra, Goa and
Karnataka. Out of them, this was the 6th Sabha which took place in the
holy presence of saints.."
Bhagvatpaad Adi Shankaracharya, Incarnation of Lord Shiva, established
four Peethams (Monastaries and Institutions) at four cardinal
directions of India.
The Peethams at East, West, South and North are named as
Sri Govardhan Peetham, Puri (Orissa) Presently headed by
H.H.Nischalananda Saraswati Swamiji,
Sri Sharada Peetham, Dwaraka (Gujarat) Presently headed by
H.H.Swaroopananda Saraswati Swamiji,
Shri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri (Karnataka) Presently headed by
H.H.Bharati Teertha Swamiji and
Shri Jyotish Peetham (Uttaranchal) Presently headed by
H.H.Swaroopananda Saraswati Swamiji.
MY POINT PETER..WHEN A REASONABLY sane and thinking person
investigates the established Peeths of Adi Shankara..all we find is
DEVOTION/BHAKTI TO PERSONAL FORM OF GOD..LORD KRISHNA!
WE ALSO FIND NO MENTION OF THE "NIRAKAR BRAHMA (subordinate formless
form of God) " as being in any way superior to teh Superior Supreme
Form Of God Lord Krishna!!
To put it mildly ..you and willytex have NO CLUE what you are talking