jhakgirish at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 8 04:50:21 EDT 2014
Dear Mr Das,
I already read the Sankarabhasya on the Isavasyopanisad and its English translation by swami Gambhirananda [Ramakrisna Mission].My problem is that what the following mantra means :
Andham tamah pravisanti ye asambhutim upasate.
Tato bhuya iva te tamoya u sambhutyam ratah //ISA-12//
Swami ji translates the view of Sankara and writes :
Those who worship the unmanifested(prakriti) enter into blinding darkness; but those who are devoted to the manifested (hiranyagarbha) enter into greater darkness.
Here the problem arises :
1,what is the import of the worship of asambhuti-avyakrita [ unmanifest] prakriti and sambhuti- karyabrahma[ hiranyagarbha ].Hiranyagarbha is mentioned in hiranygarbha Sukta too where it means a huge form of paramatma as
Hiranyagarbhah samavartataagre bhutasya jaatah patir eka aasit.
.In this way hiranyagarbha has two meanings. what import should be taken here as authentic?.
2.what is the system of said worships of avyakrita prakriti and sambhuti ?
In haste I could not use diacritics.
Girish K. Jha
Dept of Sanskrit
Patna 800 005
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