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Shukdeva advises Raja Parikshit in Srimad-Bhagavatam (12/5/11):

aham brahma param dhaam brahma aham paramam padam/evam samikshya cha aatmanam aatmanimaadhaya nishkale

English Translation: Think: I am Brahman, the Absolute Abode, the final destination and attach the Self to the ever-unstinted Brahman.

Interestingly, Sukadeva at the end of Bhagavatam does not advise King Parikshit to pray to God for liberation. He advises to think: I am Brahman.

How does the Sri Madhvacharya interpret the above sloka?

  • While I dont know how dvaitins interpret this, it is interesting to note that in the upanishads, it is stated that "aham" is one of the names of brahman. – user16581 Feb 28 '19 at 19:38
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    You may just write non advaitins... Else, dvaitins only represent Tattva vada followers of Madhvacharya... – user2612 Mar 1 '19 at 1:23
  • If you know Sanskrit, you can search for Madhvacharya's interpretation here: archive.org/details/SriBhagavataTatparyaNirnayaEBook – Surya Kanta Bose Chowdhury Mar 1 '19 at 10:18
  • @SuryaKantaBoseChowdhury yes the link finally worked & i hv dwnlded.Thnx – user17294 Mar 1 '19 at 10:53
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    @SuryaKantaBoseChowdhury Right, I think Madhvacharya hasn't commented on this verse – Pandya Mar 18 '19 at 15:15
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Srimad Bhagavatam 12.5.11 aham brahma param dhaam brahma aham paramam padam/evam samikshya cha aatmanam aatmanimaadhaya nishkale I dont think Sripada Madhvacharya commented on this verse. According to my studies I learnt this verse meant that both atma and paramatma are qualitatively same whereas quantitatively different for example : A drop in the ocean is qualitalively same as the ocean whereas quantitatively not same. Even in the vishnu purana Vishnu purana 5 Ansha 33 Adyaya sloka 47-49 lord krishna says something similar but still atma and paramatma are different.

Hare krishna Jai Sri Radhe

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