As discussed in this question’s comment section

It is clear that the recital of (deity specific) mantras are not ”sanctioned”(I don’t know what implications follow if someone does recite without Deeksha,I am quoting another user’s words) for uninitiated individuals.

So then,who is the person who gave the original/initial Diksha?The one whose disciples later passed down the Diksha to others,and who Himself/Herself,did not require Deeksha?

  • Obviously, it depends on the sect as to who's the Adi Guru (the Self): Shaiva & Shaktas = Shiva-Shakti, Vaishnavas = Vishnu (Krishna), et al..
    – Vivikta
    Commented Jun 4, 2021 at 14:33
  • @Vivikta So this is like asking ,”Who is Supreme?Lord Vishnu or Lord Shiva?”,right?
    – Amethyst
    Commented Jun 4, 2021 at 16:06
  • That's a futile debate: Verily know that it's the same Brahman donning different roles for different people (as per their "taste"). ब्रह्मत्वे सृजते विश्वं स्थितौ पालयते पुनः । रुद्ररूपाय कल्पान्ते नमस्तुभ्यं त्रिमूर्तये .
    – Vivikta
    Commented Jun 4, 2021 at 16:22
  • @This concept is fine by most sects ,I guess.I think the point of debate is who is the Brahman:Sri Krishna,Sadashiv,Devi,etc.Different Puranas say different things.
    – Amethyst
    Commented Jun 4, 2021 at 16:27
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    @Proxy This link doesn’t answer my question.For example,I have heard that Lord Shiva gave the Sanjeevani Mantra to Shukracharya.So here,Shukracharya is the one who receives the mantra Deeksha.Lord Shiva is the original source of the mantra ,Himself having not received Deeksha of the mantra from anyone else(I presume so).In the case of this mantra,I call Lord Shiva,”The Source”.I’d like to know Who is “The Source” for all other kinds of Deeksha,including mantra Deeksha.
    – Amethyst
    Commented Jun 5, 2021 at 6:19


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