I am baffled as to how ruben2020's answer was upvoted and even approved, the answer Ruben gives is an extremely surface level reading of the Bhagvad Gita.
To me, the Bhagavad Gita seems to be composed in Classical Sanskrit,
and not Vedic Sanskrit or any of the later Prakrit dialects, such as
the ones upon which the Buddhist and Jain scriptures were authored ...
No, it is without any merit as will be shown in this point by point rebuttal.
Is Buddhism egalitarian?
Let me give an excerpt from Ambattha Sutta, Digha Nikaya:
'So even if a Khattiya has suffered extreme humiliation, he is superior and the Brahmins inferior. 'Ambattha, this verse was
pronounced by Brahma Sanankumara:
"The Khattiya best among those who ...
There is a discussion on jagat (universe) in Brahma Sutra I.i.2.
That (is Brahman) from which (are derived) the birth etc. of this
Brahma Sutra I.i.2
(So the meaning of this whole aphorism is):That omniscient and
omnipotent source must be Brahman from which occur the birth,
continuance, and dissolution of this universe that is ...
Shankaracharya writes in his Srih Jivamuktananda-lahari verse 20, The Wave of Bliss of the Liberated While Alive (published in Advaita-Prakarana-Manjari: A Bouquet of Non-Dual Texts translators Dr. H. Ramamoorthy and Nome:
brahma-satyam jagan-mithya jivo brahmaiva naparah
anena vedyam sacchastram-iti vedanta-dindimah
Brahman is the truth, the universe [...
The problem is with the interpretation of the term papa-yonih in Gita 9.32. Should we interpret it literally as a sinful womb? The answer is no since such an interpretation will make Lord Hiranyagarbha, the ultimate source of both man and woman, sinful.
He, verily, had no delight. Therefore he who is alone has no delight.
He desired a second. He became as ...
The answer will depend on the Vedanta school that is being followed.
The position of Advaita Vedanta school is given below.
Bodies appear and disappear, but not so the Atman which ever is. ..
Commentary by Swami Chidvabananda on Gita 2.12
This suggests that the Atman present in all is eternal. As far as I can see the Advaita school does not distinguish ...