I have access to a Ramakrishna mission Bengali translation of Rig Veda Book 1. I have given my free translation of Rig Veda 1.22.16-21. These mantras treat Vishnu as Vaishnavas do. The idea that Vishnu is the preserver of the universe is there in the Rig Veda.
Protect us Devas in this place where Vishnu has trodden in seven
regions of the earth.
Rig Veda 1....
Summary : The Vedas DO NOT declare Vishnu as a minor deity. He occupies very much the same lofty position as he always has. The verses are not accurately represented, but despite that is to be understood as reference to Lord Trivikrama, Indra’s younger brother, showing brotherly affection for him. There’s no labour involved.
Obviously, just like ...
I. Can one with predominance of Rajas and Tamas worship Lord Vishnu?
Yes. Those with Rajasic and Tamasic Guna predominance can become devotees of Vishnu. Where Vishnu is considered the Supreme, though in his Saguna form as Vishnu he is sattvic, yet as the Supreme God he is the Lord of Maya and above these gunas which are in fact a product of Maya. ŚB 6.1. ...
A commentary on a Bhagavata Purana verse clarifies that Vaishnava Sannyasis are Tridandis.
The Vaishnava sannyasi is known as a tridandi-sannyasi. The Mayavadi sannyasi accepts only one danda, not understanding the
purpose of tri-danda
Scriptures like Daksha Smriti also talk about triple staff holder Sannyasis.
Many persons drive their livelihood Under ...
Yes, even if you don't chant with devotion, Lord will listen to you because he is all pervading and gives knowledge to you in form of Paramatma residing in your heart.
When people properly glorify the Supreme Personality of Godhead or
simply hear about His power, the Lord personally enters their hearts
and cleanses away every trace of misfortune, just as ...
Bhagavata and all other Puranas which mention Buddha were Post Buddhist.
The Lord once more came to you as Buddha and taught you how to feel,
how to sympathise with the poor, the miserable, the sinner, but you
heard Him not. Your priests invented the horrible story that the
Lord was here for deluding demons with false doctrines! True indeed,
but we are the ...
God might not be equivalent to Brahman (or Vishnu) because it can't be ascertained if the given God being worshipped is the supreme reality or some devata worthy of worship. There is a Buddhist Tantra Kaalchakra which doesn't equate Islamic God to be the ultimate reality or any of traditional devatas. It claims their God to be some inferior being from lower ...
Nither a vedic source, nor a very direct statement. In Nila-Saraswati Tantra 12th Ullahasa 9th Verse:
तावत्तन्त्रे भेदबुद्धिस्तावदेव प्रृथक् क्रिया।
हरिहरे भेदबुद्धिर्जायते जगदम्बिके-! ॥
Until that* is realized the tantras would be separate, until that the actions (kriya) are separate. Until that 'Hari' and 'Hara' would be different.
The verses are out of context and incomplete.
Linga Purana 1.24.141-143 says
"All devas and Ganas are identical with Vishnu. There is no goal equal to the goal of attaining Vishnu. Thus sing the Vedas perpetually. Then how did this happen that the Lord of Devas(Vishnu) worshipped you in the Linga and remained ever devoted to you? " Shiva answers as ...
All serious Vaishnavas consider Buddha an avatar of Vishnu, but the question is which Buddha? First, let us prove that the Buddha was indeed an avatar.
Some claim that the Buddha was either an interpolation in the puranas or that the puranas themselves came after the time of the Buddha. Allegedly, this would bring Buddhists into the fold of Hinduism. However,...
The Sanskrit root word here is “Shata” - शठ. In Vaishnavite tradition, one of Nammaazhvar’s titular names is Shata-kopan. Legend is that after He was born, He drove away Shata-vayu in anger. Keshav Srinivasan has discussed Shata Vayu’s significance above. Since He spurned off Shata in anger, thus the title Shata-Kopa.
As for “chadaari”, the word is actually “...
Warakari sampradaya of Maharashtra, who are devotee of Vitthal ( Krishna ) follows advait philosophy with bhakti of krishna. They are biggest vaishnavas in Maharashtra and one of the biggest Vaishnava sect overall.
There are lot of Vaishnavas who are philosophically inclined towards advait nature of Paramtatva.
Who says that one can't be a Advaitavadin & a Vaishnava together ?
Âdi Shankaracharya had written commentaries of Vishnu Sahasranâma & Bhagavadgîtâ.
Srîdhara Svami, the first commentator of the Srimad Bhâgavatam & Vishnu Purâna, was the disciple of an Advaita monk named Paramânanda Purî.
Madhusûdana Sarasvatî, a renowned Advaita scholar who ...
In Sanskrit the word Vishnu literally means "all pervasive" or "one who is everything and inside everything".
People these days over complicate answers about this topic because the modern world has forgotten the foundations of Sanskrit. While the knowledge itself is not lost (it's easily available online), many people are simply unaware ...
There's a verse in Srimad Bhagavatam that explains this directly.
kāma-lobhādayaś ca ye
ceta etair anāviddhaṁ
sthitaṁ sattve prasīdati
Translation: As soon as irrevocable loving service is established in
the heart, the effects of nature's modes of passion and ignorance,
such as lust, desire and hankering, disappear from the heart. ...
Meat can be offered to Deities. It's approved by Vedas, Smritis as well as Tantras. But only such meat that is prepared without salt and spices.
Such meat is considered as a sacrificial food or Havi i.e. food fit to be offered to Deities.
Manu Smriti 3.257. The food eaten by hermits in the forest, milk,
Soma-juice, meat which is not prepared (with spices), ...
Who is lord Janardana?? why is he called the prime cause of the material universe and param brahma?
Janardana means one who gives happiness to people. Janardana is one of the name of supereme God who manifest in the form of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Even though Janardana is associated with Vishnu (Vishnu Sahasranama name 126), it is the name of Supereme God ...
here is the link for sarvarta siddhi (the commentary of tattva mukta kalapa by vedanta desika).
Any discussion of philosophical differences between Vaiṣṇava sampradāyas should consider Vedānta darśana, and to do that properly would take many pages. So the quick summary:
Dvaitādvaita as defined by Śrī Nimbārka in his Vedānta-pārijāta-saurabha commentary (expanded by other commentators in his line) deals with the difference between Brahman, jīvātman (the ...
I was recently reading chapter 24 of canto 4 of Srimad Bhagavatam and got confused by a certain verse, but now that I am looking at this question, it makes much more sense:
My Lord, O Aniruddha, You are the authority by which the doors of the higher planetary systems and liberation are opened. You are always within the pure heart of the living entity. ...