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Re: clarifications please

From: Krishna Kalale (kkalale_at_qualcomm.com)
Date: Thu Oct 09 1997 - 15:45:01 PDT

At 02:18 PM 10/9/97 -0700, Madhavan Sridharan wrote:
>I am an slient participant in this list. I was discussing with another
>Vaishanavite about his routnie and during the course of that discussion he
>informed me something which was quite shocking for me to accept. He
>informed me that Narayana is not the ultimate and that he himself
>originated from "Narayanee". He infacted informed me that many a
>Vaishnavites tend to confuse "Narayanee" as the feminine version of Lord
>Narayana, which is not the case. He indicates that "Narayanee" is the
>source for Narayana.
>My surprise did not end there as he went on to say that "Bhuvaneshwari" is
>in higher hierarchy then "Narayanee".
>I was indicating to him that only Narayana can help you to get out of this
>birth-death cycle and only the Vaishanavite philosophy accounts for
>Saranagathi, for which he indicated that such a concept exists for the
>Saivaites also.
>Please do clarify and correct me and pardon me if I am ignorant
>
>Madhavan
>(madav@chem.purdue.edu)
>
>Madhavan Sridharan
>240 South Chauncey #4,
>West Lafayette
>IN 47906.
>(res) 765-743-4264
>http://omni.cc.purdue.edu/~madhavan


I would ask your friend to quote a valid authoritative verse from Vedas or
Upanisads or bhagawadgita in support of these views.  In addition we may
want to get quotes from the puranas if they are sattvic puranas as
classified by VYASA himself in Mahabharata.

Adiyen Krishna Kalale