Recent Updates

[Update] v14.1.0 beta released

posted Aug 14, 2016, 9:49 AM by Indiaspirituality Amrut

[Major Update] v14.0.0. beta published

posted Oct 22, 2015, 9:22 AM by Indiaspirituality Amrut   [ updated Oct 22, 2015, 9:27 AM ]

|| Hari OM ||

praNAm-s

Dear Divine Souls,

This is a major update. Following articles were updated.

Questioning Authenticity of works attributed to Adi Sankara - Article Entirely Rewritten
Adi Shankara Preached Smarta Dharma - Article Extensively Modified - Many more proofs form Vishnu Sahasranama Sankara bhashyas added, Summary in Brief Added.

1 Contents in Brief
  1. 12 Adi Sankara didn't translate 'ISA' as 'rudra' in his gItA bhASya on verse BG 11.15
  2. 13 Adi Shankara's Interpretation of Shiva (Rudra), Surya, Laxmi and OM in Vishnu Sahasranama
    1. 13.1 Siva-viShNu abheda
      1. 13.1.1 Introductory verses of Vishnu Sahasranama
      2. 13.1.2 Siva-viShNu abheda in intro verses of viShNu samhasranAma
      3. 13.1.3 05 भूतकृत्‌ bhUtakrut
      4. 13.1.4 06 भूतभृत्‌ bhUtabhrut
      5. 13.1.5 23 केशव keSava
      6. 13.1.6 25 सर्व sarva
      7. 13.1.7 26 शर्व Sarva
      8. 13.1.8 27 शिव Siva
      9. 13.1.9 38 शंभु Sambhu
      10. 13.1.10 64 ईशान ESAna
      11. 13.1.11 114 रूद्र rudra
      12. 13.1.12 231 सम्प्रमर्दनः sampramardanaH - New
      13. 13.1.13 234 अनिलः anilaH - New
      14. 13.1.14 239 विश्वभुक् vishvabhuk - New
      15. 13.1.15 335 पुरन्दर purandara
      16. 13.1.16 491 महादेवः mahadevah
      17. 13.1.17 505 सोमः somaH - New
      18. 13.1.18 582 शान्तः SAntah
      19. 13.1.19 584 शान्तिः SAntih
      20. 13.1.20 600 शिव Siva
      21. 13.1.21 651 कामदेव kAmadeva (kāmadeva) - New
      22. 13.1.22 653 कामी kAmI (kāmī) - New
      23. 13.1.23 877 ज्योतिः jyotiḥ - (Viṣhṇu is pure consciousness, Siva as skambha is also pillar of light) New
    2. 13.2 sUrya-viShNu abheda in viShNu sahasranAma
      1. 13.2.1 232 अहःसंवर्तकः ahaHsaMvartakaH (About sUrya bhagavAn) - New
      2. 13.2.2 553 वरुणः varuNaH - (sUrya bhagavAn is varuNA) - New
      3. 13.2.3 648 केशवः keshava - (trinity are rays or powers of brahman - Mapping with sūryadeva) - New
      4. 13.2.4 881 रविः ravi - (Sūrya Bhagavān is ravi) New
      5. 13.2.5 883 सूर्य Sūrya - (Sūryadeva) - New
      6. 13.2.6 941  अनादिः anādiḥ - (No Pointing of specific Deity as Bhagavān) - New
    3. 13.3 laxmI-viShNu abheda in viShNu sahasranAma
      1. 13.3.1 942  भूर्भुवः Bhūrbhuvaḥ - (Appears in Gāyatrī mantra, linked with next name #943 Laxmī) - New
      2. 13.3.2 943  लक्ष्मी Laxmī - (Laxmīdevī is ātma-svarūpa) - New
    4. 13.4 praNava-viShNu abheda in viShNu sahasranAma
      1. 13.4.1 957  प्रणव (ॐ) praṇava - (Formless, Attributeless Brahman OM) - New


adhyAropa apavAda (अध्यारोप अपवाद) - A Consistent Traditional Teaching
    1. 1.4 adhyAropa apavAda in viShNu sahasranAma bhASya
  1. 2 adhyAropa apavAda in yoga texts
    1. 2.1 adhyAropa apavAda in Siva samhitA

Advaita, Creation and it's Practicability
Summary in Brief is added.
|| Hari OM ||

[Minor Update] v13.1.4 published

posted Feb 17, 2015, 7:34 AM by Indiaspirituality Amrut

|| Hari OM ||

PraNAm-s

Dear Divine Souls,

Though this update is categorized as minor update, there were many important changes made in some articles.

Pages Updated:

1. Adi Shankara Preached Smarta Dharma

Summary of entire article is given as brief as possible. Please check


New names added:
    1. 13.1 Introductory verses of Vishnu Sahasranama
    2. 13.2 Siva-viShNu abheda in intro verses of viShNu samhasranAma
    3. 13.3 05 भूतकृत्‌ bhUtakrut
    4. 13.4 06 भूतभृत्‌ bhUtabhrut

Corrections were made to
    1. 13.8 27 शिव Siva
More info added to prove authenticity of Siva sahasranAma (SS) of mahAbhArata, aNuSASanika parva, citing the acceptance of SS by mAdva-s


Authenticity of Puranas, Up-puranas and Sthala Puranas was updated. Anotehr Logical objection (No-1.a)was raised to the theory of Siva is born from brahmA ji in


Typos and minor corrections were made to


viShNu and caturbhuja viShNu
Q & A

Minor typos with no change in content were made to


Disclaimer
Nature of Project and Publishing Strategy

OM

[Major Update] v13.1.2 published

posted Sep 20, 2014, 9:54 AM by Indiaspirituality Amrut

|| Hari OM ||

PraNAm-s

Dear Divine Souls,

A new page viShNu and caturbhuja viShNu was added

Pages updated:



Musing - Other Side of Coin - Except analysis of anya-devatA worship, vaikunTha, param-pada, param-dhAma in gItA, all else was shifted to a new page viShNu and caturbhuja viShNu. New content was added to this new page.

Adi Shankara Preached Smarta Dharma

New parts added.
Few names from viShNu sahasranAma were added.
Quotes from Introductory verses of VS bhASya added.

  1. 12 Adi Sankara didn't translate 'ISA' as 'rudra' in his gItA bhASya on verse BG 11.15
  2. 13 Adi Shankara's Interpretation of Shiva and Rudra in Vishnu Sahasranama
    1. 13.1 Introductory verses of Vishnu Sahasranama
    2. 13.2 Siva-viShNu abheda in intro verses of viShNu samhasranAma
    3. 13.3 23 केशव keSava
    4. 13.4 25 सर्व sarva
    5. 13.5 26 शर्व Sarva
    6. 13.6 27 शिव Siva
    7. 13.7 38 शंभु Sambhu
    8. 13.8 64 ईशान ESAna
    9. 13.9 114 रूद्र rudra
    10. 13.10 335 पुरन्दर purandara
    11. 13.11 491 महादेवः mahadevah
    12. 13.12 582 शान्तः SAntah
    13. 13.13 584 शान्तिः SAntih
    14. 13.14 600 शिव Siva
Authentic Upanishads and Gitas

Updated Yoga vasiSTha gItA (20 Authentic Gitas)


References cited by Adi Shankara in his Bhashya on Vishnu Sahasranama

Added in the list of authentic upanishads is Atmabodha upanishad, as it is commented by Adi SankarAcArya ji in his viShNu sahasranAma bhASya

Clearing Accusations & Doubts

Some articles like 'I' and 'Me' in Gita can be taken as Brahman and similar artciles like Siva-viShNu abheda were shifted to new pages or other pages.

A new page Siva-viShNu abheda is created.

In this site, verses related to Siva-viShNu abheda are spread among many articles and pages. This page is an attempt to collect them all and put them in one place. WE will also try to add a few more verses from SAstra-s as and when time permits.

Note: This page is not included in odt nad pdf versions as it is not complete.

There may be other changes or minor typos which are not listed here.

AUM

[Minor Update] v12.4.1b released

posted Jul 6, 2014, 3:16 AM by Indiaspirituality Amrut   [ updated Jul 6, 2014, 3:19 AM ]

Namaste,

Few articles ad typos were corrected. There are no major changes.

Few pages updated are

Advaita, Creation and it's Practicability
Q & A
Clearing Accusations & Doubts

Typos were corrected and sanskrit words were added in page Understanding Advaita

A new canonical URL www.advaita-vedanta.in was created. Both urls will work.

Hari OM

[Minor Update] v12.2.1 beta released

posted May 31, 2014, 3:52 AM by Indiaspirituality Amrut   [ updated May 31, 2014, 3:53 AM ]

Namaste,

Though this is a minor update, a lot of changes have been made. Most important change is in standardizing the pdf and odt versions. Q and A was updated. Now they questions and answers do not show in Index.


Following sections were added or updated


Authenticity of Puranas, Up-puranas and Sthala Puranas was revised. Summary in points was added at the beginning.

OM

[Major Update] v12.0.0.beta released

posted Apr 16, 2014, 9:00 AM by Indiaspirituality Amrut

PraNAm-s,

Dear Divine Souls, 

New pages published in v12.0.0.b are


Changes were made to

Clearing Accusations & Doubts - Some content was shifted to New Page like authenticity of Puranas.
Authentic Upanishads and Gitas - New upanishads added in authentic upanishads commented by pUrvAcArya-s and more Gitas added. Explanation for yOga vasisTa.

Hari OM

[Minor Update] 11.4.2

posted Mar 28, 2014, 9:17 AM by Indiaspirituality Amrut

Namaste,

Following pages were updates



Two new articles were added (2.2 and 2.3). the page was divided into two parts



Questioning Authenticity of works attributed to Adi Shankara

An e.g of GYAndev was added, Some correction were made including addition of prabodha sudhakara as a prakaraNa granth of Adi SankarAcArya

Adi Shankara Preached Smarta Dharma

Corrected translation of 
  1. 10.11 600 शिव Siva

Authentic Upanishads and Gitas received major update. A lot of upanishads were added in both categories, upanisahds listed in Muktika and not a part of muktika. 

Almost all sections were updated and many new sections were added

full list is 

  1. Preface
  2. A word about muktikA upanishad
  3. A word about SrI VidyAraNya svAmI
  4. SrI VidyAraNya svAmI cites Muktika Upanishad (MuktikopaniSat) in PanchdaSI 4.68
  5. All 108 upanishads commented by upanishad brahma yOgI
  6. Upanishads commented by SankarAnanda, bhArtItirtha, appayya dikshita, bhAskararAya and nArAyaNa tIrth
  7. Some more details about upanishads
  8. Ten Principle Upanishads
  9. Other Authentic Upanishads - Part of 108 Upanishads of MuktikopaniSat
  10. 10 Other Authentic Upanishads - Not a Part of 108 Upanishads of MuktikopaniSat
  11. 11 Authentic Upanishads Commented by SrI NArAyaNa tIrtha
  12. 12 Upanishads Commented by lahirI mahASaya
  13. 13 Upanishads of Doubtful Authenticity
  14. 14 Fake Upanishads
  15. 15 Upanishads with known SAkhA-s (shakhas)
  16. 16 References made by Adi Shankara in Brahma Sutras
  17. 17 Conclusion - A personal opinion
  18. 18 Authentic Gitas

Hari OM

[Update] v11.4.0.b released major change

posted Mar 12, 2014, 8:12 AM by Indiaspirituality Amrut

Namaste,

Authentic Upanishads and Gitas has received a major change with lots of upanishads added to the list
Clearing Accusations & Doubts has received minor update. Section 5 Refuting authority of scripture on basis of dating and classification has received minor changes.

Hari OM

[Minor Update] v11.2.0 beta released

posted Jan 29, 2014, 8:28 AM by Indiaspirituality Amrut

Namaste,

Dear Divine Souls,

Some minor corrections were made to Understanding Advaita, clearing accusations and doubts and in Authentic Upanishads and Gitas.


Home page was edited to explain more topics covered in later versions.

Authentic Upanishads and Gitas was updated. New upanishads added are Shaulo Upanishads under Fake Upanishad and Bhaskala Mantra Upanishad of Rg Veda (not a part of 108 upanishads of Muktika Upanishad)


Concepts of Advaita in Shastras was updated. Earlier it contained info about Brahman. Now it contains

  • 2 Snake-rope example in Minor upanishads
  • 3 MAyA and Unreality of the world
  • 4 Two Levels of Truth
  • 5 Jivan Mukta and Videha Mukta in Tejo Bindu Upanishad
  • Hari OM

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