October 2021

ನಿರ್ಗುಣಬ್ರಹ್ಮ-ಸಗುಣಬ್ರಹ್ಮ, ಧ್ವನಿ-ಗುಣೀಭೂತವ್ಯಂಗ್ಯ ಶಂಕರ ಮತ್ತು ಆನಂದವರ್ಧನರ ಸಿದ್ಧಾಂತಗಳಿಗಿರುವ ಸರ್ವಸಮನ್ವಯದೃಷ್ಟಿ ಮತ್ತೂ ಒಂದು ಅಂಶದಲ್ಲಿದೆ. ಅದು ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಕ್ಕೆ ಸಗುಣತ್ವ ಮತ್ತು ನಿರ್ಗುಣತ್ವಗಳೆಂಬ ಎರಡು ಸ್ತರಗಳ ಕಲ್ಪಿಸುವಿಕೆ ಹಾಗೂ ವ್ಯಂಜನಾವ್ಯಾಪಾರದ ಪ್ರಾಧಾನ್ಯ ಮತ್ತು ಅಪ್ರಾಧಾನ್ಯಗಳಿಗೆ ಅನುಸಾರವಾಗಿ ವ್ಯಂಗ್ಯ ಮತ್ತು ಗುಣೀಭೂತವ್ಯಂಗ್ಯ ಎಂಬ ಎರಡು ಹಂತಗಳ ರೂಪಿಸುವಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ಕುರಿತಿದೆ.[1] ಈ ಮೂಲಕ ಶಂಕರರು ಕರ್ಮ, ಭಕ್ತಿ, ಧ್ಯಾನಗಳಂಥ ಎಲ್ಲ ಬಗೆಯ ಆರಾಧನೆ-ಉಪಾಸನೆಗಳನ್ನೂ ತಮ್ಮ ತತ್ತ್ವಕ್ಕೆ ಅವಿರೋಧವಾಗಿ ಹವಣಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಹೀಗಾಗಿಯೇ...
On yet another occasion, the king had to fight a war with a rival from the frontiers. The seeker went with him and defeated many enemy men with his staff. The king was victorious and returned home. Though he had witnessed the strength and skill of the seeker, he did not reward him at all. Five years rolled on. In the sixth year, the king was overcome with compassion for the seeker and thought – He is suffering so much. Yet, I have not given him...
Motaganahalli-subrahmanya-shastry
On 29th August 1959, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan visited Mysore to inaugurate the All India Conference on Philosophy. Subrahmanya Shastry wrote the following verses to welcome him – yasmin jñāte janeṣu prasarati vimalo bhrātṛ-bhāvaḥ suhṛt-tvaṃ puṣṭis-tuṣṭis-samṛddhir-nirupama-vibhavaḥ saṃskṛter-dīptimat-tvam| mānuṣyaṃ yena samyag jagati vijayate dharmam-ujjīvya satyaṃ pāyād-vaḥ śāśvataṃ tat prarucira-sudhiyāṃ darśanaṃ bodha-pūrṇam|| May the...
Perception A small episode will help us gauge the greatness of Sarma’s scholarly lineage that resulted in the culturing of his mind. In some context, Śrī Kṛṣṇabrahmatantra Parakāla-maṭha Yatīndra required a certain sentence from Śrīmad-rāmāyaṇa for the sake of illustrating a point. He requested his disciple to search for it. Sarma was reading a few random verses in the process of finding that sentence. The required sentence was subsequently...
ವಸ್ತುತಂತ್ರ-ಪುರುಷತಂತ್ರ ತಮ್ಮ ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾವುದು “ವಸ್ತುತಂತ್ರ” ಮತ್ತಾವುದು “ಪುರುಷತಂತ್ರ” ಎಂದು ಸ್ಪಷ್ಟವಾಗಿ ವಿಂಗಡಿಸಿಕೊಡುವಲ್ಲಿಯೇ ಶಂಕರ ಮತ್ತು ಆನಂದವರ್ಧನರ ಕೊಡುಗೆ ಮುಖ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಸಲ್ಲುತ್ತದೆ. ಈ ಎರಡು ದಿಗ್ದರ್ಶಕವಾದ ಪರಿಭಾಷೆಗಳನ್ನು ನಮಗೆ ಹವಣಿಸಿಕೊಟ್ಟ ಶ್ರೇಯಸ್ಸು ಶಂಕರರಿಗೇ ಸಲ್ಲುತ್ತದೆನ್ನಬೇಕು.[1] ಆ ಪ್ರಕಾರ ಯಥಾವತ್ತಾದ ಜ್ಞಾನವೇ ವಸ್ತುತಂತ್ರ. ಹಾಗಲ್ಲದೆ ನಾವು ಮಾಡಿಕೊಂಡ ತಾತ್ಕಾಲಿಕವಾದ ತಿಳಿವು ಪುರುಷತಂತ್ರ. ಅಂದರೆ, ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿಗಳ ಇಷ್ಟಾನಿಷ್ಟಗಳಿಗೆ ಅನುಸಾರವಾಗಿ ಅಣಿಗೊಂಡ ಕಟ್ಟು-ಕಟ್ಟಲೆಗಳು ಪುರುಷತಂತ್ರ;...
He followed her instructions and performed intense tapas to propriate Vindhyavāsinī. She appeared before him and said, “O brāhmaṇa! All four of you were my gaṇas; Pañcamūla, Caturvaktra, Mahodaramukha, and Vikaṭavadana; once when you were wandering on the banks of Gaṅgā you were attracted towards Cāpalekhā, who was the daughter of a muni; she protested saying, ‘I’m a kanyā; go away!’ the other three heeded her warning; but you persisted; she...
Wodeyar
Childhood and Education Subrahmanya Shastry lost his father when he was just about seven or eight years old (c. 1913). He received his early lessons in the Sanskrit language from Kāśinātha-śāstri and then joined the Cāmarajendra Saṃskṛta Mahāpāṭhaśālā in Bangalore. He studied kāvya, nāṭaka, and other genres of literature. He must have been sixteen or seventeen years of age. It appears that Subrahmanya Shastry was more interested in sports,...
Appendix 2. What do we do with our sense organs? The havoc created by the sense organs repeatedly comes up for discussion. There is no life without sense organs; but no peace of mind with them. How do we deal with them? indriyāṇi pramāthīni haranti prasabhaṃ manaḥ । (BG 2.60)  The sense organs disturb the mind, scatter it and take it away. Therefore the sense organs have to be restrained. What does this mean? Should the organs be prevented...