Exposition of the Absolute Brahman stated in the Vedas, their meanings and the form of salvation

 

The author Mudigonda Nagalinga Sastry garu has written Brahmapadham and Vedantartha Parishkaram in Sanskrit following the Sivadwaita Siddhantam stated by the Nilakantacharya in his Nilakanta Bhashyam. These two important works are intended to explain to the common man, the path of the Brahman or the Absolute Reality, stated in the Vedas and Upanishads as Siva with their actual meanings in a decisive way. These are briefly discussed below.

I. BRAHMAPADHAM

(The way to reach the Brahman, the Asbolute Reality)

BRAHMAPATHAM is divided into Vedapatham and Vyasapatham. The author published this book in 1930 AD.

Part-I: Vedapatham: Contains - (i) Sivadwaitapada Vidhi, (ii) Sivatatwa Nirupanam, (iii) Sambhava Deekshavidhi, (iv) Kevaladwaitapadha Pratishedham, (v) Vaishnavapadha Pratishedham, (vi) Rudra Janma Abhaava Nirnayam, (vii) Sri Ramayana Pratipadya Nirnayam, (viii) Sri Mahabharata Pratipadya Nirnayam, (ix) Sri Bhagavadgita Pratipadya Nirnayam.

Part-II: Vyasapatham: Contains - (i) Sri Ramayanapadha Pratishedham, (ii) Madhwapadha Pratishedham, (iii) Kevaladwaitapadha Pratishedham.

Of all the four things sought after by man or the Chaturvidha Phala Purushardhams i.e. Dharma, Ardha, Kama and Moksha, it is Moksham alone that confers eternal happiness on human beings. Moksham can be obtained only through a correct understanding of the Aadhyatmica Sastras and since these Aadhyatmic Sastras in propagation are different in ways, instead of depending on the interpretations favoured by ancient scholars from times immemorial, Sri Nagalinga Sastry garu stated in the foreword to his book in Moksha Swaroopa Nirnayam that he was interested in discerning himself, which way is in consonance and according to all the authentic Sastras on the subject. He believed in -

(i) Ateendriyardhe Srutireva Pramanam i.e. that in all matters, which cannot be perceived by the senses Sruti i.e. Vedas alone are "Pramanam" or authentic.

(ii) The meanings and interpretations decided by the Vedacharya, Sri Veda Vyasa in Brahma Sutrams alone is the correct meaning of the Sruti or Vedardham.

(iii) Of the meanings explained in Brahma Sutra Bhashyams written by various commentators, those meanings which are sound and interpreted in unison and without contradiction or rejection as non authentic, some portions of the "Veda Vangmayam" is alone the correct meaning or interpretation according to Veda Vyasa. Further in order to give a decision or Parishkaram on the subjects dealt in the Bhashyam particularly on forms of - (1) Siddhanta, (2) Adhikari, (3) Sadhana, (4) Jagat, (5) Brahma, (6) Jeeva, (7) Gati and (8)Mukti. The author has written another book in Sanskrit called Vedantardha Parishkara Taraharam, to explain these in detail.

II. VEDANTARTHA PARISHKARA TARA HARAM

(A final decision in the form of a necklace on the meanings of the Vedas)

He has written this book in Sanskrit in 1935 AD after examining and analyzing thoroughly various books on Sruti Sootra Bhashyams belonging to different religious sects on Hindu Philosophy. Then he got these books printed in Devanagaralipi and distributed them to reputed scholars throughout India and abroad. This book explains the Vedantardhams or meanings of Vedanta Philosophy and is named by him as a Necklace containing the "Essence of Vendanta with conclusions". The author discussed and established 33 conclusions on Hindu Vedantic concepts and named it aptly as a Starstudded Necklace with 28 stars plus 5 Brahma Mantras called Pancha Brahma Mantras, Sadyojata, Aghora, Vamadeva, Tatpurusha and Eesana, total 33 stars placed as a Necklace around the neck of the Ultimate Reality or the Brahman identified as Siva. These are - 1) Siddhanta Parishkaram, (2) Adhikara Parishkaram, (3) Sadhana Parishkaram, (4) Upasanavidhi Parishkaram, (5) Bhakti Jnanaikyarupya Parishkaram, (6) Karmajnana Samuchaya Parishkaram, (7) Karma Guna Karma Parishkaram, (8)Dhyana Yogavidhi Parishkaram, (9) Jagat Parishkaram, (10) Jagat Satyatwa Parishkaram, (11) Parinamavada Parishkaram, (12) Visista Karya Karana Bhava Parishkaram, (13) Sakthi Upadanatwa Parishkaram, (14) Barhma Sareera Rupatwa Parishkaram, (15) Sesha Seshatwa Parishkaram, (16)Brahma Parishkaram, (17)Karma Karanatwa Parishkaram, (18)Sagunatwa Parishkaram, (19)Jnana Gunatwa Parishkaram, (20)Vighahatwa Parishkaram, (21)Namavatwa Parishkaram, (22)Sivabhidheyatwa Parishkaram, (23)Samanadhika Rahitya Parishkaram, (24)Rupavatwa Parishkaram, (25)Jeeva Parishkaram, (26)Brahma Bhinnatwa Parishkaram, (27)Kartrutwa Parishkaram, (28)Anutwa Parishkaram, (29)Bheda Parishkaram, (30)Gati Parishkaram, (31)Mukti Parishkaram, (32)Nibandhana Saphalya Parishkaram, (33)Kevaladwaita Parishkaram.

These two books i.e Brahma Padham and Vedantardha Parishkara Taraharam will also be published in English soon.

III. MOKSHA SWAROOPA NIRNAYAM

(The form of salvation stated in the Vedas)

In order to bring the important points stated in Brahmapatham and Vedantartha Parishkara Tara Haram, both of which are in Sanskrit, the author published another book in Telugu i.e. Moksha Swaroopa Nirnayam, for the benefit of the people of this Trilinga Desam or Telugu Desam or Andhra Pradesh. The people of this Trilinga Desam worship the absolute Brahman, Siva stated in the Vedas in Jyotir Linga roopam, as Ista, Bhava and Prana Lingas, by wearing the Ista Linga on their body and concentrating and worshipping on the Ista, Prana and Bhava Lingas. Therefore, this great territory has come to be known as Trilinga Desam since ages and the people as "Telungulu". The author hoped that the good people of the world over, consider his works in right earnest and make his efforts succeed and benefit by going through his works.

This book is brought out into English and published by Siva Jnana Lahari (Regd.)

"Hinduism is a way of life, a life in which one can reach God identified as Siva, the Ultimate Reality, Eswara, the Brahman, eulogised in Vedas and Upanishads as such and on which lies the greatness of India i.e. Bharata Khandam for generations to come."
(Let all people, the world over live in peace and happiness, rolling in wealth with full of piety and compassion towards fellow beings is the motto of this great Hindu way of life)

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