WHY IT WAS SAID LIKE T(H)AT- MY VIEW
In His speech in 1957, Maha Periava was telling that there is a difference in other religion and ours, in that, there is direct “communication” with one god, whereas, here many Gods and Goddesses, which the west call as “Pantheism”.
I was wondering that how it could be true, when Paramacharyal is neither approving the west view nor our scriptures do.
In another context around the same period of lectures, while speaking and explaining about the “TAT”, ATHA”, “VEDAM’, “VEDANTHAM”, AND “IDHAM”, it was asserted with the context of the Bhagaavt bhaadhal, that advaitham was reverberated and retorted by many but all were answered well by Adi Sankarar, and all the oppositions have to ultimately come around advaitham only. If pathway is vedam, tat is vedhantham. God is Parameswara, only one and ONE IS ALL AND ALL IS ONE. Manifestations have several names but ultimate is TAT.
Now it flashed me and may be right or may be wrong as I have no wisdom to match HIM.
Yes, all religions have direct communications with GOD. Somebody calling “OH, JESUS’; somebody inviting “HEY ALLA”; so many utterances. Why even we address as “ SIVA SIVA, KRISHNA KRISHNA, RAMA, PERUMALE, THAYE, PARASAKTHI, SARASWATHI, PARVATHI, LAKSHMI, MARIAMMA ETC ETC.But whether we address the “TAT” or “SUPREME’, or “THE PARA BRAMMAM” as “DIRECTLY” by that name? NEVER. When thinking about it,”TAT” is supreme to all even Allah and Jesus, or may be “TAT” IS JESUS AND ALLA AND OR AS EACH ADDRESSED.
In the former state, we don’t know “TAT” and hence we address one below. In the latter case, we do respect the “TAT” which is vedhantham. I was wonder struck about HIS subtlety in the utterances.