Direct reference sto Vaikunta

Updated on June 23, 2021 in Holy Books
5 on June 19, 2021

Srimate Raamanujaya Namaha,

Can i request Bhaagavatas to share some direct reference to “Vaikunta” from Bhagavat geeta and Bhaagavatam and upanishads.

There are many references in Divya prabandams..and other songs by acharyas. But the audience with whom i may discuss may not have full faith on them. So request to share some references from Bhagavatam and Upanishads.

(In Bhagawat Geeta indirect reference is made , but not explicitly called as Vaikunta, but in Bhaagavatam there are few references one being 3.15.13 and 3.15.14

vasanti yatra puruṣāḥ sarve vaikuṇṭha-mūrtay

ye ’nimitta-nimittena dharmeṇārādhayan harim  

yatra cādyaḥ pumān āste bhagavān śabda-gocaraḥ
sattvaṁ viṣṭabhya virajaṁ svānāṁ no mṛḍayan vṛṣaḥ

If there are more such references in Bhaagavatam or Upanishads kindly share. 

Dhanyosmi

Adiyen

Thirukachidaasanudasan

 
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0 on June 19, 2021

Apologies. in the earlier text.. 3.15.13 is the more appropriate reference

“ta ekadā bhagavato
vaikuṇṭhasyāmalātmanaḥ
yayur vaikuṇṭha-nilayaṁ
sarva-loka-namaskṛtam”

adiyen

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0 on June 19, 2021

Dhanysomi swami, SB 4-12-36 and 6-2-44 can be taken a references to Vaikunta. But Chandogya Upanishad 8.12.3 only indicates existence of effulgent planets/ spiritual effulgence.

Adiyen

 

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0 on June 19, 2021

SB 4-12-35 mentions 

https://vedabase.io/en/library/sb/4/12/35/ 

Dhruva Mahārāja thus surpassed the seven planetary systems of the great sages who are known as saptarṣi. Beyond that region, he achieved the transcendental situation of permanent life in the planet where Lord Viṣṇu lives. 

Dhruva is stated to be still in Leela Vibhudhi. The referred SB 4-12-36 is the next verse. Hence, if one study together, in this context,  vaikuntam is not referred here.

adiyen 

 

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1 on June 22, 2021

Some were claiming that Vaikunta is within prakurthi ..I objected and asked them for reference based on which they claim so. So i thought they might in turn ask me for reference that Vaikunta is beyond prakurthi..so was preparing with references.. but apparently they did not answer my objection . So did not discuss.

Adiyen

on June 23, 2021

Yes swami we cannot satisfy all, but what i have learnt is to be authentic we should know of reference verses from Bhagavatam and Bhagwat Geeta (if possible some Upanishad verses) to defend with others ,else difficult to discuss with them.

Adiyen

 

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