Question: In his Hari Nāmamṛta Vyākaraṇa, in one of his vṛtti commentaries, Jīva Gosvāmī analyzes the declension of words “vaikuṇṭha-dhvas” and “vaikuṇṭha-sras”, which both mean “one who falls down from Vaikuṇṭha”. One may, of course, argue that the words refer to Jaya and Vijaya. But if they were indeed the only souls who fell down from Vaikuṇṭha, why would Jīva Gosvāmī make such an exceptional case into a generic grammatical rule?
Answer: Interesting question and I thank you for asking it. I have the following answers:
In the Brihad Aranyaka Upanishad it is said that the Vedas came out on the breath of God. Just like you are breathing without thinking, for God, this Vedic knowledge is as natural. Therefore, God gave the Vedic knowledge effortlessly, just like breathing. If God wants to bring out the Vedas through breathing, He can do that. For Him every sense can do the function of any another sense because He is beyond duality. He is Absolute so His senses are also absolute.
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