|| shrI sha.nkarAchArya aShTottara-shata-nAmAvaliH ||
Ravisankar S. Mayavaram
msr at ISC.TAMU.EDU
Mon Jun 1 14:22:47 CDT 1998
On Mon, 1 Jun 1998, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:
> On Tue, 12 May 1998, Ravi Mayavaram wrote:
> > AUM sarvatantrasvantradhiye namaH
> > I bow to shrI shankara whose knowledge is independent of the tantras.
> > He did not practice or study tantras to aquire the knowledge. The
> > Self shine not depending on others, but on its own accord. His
> > omniscience is due to AtmajnAnam.
> I'm surprised noone noticed this. Sarvatantrasvatantra has a specific
> meaning which has nothing to do with the Shakta texts called Tantras.
> Tantra here is used in the sense of "doctrine" or "system". Someone who
> is the master of all existing systems of thought yet comes up with their
> own original one is Sarvatantrasvatantra. It's an apt description of our
> acharya who demonstrates such wide knowledge of different darshans.
Thanks for correcting me. As I admitted earlier, I have very little
knowledge. I will appreaciate if the list members correct the meaning and
add their interpretations.
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