[Advaita-l] Dvaita's wrong knowledge

Sankaran Aniruddhan ani at ee.washington.edu
Sat Jun 14 03:30:24 CDT 2003


> I find lately that the list has been taken over by Dvaitins,

Yes, in my opinion.

> Vishishtadvaitins and Buddhists

No, in my opinion.

> I am not a very learned member of this list, but I find that except
> Karthik Jayanarayanan and sometimes Sankaran
> Aniruddhan, other learned members havent joined in
> these discussions to refute the claims made by members of the other
> school.

Sri Sadananda and Sri Vidyasankar tried to discuss some points with them,
but as with many inter-vedantic discussions, it reaches a point of
disagreement on basics. After that, there is no point in debating about each
others' positions. However, discussion to clarify the respective positions
of the different vedantic schools is always possible.

> Because there are lot of novices in advaita here and so much of talk over
> Dvaita being correct about interpreting Shruti and stuff like that can be
> damaging to the minds of new entrants who tend to get confused. While at
> the learning stage, it is advised to keep yourself to the philosophy of
> your choice, which you have chosen to study and  you are advised to keep
> away from books and articles of other philosophies. Once you are well
> learned in your area, you can then venture reading, listening
> and confronting other schools of thought.

I agree. Such debates can be learning processes, but usually more for
advanced aspirants than for beginners like me. I would rather get the basics
of advaita right first.


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