[Advaita-l] Brahmasutrabhashya and the date of.Adi Sankaracharya

Srikrishna Ghadiyaram srikrishna_ghadiyaram at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 16 11:51:54 CDT 2008


Hello,

Would you please point to those posts where it was established the date of Adi Sankara is 509 BCE. 

Advaita Vedanta website article affirms, based on present evidence, it as 788-820 CE, consideringĀ  the Sringeri references and other internal evidence.

Would you please advice on how it agrees with the dates of Budha, Mahavira, Kumarila etc. Also, how does it account for the huge time span after Sankara upto Suresvara and others.

Regards

Srikrishna


--- On Mon, 9/15/08, sunil bhattacharjya <skbhattacharjya at gmail.com> wrote:
From: sunil bhattacharjya <skbhattacharjya at gmail.com>
Subject: [Advaita-l] Brahmasutrabhashya and the date of.Adi Sankaracharya
To: "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Date: Monday, September 15, 2008, 12:36 PM

Dear members,

About two years ago we had some discussions in this forum  regarding
the authorship of Brahmasutrabhashya. The date of Adi Sankaracharya
has been established as 509 BCE but some doubts were expressed as to
whether Adi Sankaracharya could have authored the
Brahmasutrabhashya.The doubts arose because of the wrong dates of
Dharmakirti. It is now known from Jina Vijaya that Kumarila Bhatta was
born in 557 BCE. Adi Sankaracharya met Kumarila bhatta just before the
death of the latter.  Dharmakirti was a contemporary of Kumarila
Bhatta.Thus it is established that that Dharmakirti lived in the sixth
century BCE and he lived just before Adi Sankaracharya. Therefore
there is no doubt that Adi Sankaracharya was the author of
Brahmasutrabhashya and not Abhinava Sankaracharya, a later-day
advaitin stalwart.

Regards,

Sunil Kumar Bhattacharjya





On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 8:50 AM, Ramesh Krishnamurthy
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