[Advaita-l] Conference on that Date of Adi Sankaracharya in October, 2002
babunim at optushome.com.au
Mon Jan 4 05:17:43 CST 2010
I completely concur with you and truly appreciate your well composed
message. God Bless You !!!
Though Date & Time is a relative number, it is the Shraddha & Bhakthi
that we attribute to Sri Adi Shankara Bhagavadpadacharyal through
one's own Guru is very important. The very fact that we are
celebrating Shankara Jayanthi today and are fortunate to pay our
obeisance to Matha Aryamabal in KALADY is
only due to the Grace of Sri Sachidaananda ShivAbhinava Nrisimha
Bharathi Mahaswamigal of Sringeri. The prathishtaa (establishment) of
Kalady sannidhanam was carried out in the gracious presence of
Ahcaryals on 21st February 1910.
On the very same occasion, Sringeri Acharyal's released the first copy
of Sri Shankara Granthaavali (Adi Shankara Works in Sanskrit) printed
by Sri Rangam Vani Vilas press. Sri. T.K.Bala Subramanya Aiya was
conferred " Guru Bhaktha Sikamani " for the great contribution he
carried out for this monumental work.
Sri Gurubyo Namaha
On 04/01/2010, at 10:36 AM, Vidyasankar Sundaresan wrote:
>> Dear Bhaskarji,
>> If knowing Adi Sankara's birth year is not important you may
>> request the Sringeri authorities to say that and once the Sringeri
>> >authorities say that the controversy may end. Don't you think so?
> Although my name is not Bhaskar, let me give you my guarantee that
> this controversy will
> not end. Firstly, what gives you the impression that it is the
> Sringeri authorities who have
> created a controversy?
> Secondly, did you even visit the links I sent in an email a few days
> ago? How much more
> explicit evidence do you want? What the previous Sringeri Acharya
> has said about the
> uncertainty on this topic is there for you to read for yourself. The
> controversy has not
> gone away, has it? In your mind, nothing short of a wholesale
> acceptance of your position
> by the Sringeri authorities will be satisfactory. Sorry, not even I
> can do so, leave alone an
> institution of the highest pedigree, history and tradition.
> If there is any institution that does NOT grant much importance to
> the actual birth date
> of Adi Sankara, it is the Sringeri Matha. It is NOT the Sringeri
> Matha that claims to have tithi,
> nakshatra, day of the week and date of the month records going to
> back to many centuries.
> It is NOT the Sringeri Matha that claims to have a horoscope for the
> birth time of Adi Sankara.
> Go to those who make such claims and if THEY accept that these
> details are not important to
> them, ONLY then will there be an end to these controversies. Do NOT
> expect that just because
> these details have not been important for Sringeri, their pundits
> and authorities should merely
> sit back and accept any and every claim that comes from others for
> whom these things are
> indeed important.
> The issue is very, very simple in the vyAvahArika reality. If person
> A comes by and makes up
> any lie about person B, and the latter never responds, sure, there
> will be no controversy
> whatsoever. If B sets the record straight, he is NOT the one
> creating the controversy. The
> responsibility for creating it lies SOLELY on A's head. It is up to
> A to stop lying, or else the
> controversy will never go away.
> ps. Bhaskar, if you think my response on this thread has been
> unnecessary, please go and count
> the number of posts on this thread and calculate what percent of
> these were from me. Then read
> my posts again and the posts to which I responded and then tell me
> that mine were really
> unnecessary. In any case, this is my last post on this topic,
> necessary or not.
> p-ps. I did not want to use capitals, but this conversation is
> getting very annoying and I have to
> forcefully emphasize certain truths.
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