[Advaita-l] Conference on that Date of Adi Sankaracharya inOctober, 2002
michael at shepherd87.fsnet.co.uk
Tue Jan 5 10:12:02 CST 2010
Perhaps one of these days, Adi Shankara, in true Hindu style, will be reborn
and travel incognito around 'his' mathas, testing their accumulated wisdom
with one of his searching questions... :)
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Sent: 05 January 2010 13:34
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Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Conference on that Date of Adi Sankaracharya
Pranaams. Thanks for highlighting the pitfalls in holding on to irrelevant
things. Anything in the prakrthi only *seem to exist but not really*. So
much so it can both be proved and disproved!
When will people understand that only Gurus are important but not their
matams. Why is it so important to establish the seniority question? For
Mayavaramji was very right in saying that it is for the two Matadhipathis to
settle it among themselves and it is not for their followers who are more
interested in aathmagnyaanam than matam ownership.
On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 5:30 AM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:
> The hidden agenda behind the date controversy is an 'attempt' to dislodge
> the Sringeri Math tradition as being not an original lineage but a sishya
> math of another institution down south.
> Hare Krishna
> That is really a very cheap & childish tactics whoever employed it..is it
> not?? When the question, whether shankara (bhAshyakAra) himself
> established the four math-s, is itself an open issue for discussion, it is
> really hilarious to see the fight for supremacy in shankara's 'original'
> lineage. Prof. S.K. Ramachandra Rao in his book 'Shankara & Adhyasa
> Bhashya' makes some important observation with regard to 'original'
> lineage of shankara's advaita tradition. Here it is :
> // quote //
> The natural suggestion is that shankara, far from being the great
> celebrity that he is now, was almost unknown during his days and for a
> couple of centuries later. He must have been a quiet scholar, shunning
> pulicity and engaged in study and writing throughout his brief life. His
> reinterpretation of the vedantic tradition was doubtless of great import;
> but it had to wait to be discovered long after he passed away.
> A cult must have subsequently grown up around the image of the Acharya as
> the one responsible for the intellectual resuscitation of the correct
> vedantic tradition. Monastic institutions owing allegiance to him
> probably were founded several centuries later, in order to propagate his
> teachings. It is instructive to note that in the sringeri pontifical
> list, sureshwara, the immediate disciple-successor of shankara in this
> pontificate (as also claimed by Dvaraka and Kanchi Kamakoti pontificates),
> is made to live and continue on the pontifical seat for about 800 years!!
> This would probably mean that the actual founding of the pontificate was
> 800 years later.
> // unquote //
> Disclaimer : I am not endorsing the views of Prof. SKR here, as I have
> least interest in this historical events. This is just for the
> information of forum prabhuji-s.
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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