[Advaita-l] Logical Basis of Apaureshyatva
srirudra at vsnl.com
srirudra at vsnl.com
Mon Nov 14 00:44:53 CST 2011
Your casual reference to the present Acharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt in my opinion is not palatable.You should be knowing that Sri Mahaperiaval had initiated him and installed him to be the matadhipathi after Him.He had also accepted him after the episode you had mentioned.So it is not proper on our part to dwell upon it and pass remarks.
About paying tributes to genuine pathbreaking works done by western scholars in illumining the advaitha philosophy there is nothing wrong.It only shows that we are open and appreciate good things.R.Krishnamoorthy.
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From: Venkata sriram P <venkatasriramp at yahoo.in>
Date: Monday, November 14, 2011 11:48 am
Subject: [Advaita-l] Logical Basis of Apaureshyatva
To: advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
> When I glorified westerners, I meant people like Prof. George
> Cardona of
> University of Pennsylvannia, Shri Yogananda Saraswati, the french
> sanyasi who
> compiled “Vyasa Ashtottara”, Sir John Woodroofe, the great tantrika
> brought into limelight some of the ancient tantric works which were
> Sir Brown, the great telugu scholar who compiled the the first
> “Telugu to English Dictionary”; Prof. Brown who took the photos of
> inscriptions of Pushadanta Krita Siva Mahimnah Stavah from the
> temple of Omkareshwara
> From the above noble people, I am aware of the personal details of
> Prof. George Cardona, the great Sanskrit grammarian
> whose post-doctoral thesis was on Panini’s Ashtadhyayi.
> On the other hand, traditional scholars score over them and have
> carried on the tradition as far as they can in spite of 1000 years
> of oppression.
> Please get over the slavery mindset and support real merit.
> Even though I support tradition, yes, I support “real merit” which
> not only restricted to India but far & wide across the world.
> The few names mentioned above stand testimony to this.
> What about the “so-called traditionalists” who belonged to popular
> Sankara Mutt
> who ran away overnight leaving behind his danda & kamandala.
> Have we ever thought of this? Still we respect them in spite of
> the bhraShTatva.
> Shri Subrahmanian said that the students could recite
> Vivekachudamani with commentary. It is an amazing feat because
> memory and
> understanding precede analysis.
> Memorizing is not a great feat. How many of them assimilated the
> essence of it.
> I personally have witnessed several vedic ghanApATis who have
> memorizedentire veda but still fight on the dais for sambhAvanAs
> and counting the
> cash with a grudge on donors.
> Please show me one western scholar who can recite any text that he
> she claims mastery over. Otherwise, please don’t glorify.
> It’s not glorification but a fact and recognition of true merit.
> You are totally mistaken. Prof. Witzel or Prof. Clooney cannot speak
> Sanskrit. They do not know texts by heart. They do not have any
> What great things we have achieved by “practicing anushtanam”
> that we snub the people who lack the relevant anushtanam.
> Let us introspect ourselves that first and be aware of our own
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