[Advaita-l] On Brahmasutra - Shankara Bhasya - By Swami Paramarthanandaji
sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 15 16:16:33 CDT 2015
Thank you Sadaji for the good work of Swami Paramarthananda. However, I am a bit hurt at the statement that Lord Buddha did not propound a systematic philosophy. Lord Buddha's life was like an open book. He learnt Sankhya from Alara kalama but did not agree with the pluarlity of the purushas.The he took to practice of yoga under Ramaputta but did not agree entirely with him. Then he meditated in Gaya for 6 years and was enlightened and he could see all his past lives. Another person to say that he knows all his past lives was Lord Krishna. Then as a first step Lord Buddha taught in Sarnath about the 4 noble truths including the 8 fold-path needed as preparatory to the Spiritual journey and then he taught about the ways to achieve the Videhamukta state, which he called as the state free from the five skandhas (five koshas) or the state of Shunyata. This is the gist of his life's teaching established through innumearble discourses.
As regards Budhha's philosophy one should read Buddhist canonical theravada texts and the canonical Mahayana texts. The brain-waves of people like Vasubandhu, Dignagaga and Dharmakirti in Buddhism are probably like the works of Navyanyaikas in Hinduism.
On Sunday, September 13, 2015 8:52 AM, kuntimaddi sadananda via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
PraNAms to all.
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