[Advaita-l] Dayanand Saraswathi interview - Very interesting stand taken by Swami

Vidyasankar Sundaresan svidyasankar at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 10:57:53 CST 2017

Kripa Shankar ji, can we stop second guessing such things? As Praveen Bhat
has already pointed out, via links to older posts, Andrew Cohen's
representation of advaita vedAnta and its gurus, whether it is the Sringeri
Acharya or Swami Dayananda, is extremely untrustworthy. You could do better
than to quote a blog post which reproduces his magazine's interview.

I don't know where you live, but if you really want an answer to your
latest questions, please make a trip to Sringeri, and pose them yourself to
Swami Sri Bharati Tirtha. That is the only direct evidence possible. Nobody
else's answer is going to satisfy you one way or the other.

As for publications, for whatever it is worth, let me just reassure you
that the editors of magazines like Tattvaloka are extremely careful about
what appears in print in their pages.

Thank you,

On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 11:41 AM, Kripa Shankar via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Both references are unsubstantiated. If the Sringeri journal really
> supported the claim, there are two more things we have to consider. 1) Was
> it a guest post and 2) was the Sringeri guru aware of such an article being
> published? This is because, there is no direct evidence whatsoever! ‎If
> however, the Sringeri guru really acknowledged ramana as a saint, I'd be
> really surprised. Kind of like the whole world becoming upside down. I'll
> probably stop the study / practice of Vedanta in this life.
> Regards ‎
> Kripa ‎
> AchArya ghAtinAm lokA na santi kulapAmsana ~
> There is NO region, O wretch of your race, for those who seek to slay an
> AchArya
>   Original Message
> From: Praveen R. Bhat
> Sent: Friday 13 January 2017 9:33 PM
> To: Kripa Shankar
> Cc: Advaita discussion group for Advaita Vedanta
> Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Dayanand Saraswathi interview - Very interesting
> stand taken by Swami
> Namaste Kripaji,
> On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 7:18 PM, Kripa Shankar <
> kripa.shankar.0294 at gmail.com> wrote:
> All claims of the praise for ramana by Sringeri Acharyas are a bundle of
> lies.
> Your being ignorant about things doesn't lead to them being lies. Here are
> some of the links for you to look up if you are really interested in
> stepping out to know the truth instead of your preconceived notions:
> http://murtymandala.blogspot.in/2011/03/maharshi-and-
> pontiff-of-sringeri-math.html
> http://www.advaita-vedanta.org/archives/advaita-l/2002-April/002630.html
> These are more reliable than the ones you come up with on some random
> blogs whose authors know not head from tail.
> If he indeed commented on ramana's work, still that doesn't change
> anything(wrt to the current topic). I think he expressed his views quite
> clearly in the interview.  ‎
> Hah! That changes everything; else it would contradict logic. I have said
> this earlier to you that everything is to be interpreted in the context.
> Swamiji's statement is for those Neovedantins who misinterpret Ramana
> Maharshi and work with "anything goes" in the name of Vedanta. I am quite
> certain that you have no clue as to who the initial AC belongs to in the
> interview you linked here. There's your hint! I shall leave it at that. I
> will not use your tactic of calling it a bundle of lies though. :)
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