[Advaita-l] Did the Jains come later than Shankara?

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Thu May 11 03:07:45 EDT 2017


Jainism started between 7th Century to 5th Century BCE. There was one
Jaina Guru named Parshwanatha in 7th Cent BCE. After him came
Mahavira.  Kindly see -


On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 11:47 AM, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l
<advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> https://youtu.be/8la0u2bzdQI
> In this video talk eminent scholar Sri Bannanje Govindacharya traces the
> evolution of thought with regard to the size of the Atma. At 9 minutes 20
> seconds in the video, he says, the Jains came 'after' Shankara, with their
> thought that the atma is of madhyama parimana.
> However we see that this thought is refuted in the Brahma sutras. It is
> well known that the Jaina darshana preceded even the Bauddha.
> Shankara has upheld that the Vedantic Atman is infinite. He has already
> dealt with the Jaina view. So the scholar's statement about the chronology
> seems variant from facts.
> regards
> Subrahmanian.V
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