|| shrI sha.nkarAchArya aShTottara-shata-nAmAvaliH ||

Ravisankar S. Mayavaram msr at ISC.TAMU.EDU
Mon Jun 1 14:22:47 CDT 1998

On Mon, 1 Jun 1998, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:

> On Tue, 12 May 1998, Ravi Mayavaram wrote:
> > AUM sarvatantrasvantradhiye namaH
> >
> > I bow to shrI shankara whose knowledge  is independent of the tantras.
> > He did not practice or study tantras to aquire the knowledge. The
> > Self shine not depending on others, but on its own accord. His
> > omniscience is due  to  AtmajnAnam.
> >
> I'm surprised noone noticed this.  Sarvatantrasvatantra has a specific
> meaning which has nothing to do with the Shakta texts called Tantras.
> Tantra here is used in the sense of "doctrine" or "system".  Someone who
> is the master of all existing systems of thought yet comes up with their
> own original one is Sarvatantrasvatantra.  It's an apt description of our
> acharya who demonstrates such wide knowledge of different darshans.

namaste Jaladhar

Thanks for correcting me. As I admitted earlier, I have very little
knowledge. I will appreaciate if the list members correct the meaning and
add their interpretations.


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