[Advaita-l] Re: yoga and vedanta
svidyasankar at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 3 12:56:31 CDT 2005
I think a clarification of my previous post in this thread is in order, as I
have received a few private emails about it. I had written,
"... at a philosophical level, we always have to remember that veda is
Sruti, while Sankara's bhAshyas are not. Indeed, neither Sankara himself,
nor any of the later representatives of the tradition, have claimed that his
bhAshyas are Sruti."
One, this does not mean that Sankara's bhAshyas deviate from the veda. Two,
this does not mean that the bhAshyas carry the utmost weight for the advaita
However, the primacy of Sruti as a pramANa should not be compromised by
equating the text of the bhAshyas to the veda. This would completely
preclude dialogue with other schools even within the vedAnta traditions.
After all, if SrIvaishNavas start saying that rAmAnuja's works are equal to
veda and if mAdhvas claim similarly for AnandatIrtha's works and so on, then
each tradition ends up isolated in its claims about what is the veda and
what is not.
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