[Advaita-l] Re: Animal Sacrifice is Black Karma

Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com
Fri Jan 28 11:20:52 CST 2005

On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 15:42:23 +0000 (GMT), Raghavendra N Kalyan
<kalyan7429 at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

Thanks for the reference to Nakamutra. Can you quote a reference to
Nakamuras study of the authorship of the vivaraNa? A mere translation
is not of much use.

I am quite aware of Leggetts study. I quoted it in my first mail. I
have pointed out already that Halbfass has shown many defeciencies in
the study. You can look at "Tradition and Reflection".

> I presume you are giving this example to show that Sankara, even if he is the author of vivaraNa need not be a yogin, with which I agree.

No, I am giving it as an example that just because Mahasannidhaanam
expresses interest in a book, does not mean he approves *all* the
content or that the book should have been written by Sankara.

> Rama:
> "In any case all these works have absolutely no validity in discussions
> regarding karma - nitya or otherwise."
> Perhaps they dont have. I was merely quoting Sankara or who ever is the alleged author of the vivaraNa. I presume Sankara's opinion has some validity in this list even though it may not have any validity elsewhere.

Why should a book *allegedly* by Sankara, not accepted by the
tradition at all, and not accepted by any indepth study by even
Western scholarship, have any validity?


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