[Advaita-l] Re: A note on some recent discussions
svidyasankar at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 31 19:50:53 CDT 2006
I notice I sent out the following with an incomplete sentence.
> 1. Whether appayya dIkshita was a Saiva or an advaitin is not something we are going to judge and decide on this list. It is my
> sincere opinion, as well as that of many others, that it is possible to be both. Just as it is possible to be a vaishNava and also an
> advaitin. The only caveat is that if one is an advaitin, the terms Saiva, vaishNava and SAkta lose their sectarian meanings and
> become references to one's ishTa-devatA. As bhagavAn says in the gItA, "ye yathA mAm prapadyante tAns tathaiva bhajAmyaham."
> In appayya dIkshita's case, many things are explained if one takes the historical background of fierce rivalry among
The last sentence should be,
In appayya dIkshita's case, many things are explained if one takes into account the historical background of fierce rivalry among various
camps led by vijayIndra tIrtha (dvaita), tAtAcArya (viSishTAdvaita) and appayya dIkshita. It was an atmosphere where all three leaders
had varying degrees of influence with the local king and there was a lot of courtly intrigue.
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