[Advaita-l] Sringeri and Kanchi - same incident?

Prasad Ramamurthy Kadambi kaupeenavanta at gmail.com
Tue Jun 20 01:41:02 CDT 2006


On 6/20/06, Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian <rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com>
> [I have been wondering whether to write this mail, and actually
> discarded it the first time, but anyway here goes]
> I looked at the link below. It was interesting and well written. But
> then Mr Ra Ganapati is a professional writer. But the writer is either
> unaware or forgets to mention that when the then kuDali Acharya
> visited Madras in the 30s, the same Sri Candrashekharendra Sarasvati
> Swamigal himself commented in gatherings that the kuDali Acarya was
> the real Sringeri Acharya. This angered the devotees of the Sringeri
> Mutt greatly. But Sri Candrashekhara Bharati Swamigal did not even
> bother to respond, which only shows his greatness and detatchment.
> Now this kuDali swami was such an ardent advaitin that he had lost all
> sense of duality. So much so that he thought that the printing press
> in his maTha was the same as the printing press in the government mint
> :-). He was implicated in a forgery scandal and later committed
> suicide. Consequently, the kuDali-is-the-real-Sringeri story died for
> a while. But wait, it resurfaces in the 1970s in Dr Veezhinathan
> thesis on the so-called Anantaanadagiri Sankara Vijayam, where Sankara
> established a maTha "Sringeri samiipe". Note this is like saying that
> the California Governor resides near Los Angeles, whereas quite
> clearly any tolerably reasonable man would just say that he resides in
> Sacramento. Of course Dr Veezhinathan has received (and still
> receives) lots of honors and grants from the Kanchi Matha. But wait,
> the story doesn't even end there. Even in the latest web-site
> www.kanchi-sathya.org, there is a statement from the current kuDali
> Swami, and he is quoted by the web-master as the kuDali-Sringeri
> Sankaracarya. A perfect example of the adage "the more things change,
> the more they stay the same".
> We can focus on commonalities, but also cannot sweep major differences
> under the carpet. Ignorance can be blissful, but only for a short
> while. Just my $0.02.

Why should these be debated?  Is this not OT.


Prasad Kadambi

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