SSS and Madhva (was Re: [Advaita-l] Review of MarthaDoherty'scomments on Sri Satchidanandendra Sarasvati)

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at
Wed Feb 28 17:31:02 CST 2007

On Wed, 28 Feb 2007, Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian wrote:

> On 2/28/07, Stig Lundgren <slu at> wrote:
>>  Dear Kartik,
>> >  It occurs to me that there isn't much difference between SSS and the
>> >  dvaitins.
>> > 
>>  I´m sorry to hear that. May I suggest some further study of SSS´s works,
>>  perhaps? :-)
> This is precisely the reason that I took care to point out that Kartik
> was talking about the common obsession with *terminology*, not about
> philosophy.

Nevertheless this line of criticism creates more heat than light.  Let's 
keep the conversation on a higher level shall we?  Also Kartiks last reply 
to Bhaskar got a little personal and that is not the kind of atmosphere 
we want on advaita-l.

My 2 cents.  I don't think I buy all of Swami Sacchidanandendras' critique 
but it does not strike me as being outside the realm of Advaita tradition 
and the efforts to portray him as outside the sampradaya seem a bit 
strained.  But if people are using that critique to avoid the later 
Vedantins that's a grave mistake.  Advaita Vedanta developed the way it 
did for good reasons.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at>

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