[Advaita-l] Discussion on Ekadandi monks

Vidyasankar Sundaresan svidyasankar at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 3 19:57:10 CDT 2007

Dear Sri Srikanta,
I think this discussion is going at cross-purposes. As I read it, Sri Ganesh Ramachandran is making only the following point.
>From all the available Madhva tradition's sources, it is clear that acyutapreksha tIrtha was an ekadaNDin monk belonging to the advaita tradition, who initiated AnandatIrtha into saMnyAsa. He is making a historical observation that the monks of the dvaita tradition continue to use the name tIrtha as a suffix. It does not matter whether Sankara started this name suffix or whether it existed even before him or only started after him.
What you highlight is an altogether different matter, that AnandatIrtha a.k.a. Madhva developed a different philosophical tradition within vedAnta. Ganesh Ramachandran is not disputing this at all, inasmuch as this does not take away from the original affiliations of Madhva's guru.
As such, I think both points have been made well and repeated, so let us please consider this discussion closed.
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> Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2007 12:44:43 +0530> From: srikanta at nie.ac.in> To: advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> Subject: [Advaita-l] Discussion on Ekadandi monks> > This is with reference to sri.Ganesh Ramachandran's reply by Email.He says> that Madhwacharya was initiated by Achyutha Preksha an adwaitin who taught> the book "ishtasiddhi'by him and madhwacharya pointed out many errors in> it.It is said that "Ramanujacharya himself was taught "ishtasiddhi"and he> wrote his Sribhashya in criticism of it.Ishtasiddhi was written by> vimuktatman,as Ganesh Ramachandran himself says.Were both taught the same> book?Then what was the necessity for Madhwacharya to write his> Bhashya?That the Bhagawatha order was there can be known by Sankara's> Brahmasutra Bhashya in his criticism of that order in the Bhashya in the> sutra"utpatyasambhavath"(Bhasya 52,in VolII of B.S).He denies that the> sutra refers to the creation of Sankarshana,pradyumna etc.which both the> Srivaishnavas and the Vaishnavas hold.Further,Madhwacharya in his> interpretation of the 'mahavakya""Tattvamasi" twists it to mean 'Sa atma> attattvamasi"(!) to suit his Dwaita theory.> N.Srikanta.> _______________________________________________> Archives: http://lists.advaita-vedanta.org/archives/advaita-l/> > To unsubscribe or change your options:> http://lists.advaita-vedanta.org/cgi-bin/listinfo/advaita-l> > For assistance, contact:> listmaster at advaita-vedanta.org
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