[Advaita-l] Conference on that Date of Adi Sankaracharya inOctober, 2002

Michael Shepherd michael at shepherd87.fsnet.co.uk
Thu Dec 24 13:35:11 CST 2009

That would put Adi Shankara well before the revised dates for the Buddha (c.
400 BC or later). Interesting...perhaps even before some of  the Upanishads
he commented on ?


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Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Conference on that Date of Adi Sankaracharya
inOctober, 2002

> Check this out:
> http://www.hvk.org/articles/0103/314.html

I don't get it.  This says:

> Putting an end to controversy, sankaracharyas across the country today
> unanimously accepted April 3, 509 BC as Adi Sankaras exact date of
> birth.

and then it says:

> Sankaracharyas of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, Dwarka Jyotirmath, Badrinath
> Govardhanpeeth and Puri unanimously accepted the date and said there was
> no need for debate on the subject.

What about Sringeri?  What kind of unanimity is that?

I still don't know the title or venue of the original 2002 conference
that gave rise to this thread - looked through the advaita-l archives but
couldn't find it.  Is that conference the same as the one mentioned in
this (Jan, 2003) article?

Gerald Penn

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