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

S Jayanarayanan sjayana at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 31 15:17:40 CST 2009

--- On Thu, 12/31/09, Venkata Subramanian <venkat_advaita at yahoo.com> wrote:


> But one point here is that, well historical
> detail may not be that signficant, it is nevertheless a
> point.  That the Sringeri tradition is certainly very old
> and an authentic lineage of Bhagavan Bhashyakara - this
> historical fact induces one (at an sub-conscious mind
> level) to consider the Sringeri Jagadguru to be the final
> authority - both in the matter of Dharma and Darshana.  In
> fact the honour of the title "Jagadguru" is in a way tied
> up to this historic aspect of being the authentic lineage as
> well. 

Well said!! That is the most intellectually and refreshingly honest thing I've heard in a long time! Wish you a very, very happy new year :)

Not only the above point about historicity and lineage, but the purity of the place makes the Sringeri Math a great center of Dharma and Yoga.

Besides, one of the Puri Sankaracharyas was a disciple of a Sringeri Acharya, and the present Dwaraka (also Jyotir) Math Sankaracharya, Swami Swarupananda, was coronated by a Sringeri Acharya. Many of the Ramakrishna Mission monks have held the Sringeri Math to be pre-eminent in teaching Advaita Vedanta.

If there is one tradition that deserves to be called "The Most Authentic Tradition", it is the Sringeri Math.

> Otherwise Jaldhar, we have had very many scholars
> across India - like Mahamahopadhyaya Sri Shivakumara Shastri
> of Varanasi who have been revered akin to an Amnaya Matha
> Shankaracharya, sans his standing as a Grihasta.



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