[Advaita-l] Pancikarana vs. Trvrtkarana (Analysis)

Vidyasankar Sundaresan svidyasankar at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 22 22:16:26 CDT 2009


Dear Sri Devanathan,


I maintain that my paper contains no misrepresentation of facts, no distortions nor subtle nuances one way or the other. I submit that you have to read the first two pages of my paper carefully in order to understand the methodology adopted therein. I doubt that you have done so. I rather feel it is you who is overboiling the issue and allowing sedimentation. Your placing the pancIkaraNa horse before the cart of debating textual authenticity is illegitimate and a deliberate distortion of the pratijnA, hetu and siddhAnta of my paper.


In any case, you are again mistaken if you think that many readers of this list have read the paper to begin with! As it is, for most of the list members, this discussion is taking place in a relative vacuum. So us conveying views and counter-views to each other on this forum is somewhat self-defeating in nature!



> I won’t say I have nothing more to say but I suppose you almost would know
> all that I would want to say. I am placing the cart before the horse since I
> don’t want the horse move any further with a cart full of illegitimate
> baggage (containing misrepresentation of facts) and am sure the horse by now
> would have already traced its way back. It’s almost a win-win model between
> our positions on the issue though my intension is not to win over any of
> your contentions. But it’s time now that we lay the issue on rest so that
> highly distorted subtle nuances by your over-boiling the matter are allowed
> to sediment upon the surface of logic and I believe my position will
> certainly help in cleansing the misconceptions. I am atleast happy that I
> have had the opportunity to convey the counter views and inform the readers
> about the ‘true’ Bhamati position on the issue which is mostly obscured
> either by non-reading or mis-reading of it. As we stay poles apart, let the
> readers decide on what to choose and get convinced with the dichotomies we
> have projected.

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