[Advaita-l] Anya Devata

Ravisankar Mayavaram abhayambika at gmail.com
Thu Jul 29 18:50:58 CDT 2010

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 9:36 AM, Ramanan Subramanian <prahladadasa at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Is there any critical essay that systematically analyzes these points that
> supposedly establish that the Acharya was Vaishnava and refutes them,
> basing
> only on the Bhashyas? Is it available anywhere on the web?

Why based on only on bhaashhya-s? Take for example daxiNaamurti stotram and
it has a commentary by his immediate disciple Sri Sureshvaracharya
(manasollasa). Why is that not authentic?

Unlike other localized groups, Sankara sampradaya evolved in four corners
India - that was separated by great distances. I think the burden of proof
he is a vaishNava and some Sankaracharya  down the lane changed this on all
four corners should rest on those  make is accusation in the first place.
There are examples of  Sankaracharya-s composing devotional works on all
deities including vishhNu. Who changed it and when?

These kinds of discussions and accusations from vaishNavites are going on
since soc.religion.* days. Not sure, if advaita-l should cater these
question whenever a gaudiya vaishNava joins the list and posts them here.  I
feel non-advaitins and especially gaudiya vaishnava-s should limit their
participation on this list.


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