[Advaita-l] Poor Parabrahman!

Rajaram Venkataramani rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Mon Aug 1 06:39:55 CDT 2011

On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 11:24 AM, V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 11:11 PM, Rajaram Venkataramani <
> rajaramvenk at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Personally I am indebted to the Madhwas because in their work "Mani
> > Manjari"
> > they go to lowest depths of decency in attacking the virtues of Adi
> > Sankara.
> >
> As is quite natural, there are many Madhvas who do not approve of the
> contents of the Mani Manjari.
> They feel it is a dark chapter in their philosophy. Several Madhvas, even
> scholars, harbour a reverential
> attitude towards Shankara.  I have heard that a Madhva scholar remarked: I
> have been discoursing
> for the last over two decades on the various topics related to the Madhva
> school.  I have in the past said many things
> that are disrespectful to Shankara and Advaita. I have now come to an
> understanding that before I could say something like that
> I would think twice.
>  RV: If Madhwa scholars come together and issue a joint public statement
> rejecting the abusive comments against Sankara, I will agree that there is a
> genuine change of heart at a group level. They will not because Madhwa
> himself calls Sankara and Ramanuja as demons. Ramanuja attributes advaita to
> anadi evil and darkness in the heart of its proponents.  Even recently, one
> Madhwa wrote to me inviting me to debate on my position on Mani Manjari! I
> accepted the invite after pinching myself to see if I am in twenty first
> century because I can book the opponent under Indian Penal Code Section 295
> (A). It is needless to add that he did not pursue it.

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