[Advaita-l] Jnana and ajnana (Bhakti vs. Jnana)

Rajaram Venkataramani rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 05:35:16 CDT 2011

You are trivializing his work because it is not a one-off position in the
context of eulogizing bhakti but a consistent commentary based on
nyaya. Academic scholars hold different opinions that he was influenced
by Ramanuja or Gosvamis etc. And tried his best to reconcile bhakti and
advaita siddhanta but had to differ from Sankara in many places (BG
18.66). One traditional scholar told me that the tradition ignores
Madhusudana. LOL. Here is your advaita acharya who is influenced by dualist
vaishnavas, plagiarised their views on bhakti and even decided to take a
position against the venerable sankara. Pl. see power of bhakti and the
enchanting power of gopala krishna. LOL.

My hypothesis is that he does not differ from Sankara for reasons stated in
an earlier post. But I need to discuss facts before arrivingg at the thesis.

On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 10:01 AM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:

> The learned scholars on this forum should explain why Madhusudana asserts
> that bhakti is a distinct marga and paramapurushartha.
> praNAms Sri Rajaram prabhuji
> Hare Krishna
> IMO, it is a well known fact that acclamation of the particular topic is
> quite usual when that particular topic has been discussed & highlighted in
> a chapter exclusively dedicated to that topic.  I think madhusudana's
> ranking bhakti over jnAna is eulogy of 'bhakti' in bhakti yOga which
> cannot be considered as his 'parama siddhAnta' or charama vAkya on mOksha.
>  Anyway, you are welcome to disagree with me and wait for more authentic
> answers from the prabhuji-s who have studied Sri madhusUdana saraswati's
> works more deeply.
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar
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