[Advaita-l] (Alleged) Internal Inconsistencies in the Advaita Tradition

Rajaram Venkataramani rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 02:56:23 CDT 2011

Personal attacks are good. When true observation of behaviour, they
give insight in to defects in personality that lead to defect in
philosophical thinking. When false and not based on evidence, it gives
insight in to the defects in the attacker.

On 28/06/2011, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:
>  the so-called inconsistency is indeed only an allegation.
> sAshtAnga praNAms Sri Vidya prabhuji
> Hare Krishna
> Kindly pardon me if I said anything wrong here.  IMHO, the 'existing'
> inconsistency in advaitic works is more than a mere allegation from
> outsiders.  The 'history' of advaita vedAnta says that 'vyAkhyAnakAra-s'
> within the tradition have tried to push their theory hard & in that
> attempt they donot hesitate to 'attack' other vyAkhyAnakAra-s. For
> example, vyAkhyAnakAra-s from bhAmati & vivaraNa schools differed a lot on
> various issues while doing the 'same' advaita siddhAnta pratipAdana and
> the difference gone to such a low level that they did not hesitate to
> attack each other at the personal level.  IMO, due to this problem only
> Sri Appaiah Deekshita prompted to do the reconciliation.  In short, though
> vyAkhyAnakAra-s within their works & school of thought consistent, they
> have seen lot of inconsistency in the works of other vyAkhyAnakAra-s who
> are representing the same advaita saMpradAya.  From this 'overall' picture
> appears to neutral reader (who does not have any prejudices against any
> particular school) that 'advaitins are not consistent while propagating
> their theory though they are trying to tell the same ONE truth.
> Sri Viday prabhuji :
> I think it is high time we all reminded ourselves that when we say jIva,
> we are really
> talking about our own selves, not some external entity out there.
> bhaskar :
> That is beautifully said prabhuji..
> Your humble servant
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar
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