[Advaita-l] Fw: Bhakti and Jnana
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at braincells.com
Sat Feb 18 22:46:20 CST 2012
On Sat, 18 Feb 2012, Sunil Bhattacharjya wrote:
> Are you aware of Mahapurush Sankardeva, the great Assamese Advaitin
> Vaishnavite saint of that time, who wrote many works including the
> Bhakti Ratnakar?
I have heard of him but I'm not familiar with his teachings certainly not
that he was an Advaitin. What makes you say that?
> There was also another saint Vishupuri sanyashi of
> varanasi at that time. who wrote Bhakti Ratnavali.
Varanasi is considerably far away from Navadvipa.
> To tell you the fact
> that at time the entire North-east India was Charged with Vaishnava
> movement, both Advaitic and Bheda-Bheda. Any assessment of the thoughts
> of that time has to recognize all these influences.
I thought you are making a stronger claim, namely that MS was
doctrinally influenced by the Gaudiya school. To say that there was
merely a vaishnavish background is another thing.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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