[Advaita-l] Fw: Bhakti and Jnana

Sunil Bhattacharjya sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 19 11:52:41 CST 2012

I understand that the background is important as Lord Krishna himself says a yogi is born in a family of Yogis. If you think that Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's ideas could not have influenced Kamalajanayana even temporarily,then  may be we should  agree to disagree on this point.

 From: Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2012 8:46 PM
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Fw: Bhakti and Jnana
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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