[Advaita-l] Madhusudhana Saraswathi and Advaita.

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 11:04:28 CST 2012

On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 6:14 PM, Rajaram Venkataramani <
rajaramvenk at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Monday, February 27, 2012, V Subrahmanian wrote:
> > But in Advaita wherever there is dvaitam and the possibility of dvaitam,
> it
> > is within the broad definition of prAkRtam alone, coming as it under the
> > prakRti, whether one chooses to term it prAkRtam or aprAkRtam.
> >
> >
> > I don't think it is an arbitrary terminology at all. There is clear
> > distinction between that which made of pancha Bhutas and that which is
> > transcendental to pancha bhutas. I am not saying that advaitins should
> not
> > call Krishna's form as made of five elements or say that Sridhara and
> > Madhusudana misinterpreted Sankara in saying it is not panchabautika.
> All I
> > am saying is that such a position should be based on at least one
> reference
> > from Sankara etc. that these forms are panchabautika. We, who do not have
> > bhagavat sakshat karam, cannot comment about it without reference to the
> > works of acharyas.

All I said was that it is within prakRti.  And I even gave the distinction
between praakRtam and aprAkRtam.  In case you have further questions on
these you can contact Dr.Mani Dravid SastrigaL for answers/clarifications.
The Brahmasutra bhashya of Shankara is the authority that I referred to in
this regard.


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