[Advaita-l] Shuka and Gaudapada

Vidyasankar Sundaresan svidyasankar at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 27 13:44:30 CST 2012

>From the patanjali carita of rAmabhadra dIkshita, a 17th century poem.
Note that the original Sanskrit verses name the grammar student of a
brahmarAkshasa as candragupta, not as candraSarmA. The name has
become candraSarmA in the English renditions of the talks given by the
Kanchi Acharya.
Note also that the story of gauDapAda having been cursed to become a
brahmarAkshasa and eating up people who couln't answer questions on
grammar is what I described as not being very flattering to gauDapAda.
The story is one person's poetic fancy and should be understood as such.


> Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 19:14:44 +0530
> From: abhishek046 at gmail.com
> To: advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
> Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Shuka and Gaudapada
> Many thanks for providing this story. I have one question. From where
> is it that Kanchi Swamiji extracted this story? I ask this as there is
> no mention of such a story in the Digvijayas. Is there any scriptural
> evidence which accredits this information?
> BhavatyAh,
> Abhishek Madhyastha

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