[Advaita-l] Traditional Scholarship vs Modern Pseudo-Intellectualism

Vidyasankar Sundaresan svidyasankar at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 24 10:44:27 CDT 2013

This thread started off as a short response to some comments I made almost two
years ago, when we had a discussion on veda apaursheyatva and the necessity or
otherwise of "proving" it to the satisfaction of contemporary sensibilities.

It is now moving into directions not appropriate to the original context. So firstly, I
would ask further respondents to change the subject line appropriately and secondly,
to keep the discussion within the parameters of the focus of this list.



> Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:48:32 +0530
> From: vmurthy36 at gmail.com
> To: rajaramvenk at gmail.com; advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
> Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Traditional Scholarship vs Modern Pseudo-Intellectualism
> Namaste
> You cannot deny we are weaker than older generations. Can you say you know
> all 18000 Slokas of Bhagavatam or 24000 Slokas of Ramayana by heart? Can
> you say them not looking at the book? Then you should not try to learn
> Bhagavatam or Ramayana. It is useless according to your logic.
> On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 1:00 PM, <rajaramvenk at gmail.com> wrote:
> > If we are physically and mentally unfit, don't desire to make ourselves
> > fit or unable to, we can't get all the benefits of vaidhika karma and
> > should leave it at that. We can't blame the traditional system or ask for
> > it to be made easy for dummies. It is like saying I can't do well in
> > studies and therefore give me reservation in colleges so that I can also
> > become a doctor.
> > Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device
> >

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