[Advaita-l] Alaya vijnana and Adwaita.

Sunil Bhattacharjya sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 9 11:38:20 CST 2013

Not only you but there are many who do not know that Lord Buddha gave the second promulgation on the advanced (Mahayana) teachings at the Vulture-peak, some 22 years after giving the first promulgation on the basic (Hinayana) teachings at Sarnath. He gave the Tantri=c teachings at a still later date. This is also probably somewaht similar to what Adi Sankaracharya did . He composed the "Lalta Trishati Bhashya" towards the end of his life. 

That Lord Buddha learnt Yoga after completeing his learning of Samkhya is given in the book "Buddhacarita) by  Ashvaghosha.

Sunil KB

 From: Srikanta Narayanaswami <srikanta.narayanaswami at yahoo.com>
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Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Alaya vijnana and Adwaita.
On the other hand, the Mahayana text Prjnaparamita, Diamond sutta and Hrdaya sutta indicate that the Bodhisattva attained Shunyata (got liberated) after leaving the five koshas. The word "Buddha" itself means "Jnani", if one has to trust the word of Lord Kapila, the avatara in which Lord Krishna taught Samkhya. The later-day Buddhist scholars only wanted logic to their rescue. Tarka cannot give liberation but Meditation can. This was known to Lord Buddha well.

Sunil KB
We donot know about Meditation in Buddhism.It is the story we read in Buddhist scriptures about the levels of Dhyana which Buddha reached before attaining Buddha state.We also donot know about the details of Buddha only that he went to Saranath to preach his sermon.All have become poetic descriptions.

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