[Advaita-l] Chaturamnya mailing list
sjayana at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 3 14:09:00 CST 2013
The main reason for the new list is that about a BILLION people directly or indirectly follow the teachings set by the Chaturamnaya Maths. Even if someone is a follower of the Ramakrishna Math or Chinmaya Mission, they readily admit tracing their Guru-Shishya parampara to one of the Chaturamnaya Maths:
"Monks of Ramakrishna Math call on Jagadguru
The Ramakrishna Math holds the Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham as the Guru Peetham. On 27th April 2007, a group of monks from the Ramakrishna Math, Bangalore headed by President of the Math, Swami Harshananda along with a few Brahmacharis had Darshan of the Jagadguru and received His Blessings."
"ACHARYAS OF CHINMAYA MISSION
Adi Shankaracharya established the Dashanami Sannyasa Order, a monastic order with ten lineage names. Of these, Chinmaya Mission belongs to the lineage and traditions of the 'Sringeri Matha' in Karnataka, India."
The list is a "Satsang" group for the followers of the Maths.
From: Venkatesh Murthy <vmurthy36 at gmail.com>
To: A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 3, 2013 3:17 AM
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Chaturamnya mailing list
IMHO there is no strong need for separate mailing list for Chaturamnaya.
All 4 Maths are teaching Advaita only. Why different lists? In this mailing
list Advaita of Adi Sankara is discussed. But the Maths are also teaching
Sankara Advaita Vedanta only. They cannot teach different from Adi Sankara.
Nobody is opposing Adi Sankara's Maths in this mailing list.
On Sun, Nov 3, 2013 at 12:41 AM, S Jayanarayanan <sjayana at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Happy Deepavali!
> The mailing list "Chaturamnaya" is devoted to the discussion on Advaita
> Vedanta taught by the four principal Sankara Maths. Please see the list FAQ
> and Rules below and join the list at
> (The FAQ and Rules will be updated every now and then, hence please
> consult the latest version available in the list archives).
> Chaturamnaya Mailing List FAQ
> Q: What are the Chaturamnaya Maths?
> A: The Chaturamnaya Maths are the Four Maths in the tradition of Adi
> Sankara located in India at Sringeri (South), Dwaraka (West),
> Jyotirmath/Badrinath (North) and Puri (East).
> Q: Why is there a need for a mailing list dedicated to the Chaturamnaya
> A: The Chaturamnaya Maths stand out in distinction from the other Advaita
> institutions in the following ways:
> 1. The Four Maths are historically the oldest surviving institutions of
> Advaita teaching in the world.
> -According to the extant biographies of Adi Sankara such as the Madhaviya
> Sankara Digvijayam, He is said to have established Maths in "Sringeri and
> other places".
> 2. The Four Maths trace their lineage of Gurus directly to Adi Sankara.
> -The Guru-Shishya Parampara is central to the teaching of Advaita Vedanta.
> 3. The Four Maths lead people to follow the path of Dharma.
> -These Maths have remained free of Ethical or Moral controversies during
> their entire history.
> Last but certainly not the least:
> 4. The Dashanami Sannyasins who have propagated Advaita Vedanta to all
> corners of India (if not the world) owe allegiance to these Four Maths.
> -"Saraswati", "Puri" and "Bharati" belong to the Sringeri Math; "Tirtha"
> and "Asrama" belong to the Dwaraka Math; "Giri", "Parvata" and "Sagara"
> belong to the Jyotir Math; "Vana" and "Aranya" belong to the Puri Math.
> Q: How can I join the Chaturamnaya mailing list?
> A: One can subscribe to the list from the homepage at:
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