[Advaita-l] No non- advaita schools before Shankara
vathsa108 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 04:54:36 CDT 2015
But Venkatesh Murthy sir ,
brahman is nirvikaara....or one who never change...how can this never
changing thing can transformed to this world?
On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 10:13 AM, Venkatesh Murthy via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 1, 2015 at 4:58 PM, subhanu via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > V Subramanian wrote:
> > "This shows that prior to Shankara there were no vedantic schools that
> > were non-advaitic"
> Now the Visistadvaitis will stand up and object to this.
> भगवद् बोधायनकृतां विस्तीर्णां ब्रह्मसूत्रवृत्तिं पूर्वाचार्याः संचिक्षिपुः
> तन्मतानुसारेण सूत्राक्षराणि व्याख्यास्यन्ते ।
> Because in the opening statement itself the Sri Bhashyakaara Raamaanuja has
> said he is following the very big book Brahma Sutra Vrutti written by
> Bodhayana. That Bodhayana Vrutti was condensed by other Acharyas and
> Raamaanuja is following that and writing his Sri Bhashya on the Brahma
> Bodhayana Vrutti was not available to Raamaanuja. It was lost but some
> other condensed books were available. But Bodhayana was not Advaiti. He was
> closer to Raamaanuja. He did not accept Maayaa theory. He accepted Parinama
> Vada saying Brahman is transformed to world.
> What do you say to this?
> > Namaste to all. I changed the heading of the thread. You may be aware of
> > the following verse near the end of Srimad Bhāgavatam also which many
> > scholars date post Shankara:
> > Sarva-vedānta-sāram yat
> > Brahmātmaikatva-lakshanam ।
> > Vastv-advitīyam tan nishtham
> > Kaivalyaka prayojanam ।।
> > (Srimad Bhāgavatam 12.13.12)
> > We see in such a grantha of Bhakti yoga the above statement that the
> > Bhāgavatam is the essence of all vedanta explaining the unity of brahman
> > and ātman, and that the final teaching is non-dual.
> > If you take Bhāgavatam as written before Shankara then it supports
> > Shankara's bhashya statement also.
> > Regards
> > Subhanu
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