[Advaita-l] ***UNCHECKED*** Taller than Statue of Liberty and Buddha Statue in Hyderabad
sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 31 12:00:30 CDT 2015
Swami Gambhirananda thought Sugata to be Lord Buddha and that is the reason why many readers of Swami Gambhirananda's translation have wrong views on Lord Buddha. Sugata was most probably Buddhaghosha, who was born about one thousand years after Lord Buddha but a couple of centuries before Adi Shankara. Amarkosha also does not say Sugata to be Lord Buddha.
On Friday, July 31, 2015 2:21 AM, murali hr via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
Similarly Ramanuja has rejected the Bauddhas 2nd Adhyaya and 2nd Pada
and written conclusion in 2-2-31 like this - 'निरस्ताः सौगताः' the
Bauddhas are rejected. How can he give respect to Buddha? Not
possible. The Vaishnavas belief is Buddha Avatara was to mislead
Daityas and bad people. His teachings must not be followed by good
people. Show me one Vaishnava doing Pooja to Buddha.
- True - SOme of the vaishnava scholars I interact really dislike Buddha.
However I see that Buddha was interpreted wrongly.
Buddha brought in the culture of Meditation and through meditation being
free of all vasanas.
Shankar brought in the spirit of enquiry and questioning to be free of all
I feel both are complementary.
*On a second note - why Buddhism will not have a appeal with the masses ?*
- Very intellectual - will make the culture dry and meaningless.
- Sometimes tends to increase the ego.
- Too much of analysis.
- No music and dance to reach the supreme .
I have couple of friends whose faith is close to Buddhism. I feel that
they have NO RASA or KAVYA in them.
I think it is here Shankara with his focus on Soundarya and Satyam - with
music pulls us away from the samsara in a joyous manner.
On this guru poornima day - I bow to him for guiding us to the eternal and
On Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 10:16 AM, Venkatesh Murthy via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 9:28 PM, Sunil Bhattacharjya
> <sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Namaste,
> > Shri Ramanujacharya would have been horrified at the statement that he
> > better than the 9th avatara of his ishta devata, Lord Vishnu.
> The three Acharyas Sankara, Ramanuja and Madhva have rejected
> Bauddhas. Kindly see the Sutra Bhashya for 2-2-32. Adi Sankara has
> किं बहुना ? सर्वप्रकारेण — यथा यथायं वैनाशिकसमय उपपत्तिमत्त्वाय
> परीक्ष्यते तथा तथा — सिकताकूपवद्विदीर्यत एव ; न काञ्चिदप्यत्रोपपत्तिं
> पश्यामः ; अतश्चानुपपन्नो वैनाशिकतन्त्रव्यवहारः । अपि च
> बाह्यार्थविज्ञानशून्यवादत्रयमितरेतरविरुद्धमुपदिशता सुगतेन
> स्पष्टीकृतमात्मनोऽसम्बद्धप्रलापित्वम्, प्रद्वेषो वा प्रजासु —
> विरुद्धार्थप्रतिपत्त्या विमुह्येयुरिमाः प्रजा इति ।
> सर्वथाप्यनादरणीयोऽयं सुगतसमयः श्रेयस्कामैरित्यभिप्रायः ॥ ३२ ॥
> Gambhirananda Translation -
> Moreover Buddha exposed his own incoherence in talk when he instructed
> the three mutually contradictory theories of the existence of external
> objects, existence of consciousness and absolute nihilism or he showed
> his malevolence towards all creatures, acting under the delusion that
> these creatures would get confused by imbibing contradictory views.
> The idea is that the Buddhist view should be abjured in every way by
> all who desire the highest good.
> Similarly Ramanuja has rejected the Bauddhas 2nd Adhyaya and 2nd Pada
> and written conclusion in 2-2-31 like this - 'निरस्ताः सौगताः' the
> Bauddhas are rejected. How can he give respect to Buddha? Not
> possible. The Vaishnavas belief is Buddha Avatara was to mislead
> Daityas and bad people. His teachings must not be followed by good
> people. Show me one Vaishnava doing Pooja to Buddha.
> > Regards,
> > Sunil KB
> > On Thursday, July 30, 2015 6:50 AM, Venkatesh Murthy via Advaita-l
> > <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > Namaste
> > Tallest Sitting Statue in the World is Coming up. Cost - Rs 1000 Crore
> > Better to have Ramanuja Statue than Buddha Statue
> > Someone should build Adi Sankara statue and temple in Kashmir.
> > --
> > Regards
> > -Venkatesh
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