[Advaita-l] Please answer to this
H S Chandramouli
hschandramouli at gmail.com
Sun Oct 18 04:14:10 CDT 2015
Sri Venkat Ji,
Sidhanta Lesa Sangraha by Sri Appayya Dikshita ( translation by Sri
Suryanarayana Shastri is available ) is perhaps one good source for getting
to know the different approaches and views of various advaitic schools of
thought. ( I am open to correction on this ). This work was written in the
sixteenth century. Perhaps there was not much of change in position till
the twentieth century. But during the 20th century , practically all these
schools of thought were challenged by Sri Sachidanandendra Saeaswati
Swamiji ( Sri SSS ) of Holenarsipur in Karnataka as contrary to the Shrutis
and Bhashyam of Sri Bhagavatpada . He propounded his own interpretation of
the Shrutis along with the Bhashyam and contended that this was the only
interpretation which was consistent with them. His work in sanskrit Vedanta
Prakriya Pratyabhijna ( translated into english The Method of the Vedanta
by Sri AJ Alston ) sets forth his arguments in a very detailed manner .
As Sri Subrahmanian Ji mentions , while these books could be referred to
for knowing the status of different schools of thought on advaita , it is
necessary for the student of vedanta to come to his own conclusion as to
the particular thought process which suits his own understanding. Sri
Sureswaracharya is credited with the view that any particular school of
thought could be followed for understanding as long as the Goal is the
On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 4:27 PM, Sundaram Venkatraman via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Dear Subramanianji,
> Thank you very much for your wonderful clarifications. I don't know
> Kannada. But from the title of the first Kannada book 'Akshobya Vijaya
> Vibhrama' referred to by you, I get a feeling the story about the victory
> of Akshobhya Theertha over Swami Vidyaranya in a debate is an illusion. Can
> you confirm this please?
> One more request from my side. I am generally aware of the tenets of
> advaita vedanta. But when it comes to discussions on Shankara and
> post-shankara advaita and the differences between the two, I am lost. More
> specifically my questions are
> 1. In what ways are Bhamati and Vivarana schools different from original
> Shankara Vedanta and from each other?
> 2. Did the differences arise after the period of the 4 direct disciples of
> Shankara or the direct disciples themselves deviated from Shankara in
> important ways?
> You may also refer me if possible to good books, if any, on the subject.
> My pranams to you,
> > >
> > > 2) And also,he said vidhyaranya got defeated by akshobhya theertha
> > > vakhyartha of "tat tvam asi"...
> > >
> > > In respect of that, vidhyaranya installed a vijaya sthamba in
> > > for respecting akshobhya theertha...
> > >
> > > Weather it is true that vidhyaranaya got defeated by akshobhya
> > > for vakhyartha of tat tvam asi?
> > >
> > > Or it is just dvaithi's crooked up story for down grading other
> > philosophy
> > > acharyas?
> > >
> > To get a good idea about the above please read the three Kannada books of
> > Sri G.R.Patil of Dharwad:
> > 1. Akshobhya vijaya vibhrama
> > 2. Vidyaranya vishayaka ākṣepa nirāsa
> > 3. Sri Vidyaranya Vijaya Dundubhi
> > The first two books are out of stock/print. You may request the author
> > personally. The last one is available in Bangalore at Vidya Bharati
> > Shankara Maṭha Road.
> > regards
> > vs
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