[Advaita-l] Please answer to this
svenkat52 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 18 22:04:54 CDT 2015
Thank you very much for you 2 mails on the subject. The article of Sri Dravid (on www. Ambaa.org) looks very promising. Browsing through it however it seems that the differences between Bhamati and Vivarana are not just Prakriya differences but quite doctrinal.
Can you please let me know where Siddhanta Lesa Sangraha is available?
Many thanks & pranams,
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> On 18-Oct-2015, at 2:44 PM, H S Chandramouli <hschandramouli at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 same.
>> 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 in
>> > > vakhyartha of "tat tvam asi"...
>> > >
>> > > In respect of that, vidhyaranya installed a vijaya sthamba in mulibagilu
>> > > for respecting akshobhya theertha...
>> > >
>> > > Weather it is true that vidhyaranaya got defeated by akshobhya theertha
>> > > 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 Press,
>> > Shankara Maṭha Road.
>> > regards
>> > vs
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