[Advaita-l] Please answer to this
H S Chandramouli
hschandramouli at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 03:22:35 CDT 2015
Sri Venkat Ji,
It canbe downloaded at
On Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 8:34 AM, Sundaram Venkatraman <svenkat52 at gmail.com>
> Sri Chandramouliji,
> Thank you very much for you 2 mails on the subject. The article of Sri
> Dravid (on www. Ambaa.org <http://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,
> Sent from my iPhone
> On 18-Oct-2015, at 2:44 PM, H S Chandramouli <hschandramouli at gmail.com>
> 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.
>> 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
>> > 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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