[Advaita-l] Deprecating foreign scholars is not Hindu tradition
dvnsarma at gmail.com
Sat Jul 30 22:43:05 CDT 2016
Since Hindu Astronomy at that time was not upto the mark our astronomers
borrowed from Yavanas. Nothing becomes automatically right just because it
propounded by a Hindu.
Usually a latter commentator contradicts a former commentator's point of
It is unreasonable to say that the latter commentator has no right to
contradict the former.
On Sun, Jul 31, 2016 at 12:24 AM, Venkatesh Murthy via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> On Saturday 30 July 2016, D.V.N.Sarma డి.వి.ఎన్.శర్మ <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > Hindu tradition is to give due respect to deserving people irrespective
> > their religion or nationality.
> > This attested and made evident by by Varahamihira in Brihat Samhita 2-14.
> > म्लेच्छाहि यवनास्तेषु सम्यक् शास्त्रं प्रतिष्ठितम् ।
> > ऋषिवत्तेऽपि पूज्यन्ते किं पुनर्दैवविद्विजः।।
> > Because of their entrenchment in the Khagola Sastra Yavanas though
> > are adored as Rishis. What to say if one is a brahmin
> > astronomer/astrologer.
> Yes they can be respected but this Sloka is not about situation when the
> Mlecchas are writing Sastras contradicting Brahmin Sastras. If a Mleccha is
> contradicting Adi Sankara and making wrong comments on Acharyas of
> Parampara in any Sastra he will be not respected by us.
> > regards,
> > Sarma.
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