[Advaita-l] Article on Shankaracharya
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Sat Nov 26 17:51:58 CST 2016
You said :
<Most historians agree that Adi Shankaracharya lived in the 8th century CE,
or 1,200 years ago, 1,300 years after the Buddha. *(P.S. **three
monasteries among the four set up by Shankaracharya – Dwaraka, Puri and
Kanchi – will say it is 509 BC. The fourth Sringeri monastery will say 44
This is a very general statement and does not befit a scholarly forum. Scholars need proofs. . There are many historical leads such as the date of king Amaruka, that of king Sudhanva as well as of king Purnavarman, the date of Dharmapala, the teacher at Nalanda, who was a contemporary of Dharmakirti, date of the Malava king Vikramaditya, who was a contemporary of king Purnavarman, etc.
Moreover Sri Sureshvaracharya has been claimed to be one of the earliest mathadhipatis by the Dwarka math, the Sringeri math, the Kudali-Sringeri math and also by the Kanchi Kamakoti math.
All these have to be sorted out with patience and I am sure that all the claims of these mathas are their side of the truth and with patience all these can be sorted out, provided there is sincere will and open mind (i.e., no pre-conditioned or biased attitude)..to get the truth. Presently most of the scholars have their cup full with their own ideas and cannot accommodate other's views.
On Sat, 11/26/16, Vineet Menon via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Article on Shankaracharya
To: "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2016, 10:02 AM
As usual, Devdutt under heavy
doses of Wendy Doniger writes something which
looks good superficialy, but on deeper
inspection is full of
and monographs were so brilliant that Vyasa, the mythical
organiser of the Vedas, himself extended his
life by another 16 years to
spread his ideas
to the world.
Mandana’s wife, Ubhaya Bharati, playfully challenged him
knowledge of erotics (kama-shastra). When
the celibate Shankara pleaded
lady asked him how he could claim to have understood the
world without experiencing sensual pleasure and
emotional intimacy. What
shrouded in mystery, and edited by latter-day puritans.
Some people argue that this shows the influence
of Buddhism on Vedism,
supremacists to bristle.
Like any ancient or medieval figure of Indian
history, it is difficult to
from fiction about Shankara’s life. Scholars are not
which of his literary works are
authentically his, and which are attributed
to him to gain legitimacy or popularity.
Depending on what one cherry
can be turned into an incarnation of Shiva, a champion of
Hinduism who drove out Buddhists, a prodigious
and prolific logician and
poet, a savarna
casteist Hindu, or a reconciler of paradoxes.
This obsession of defeating
intellectuals in debates has more to do with
indulging the ego than expanding knowledge.
Most historians agree that Adi
Shankaracharya lived in the 8th century CE,
or 1,200 years ago, 1,300 years after the
Buddha. *(P.S. **three
monasteries among the
four set up by Shankaracharya – Dwaraka, Puri and
Kanchi – will say it is 509 BC. The fourth
Sringeri monastery will say 44
November 2016 at 22:43, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
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