[Advaita-l] Encounter between Madhvacharya and a Sringeri Pontiff

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Sat Sep 3 01:25:00 CDT 2016

On Sat, Sep 3, 2016 at 12:33 AM, D Gayatri <dgayatrinov10 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hagiographies of saints can hardly be taken as reliable evidence for
> historical purposes. Madhvas also believe that Madhvacharya met
> Krishna-Dvaipayana. Hardly any person is going to take such claims
> seriously.

Even Advaitins believe that Shankaracharya had a discussion with Veda
Vyasa. Advaitins, at a level, take such accounts seriously.  It is the same
as taking the stories of Krishna described in the various works such as the
Bhāgavatam seriously. If historians do not want to take them seriously, the
loss is theirs and not of the believers.

> On Friday, 2 September 2016, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
>> Some Madhvas believe, on the authority of the Sumadhva vijaya, that there
>> have been a couple of encounters between Madhvacharya

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