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

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Sat Sep 3 04:52:13 CDT 2016


Why is what Hacker gains or loses a relevant question, but what it would
amount to mean not? Sringeri maTh records show these dates of each Acharya:
http://www.sringeri.net/jagadgurus. Those would then be what... random
numbers?! :) For some reason, the living tradition of Sringeri shows the
times of the peeThAdipati, which is "belief", but Hacker's so-called
findings are research that is perfect!

FYI, the great grandfather of a friend of mine wrote a bhUmikA in a
publication on Brahmasutra bhAshya which mentions the varsha, tithi and
muhurtA in which Sringeri Acharyas took sannyAsa!

Kind rgds,
--Praveen R. Bhat
/* Through what should one know That owing to which all this is known!
[Br.Up. 4.5.15] */

On Sat, Sep 3, 2016 at 2:36 PM, D Gayatri via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> I am at a loss to understand what gain or loss Paul Hacker is going to get
> by denying Sringeri Mutt its due. If the mutt is really older than
> Vidyaranya, and if Hacker has deliberately twisted facts, it would only
> harm his reputation. I am not saying Hacker is perfect, but he sincerely
> tried to verify the tradition, but could not find any evidence in favor of
> the tradition. However, one needs to have an open mind. If there is some
> evidence that was missed by Hacker, people are welcome to present it.
> // I had also said that the Madhvas believe about such an encounter. //
> Beliefs don't constitute historical evidence, because beliefs themselves
> are in need of verification. Once upon a time, people believed earth was
> flat. That belief is by no means, evidence to show that earth is really
> flat.

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