[Advaita-l] Paul Hacker's erroneous view

Krishnaprakasha Bolumbu kpbolumbu01 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 3 08:18:45 CDT 2016

I feel that hacker seriously intends to create a confusion among readers.
Those who think otherwise kindly explain why they feel so.

On Sep 3, 2016 3:37 PM, "V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l" <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> On p.27 of the book 'Philology and Confrontation' P makes a bold statement:
> //Shankara's direct disciples Sureshwara and Padmapada show no awareness of
> Shankara's Shiva incarnation.//
> But the fact of Padmapada's invocation to the Panchapadika disproves P's
> claim.
> P's view that Shankara came from a Vaishnava background and the reasons he
> gives for that also smacks of his poor understanding of the Bhashyas in a
> global perspective. With such prejudiced and imperfect understanding of the
> Advaita Bhashya, P does not rise to be the figure that he is made out to
> be. Any traditional scholar of Advaita bhashyas with a proper study thereof
> can easily prove P's ideas/conclusions wrong.
> The above are just samples.
> regards
> vs
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