[Advaita-l] Paul Hacker's erroneous view

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Sat Sep 3 11:53:17 CDT 2016

On Sat, Sep 3, 2016 at 10:16 PM, Praveen R. Bhat <bhatpraveen at gmail.com>

> Namaste Subbuji,
> Thanks for bringing in an important point which I was planning to make
> yesterday, but didn't because I had not read through all that was being
> discussed. This is amiss in people who lack the background of such kAvya
> composition or tarka basis. Even in vyAkaraNa sUtras, what is prApta alone
> can be a candidate for consideration, be it negation or not.

Very true. Only because it is prāpta Padmapada brings in Shiva. None can
explain this without bringing in the Shiva-Shankara identity.  Aprāpta
pratiṣhedhah is a dosha.


> No one would think that Shankaracharya is Shiva due to his name being
> similar, bringing in the necessity of consideration or negation.
> 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 10:07 PM, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
>> On Sat, Sep 3, 2016 at 7:03 PM, D Gayatri <dgayatrinov10 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > >
>> > > The very comparison by Padmapada arises only because of the fact that
>> he
>> > > believed that Shankara was Shiva avatara. Otherwise there is no
>> reason to
>> > > make that comparison for the mere name being Shankara.

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