[Advaita-l] Paul Hacker's erroneous view
dgayatrinov10 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 3 12:24:54 CDT 2016
would a 'Vaishnava' Shankara, as per Paul Hacker, bear the name of the
First of all Paul Hacker only implies that Shankara has affinity to
vaishnavism. Secondly, there is no rule that vaishnavas cannot bear the
name of Shiva. Gaudiyas consider Shiva himself as the best vaishnava!
On Saturday, 3 September 2016, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Also, Paul Hacker is thoroughly let down by Sureshwara and Padmapada. Both
> have very clearly established that Shankara was indeed Shiva. Sureshwara,
> in another vartika, says Shankara bore the name of 'Vedhā', Creator. Why
> would a 'Vaishnava' Shankara, as per Paul Hacker, bear the name of the
> creator Shiva?
> On Sat, Sep 3, 2016 at 10:23 PM, V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
> > On Sat, Sep 3, 2016 at 10:16 PM, Praveen R. Bhat <bhatpraveen at gmail.com
> > wrote:
> >> 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
> >> 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.
> > vs
> >> 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 <
> >>> 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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