[Advaita-l] Fwd: Beware of Paul Hacker and his open criticism of Gaudapada, Shankara and Advaita

Anil Aggarwal aaggarwal at wi.rr.com
Sat Sep 3 18:51:02 CDT 2016

I concur 
Anil Aggarwal

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> On Sep 3, 2016, at 7:29 PM, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> On page 36 of the book 'Philology and Confrontation' Paul Hacker openly
> says that Gaudapāda pays obeisance to Buddha in the Kārikā 4.1 and that
> Shankara covers up the fact by struggling to interpret the verse to somehow
> mean an obeisance to Narayana. There cannot be a greater example of Paul
> Hacker being a candidate, for the nth time, for Shankara's chastisement:
> asampradāyavit mūrkhavat upekṣaṇīyaḥ.  Elsewhere also he subscribes to the
> view that Advaita is only Buddhism in disguise.  There cannot be a greater
> insult to the Advaita Acharyas.
> https://books.google.co.in/books?id=k91ZnWPTwXoC&pg=PA27&
> source=gbs_toc_r&cad=4#v=onepage&q&f=false
> (see p.36)
> This hidden agenda of Hacker to tarnish the image of the Vedic heritage,
> Shankaracharya, Gaudapada,  Vidyaranya, the gods of Hinduism, Sringeri
> mutt, etc. is quite apparent when one reads his book.  Also quite apparent
> is the member's hidden agenda that subscribes to the same agenda of Hacker
> by promoting his views in this forum dedicated to Advaita. That member is a
> vaishnava (having himself declared to be so in another forum, under another
> name), who has come to this forum with that sole and same agenda of
> tarnishing the image of Advaita and the Acharyas Shankara and the maṭhas of
> Advaita tradition.  His teaming up with the vaishnava bloggers also can be
> seen to be a part of this program.
> Paul Hacker with such an agenda is no different from westerners like others
> who have been in the news recently for humiliating Hinduism.
> I am extremely shocked and sorry to find that such a blatant violation of
> the very purpose of this forum is taking place here initiated by a member
> who has been removed from another forum of Advaita recently for his
> misdemeanor and who operates with several aliases.
> I request members of this forum to please be wary and take steps to end
> this planned attack on Advaita and the sampradāya.
> Sri Venkatesh has correctly assessed Paul Hacker in his recent post.
> Why should Advaitins tolerate this concerted attack on Advaita and that too
> in a forum dedicated for the study and practice of Advaita?
> subrahmanian.v
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