[Advaita-l] Whom did Shankara consider a Guru?
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 12:01:36 CDT 2016
Many thanks Abhishek ji, for the picture. I was also looking for this
picture which I had recently seen on Whats App. Today being the Sringeri
Acharya's Aradhana, your sharing it here is even more symbolic.
On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 9:11 PM, Abhishek Madhyastha <abhishek046 at gmail.com>
> Probably deviating the topic a bit but if anyone's looking for an image of
> the meeting of these 2 great souls, please find it attached to this mail.
> On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 8:59 PM, Praveen R. Bhat via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
>> Namaste Subbuji,
>> On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 8:43 PM, V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
>> > Just so that some don't misunderstand, let me clarify that Bhagavan
>> >> Sridhara Swamiji was initiated into Advaita sampradAya sannyAsa in
>> >> Shigehalli, Sirsi, by Swami Shivananda of Shigehalli maTha. He didn't
>> >> this or any pITha offered.
>> > I mentioned about the daśanāmi name because the website says that his
>> > pre-monastic name was also Shreedhara...Normally the monastic name will
>> > different with some additional 'Ananda', etc.
>> As I said I clarified only so that others don't end up thinking that he
>> wasn't a sannyAsi. He was a sampradAya sannyAsi but as you say his name
>> continued without the dashanAmi sannyAsa name like Bhagavatpada's did.
>> > The earlier Sringeri Jagadguru was visited by him.
>> >> >
>> >> And vice versa, if not the other way around. HH Abhinava Vidyatirtha
>> >> Swamiji had broken his journey at Delhi to meet Bhagavan Sridhara
>> >> who was then there and he offered the Sringeri pITha.
>> > Is it possible for you to give the approximate year of this?
>> I'm sorry, I don't recall if the date was mentioned in the Shridhara
>> Swamiji's charita which has this information. I currently don't have the
>> book to look it up.
>> > In Sringeri the practice followed is that the reigning Head will himself
>> > give sannyasa to the successor designate. Someone who is already a
>> > sannyasin will not be a candidate for consideration. The present
>> > Sri Bharati Tirtha Swamiji was given sannyasa by the then Jagadguru in
>> > after some eight years of study in Sringeri.
>> > http://www.sringeri.net/jagadgurus/sri-bharati-tirtha-
>> > mahaswamiji/biography-of-sri-bharati-tirtha-mahaswamiji
>> > There are other considerations like the person to be selected for the
>> > pīṭham will have to be from Yajurveda śākhā.
>> I know these rules of Sringeri maTha, but it may have been an exceptional
>> case, if that. There are some other things I would like to mention but I
>> will take it offline with you. Thanks.
>> Kind rgds,
>> --Praveen R. Bhat
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