[Advaita-l] Dayanand Saraswathi interview - Very interesting stand taken by Swami

Ravi Kiran ravikiranm108 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 22:43:04 CST 2017

On Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 7:35 AM, Praveen R. Bhat via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> > Both references are unsubstantiated. If the Sringeri journal really
> > supported the claim, there are two more things we have to consider. 1)
> Was
> > it a guest post and 2) was the Sringeri guru aware of such an article
> being
> > published? This is because, there is no direct evidence whatsoever! ‎If
> > however, the Sringeri guru really acknowledged ramana as a saint, I'd be
> > really surprised. Kind of like the whole world becoming upside down.
> Not if its already upside down for you and turning it around will make it
> right. :)
> > I'll probably stop the study / practice of Vedanta in this life.
> Far from it! It would be all the more reason to study seriously for your
> pursuit of the truth about Atma, than to prove the truth" about others.

Yes, second that point, realizing that, indulging in commenting or branding
on "others" jnAna, (which deserves to be nipped at thought itself, than
allowing it to express in a public forum), is a huge impediment in one's
own progress, is by and far, a huge favor one can do, to oneself ..

On the contrary, if one can post about one's own advaita jnAna or jnAna
sAdhana, it can help the members of the forum..

> And
> by study of Vedanta, I mean traditional study under a teacher, not
> self-styled study, which is no different than Neovedanta. Then you will
> hopefully not jump to favourite conclusions. For example, HH did not say
> that Maharshi was not a jivanmukta, but you read that anyway.
> Hypothetically assuming that HH did say it, you said Maharshi was not a
> jnAni then. Such conclusions are way off orthodox Vedanta, that you claim
> to be a follower of. Please do yourself a favour and live up to the claim
> by studying further, even if you are already studying.

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