[Advaita-l] Dayanand Saraswathi interview - Very interesting stand taken by Swami
sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 27 12:07:18 CST 2017
How do you call RM as the flag-bearer of the neo-vedantins. Some people call the followers of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhamsa also as neo-vedantins. I follow Adi Shankara and I also follow Sri Ramakrishna. Ramakrishna, who endorsed the Advaita. Sri Ramakrishna did not say anything against the Dvaita and the Vishishtadvaita etc. What he said is that all these are having their jijnashas at different levels. I believe that one should not expect all to be at one and the same level, as different people can be at different stages of their spiritual development.
On Fri, 1/27/17, Kripa Shankar via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Dayanand Saraswathi interview - Very interesting stand taken by Swami
To: "Bhaskar YR" <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com>, "Advaita discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Date: Friday, January 27, 2017, 3:13 AM
As this was the first time I
was speaking to him and considering that I am a complete
stranger to him asking away questions out of the blue, I
thought it was proper to address only the main issue. He was
kind enough to answer all the questions to my
satisfaction. Although I did mention the issue about
astika - nAstika aspect that crops up in such cases as RM,
he didn't specifically address that.
But it is clear now that
anyone can claim RM to be a jnAni, Jivanmukta, Maharshi etc.
I was only trying to criticize from that
for criticising the philosophy is concerned, we can never
reach a conclusion in a debate and so it's futile. For
whatever it's worth, I'll probably pen down my
observations and share it. In fact, looking back, I feel
Dayanand Saraswathi has made the best judgement on RM.
I am not desperately
behind RM (as you may have suggested). He is the flag bearer
of the neovedantins (just my opinion) and hence my
yo vedAdau svaraH prokto vedAnte cha pratiShThitaH |
tasya prakRRiti-lInasya yaH parassa maheshvaraH ||
Sent: Friday 27 January 2017 4:03
To: Kripa Shankar; A discussion group for
Subject: RE: [Advaita-l]
Dayanand Saraswathi interview - Very interesting stand taken
However I know that RM is against Vedanta and
my opinion of RM is still the same.
> For your own good you could have shared
what you know about Sri RM and posed this question also to
Sri Anantha Sharma. You could have clarified him, according
to you, how Sri RM was against vedAnta and due to that
reason how you treat Sri RM. Who knows, you might have
received an answer that would have put complete 'full
stop' to your never ending doubts on Sri RM :-) Anyway,
you are still planning for the second opinion from other
scholar, all the best to you.
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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