[Advaita-l] Debunking Drishti-Srishti Vada and Eka Jiva Vada - part 1

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Wed Jul 26 06:43:25 EDT 2017

Namaste Bhaskarji,

​Thanks for your response in your usual style.​​
On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 3:44 PM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:

> >  But you are always welcome to have a friendly chat with me prabhuji
> barring vedAnta and related discussions :-).

Wonderful. I'm sure that can be taken offline since no one here would be
interested in our friendly chats.

..This request is because I lack that 'yOgyata' to understand your mails
> and do the debate in a meaningful way...

​It has nothing to do with yogyatA but more to do with overlap. As you
said, you are completely committed to bhAShya and only bhAShya and that is
the only tradition for you. ​I usually quote or state an understanding
without caring for where in the tradition it has come from (since I don't
read non-traditional stuff), nor do I have great memory like you. You would
ask me a bhAShya reference which I may not have. Then how would discussion
further, unless running in circles is furthering! Yet, I learn a lot from
reading your mails which have lessened these days.

> hope you would love to have a fight with 'samAna skanda-s' :-) Anyway, my
> clarification to your below observation.
Particularly, I don't like fights
I like a win-win debate that helps manana.​

> >  Yes, I have not read the whole thread but I do read all the mails
> coming from Sri Vidya prabhuji's desk.  So, hope you would agree 'very
> interesting' interpretation of mine 'ON' Sri Vidya prabhuji's mail is not
> so interesting & exciting  :-)

Since I read in it in the context of the development of the entire thread,
while you may not have, you saw an angle that I couldn't even imagine. As
my Sanskrit teacher would say, we are all vyutpannamatis. So, even if it is
not exciting, interesting​ it surely is.

>  You may be right in your observation and at the same time I am right
> according to my perception.

True, only that your perception is partial in this case since you haven't
read the thread.​ And also thanks for conforming to DSV by that statement.
kAmI svatAM paShyati.

> Since for you anything and everything under the Advaita tradition banner
> is OK,

I would add ​"​
​orthodox"​ to qualify the above statement to express my view. And
I'll not get into the rest of the
, lest it become a
​ unfriendly ​
fight" :)


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