[Advaita-l] Fwd: Rama and Krishna are Jiva-s - Mahabharata

Kalyan kalyan_kg at yahoo.com
Wed May 24 10:54:11 EDT 2017

Dear Sri Praveen

I dont believe in the Vishnu vs Shiva debate but I am confident of one thing. Vaishnavaites do not believe Shiva can give moksha. So one can argue similarly that vaishnavas are criticizing Shaivism for doctrinal reasons alone.


On Wed, 5/24/17, Praveen R. Bhat <bhatpraveen at gmail.com> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Fwd: Rama and Krishna are Jiva-s - Mahabharata
 To: "Kalyan" <kalyan_kg at yahoo.com>, "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
 Cc: "Venkata sriram P" <venkatasriramp at yahoo.in>
 Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 2:49 PM
 On Wed, May 24, 2017 at
 2:15 PM, Kalyan via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
 //Here lies the
 greatness of we advaitins that we never criticise any path
 and take everyone in our own stride and move on....//
 Shankara has criticized mimamsa, nyaya,
 samkhya, yoga, vaiseshika, bauddha, jaina, pashupata,
 pancaratra, carvaka philosophers in his commentaries. To say
 that advaitins do not criticize anybody is far removed from
 ​​There's a
 huge difference between criticising a sampradAya or a deity
 just because it is not one's own versus criticising the
 following as it does not lead to mokSha. Bhagvatpadacharya
 does the latter, as compared to all others who followed
 Advaita Vedanta.
 Kind rgds,
 --Praveen R. Bhat
 /* येनेदं
 सर्वं विजानाति, तं केन
 विजानीयात्। Through what
 should one know That owing to which all this is known!
 [Br.Up. 4.5.15]

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