[Advaita-l] The safe way

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 15 03:06:35 EDT 2017


Name dropping is useless. So and so said Appayya is not following Advaita
is useless. We have the intelligence to see who is following Advaita and
who is not following. We are not sheep and not parrots to repeat some
Bhashya words. Parrots can only repeat but they cannot understand. To
understand we have to analyse Bhashyas and Vyakhyana Karas did that.

Person hating Appayya thinking he is from Vivarana is ignorant  about
Appayya's Parimala -


It is a Vedantic work, an extremely readable commentary on the very
difficult commentary called Kalpataru
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalpataru> by an advaitic teacher named
Amalananda <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amalananda>. That Kalpataru is
itself a commentary on *Bhāmatī
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bh%C4%81mat%C4%AB>* by Vācaspati Miśra
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C4%81caspati_Mi%C5%9Bra>, which in turn is
the famous commentary on the *Sutra-Bhashya* of Adi Shankara

On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 11:22 AM, Bhaskar YR via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> >     I have not read SLS and other works of Sri Appayya Deekshitar.  But
> as far as my understanding  goes about his works, he has not made any
> attempt to settle the discripancies instead he just listed (siddhAnta
> saMgraha) out the various stands of various vyAkhyAna-s existing in Advaita
> saMpradAya, it seems he has not taken any side to prove the validity of one
> particular prakriya over another.  His intention was just to show all
> prakriya-s can be accommodated under the single banner Advaita.  I may be
> wrong here.
> A : You are right he didn't. He also didn't justify why he thought that
> all views were mere prakriya bedhas as he has declared while summarising.
> Yet another fact is that he was never a Shankara's follower but
> Neelakanta's. He remained as a Shaiva till the end. He only tried to
> reconcile Shiva-Advaita with Shankara's.
> praNAms Sri Aditya Kumar prabhuji
> Hare Krishna
> If I remember right, Sri Vidya prabhuji too says that Sri Appayya
> deekshita was the follower of shivaadvaita but he did not have any aversion
> towards any of the  vaishNava schools.  BTW, which school Sri appayya
> deeskshita belong to ??  From your hatred towards  Sri appayya deekshita it
> is clear that he is from vivaraNa school ☺   I was in close association
> with one of the scholars from bhAmati school he used to write a lot to me
> and to the list with the name ‘antaryaami’ (devaraj is his name I think)
> but unfortunately passed away at the very young age.  You can read his
> mails from the archieves.   And from the write up on post shankara
> advaitins,  Sri vidyA prabhuji observes  that Sri madhusUdana saraswati
> deviates from shankara’s mUla bhAshya with regard to interpretation of
> geeta, Upanishad and brahma sUtra –s but I think it was not detailed as to
> in which topic he differs from shankara.  Anyway, I don’t remember exact
> words of Sri Vidya prabhuji with regard to this, please check these
> informations which  will be available in the web page.  As we all of us
> know, Sri Vidya prabhuji, simply does not talk in the air, when he says
> something he does really mean it.
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar
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