[Advaita-l] darshanas - older and later

Gopal gopal.gopinath at gmail.com
Sat Jan 13 09:21:57 EST 2018

Adityaji, thanks for your vociferous reply. I requested info for the sake
of some research and definitely not to start an argument..

Subbuji and Sarmaji, and others,  Kindly point me to any source writings on
the evolution/sharing of thought from older (pre-Buddhic) darshanas to the
later ones codified post-Budhha as in the three vedanta schools.  I had
promised someone specific examples and pramanas on whether the vedanta
schools have adopted some core ideas from the five schools but could not
(due to my limits) identify such references in detail.

..gopal gopinath

On Sat, Jan 13, 2018 at 1:33 AM, Aditya Kumar via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Vishishtadvaita has it's roots in Pancharatra school of Vaishnava agama.
> Madhwa's Dwaita school borrows and relies heavily on the Neo-Nyaya school
> which is NOT one of the classical schools i.e., Nyaya-Vaisheshika. Both
> Buddhist Logic and Neo-Nyaya (Navya Nyaya) is evolved from the Nyaya
> school. So in a way, Madhwa's school is more similar to Buddhism than
> Advaita.
> The common factor between the two is that both are not based on pure Vedic
> origins, both were rebel/revolt cults. Ramanujacharya revolted against the
> 'Brahmin hegemony' in Sanatana Dharma. Instead of completely antagonising
> the Brahminical ritualism like the Buddha, he instead patronised it by
> converting non-brahmins into Brahmin fold. We can notice such similar trend
> now as well where white Europeans have acquired the rights to chant all
> sorts of Mantras. Madhwacharya did the same thing by converting many
> non-hindus to hindus. Both the Acharyas held a supremacist attitude
> concerning the ultimate god to the extent that they almost deride other
> gods. Something very similar to Abrahamic cults.
> Essentially, they are non-Vedic schools/systems within the Vedic fold. Adi
> Shankara's school is based solely on Shruti/Upanishads. The modern school
> of Advaita also called Neo-Advaita is based on more simplistic non-duality
> and does not rely much on any particular philosophy as such.
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