[Advaita-l] Advaita can be misrepresented

Shashi Vishwanath raghavadasa at gmail.com
Mon Aug 31 01:22:43 EDT 2020


Amazing analysis given that two of the most famous post Sankaran Advaitin philosophers are Madhusudana Saraswati and Appayya Dikshitar, a deeply devout Lord Vishnu worshipper and deeply devout Lord Siva worshipper respectively.

Not to mention the praise Sankaracharya himself gives to Upasana and Bhakti in the Brahma Sutra Bhashya himself.

Alas, distortions to suit a narrative, ubiquitous in discussions about Indian history...


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> On Aug 30, 2020, at 10:38 PM, Mahadevan Iyer via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
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> ´╗┐Pranams,
> 
> Such a shame. Devdutt Patnaik became best selling author by retelling Puranas. He has also his own Gita ­čśĽ. I have heard his talks in litfests but never read any of his books. I always had good regards for him as a person who try imparts scriptural knowledge though his books.
> 
> This article clearly shows that he have no clue about, even the basics of Advaita. This is why, I think, qualified & knowledgeable people, have an obligation to propagate right knowledge. Otherwise  ignoramus like Patanaik, claiming to be an expert in Hindu culture, will spread his callow views as truth.
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> Regards
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> MD
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