[Advaita-l] Commentary on Ramana's Forty Verses
rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com
Tue Jun 22 13:59:10 EDT 2021
On Mon, Jun 21, 2021 at 1:40 PM S Jayanarayanan via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> jaldhar at braincells.com jaldhar at braincells.com
> Akilesh Ayyar ayyar at akilesh.com wrote:
> > > Interesting how Ramana himself in all his discourses seems
> > > perfectly capable of using the word sannyasa when he wants to, usually
> in a
> > > way that you disagree with.
> > I never bothered with Raman and his teachings myself but I have some
> > respect for him/them because people I respect respect them. But the sole
> > reason for discussing his views on a list for Advaita Vedanta is if
> > views are consonant with Advaita Vedanta (which existed long before
> > If as you say, he actually wasn't an Advaitin which I find hard to
> > but if it is true, then his views have no place in advaita-l.
> Ramana Bhagavan has been revered by both the Sringeri and Puri Acharyas of
> His time.
> Hence His Teachings are definitely pertinent to Advaita Vedanta.
> > > No. Wrong. That's all prarabhda karma..
> > >
> > Let it be so, it doesn't change the fact they are not producing new
> > neither are they part of the web of social relations.
> > Anyway, I've removed you from the list now. You can spread your wisdom
> > somewhere else.
> Although Akilesh has a view of Sannyasa that I believe is not really held
> by either
> Traditionalists or a specific Teacher, he has done two things correctly:
> 1) He has quoted passages from Ramana Bhagavan's teachings, rather than
> mere empty talk.
> 2) He has not resorted to any personal attacks.
1) is problematic since it’s context dependent and quoting from the Talks
etc. can be meaningless since many times it’s addressed to a particular
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