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Bhaskar YR bhaskar.yr at hitachienergy.com
Wed Feb 21 22:43:00 EST 2024

praNAms Sri Michael Chandra prabhuji
Hare Krishna

Thanks for sharing this.  But fact remains that (according to tradition / traditionalists) shankara being a ‘jagadguru’ can write differently in different style in different works to cater the needs of different ‘adhikAri-s’ and their respective taste and temperament and we cannot expect him to stick to any particular style and limited terminologies.    So, if the argument takes this direction, you don’t have any other option but to ‘accept whatever believed in tradition’.  Another justification we often hear from them is, bhagavatpAda was like a great musician /composer  and has the absolute control and mastery over various rAga-s and he can sing the same song in different tunes and compose the different songs with same meaning by using his wide range of vocabulary.  And the final claim from sAmpradAyavAdins is,  if any one questions authenticity of authorship of any particular work and that work if commented by any later Jagadguru without raising any doubt about the authorship, then irrespective of any logical arguments,  you have to close the doubt then and there because of the simple fact :   do you (or any western thinkers who hardly have any exposure to orthodox tradition) know something more than these Jagadguru-s?? Have faith in tradition and traditional stand lest get out!! In these scenarios, no meaningful debate is possible on these issues when sentiments sway over the rationality.

Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!

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