Advaita-l -- A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta


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The purpose of Advaita-L is to discuss advaita-vedAnta as taught by SrI Sankara and the smArta sampradAya. Through these discussions, we hope to increase the understanding of our dharma from a traditional stand point which shankara maTha-s uphold right from the time of their inception.

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  1. Advaita-L is a open and largely unmoderated list. You are requested to use self-moderation and care while you post your articles.
  2. Discussions of Advaita-L center around advaita-vedanta as taught by the Sankara sampradAya.
  3. Articles promoting bhakti within the framework of advaita-vedAnta tradition are most welcome.
  4. Discussion of nAstika philosophies such as Buddhism, Jainism, etc., are outside the scope of this list. However, scholarly articles comparing these traditions with advaita-vedAnta are permitted. You may send them to the list moderators for prior approval.
  5. Focus of the list is also NOT on the new non-dual and neo-vedanta teachings. But, scholarly articles comparing these traditions with traditional advaita-vedAnta are welcome.
  6. Please make sure that each post is of a reasonable size. If your text starts exceeding two to three screen lengths, then it is better to split it into multiple posts. When responding to a post made by another list member, please quote only the relevant portion instead of the entire post. This will give you more room for your own response. If you receive the list posts in the digest form, please delete all the other posts from your own response.
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