Various vAda-s in advaita (was Re: A few questions)

Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian rbalasub at ECN.PURDUE.EDU
Mon Feb 3 13:43:42 CST 1997

Jaldhar Vyas wrote:

>The words of any Acharya whether they are of the past or of modern times,
>are to be treated with the utmost reverence but any statement of theirs
>that contradicts Shruti cannot be accepted as siddhanta.  This would be
>the case if the literal equivalence of the dream and waking states were
>accepted as the Mandukyopanishad enumerates them seperately and shruti is
>not subject to the defect of redundancy.  However on closer examination we
>will see  that there is no real contradiction.

No offence intended, but it is quite clear that you have no idea of what
vivarta vAda and pariNAma vAda are and it is quite clear that you have not read
the GK either. In spite of the fact that I quoted gauDapAda who is considered
the last word in the advaita circles, you are persisting in your arguments
without even making an attempt to read either gauDapAda or his interpretation
by sha.nkara.

I'll post an answer if you make an attempt to read the works of the two prime
AchArya-s I quoted. Let me leave it at that.


More information about the Advaita-l mailing list