Post-Shankaran Vedantins

Jay Lakhani vivekananda at BTINTERNET.COM
Tue Dec 15 15:06:01 CST 1998

Namaste to all

Let us discuss some aspects of Advaita.

Let the aim not be logic chopping.
Let the aim not be history mongering.
Let the aim not be linguistic gymnastics.

To learn Advaita we need to focus on ''One who is established in Advaita''
Can we discuss the life and teachings of one such contemporary personality?

yours in adviata  - jay

-----Original Message-----
From: Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM>
Date: 14 December 1998 23:58
Subject: Post-Shankaran Vedantins

>On Thu, 10 Dec 1998, Jay Lakhani wrote:
>> I have recently joined this list of Advaita Vedanta. Please excuse me if
>> get things wrong. Can I request the list to tell me what are the names of
>> people who have best understood and propagated Advaita philosophy since
>> time of Adi Shankara?
>I would say...
>In his purvashrama the Mimamsaka Mandana Mishra, on becoming a disciple of
>Shankaracharya wrote important works explaining and defending his teachers
>positions on the relationship between karma and Jnana.
>His Khandanakhandakhadya is the first great polemical work of Advaita
>Vedanta and still one of the best.  It firmly bases Advaita Vedanta on
>logical grounds.
>Swami Ananand Giri
>The authoritative commentator on most of Shankaracharyas works.
>Swami Bharati Tirth and Swami Vidyaranya
>This illustrious Guru-shishya pair were Jagadgurus of Shringeri and
>responsible many major works.
>Appaya Dikshita
>A genius who wrote on many shastras including authoritative works on
>Advaita Vedanta.
>Swami Madhusudan Saraswati
>The leading Advaitin of his generation and polemicist against Dvaita.
>He clearly and cogently explained the relationship between Jnana and
>The most important person on this list in terms of "propagating" Advaita
>philosophy.  The least important in terms of "best understood"
>Swami Jayendra Saraswati
>Probably this centuries most popular teacher and philosopher of Advaita
>Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at>
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