Antiquity of Advaita Vedanta (was Re: An Open Letter to All)

H.B.Dave hbd at DDIT.ERNET.IN
Wed Jun 14 02:46:18 CDT 2000

S. V. Subrahmanian wrote:

> Shri Vidya and Shri Nanda,
> >This is with respect to the ongoing discussion between Vidhya and me
> >regarding the Advaita and the MAdhyamaka traditions. We've been at it for
> >several weeks now and no clear conclusion seems to be coming out of it.
> >We're shooting off points to prove whichever theory we support. So I've not
> >replied to the last post of Vidhya, which contains some genuine arguments
> >which *could* bring a positive conclusion to this issue.
> I have been reading your discussions on the list, though I did not have
> anything to contribute.  I should admit that initially I was surprised that
> you two were trying to impose each other's views.  But I did one simple
> exercise and I recommend that to other members too.
> I just cut out the idea as to who was writing it (ie., associating the idea
> ... ... ... <snip>


>   The Zen Masters used to give koans to their disciples
> who inturn were to meditate on them.  But none of the koans had any answer,
> for the answers were not the purpose of the koans.
> Please share your ideas and help us.

I find it difficult to read and contemplate on such material in my office, so I
have taken a hard copy of almost the whole discussion and started reading it in
my home in my own way. Do not be surprised if I jump into discussions at a
later date (if I have something to contribute). Of course, please do continue
the postings.
-- Himanshu

bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam

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