[Advaita-l] GITA - 2.26, 27

Ram Garib garib_ram at yahoo.co.in
Mon Feb 6 09:22:20 CST 2006

--- Amuthan <aparyap at yahoo.co.in> wrote:

> the following are some of the schools that maintain
> the self to be non-eternal: the kShaNikatva vAdin-s
> say that the self undergoes repeated births and
> deaths
> every moment. the laukIka-s say that the body is the
> self and hence, the self undergoes birth and death
> with the birth and death of the body. 

An interesting point to note is that in the commentary
of this verse, shankara does not name the bauddha
schools even though he  is aware of them. This is to
maintain the consistency of the context, since the
teaching is coming from krishna, not from shankara. By
contrast, the kashmir shaivaite non-dual teacher
abhinavagupta specifically mentions the name of
bauddha school in his commentary, thus diluting the

With regards,
Ram Garib

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