[Advaita-l] Re: institutionalization of religion

Abhishek RK rkabhi at gmail.com
Fri Jul 28 10:09:40 CDT 2006


On 7/27/06, Ravisankar Mayavaram <abhayambika at gmail.com> wrote:
> This topic is outside the scope of the list. There are plenty other online
> platforms where such discussions can be taken up. There are so many blogs
> out there that discuss these issues and more importantly need input from
> scholars to clarify the issues. May be we should spare Advaita-l.

I don't know if I'm allowed to, but I wish to register my protest
against this. IMHO, this reflects the general anti-intellectual
atmosphere clouding Hindus today. Acharya Shankara Bhagavtpada also
took the help of King Sudhanva. Also, your pleading that this list "be
spared" suggests some ulterior motives may be behind such discussions.
With all due apologies, may we remind ourselves that we are not
discussing some "rahasya" that is not to be discussed in public? IMO
this list has enough competent scholars to answer to any debate or
topic within the scope of Hinduism.


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