[Advaita-l] On the parakAyapraveSa legend about Sankara

Dr. Yadu Moharir ymoharir at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 20 22:29:24 CDT 2007

Vidyasankar Sundaresan <svidyasankar at hotmail.com> wrote:
>Seeing the entire story,on the whole looks ridiculous and devoid of
>truth.what do the protagonists of this story want to establish?They are
>doing more discredit to Sankara than glorifying him.

  This discussion reminds me of two wonderful quotes:
  Dr. Yadu
  “When a thing is new, people say: ‘It is not true.’ 
Later, when its truth becomes obvious, they say: ‘It is not important.’ 
Finally, when its importance cannot be denied, they say: 
'Anyway, it is not new.’”

--William James (1842-1910)
    All truth passes through three stages: 
   First, it is ridiculed; 
   Second, it is violently opposed; and 
   Third, it is accepted as self-evident. 
-- Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

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