[Advaita-l] Analysis of madhvAcArya’s mAyAvAdakhaNDanam (fwd)

Sunil Bhattacharjya sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 31 15:56:27 CST 2008

Dear Makwanaji,
Adi Sankaracharya himself composed stutis and he also said "Bhaktyartha kalpitam Dvaita Advaitadapi sundaram". Bhakti is the driving force to bring the bhakta near God and at the stage when the separation between the bhakta and God disappears, the bhakti is left behind and only the Prjana prevails and that is the state of Advaita. Advaita does accept Dvaita at the level of Vyavaharika Satya. So saying a stuti does not violate the principle of Advaita but it lauds the efforts in removing the separation between the bhakta and God. The Advaitin aspires to go beyond the Dvaita level. 
Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya
Sunil K. Bhattacharjya

--- On Wed, 12/31/08, Krunal Makwana <makwanakb at googlemail.com> wrote:

From: Krunal Makwana <makwanakb at googlemail.com>
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Analysis of madhvAcArya’s mAyAvAdakhaNDanam (fwd)
To: "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Date: Wednesday, December 31, 2008, 8:22 AM

Dear Senaniji,

2008/12/28 Siva Senani <sivasenani at yahoo.com>:

> I find these most helpful because these questions strengthen the
> knowledge of those who answer and those who read.

Exactly my point and something which is my aim when undertaking this
work. The reason for doing this is to allow scholars to share their
knowledge with those less fortunate and want to learn.

As I live in the west unfortunately I don't get enough of a spiritual
'hit' and my main source of knowledge is from rAm and bhAgvata
recited by revered saints and also this list. What kathA's provide me
is the bhakti and shuddha-bhakti GYAna whereas this list provides me
references, points and an analytical view of the philosophical depth
of sanatanic advaitic dharma, which I am proudly a member of.

> There are a few who try
> to synthesise; to the same group belong non-believers - in advaita rather
> than God or Vedas - who teach, explain and clarify advaita, not their own
> belief, like me teaching Koran.

There is not intention of me to synthesise AV with any philosophy let alone DV.

> These are the most dangerous because they
> dilute the basic concepts. Those of us who don't have sound knowledge
> should be very wary of this group.

I personally think we're all learning about AV both on an academic as
well as an experiential level.

> I guess Makwanaji's post - I have read
> his posts long enough not to doubt his intentions - comes pretty close to
> this;

Thank you for not doubting my intentions as I have made it clear with
my aim and purpose.

> rather than leave the duty of filtering drops of poison - such as
> that mere stuti of God refutes advaita - to scholars who might or might
> not have time or interest, I appeal to Makwanaji to build the first line
> of defence himself or drop the series.

I understand your view but I do not find it relevant commenting on a
verse which is just a prayer to the Lord. I rather concentrate on the
philosophical crux of the work when it starts. This was only to get
the ball rolling and people thinking of the work.

Jai Sri Krsna

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