[Advaita-l] Question on Mayavada

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Tue Dec 7 00:38:23 CST 2010

Ugh I just noticed that I left a sentence unfinished.

On Tue, 7 Dec 2010, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:

> On Sun, 21 Nov 2010, Rajaram Venkataramani wrote:
>> Thanks for the elaborate responses to my question. It is difficult to
>> respond to them individually. The reponsed fall in to three categories:
>>   1. The padma purana verses are bogus. I am okay to accept it if  one
>>   is able to prove interpolation. I have heard better arguments from 
>> outside
>>   this forum to support this but none scholarly enough. The strongest one 
>> is
>>   that there are four recensions of Padma Purana andthe said verses appear
>>   only in the Bengali edition. But when I enquired I realized that such a
>>   statement was not based on evidence but anti-gaudiya sentiment.
> It's also not entirely true.  The Nirnaya Sagara edition of the Padma Purana 
> which was published from Mumbai, does include those shlokas. However atleast 
> in the copy I have, there is no critical apparatus so

... it is possible that there was some "cross-pollination" between Bengali 
and Western textual traditions.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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