[Advaita-l] Questions on Mayavada by Krishna

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Sun Oct 10 01:44:19 CDT 2010

It is ironic that in the name of showing the inferiority of Vaishnavism 
you stoop to the very same churlish behavior they indulge in.  You are not 
doing the cause of Advaita Vedanta any favors like this so kindly keep 
postings to advaita-l positive and informative and take the name-calling 

On Sat, 9 Oct 2010, Venkatesh Murthy wrote:

> Kindly study the life of Chaitanya you will understand he got many non
> Brahmin followers. He converted even Muslims to Vaishnavas.  As a
> matter of fact Vaishnavas with only the Vaikhanasas exception have not
> preserved pure Brahmin culture at any time.  They mix with non
> Brahmins.  The Smarthas only have preserved Brahmin culture the
> Vaishnavas are impure in this way. They took lot of non Brahmins and
> converted them.   Adi Sankara did not take non Brahmin followers.
> IskCon continues the encouragement of non Brahmins very much.  They
> even praise Puranas and non Vedic granthas like Pancharatra more than
> Vedas. This is the background.
> If you explain to Vaishnavas the pure philosophy Advaita they get a
> headache. Why? They cannot understand it. How can a dull person
> understand Advaita? For them singing bhajans and Hari Katha is good .
> We should not worry. Advaita is for pure and intelligent people like
> Smarthas.  But dull heads are jealous like the fox.  It jumped to get
> grapes but could not reach it. So it said grapes are sour. The
> Vaishnavas cannot understand Advaita. So they say Advaita is bad it is
> like Buddhism it is Mayavada. Grapes are sour.
> Regards
> -Venkatesh

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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