[Advaita-l] Learning Mimamsa Logic for Apaureshyatva

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 22:15:31 CST 2011


Kindly ask opinion of Sri Mani Dravid Sastri about our discussion of
Bruhadaranyaka 6-4-18 and its Sankara Bhashya if possible.

On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 2:25 AM, Rajaram Venkataramani
<rajaramvenk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> There is one member from Chennai and one member from Hyderabad who have
>> expressed interest to participate in the session. If there are others
>> interested, please send your confirmation ASAP so that I can plan it with
>> Shri Mani Sastrigal.
> I compiled a few objections to apaureshyatva from an expert in our
> traditions. I will compile the defence later but I would like to get as
> many points attacking the position of apaureshyatva first.
> 1. Arguments in Jayanta Bhatta's Nyaya Manjari
> 2. Sankhya Karikas
> 3. Sarvanukramani lists authors for Veda Mantras
> 4. Gotra - genetic evidence shows that all rishis lived in the recent past
> where as humans lived long before that
> 5. Brahmana narratives have clear reference to events, people and places in
> a particular point time. The description of bodily features (e.g. baldness)
> cannot be eternal
> 6. Avestan Texts have parallel mantras. It shows that these were just
> parallel ideas that cross-pollinated between cultures
> 7. Linguistic analysis shows that the sanskrit language shares its
> founddations wih pan european languages
> 8. The defense of apuarehsyatva is not the same among the traditions that
> believe in apaureshyatva
> 9. The theory of evolution and origin of universe do not admit of
> apaureshyatva
> 10. Historical analysis of our texts show evolution of language and
> correspondence to historical events
> 11. Our texts contain profound ideas but also ridiculous concepts such as
> earth standing on four elephants supported on a giant tortoise. It is not
> possible to admit these statements as eternal truths
> 12. Different rishis borrow from each other and add different meter to
> mantras etc. It is not reasonable to say that the different forms of the
> mantras and even the rituals are eternal


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