[Advaita-l] Advaiti Response to this report?

abhishek sm abhishek046 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 16 01:56:28 CST 2012

Why do you say Mayavada is derogatory? Sri Gaudapadaacharya, the grand
guru of Adi Shankara, the student of Sri Shuka, himself consolidated
the doctrine of Mayavada. Sri Shuka himself is the author of the
Bhagavata purana which is the most important scripture for vaishnavas.
Terming the work of Shuka's student as "degradatory" is the same as
calling the Bhagavata derogatory and calling Sri Krshna derogatory.
Its the dvaiti who is making a fool out of himself not the advaiti.

On 1/16/12, Kalyan K <kalyankc.81 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Namaste Venkatesh-ji
>> But Advaitis are caught up in Mayavada only insted of Sadvada.
> Mayavada is generally used as a derogatory term by dvaitins and others
> against advaita. The real spirit of advaita is brahmavada, not
> mayavada. You will be doing a great disservice to advaita by calling
> it as mayavada. Yes, nothing is ever born or destroyed, because when
> eveything is brahman, the question of birth or death does not arise.
> This is brahmavada in its purest form. When you worship brahman in
> saguna form, like narayana or siva or sakti, the same priciple of
> brahmavada (seeing siva or narayana or sakti everywhere) will also
> lead you to the highest form of bhakti. That is why we have stalwarts
> like madhusudhana saraswati who are both advaitins and krishna-bhaktas
> at the same time. That is why Sri Sankara was able to compose both
> devotional works as well as works imparting jnana at the same time. I
> regret your fundamental misunderstanding of advaita.
> Regards
> Kalyan
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