[Advaita-l] Advaiti Response to this report?

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 16 06:07:15 CST 2012


On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 10:52 AM, 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.
I agree Brahmavada is the purest Advaita. But why not learn this pure
Brahmavada only? Mayavada is concentrating on something not Sat and it
is a disturbance because it makes the mind go away from Sat.
> Regards
> Kalyan



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