[Advaita-l] Is the concept of maya essential to explain advaita?

Rajaram Venkataramani rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Wed Jan 25 10:21:39 CST 2012

On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 3:31 PM, Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>wrote:

> On Wed, 25 Jan 2012, Venkatesh Murthy wrote:
> I am showing that Maya is not supported by Adi Sankara below.
> No you are not.  You are showing that Maya is not supported by Srinivasa
> Rao (whoever that may be.)  Though I suppose it is some sort of progress
> that you are giving some sort of sources now.  To make further progress,
> show where in the sutrabhashya Shankaracharya has said what you think he
> has said.

> Rajaram:  Shri R. Balasubramanian has also stated that the concept of Maya
> is not required as stated at the start of the thread. He has said that in a
> book published by Shakatapuram Mutt claiming lineage to Totakacharya. He is
> the former Chairman of Indian Council of Philosophical Research. He is very
> closely associated with Kanchi Mutt also as we can see from his public
> profile. *So, this "gross misunderstanding" on the part of Shri Venkatesh
> is not unique to him as even some traditional cum academic scholars seem to
> have that. **I think that Shri R. Balasubramanian got this wrong, with
> due respects to his age and accomplishments, because Shri Subrahmanian has
> provided specific evidence from the text to that he is wrong. But the point
> is someone of the stature of Shri R. Balasubramanian says such a thing as
> what Shri Venkatesh says. *We may disagree with peer reviewed paper
> published in the Journal of Indian Philosophy by Srinivasa Rao and give
> more weight to posts on this list because it is the traditional view.
> Someone like Shri Venkatesh may give less weight to posts on this list
> though he may be wrong in doing that.

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