[Advaita-l] essays by Sri.Vidhusekhara Bhattacharya ??
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Mon Aug 19 04:45:50 CDT 2013
On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 1:43 PM, Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Aug 2013, Venkata sriram P wrote:
> Namaste Advaitins,
>> I am in search of Sri.Vidhusekhara Bhattacharya who was a great scholar
>> in mimamsa, tarka and vedanta. He was a great thinker too.
> I'm not familiar with his traditional scholarship but Vidhushekhara
> Bhattacharya is well known amongst Indologists as a scholar specializing in
> Buddhism. His relevance to Advaita Vedanta is that he published a critical
> edition and translation of the Mandukya Karikas ("The Agama Shastras of
> Gaudapada" republished by Motilal Banarsidass, 1989) which makes the case
> that Gaudapadacharya is referring to the Buddha and Advaita Vedanta itself
> is an offshoot of Buddhism. Needless to say Advaitins vehemently disagree
> with this thesis. Even historians who don't have a particular stake in the
> controversy have found Bhattacharya to be rather sloppy in his use of
I have heard that Dr.T.M.P. Mahadevan has written a refutation of
Vidhushekhara's above work. If anyone points to its availability I would
like to read it.
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