[Advaita-l] Mandana Misra's Advaita

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Mon Jun 17 15:14:22 CDT 2013

On Mon, 17 Jun 2013, Venkatesh Murthy wrote:

> Why he is saying Mandana is not noticing Adi Sankara's Adhyasa Bhashya?
> Mandana Misra wrote his work before Adi Sankara Or afterwards?

Before.  While Mandana Mishra is mainly known as a Mimamsaka, many of the 
early acharyas in the Vedic tradition wrote on both Mimamsa and Vedanta 
topics.  In fact one could say it was Shankaracharya's insistence on 
kevalajnana which is responsible for the two being considered as separate 
darshanas today.

According to tradition, Mandana Mishra was an older contemporary of 
Shankaracharya.  After being defeated in debate, he recanted his views and 
took up Bhagavatapadas.  Presumably this applies to his Vedantic views as 
well as his Mimamsaka ones.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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