[Advaita-l] Deprecating foreign scholars is not Hindu tradition

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 30 13:54:50 CDT 2016


On Saturday 30 July 2016, D.V.N.Sarma డి.వి.ఎన్.శర్మ <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Hindu tradition is to give due respect to deserving people irrespective of
> their religion or nationality.
> This attested and made evident by by Varahamihira in Brihat Samhita 2-14.
> म्लेच्छाहि यवनास्तेषु सम्यक् शास्त्रं प्रतिष्ठितम् ।
> ऋषिवत्तेऽपि पूज्यन्ते किं पुनर्दैवविद्विजः।।
> Because of their entrenchment in the Khagola Sastra Yavanas though Mlecchas
> are adored as Rishis. What to say if one is a brahmin
> astronomer/astrologer.

Yes they can be respected but this Sloka is not about situation when the
Mlecchas are writing Sastras contradicting Brahmin Sastras. If a Mleccha is
contradicting Adi Sankara and making wrong comments on Acharyas of
Parampara in any Sastra he will be not respected by us.

> regards,
> Sarma.
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