[Advaita-l] Fwd: Did an Advaitin plot to murder Ramanuja?

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Thu Jun 8 02:21:12 EDT 2017

Namaste Vidyasankarji, Venkateshji,

Since Yadavaprakasha was bhedabhedavAdin and more likely with a mix within
leading to vishiShTAdvaita itself, their own story of his jealousy with
Ramanujacharya's fame makes sense. Yadavaprakasha's not being Advaitin is
enough to show the confusion that prevails in their understanding of
Advaita Vedanta, "murder plot" aside.

One would think that as to what happened later, they know best. However,
funnily enough, their confusion furthers to their own sampradAya's main
Guru's guru who became his shishya later, who was a Bhedabhedavadin or
something like that, but they want to continue mudslinging and call him an

Kind rgds,
--Praveen R. Bhat
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On Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 11:33 AM, Vidyasankar Sundaresan via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> One unfortunate side-effect of the way such stories have been preserved and
> transmitted is that their political motivations make it very difficult to
> make objective judgments about the historical facts.
> Numerous secondary citations available from various viSishTAdvaita and
> dvaita authors, that show yAdavaprakASa to have been a proponent of a kind
> of bhedAbheda that aligned with brahma-pariNAma vAda, viewing cit, acit and
> ISvara as attributes of or as powers of brahman. This is not an advaita
> view at all, but rather, it can been seen as a precursor to Ramanuja's own
> more view of cit and acit as attributes of Narayana in an inseparable
> fashion (apRthak-siddhi).
> Nevertheless, it seems to be more convenient for most people to repeat the
> story that yAdavaprakASa was an advaitin!
> Vidyasankar
> 2017-06-08 1:45 GMT-04:00 Venkatesh Murthy via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>:
> > Namaste
> >
> > यादवप्रकाशाः अद्वैतवेदान्तपण्डिताः इत्यपि प्रतीतिरेव स्यात् यतो हि ते
> > भेदाभेदवादिनः आसन् इति उल्लेख: वर्तते अन्यत्र -
> >
> > http://www.ramanuja.org/sv/bhakti/archives/jan2001/0069.html
> >
> > 'It has also been speculated that he followed Mandana Misra's school of
> > Advaita Vedanta. His philosophy, in reality, is a form of the
> > Bhedabheda-vada.'

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