[Advaita-l] About apashudradhikarana.

Shashi raghavadasa at gmail.com
Sat Feb 17 18:40:51 EST 2018

Dear Shashwata,

I believe Sankaracharya says that the same Jnana available to dvijas by sruti is available to non dvijas through itihasa and Purana.  


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> On Feb 17, 2018, at 11:41 AM, Shashwata Shastri via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Namaste all,
> In apaSudrAdhikaraNa, a treatise belonging to Brahmasutra- Acharya clearly
> concludes that Sudras have no right to access the srouta Brahmavidya
> (examples such as vidura and dharmavyadha are exceptional. Vidura does
> belong to a Brahmana father[Just like Aitereya] and the birth source for
> dharmavyadha is a mystery). Depending on the situation- what are the other
> means for a sudra to obtain the highest goal? Is it possible to realize
> Brahman without the help of Sruti, since the verse shastraYonitwat
> (vice-versa) also needs to be taken under consideration.
> P.S: No need to rage out. Question regarding scriptures should be dealt
> with scriptures.
> Best Regards,
> Shashwata Chowdhury
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