Re: superstitions (2 of 2)
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com (Vidyasankar Sundaresan) writes:
|> I have commented on this once before on s.r.e. I do so again here. Firstly
|> this Purana is ignorant about the basic idea of advaitic non-duality.
|> There is no way this could be a verse composed by the great Veda Vyasa.
|> Since this refers to Siva explaining that he himself teaches advaita, it
|> definitely refers to the incarnation of Sankaracharya (8th century A. D.).
|> Therefore, this work definitely dates from after the 8th century A. D. at
|> the very least. However, for at least two to three centuries after
According to your logic, Kalki has already appeared, since he
is mentioned (& glorified) in the scriptures. The scriptures are
absolute truth and thus speak of past, present, and future. Siva
speaks of his future Sankaracarya incarnation in the same way that
other sections of the Puranas speak of the advent of Kalki.
Also, don't kid yourself; there were still followers of the Tamil
Alvar tradition, the Ubhaya Vedanta Vaisnava system,
between the time of Sankara & Ramanuja (eg. Yamunacarya).
This was a philosophical tradition that was very much alive
in the two to three centuries after Sankara (not to mention
long before Sankara too).