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Re: superstitions

In article <38p1nc$fa6@ucunix.san.uc.edu>, vidya@cco.caltech.edu (Vidyasankar Sundaresan) writes:
|> In article <38hovm$ho5@ucunix.san.uc.edu> vijaypai@rice.edu (Vijay  
|> Sadananda Pai) writes:
|> > Ramanuja, Madhva, Sridhar Svami, Baladeva Vidyabhausana (sp?) and other
|> > great Vaisnava acaryas have all, of course, commented on the  
|> Brahma-sutra,
|> > and they generally do _not_ disagree on philosophy, but
|> 		^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
|> > do sometimes in practice. But all the Vaisnava schools generally accept
|>   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
|> Again you show your general ignorance of the philosophical issues  
|> involved. Madhva and Ramanuja agree on philosophy?!! So is that why the

1) Both accept the supremacy of Lord Vishnu
2) Neither accepts the quantitative equality of jiva and Paramatma
3) Neither ascribes more than minute independence to the jiva
4) Both accept the material world as real, but temporary
5) Both accept distinctions between matter and matter,
	matter and jiva, jiva and jiva, matter and Paramatma,
	and jiva and Paramatma.
6) Both accept bhakti as the supreme path and the perfectional
	stage of development of all other paths
7) Both accept the doctrine of spiritual variegatedness and
	the existence of transcendental qualities
8) Both consider scriptural evidence superior to evidence
	gained by sensory observation or by argument
9) Both accept the Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas, & Itihasas
10) Both say that the Supreme Absolute Truth is a Person
11) Both sampradayas chant the holy name of the Lord,
	though their mantras are different

Shall I continue? Note that they also agree on many other
issues, but these are the primary issues that most
distinguish them from non-Vaisnava groups. 

-- Vijay

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