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Gaudapada, Sankara and Buddhism

- Excerpts from An Evaluation of the Vedāntic Critique of Buddhism by Gregory Joseph Darling There is some evidence that the Gauḍapāda-kārikās, on which there is a commentary said to be written by śaṅkara, reveal st… more »

gAyatrI cannot grant mokSha?

mudigoNDa nAgalinga shAstrI (1876-1948), one of the foremost scholars and the famous proponent of shrauta shaiva siddhAnta in Andhra desha is not very popular among many of the smArta vaidikas and vaiShNavas, due to his scathing attacks on the philosoph… more »

shankara and pariNAmavAda

Every commentator on saundaryalaharI, with the exception of pravarasena’s son, describes shrI shankara bhagavatpAda as the author of saundaryalaharI. The reasons stated by those who doubt the authorship of bhagavatpAda are summarized below: 1. saundary… more »

ShaD-darshana

While it is common to refer to ShaD-darshanas, there is no agreement among scholars on which six darshanas are included in this list. Over a period of time, different sources have listed different darshanas. a. puShpadanta in his shivamahimnaH stotra:… more »

Shankara quoted in shrIvidyA prasthAnatrayI bhAShya: 1

saubhAgyabhAskara Quote 1: ghaTamahaM jAnAmItyeva j~nAnAkArAt “jAnAmIti tameva bhAntamanubhAtyetatsamastaM jagat” iti shrImadAchAryabhagavatpAdokteH | Quote 2: Yadyapi bhagavatpAdaiH (viShNoH sahasranAma) bhAShye tatrArthabhedo varNitaH tathApi arth… more »

rudrahR^idayopaniShad

namaH shivAbhyAm rudrahR^idayopaniShat is presented to the reader as a conversation between bhagavAn vedavyAsa and his son shuka deva. The chief purport of this upaniShad is to demonstrate shiva-keshavAbheda. Lord mahArudra is described as sarvadevAtm… more »