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Re: Sankara

From: Venkat Nagarajan (
Date: Wed Jul 07 1999 - 13:55:04 PDT

Dear Bhagavatas,
NamO nArAyaNA.

I would like to highlight and discuss the merits of the phrase
"In the history of the evolution of ideas" used by Sri. Sudarshan in
reference to Vedenta based philosophies. 

Please note the following:

1.These philosophies represent mutually exclusive expositions on the
nature of reality.  

-Given that the philosophies are mutually exclusive, it is absurd to talk of
evolution of ideas (there is no systematic refinement process)
- Further, the nature of reality (or truth), by definition,  is immutable.  
Thus, when you have two mutually exclusive expositions, one is true
and the other is false; there is no middle ground.  

The idea of associating evolution to Vedanta based philosophies is

adiyEn ramanuja dasan,