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Re: Was Vedanta Desika a disciple of a Kanchi Sankaracharya?

From: Malolan Cadambi (
Date: Wed Sep 19 2001 - 21:55:32 PDT

Dear Friends,

I echo Sriman Mani's statements. We should have a
reverential/respectful approach towards the senior officials of the
Kanchi Matham. I am sure they will be understanding on a higher

Sriman Seshadri had mentioned in his reply to Sriman Mani that NS
Anatha Krishnasastrigal had composed Sata-bhUshani as a rejoinder to
Vedanta Desikar's Satadhushani.

Many of us are not aware of the dialectical works of present day
acharyas, like U.Ve.Uttamoor Veeraraghavachar who brilliantly wrote
"Paramaartha Bhushanam".

To this hallowed list is Abhinava Ranganatha Jeer who composed a
rejoinder to Madhusudhana Saraswathi's Advaita Siddhi in professional
navIna-tarka style. Not to forget are the Brilliant Works of
U.Ve.K.S.Narayanachar, aasthana vidwan of parakala matham.

Last but not least, i would like to point out that diversity is the
hallmark of sanatana dharma. BrahmajnAnam is not the private property
of any sampradayam, every jiiva is free to follow any of the
darshanas he/she feels comfortable with.

Great Souls have discussed these issues during their sadhana. It is
wise that we respect their view, if not wholly accept them. As Sriman
K Sadananda pointed out in an earlier email "accepting contradictory
interpretations represents a confused mind, but accepting one and
respecting the other represents one's culture."

sarvebhyo acharyo namo namaha:

yo nityam achutha-padambuja yugma-rukma
vyamohatas taditarani trinayamenae 
asmad guror bhagavatosya dayaikasindho
ramanujasya charano charanam prapaddye

shruthi smruthi purananaam alayam karunalayam
namami bhagavadpaada shankaram loka shankaram

Adiyen Ramanuja Daasan,

Malolan Cadambi

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