Monday, April 6, 2009
Misconceptions about Sankara by Satchidanandendra Saraswati
There are a number of misconceptions that have gained currency, both in India and abroad, with regard to the biography, mission in life and the lasting work wrought by the great Sankadicharya of world-wide fame. In this book, the author trys to dispel these misconceptions about Sankaracharya since he feels that any assessment of Sankara's Vedantic System, is bound to lose much of its value, unless these misconceptions are first removed from the public mind by a consensus of opinion of Vedantic scholars.
Swami Satchidanandendra Saraswati (1880-1975) is without doubt one of the greatest exponents of Saankara Vedanta in modern times. He is well-known for having shown that the later Vedantic tradition had in fact deviated from the teachings of the classical acharyas Gaudapada, Shankara and Sureshvara. He authored some 200 works (sanskrit & english), and he dedicated his life to teaching about the pristine
pure Advaita Vedanta philosophy of Shankara.
In this books he breifly outlines how Sankaracharaya's Advaita Vedanta has been misconceived by modern day vedantic scholars.
To read online and download books on Advaita Vedanta by Sri Satchidanandendra Saraswati, visit http://www.adhyatmaprakasha.org/