on zankara's date - 2

N. Ganesan naga_ganesan at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 5 14:49:56 EST 2000


"Vidyasankar Sundaresan" wrote:
>Do step out of the conflicting claims of the various Mathas, or the
>astrological information, and look at the critical academic
>discussion of Sankara's date. Unless all of Indian history is
>rewritten, and for strong reasons, there can be absolutely no
>possibility of accepting any date earlier than 700 CE, give or take a few
>decades.


vAcaspati's nyAya works, dated in the late 10th century, will pose
a problem for accepting 700 CE as Sankara's date. It is more likely
that Sankara flourished around 900 CE, give or take a few decades.

Also, Kunjunni Raja in ALB, v.24, 1960 has given arguments that
go against 700 CE date for Sankara. Kunjunni informs that
for Santarakshita (705-62) and Kamalasila (713-63), Sankara's
teachings were unknown.

Regards,
N.Ganesan


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