Aurobindo about Advaita

Vidyasankar Sundaresan vsundaresan at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 15 21:20:35 UTC 1999

"N.Ganesan" <naga_ganesan at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:

>Weaterners popularizing Gita, Advaita and Sankara really stuck.
>Look at Sankara's popularity with that of Abhinava Gupta.
>Abhinava who created new fields in Sanskrit with theories/commentaries
>on rasa/natya/dhvany/kashmir saivism etc., remains closeted
>in a small circle. But, Sankara fills in well for nationlist/political

Well, if you look at the contemporary scene, there is lot more Western
interest in Abhinavagupta and Tantric studies than in Sankara and Vedanta.
Tantra with its traditional concern with power will also fill in quite
admirably for political purposes. It remains to be seen how Indians
re-appropriate Abhinavagupta.


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