According to Sri Ramanujacharya, 'pasupati-mata' is non-adorable as it is against the Vedas:

"pasupati-matasya vedavirodhaad asaamanjyasyaad cha anaadaraniyaa iti uchyate" (Ref: Mahaprabhu Sri Gauranga, Radhagovinda Nath, Sadhana Prakashani, page 541).

Tantra and Veda are two parallel systems are both are adored in the Sanatana Dharma. Why is then 'Pasupati-mata' termed non-adorable according to Sri Ramanujacharya?

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    Acharyas (including Shankara) are not unifiers. They have attacked other "hindu" doctrines like samkhya, yoga, nyaya, vaiseshika, pashupata and (in case of Shankara) pancharatra. – Lazy Lubber Feb 16 at 7:46
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    Since you seem to be a follower of Sri Ramakrishna (pardon me if I misread you), it is my opinion that none of the famous acharyas are as broad minded as Sri Ramakrishna. Each acharya wanted to establish his own philosophy at the expense of others. – Lazy Lubber Feb 16 at 8:25
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    anAdaraNIya means 'not respectable', not 'non-adorable'. – user1952500 Feb 17 at 2:42
  • Pasupata system comes from Lord Shiva so I am not sure how any other persons is even capable of refuting it :P . also this Vyasa's criticisms of various other doctrines look like meaningless to me .. it is one sided arguments .. why not give the opponents to defend their view points as well? no wonder everyone claims to be a follower of Brahmasutras in this Kali Yuga – Rickross Feb 17 at 6:13
  • @Rickross yes you are correct.Swamiji quoted the Shiva-Mahimna-stotra at Chicago which includes all matas including Paasupata.That is the spirit that I admire.But Acharyas are ofttimes ordained with specific responsibilities. – user17294 Feb 17 at 14:17

What does Sri Ramanuja mean by saying "Pasupati-Mata' is 'Anadaraniya'?

Because according to the Brahma Sutras, the Shaiva Agamas contain some teachings that are in conflict with the Vedas.

From the "Pasupati Adhikarana" of the Brahma Sutras:

  1. (The system) of the Lord [Pati] (must be disregarded), on account of inappropriateness.

  2. And on account of the impossibility of rulership.

  3. If you say, as in the case of the organs; we deny this, on account of enjoyment and so on.

  4. Finiteness or absence of omniscience.

And part of Ramanujacharya's commentary for sutra 36:

The Sûtras now declare that, for the same reasons, the doctrine of Pasupati also has to be disregarded. The adherents of this view belong to four different classes--Kâpâlas, Kâlâmukhas, Pâsupatas, and Saivas. All of them hold fanciful theories of Reality which are in conflict with the Veda, and invent various means for attaining happiness in this life and the next. They maintain the general material cause and the operative cause to be distinct, and the latter cause to be constituted by Pasupati. They further hold the wearing of the six so-called 'mudrâ' badges and the like to be means to accomplish the highest end of man.

This is the main reason why many Shaiva sects reject the Brahma Sutras and the Vedanta school.

However, Ramanujacharya says the Brahma Sutras support the Pancharatra Agamas:

That this worship of that which is of a fourfold nature means worship of the highest Brahman, called Vâsudeva, is declared in the Sâtvata-samhitâ


That the Bhâgavata doctrine is meant to facilitate the understanding of the sense of the Veda which by itself is difficult of comprehension, is declared in the Paramasamhita

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