BNK Sharma, a well known scholar and author belonging to Dwaita school of Vedanta has written this in his book Advaita Siddhi vs Nyayamrita, an up to date appraisal.

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Is this true? Afaik Madhusudhana Saraswathi is one of the orthodox Advaiti, and other Advaitins would consider him as an authority. Andvhis works are regarded as classics.

So did he depart and deviate from original opinion of Shankaracharya?

If so, on what did he differ?


  • @GIRIBLR any idea whatsoever?? – Mr Green Gold Apr 18 at 9:49
  • There is nothing called neo advaita. There is no deviation of Shankara's advaita. Even the schools of vivarna and bhamati within advaita have only minor differences and have been synthesized in the work by Appayya dikshitar. – GIRIBLR Apr 19 at 3:23
  • @GIRIBLR OK so you mean BNK Sharma is wrong? – Mr Green Gold Apr 19 at 6:33
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    Dvaitins always criticize advaita followers. There is a famous professor in USA who has written the basic book called introduction to indian philosophy and is followed in many universities in USA. It says madhava's philosophy is the only philosophy which is correct and as no one is recognized as an acharya after him, it is the last and final philosophy. So everyone has their own viewpoint. – GIRIBLR Apr 19 at 6:40
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    As a dvaita scholar he is giving his opinion. There is no such thing as Neo-Vedanta. This is a term which Western scholars have tried to foster to denigrate all Hindus. – Swami Vishwananda Apr 19 at 13:47

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