четверг, 5 октября 2017 г.

OM VishnuPad Shree Vedanta Desika MahAcharya, Akshobhya Tirtha and Vidyaranya...

Recently I have published the Russian translation of Sutra NO.18 from "Shree Rahasya-Ratnavali-Hridayam" by OM VishnuPad Shree Vedanta Desika MahAcharya.

As we all remember Sutra NO. 18 of "Shree Rahasya-Ratnavali-Hridayam" is
written in strict Vairagya-mood and it is anti-grihamedha in its essense.

For this reason - as an annex to Sutra No.18 - I have also made the Russian translation of "Shree Vairagya-Panchakam" by OM VishnuPad Shree Vedanta Desika MahAcharya.

I will include the Russian translation of "Shree Vairagya-Panchakam" in the complete Russian translation of "Shree Rahasya-Ratnavali-Hridayam", which I intend to release in 2018 (the Russian translation will be completely free, of course, as all the Vaishnava Granthas must be distributed for gratis only).

Whenever we call upon "Shree Vairagya-Panchakam", we also recollect Vidyaranya - mayavadik sannyasi and the 12th Jagadguru of the Sringeri Sarada Pitham, because OM VishnuPad Shree Vedanta Desika MahAcharya had compiled "Shree Vairagya-Panchakam" as a reply to "sold-out"-offer by Vidyaranya, please see this post - http://vishnudut1926.blogspot.ru/2017/04/vedanta-desika-vairagya-and-vidyaranya.html
Amusingly, but Vidyaranya is also being mentioned in Shree Madhwa-Sampradaya chronicles in famous Akshobhya Tirtha story. OM VishnuPad Shree Vedanta Desika MahAcharya is also being mentioned in the same story!!!! (but not in the context of "Shree Vairagya-Panchakam").
The following is the cite from "Shri Krishna Temple at Udupi" by B.N. Hebbar:

The same in txt:
"Akshobhya Tirtha is reputed to have won a great debate that took place between him and Vidyaranya, the celebrated Advaita pontiff of Shringeri, at a place called Mulabagil in the Kolar District of modern Karnataka, where there stands an inscription today marking the site. 
The topic was the famous Upanishadic dictum "Tat tvam asi" and the debate was arbitrated by Vedanta DeSika — the renowned medieval scholastic of the Shri-Vaishnavas. 
Also Aksobhya Tirtha was the immediate predecessor of Jayatirtha, the standardizer of Dvaita thought."