Brahman and the World

This book proposes to take up the question of Universal Causation to examine thoroughly as how far it is right to regard Brahman as the Universal Cause and how far sutrakara himself lent his support to each of the inter-conflicting schools of Vedanta.
ISBN: 9788194622109
GTIN: 9788194622109
AuthorBhattacharya Sastri, Ashokanath
Pub Date23/04/2024
Country of OriginIndia
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The Vedanta has been rightly called the Finest Fruit of Indian Thought and the Upani?ads as the Finer Flowers. Vedanta grows out of the teachings of the Upani?ads and passes into the various systems in the writings of Sa?kara, Bhaskara, Ramanuja, Madhva and Vallabha, the great founders of Advaita, Bhedabheda, Visi??advaita, Dvaitadvaita and Suddhadvaita, respectively. However, there is a perception among Orientalists that while the Upani?ads favour the Monistic doctrine, Badaraya?a’s Brahmasutra fundamentally opposes it on some of the most crucial points. The book thus delves deep into the philosophies of both Badaraya?a and Sa?kara in enunciating the essential features of Brahman and Its association with the world. It thus discusses topics such as what sort of cause Brahman is?, and what sort of material causality is to be ascribed to It? It also addresses the conflicting views on the nature of Brahman like that of Vivarttavada and of Ramanuja’s Sagu?a-Brahman.