Advaita and Visistadvaita


This book presents a comprehensive exposition of Vedanta Desika`s Satadusani, a polemical classic of Visistadvaita Vedanta, devoted to the criticism of the doctrines of Advaita Vedanta. The thought-provoking arguments found in the Sixty-six Vedas of the original text are brought together, analysed and discussed in a systematic manner under eight broad headings: Pramanas Perception; Consciousness; Individual self; Brahman; Universe; Avidya; Sadhana and Mukti.In presenting the dialectics of Vedanta Desika in a vigorous and scholastic form the author deals with numerous issues that the Vadas raise–epistemological, ontological, religious, and ethical. Thought the issues are many, each discussing a specific problem, they are ultimately directed to refute the central doctrine of Advaita, viz., that Brahman which is pure consciousness devoid of all determinations, constitutes the sole Reality and every thing else is illusory. While carefully tracing the fundamental differences between the two systems of Vedanta, he points out that the differences are mostly due to the difference in the stand-points they adopt.Faithfully conforming to the original in letter and spirit, this work will serve as a useful introduction to the study of the Sribhasya of Ramanuja.

Dr.S.M.S Chari is a distinguished VedAnta Scholar , who has performed traditional KaalkshEpam for many years under great AchAryAs like SrI Goshtipuram SoumyanArAyaNAcchAr Swamy and the most revered 42nd pontiff of Ahobila Matam, HH InjimEttu Azhagiya Singar. Dr. Chari has taught for many decades Philosophy at different universities. Dr.S.M.S. Chari has many scholarly works in English to his credit that deal with complex philosophical topics . He handles them with ease , comfort and dispassion.

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Advaita and Visistadvaita
A Study Based on Vedanta Desika’s Satadusani
by S. M. S. Chari       
ISBN(Hardbound):  8120815351, 9788120815353
Price(Hardbound): 300.00 INR
Pages: xxi + 218
Language: English
Year of Pub.: 1999
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