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A Study of the Vedanta in the Light of Brahmasutras

A Study of the Vedanta in the Light of Brahmasutras
Item Code: IDJ467
Author: Shailaja Bapat
Publisher: New Bharatiya Book Corporation
Edition: 2004
ISBN: 8187418990
Pages: 334
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.6" X 5.5"
About the Book

This is a unique and distinct work. It studies the Vedanta school of Sankaracarya, Bhaskara, Ramanujacarya, Nimbarkacarya, Madhvacarya, Vallabhacarya and other neglected schools of Srikantha, Sripati Pandit, Vijnana-bhiksu and Baladeva Vidyabhusana. It gives an emphasis on the great Acaryas Brahmasutras commenta-ries with reference to the philosophically important topics, which are discussed in the first four sutras (Catuchutri) in particular and other specific sutras in general. A study of the Vedanta Schools with reference to the Brahmasutra commentaries exposes the distinct characteristics of the Vedanta schools by classifying them with a new parameter of Tantrism. A novel classification of Vedanta schools in terms of Srauta (Aupanisadic schools) and Puranic schools gives us a clue to understand truly the texture and nature of the Brahmasutra. A study of the Vedanta schools in the light of Brahmasutra commentaries gives a new direction to the study of the Brahmasutras.

About the Author

Shailaja Bapat teaches Indian philosophy and Vedanta system to M.A. in the Department of Sanskrit and Prakrit Languages, University of Pune, Pune-411007. Her numbers of students are awarded Ph.D. Degree. Two books-Bibliography of Advaita Vedanta (1999) and Bibliography of Suddhadvaita Vedanta (2000) are on her credit. Her erudite articles on the Samkhya, Nyaya-Vaisesika and Vedanta systems are published in different books and journals. A work undertaken by her, entitled A critical Edition of the Brahmasutras (based on two hundred manuscripts in the various scripts) with English Translation and Critical Notes will soon be published.

List of Abbreviationsxii
Chapter-1Distinct caracharactics of the Vedanta system Introduction1-21
1.1The Vedanta System: A word rooted philosophy2-7
1.2Analysis of the views7-21
Chapter-2Adi Sankaracarya's Kevaladvaitavada22-72
2.1Advaita literature22-27
2.2Sankaracarya's novel application of a concept of adhyasa27-32
2.3Savisesa Brahman in view of kevaladvaita32-35
2.4An establishment of the Vedic knowledge fo Brahman35-38
2.5Sankaracarya's view on the status of Tarka38-42
2.6Sankaracarya's hypothesis of Mimamsa-sastrabheda: 43-49
2.7Jiva-Brahman relationship in Kevaladvaita 50-53
2.8An hypothesis of Jivanmukti:53-54
2.9A state of liberation:54-57
2.10Sankaracarya's view of the world57-61
2.11Sankaracarya an interpreter of the BS:61-63
2.12An interpretation of catuhsutri63-67
2.13Sankaracarya's interpretation of the Bheda Srutis67-68
2.14Sankaracarya's view on opponents refutations in the BS68-70
Chapter-3Bhatta Bhaskara's Tridandi School of the Vedanta System73-88
3.1Bhaskara's Bhinnabhinnaruap-Brahmavada74-77
3.2Bhaskara's Jnanakarmasamucchayavvada77-80
3.3Bhaskara's view on the knowledge80-81
3.4Bhaskara's view on the Jiva-Brahman relation81-82
3.5Bhaskara's view on Brahman and the world82-83
3.6Bhaskara's view on Liberation83-85
3.7Bhaskara's view on the meaning of the Vedas85-88
Chapter-4Sri Ramanujacarya's Visistadvaitavada89-116
4.1Visistadvaita's literature89-90
4.2Ramanuja's interpretation of the 'Catuhsutri'90-96
4.3Ramanuja's view of Visistadvaita96-100
4.4Ramanuja's concept of devotion100-104
4.5Ramanuja's view on liberation104-106
4.6Ramanuja's view on Pramana106-108
4.7Ramanuja's view on the Pancaratra doctrines108-110
4.8Ramanuja's criticim of the Kevaladvaita view110-113
4.9Ramanuja's critism of the Sankaracarya's concept of Jivanmukti:113-116
Chapter-5Nimbarkacarya's Svabhavikabheabhedavada117-128
5.1Literature on Svabhavikabhedabhedavada 117
5.2Nimbarkacarya's Svabhavika-bhedabhedavada School118-120
5.3Nimbarkacarya's view on Moksa120-121
5.4Conditions for liberation121-128
Chapter-6Madhvacarya's Dvaita Vedanta School129-140
6.1Madhvacarya's important works129
6.2Madhvacarya's infludence on others schools130-133
6.3Madhvacarya's Dvaita133-134
6.4Madhvacarya's Interpretation of Catuhsutri134-137
6.5An interpretation of the Sruti sentences137-138
6.6Madhvacarya's view on liberation138-139
6.7Madhvacarya's view on the principles139-140
Chapter-7Srikantha Sivacarya's Siva Visistadvaitavada141-161
7.2Srikantha's interpretation of Catuhsutri143-149
7.3Srikantha's views on opponents doctrines149-151
7.4Srikantha's view on the refutation of the Pancaratra doctrines151
7.5Srikantha an interpreter of the BS151-152
7.6Srikantha's interpretation of the Siva principle152-154
7.7The Status of Vidya regarding the liberation154-155
7.8Srikantha's view on liberation155-157
7.9Srikantha's view on the Jiva principle157-158
Chapter-8Sripati's Visesadvaitavada162-183
8.1Significance of the title Vira-Saivism165-166
8.2Doctrine of Vira-Saivism166-168
8.3Sripati's interpretation of Catuhsutri169-172
8.4Sripati's doctrine of Siva172-174
8.5The Siva principle174-175
8.6Sripati's view on Vedabahya systems175-178
8.7Sripati's view on Jiva-Brahman relation178-179
8.8The prime cause of liberation179-180
8.9Nature of Liberation180-182
Chapter-9Vallabhacarya's Suddhadvaitavada184-205
9.2The Meaning of Suddhadvaita186-188
9.3Vallabhacarya's Philosophy in the light of the Bhaktirasa188
9.4The Rasa and Bhaktirasa188-191
9.5Vallabhacarya's doctrine of Brahman191
9.6Vallabhacarya's view on causation191-192
9.7Vallabhacarya's Purusottamavada192-193
9.8Importance of Purusottamalila193-194
9.9Vallabhacarya's distinct view on Moksa195-197
9.10Vallabhacarya's Epistemology197-198
9.11Vallabhacarya an interpreter198-199
9.12Vallabhacarya's interpretation of the Catuhsutri199-201
9.13Vallabhacarya's interpretation of Anandamayadhikarana201-202
9.14Vallabhacarya's interpretation of the Srutis202-203
Chapter-10Vijnanabhiksu's Avibhagadvaitavada205-219
10.1Vijnanabhiksu's Avibhagadvaitavada206
10.2Vijnanabhiksu's Philosophy206-208
10.3Vijnanabhiksu's view on Jiva-Brahman relationship208-209
10.4Vijnanbhiksu's view on Moksasadhana209-211
10.5Vijnanbhiksu's as an interpreter of the BS211-212
10.6Vijananbhiksu's criticism of Sankara212-214
10.7Vijananbhiksu's interpretation of the catuhsutri214-218
Chapter-11Baladeva Vidyabhusana's Acintyabhedabhedavada220-232
11.2Sri Caitanyaprabhu's School221-224
11.4Baladeva's Interpretation of Chatuhusutri226-231
11.5A state of liberation231-232
Chapter-12A Critical Review of the Vedanta Schools233-273
12.1An Influence of Tantrism on the schools of the Vedanta System233-234
12.2Doctrine of Brahman234-235
12.3Brahman the highest goal of human life235-238
12.4Interpretations of Badarayana's refutation of Anti-Vedic systems238
12.5Puranic Schools239-241
12.6Saiva Schools241
12.7Peculiarities of the Saiva schools241-244
12.8The status of the Vedas in the Tantric literature244-246
12.9Higher status of Tantra-religions246-248
12.10Tantra religion and the Vedic religion248-250
12.11Reasons for the development of Tantra religions250-253
12.12The Vedas in view of the Puranic schools of the Vedanta system253-259
12.13Tantrism and the Puranic schools of the Vedanta system259-267

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