Selections from the advaita-siddhi - 1
Anand V. Hudli
anandhudli at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 9 15:36:30 CDT 1999
On Mon, 9 Aug 1999 16:17:17 -0400, Greg Goode <goode at DPW.COM> wrote:
>Thank you Anand,
>For posting excerpts from this very valuable work. Is there any way it can
>be obtained in the U.S.?
Your best bet is to contact a book seller such as Chetana in India
or even Amazon and ask them to order it from the publishers, Parimal
Publications, Delhi. The entire book runs into more than several
hundred pages in fine print and in sanskrit. I would say that the
advaita-siddhi is hard to understand without suitable explanations
and a commentary. Even the gauDa-brahmAnandi is hard to understand and
is replete with navya nyAya technical terms, such as "avachchhedaka",
"avachchhinna" and so on. I found the ViTThaleshopAdhyAyI much easier,
and it appears that the author has taken care to present the discussions
in a relatively less technical manner, for the benefit of students.
In my opinion, it is best to study a standard book such as D.H.H.
Ingalls book "Materials for the study of Navya Nyaya" in English,
before tackling the advaita-siddhi.
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