[Advaita-l] Book enquiry

Lakshmi Muthuswamy lakmuthu at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 20 03:18:00 CDT 2006

Namste Devanathan ji.
  I am forwarding a post received by me rgarding IsTasiddhivivaraNam from S N Shastriji.
  <quote> Istasiddhivivaranam *by Anubhutiswaroopacharya*.

Advaita literature can be broadly classifies into two categories; 

those which strengthen the arguments in the Sankara bhAshya of 

ThrayI and the second, the independent works explaining and defending

 the tenets of Advaita.

The "Siddhi" works come under the second category-- Brahmasiddhi by Sri

Mandana Misra, Naishkarmyasiddhi by Sri Sureshvaracharya, Ishtasiddhi 
by Sri

Vimuktatman and Advaitasiddhi by Sri Madhusudana Sarasvati.

Brahma Siddhi devotes itself to the  "what" of the desire to know 

(lakshaNa and pramANa). Naishkarmya Siddhi concerns itself with the 
"how" of

Brahman knowledge (means of knowledge and action).Istasiddhi engages

itself with the "why" of Brahman knowledge (nature and cause of error 

explains the appearance of the world). Advaita Siddhi concerns itself 
word-by-word refutation of the Madhva School.

Sri Anubhuthi Swaroopacharya has written a commentary on Ishtasiddhi 

"Ishtasiddhi VivaraNam". Anubhuthi Swaroopacharya has dealt in detail 
the description and nature of mAyA., the distinction between jIva and
ISvara, the refutation of Nyaya and Vaiseshika and refutation of the 
of difference cum non difference. His views on jIvanmukti and 
are original. He maintains that mAyA exists even in liberation.

Dr R Krishnamurthy Sastrigal, retired Principal, Madras Sanskrit 
Chennai had

presented a critical study of  Ishtasiddhi VivaraNam in Sanskrit for 
doctoral thesis. This has now been published by Adi Sankara Advaita 
Centre,17,Bishop Wallers Avenue (West) Mylapore, Chennai 600 004(Phone
No:24991147,24994423 &24990459-email sviswa at md2.vsnl.net.in).  along 
with an
English translation by Sri S.N.Sastri.

Besides, the book contains also the original text of 
IshtasiddhivivaraNam in Sanskrit as an attachment. The book is attractively priced at Rs 400.

  om namonarayanaya
  Lakshmi Muthuswamy


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