[Advaita-l] Which Advaita?

Ramesh Krishnamurthy rkmurthy at gmail.com
Mon May 30 06:56:24 CDT 2011

On 30 May 2011 13:32, ShankaraBharadwaj Khandavalli <
shankarabharadwaj at yahoo.com> wrote:
<< Thank you. Both dual and non-dual positions are stated by various
What I meant to say is that the uniqueness of Sankara darsana lies not in
non-dualism itself but in the vivarta vAda. So the moment we bring in
concept most of the criticism on Sankara darsana does not hold ground.>>

Dear Shankar,

The uniqueness of advaita-vedAnta lies in the understanding of the ***mithyAtva
of causation*** and not in vivartavAda. What advaita-vedAnta provides is a
lot more than just another theory of causation.

"Non-dual" in advaita-vedAnta is not another "ism" or "vAda". It implies, at
the very least, an understanding of the falsehood of pramAtR^itva itself.
There is no question of the satyatva of a view, position or vAda when
pramAtR^itva itself is not satya.


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