[Advaita-l] 'A selection from the Drona Parvan'

H S Chandramouli hschandramouli at gmail.com
Mon Aug 21 05:13:21 EDT 2017

> Practically all the Dvaita Sidhantas of various hues, such as the one
> advanced by Sri Madhwacharya, Vishishtadvaita, Sankhya, Yoga etc, with the
> exception of perhaps some Budhistic ones, are the real advocates of sRShTi
> dRShTi vAda and nAnA jIva vAda. For them sRShTi is real and jIvAs are
> many. On the other hand, Advaita Sidhanta upholds dRShTi sRShTi vAda,
> namely that all Creation is only an appearance and unreal in Brahman, and
> Eka jIva vAda ; jIvo Brahmaiva nAparah. This is so in respect of all the
> schools of thought within the Advaita Sampradaya, be it SDV or DSV. Except
> perhaps the Bhamati school to some extent. Thus while interpreting the term
> dRShTi sRShTi vAda or Eka jIva vAda appearing in various texts, it may be
> preferable to recognize that the texts could be using the term in the
> context of Dvaita vis-à-vis Advaita Sidhanta rather than in the context of
> SDV vs DSV.
> Regards


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