The seven great untenables: Sapta-vidhā anupapatti
The polemics between the Advaitins and the Visistadvaitins appears unending. Each school`s exegesis claims to be the faithful explication of the true meaning of the Sruti. This volume provides an exposition of the key concept of avidya maya as set forth by advaitins and as criticized by Visistadvaitins. the philosophical conflicts do not seem to affect therir value as unique and valuable systems of thought.
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Criticism of Advaitas Avidya by Other Thinkers
A Distinction between standpoints and Levels of Reality
Chapter TwoTHE LOCUS OF AVIDYA
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absence of knowledge accept According to Advaita According to Ramanuja Advaita Vedanta Advaitin says Advaitin's doctrine anantam anirvacaniya appears argument attributeless attributes avidya is positive avidya/maya beginningless Bhamati blue lotus Brahma-sutra Brahman-knowledge cognition concealment concept conveys critic deep-sleep defect Devadatta different from Brahman distinction doctrine of avidya duality empirical world eternal existence Ibid identical with Brahman illusory inexplicable inference infinite regress insentient Isvara jiva jivanmukta jnanam karma key-concept knower known ledge liberation locus of avidya material cause maya mental mode mithya nature of Brahman negation Nescience nirguna Brahman non-dual non-existent object of knowledge one's ontological status perception philosophical positive entity prakrti pramdna pure Consciousness Ramanuja contends Ramanuja says real nor unreal reality relation remove ignorance Reply revealed Rg Veda saguna saguna Brahman Sankara satyam say that Brahman says that avidya Scripture self-luminous Sri-bhdfya sruti texts sublated superimposed thing tion Upanisads Veda Vedanta Desika Vide Visistadvaita Vivarana vrtti-jnana