The Advaita Vedānta of Brahma-siddhi
The Brahma-siddhi, 'The Demonstration of Brahman' is Mandana Misra's largest work, his most important and the sole one dedicated as a whole to Vedanta. The topics occurring in the doctrine of this work which the present author intends to study here in this book are inter-related; they all have to deal with the nature and functioning of error, whether every-day error or the transcendental error, avidya, which makes us see the multiplicity of phenomena where there is nothing but the utter oneness of brahman. Thet also demonstrate the number of different sources upon which Mandana depended in erecting his own system. In spite of the number and variety of these sources Mandana created a system, the closed coherence of whose parts is a cause of admiration, even if one does not always accept his conclusions.Two appendices are also added to give a glimpse of Mandana Misra's date and his order of works. An exhaustive bibliography has been provided to facilitate the curiosity of readers. An index of important words has also been given.
adhydsa Advaita Advaita Vedanta anirvacaniya anirvacaniyatva anyatha-khyati appears apprehension argument Atman avidya beginningless Benares Bhartrhari bheda Biardeau Brahma-siddhi Brahman BSuB Buddhist cognition commentary concept consciousness deep sleep Dharmakirti difference Dignaga discussion doctrine evam example existence fact false Gaudapada gayal gives gloss Hacker identical indescribable Indian Logic inexpressibility Introd Iyer jiva jnana karikas knowledge of Brahman Kumarila Kuppuswami Sastri Madras Mandana Misra Mandana says material cause maya mental construction mentioned merely Mimamsa nescience nirvikalpa non-difference non-existent opponent parindma particular passage perception Poona Prabhakara prakrti pratyaksa purvapaksa quoted reality refers refutation rejects sabda sakti Samkara Sankhapani Sanskrit Sanskrit Series Sarnkara savikalpa seems sentence shows speech sphota substrate superimposition Suresvara synonym tasmat tasya tatha thing translated Umbeka universal unreal upadana Upanisad Vacaspati vastu Veda Vedanta Vedantin verbal knowledge verse vibhrama Vibhrama-viveka Vijnanavada vikalpa visesa vivarta Vrtti word
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