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Brief Introduction to AdvaitaSiddhi

Posted by on December 29, 2013

AdvaitaSiddhi is one of the three Brhad-prastana-traya, which form the navya-vedanta (the neo-vedanta, should not confuse this with the half baked “new” ‘vedantina’). The other two being, Chitsukhi or Pratyag-tattva-pradipika by Sri Chitsukha muni, and Khandana-khanda-khadya or Anirvacaniya-sarvasva of Sri Sriharsha. These texts use the navya-nyaya (neo logic) language, very liberally.These three are referred to as Manana-granthas – the text for the reflection; done after one does the shravana, listening of the Prastana-traya.

 

There are many books written by great masters on the non-dual philosophy. These books may be based on one idea of the Vedanta or maybe based on a collection of different ideas. This book deals with almost all the different ideas of the non-dual school.

 

A book written on Vedanta can be an individual book, based on another of non-dual philosophy or based on some other philosophy.  The present text falls in the third category is a text based on the condemnation of the mistakes which are shown by the Acharya of School of duality on Advaita Vedanta.

 

This book is based on the collection of negation of Advaita-Vedanta done by masters of duality and semi-duality schools. Great Acharya of the semi-duality is Sri Vedanta Deshika wrote the text called Shastadushani collecting 66 purported mistakes of non-dual school. And another Acharya of the School of duality Sri Jaya Tirtha wrote the book called Vadavali in which he again collected some 34 superimposed mistakes. This forms the base for the book called Nyamrtha written by Sri Vyasa Tirtha belonging to the School of duality. This is the book which is dealt with here by one of the greatest Acharya of Vedanta Sri Madhusudana Saraswati.

 

Though, this is a condemnation of School of duality and presenting the Vedanta teaching in the proper light. This book is accepted to be a Prakarana Grantha. Therefore, each topic here is accepted to be an individual prakarana. There are totally 108 prakaranas, dealt in four adhyaya – chapters, like that of the Brahma Sutra.

 

 

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