ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Debabrata Panda did his M.A. in
Sanskrit and secured first class from the Center of Advanced Study in Sanskrit
(C.A.S.S), University of Poona (2001-2003). He completed his M.phil from the
Department of Sanskrit in Pondicherry University, Pondicherry (2004) and he is
doing his Ph.D there on Advaita Vedanta under the guidance of Dr. K. E.
Dharaneedharan. He has presented papers in several International and National
Seminars and also attended short term training courses in Vedanta. He secured
Gold medal in his M.Phil degree and is presently recipient of a prestigious
scholarship by the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, New Delhi, for his Doctoral
studies in Advaita Vedanta.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The Ashyasabhasyavichara is based
on an important concept in Advaita Vedanta called Adhyasa. Sankaracharya
declared that Brahman is the only reality and that the world is false. But this
view is contradicted by our daily experience of the plurality of the world.
What them is responsible for the appearance of polarity? The answer is
ignorance, nescience or maya, which is already mentioned in the Upanishads but
was elaborated by Sankaracharya in a systematic doctrine which became famous as
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