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This book presents a systematic presentation of post-Samkara dialectics of the Advaita Vedanta. Advaita-Vedanta may be studied purely from a religious standpoint as an intuitive principle of realisation as well as conceptual dialectics. In the former aspect, it unfolds to us the highest art of life, brings solace in affliction and holds out a promise of self realisation and transcendental bliss. It is also a science of thinking, abounding in philosophic boldness and in this respect it has exhibited the keenest logical subtletics and is on the same footing with the Science of Reasoning. Advaitism in its later development has become the pyramid of conceptual construction. Contributions of Sriharsa, Citsukha and Madhusudana, open a new era in the domain of the Advaita-Vedanta. Contributions of the Neo-Vedanta teachers have novel features which originates a new form of dialectology to test the growth of Vedantic concepts and thus make the system a living one in Indian Philosophy. The Neo-Vedantic teachers developed a two fold destructive-constructive aspect- refutation of the oppoents’ thesis and the establishment of the true Vedanticposition by a refutation of its refutation by the opponent. The above three mentioned thinkers carried post-Samkara dialectice to the perfection and predominance it has reached in Indian thought. The present volume comparises eight chapters bearing mainly on the epistemology of post-Samkara thought. In the first chapter, nature of knowledge has been examined and analysed so as to bring out the problems involved therein. The second chapter deals with the important and unique Indian conception of self-luminosity of knowledge. The third chapter is concerned with the validity of knowledge, deals mainly with the formidable arguments of the Navya-Nyaya school as represented by Gangesa in his Tattvacintamani and discusses how the Mimansa and Vedanta schools refute the new-logicians of their own dialectic. In the fourth chapter, Sriharsa famous dialectic in the refutation of the Nyaya- Vaisesika categories has been studied. While the fifth and sixth chapters deals with Madhusudan’s refutation of Vyasaraja’s arguments against the Vedantic conception of the universe as unreal, Epistemology of illusion or Adhyasa has been discussed in the seventh chapter where an attempt has been made to study the monistic theory of illusion or super imposition in a comparative way by anlysing different theories of illusion advanced by the sister schools of Indian Philosophy. The last chapter deals with Nescience or Avidya and the famous anypapattis of Ramanuja and the charges of Madhava have been examined and an effort has been made to show how the Advaita-teachers refute their opponents by their irresistible dialectices and finally establish their own position on the bed- rock of irrefutable logic. In the end the book contain an index of the words.

Preface

In these pages an attempt has been made to give a systematic presentation of post-Sathkara dialectic of the Advaita Vedanta. The work is substantially based upon my thesis approved for the Degree of Doctorate in Philosophy by the Calcutta University in 1933.

Advaita-Vedanta may be studied purely from a religious standpoint as an intuitive principle of realisation as well as conceptual dialectics. In the former aspect, it unfolds to us the highest art of life, brings solace in affliction and holds out a promise of self-realisation and transcendental bliss. It is also a science of thinking, abounding in philosophic boldness and in this respect it has exhibited the keenest logical subtleties and is on the same footing with the Science of Reasoning. Though the Vedantic teachers render allegiance to the infallibility of the Sruti, still, the free natural growth of Philosophic thinking has not been checked in the Vedanta literature. Andin the history of the development of Vedantic concepts, the more we advance the more we are impressed "by the diversity of thoughts, the complexity of concepts and the subtlety of reasoning. Advaitism in its later development has become the pyramid of conceptual construction. Contributions of Sriharsa, Citsukha and Madhustdana, open a new era in the domain of the Advaita-Vedanta and add a new page in the history of the development of monistic thought. Contributions of the Neo-Vedantic teachers have novel features which originate anew form of dialectology to test the growth of Vedantic concepts and thus make the system a living one in Indian Philosophy.

The main object of the dialectics as developed by the Neo-Vedantic teachers is to carry thought to perfection by a critical examination of the concepts and categories of the opposing sister schools so as to expose their untenability on the ground of their inherent contradictions ‘and antinomies. This paved the way for the establishment of their own position on a sound logical basis which was made stronger still by a further dialectical refutation of the charges and criticisms that might conseivably be levelled by the opponents against their own position. The Neo-Vedantic dialectic has thus a twofold destructive-constructive aspeat—refutation of the opponents’ thesis and the establishment of the true Vedantic position by a refutation of its refutation by the opponent. In-some teachers, the former, destructive or offensive, aspect is predominant while in others there is a harmonious combination of destruction with construction. Madhusiidana in his Advaitasiddhi is mainly pre- occupied with a refutation of Vyasaraja’sNyayamrta almost line by line and Sriharsa in his Khandanakhandakhadya is more busy in demolishing the Nyaya-Vaisesika categories than in propounding his own thesis. Citsukhaiciryya however in his monumental Tattva-pradipika tries to hold the balance even between these two aspécts. These three thinkers carry post-Sarhkara dialectic to the perfection and predominance it has reached in Indian thought. Hence in the present study these three remarkable dialecticians have come in for attention.

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Studies in Post - Samkara Dialectics (An Old and Rare Book)

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This book presents a systematic presentation of post-Samkara dialectics of the Advaita Vedanta. Advaita-Vedanta may be studied purely from a religious standpoint as an intuitive principle of realisation as well as conceptual dialectics. In the former aspect, it unfolds to us the highest art of life, brings solace in affliction and holds out a promise of self realisation and transcendental bliss. It is also a science of thinking, abounding in philosophic boldness and in this respect it has exhibited the keenest logical subtletics and is on the same footing with the Science of Reasoning. Advaitism in its later development has become the pyramid of conceptual construction. Contributions of Sriharsa, Citsukha and Madhusudana, open a new era in the domain of the Advaita-Vedanta. Contributions of the Neo-Vedanta teachers have novel features which originates a new form of dialectology to test the growth of Vedantic concepts and thus make the system a living one in Indian Philosophy. The Neo-Vedantic teachers developed a two fold destructive-constructive aspect- refutation of the oppoents’ thesis and the establishment of the true Vedanticposition by a refutation of its refutation by the opponent. The above three mentioned thinkers carried post-Samkara dialectice to the perfection and predominance it has reached in Indian thought. The present volume comparises eight chapters bearing mainly on the epistemology of post-Samkara thought. In the first chapter, nature of knowledge has been examined and analysed so as to bring out the problems involved therein. The second chapter deals with the important and unique Indian conception of self-luminosity of knowledge. The third chapter is concerned with the validity of knowledge, deals mainly with the formidable arguments of the Navya-Nyaya school as represented by Gangesa in his Tattvacintamani and discusses how the Mimansa and Vedanta schools refute the new-logicians of their own dialectic. In the fourth chapter, Sriharsa famous dialectic in the refutation of the Nyaya- Vaisesika categories has been studied. While the fifth and sixth chapters deals with Madhusudan’s refutation of Vyasaraja’s arguments against the Vedantic conception of the universe as unreal, Epistemology of illusion or Adhyasa has been discussed in the seventh chapter where an attempt has been made to study the monistic theory of illusion or super imposition in a comparative way by anlysing different theories of illusion advanced by the sister schools of Indian Philosophy. The last chapter deals with Nescience or Avidya and the famous anypapattis of Ramanuja and the charges of Madhava have been examined and an effort has been made to show how the Advaita-teachers refute their opponents by their irresistible dialectices and finally establish their own position on the bed- rock of irrefutable logic. In the end the book contain an index of the words.

Preface

In these pages an attempt has been made to give a systematic presentation of post-Sathkara dialectic of the Advaita Vedanta. The work is substantially based upon my thesis approved for the Degree of Doctorate in Philosophy by the Calcutta University in 1933.

Advaita-Vedanta may be studied purely from a religious standpoint as an intuitive principle of realisation as well as conceptual dialectics. In the former aspect, it unfolds to us the highest art of life, brings solace in affliction and holds out a promise of self-realisation and transcendental bliss. It is also a science of thinking, abounding in philosophic boldness and in this respect it has exhibited the keenest logical subtleties and is on the same footing with the Science of Reasoning. Though the Vedantic teachers render allegiance to the infallibility of the Sruti, still, the free natural growth of Philosophic thinking has not been checked in the Vedanta literature. Andin the history of the development of Vedantic concepts, the more we advance the more we are impressed "by the diversity of thoughts, the complexity of concepts and the subtlety of reasoning. Advaitism in its later development has become the pyramid of conceptual construction. Contributions of Sriharsa, Citsukha and Madhustdana, open a new era in the domain of the Advaita-Vedanta and add a new page in the history of the development of monistic thought. Contributions of the Neo-Vedantic teachers have novel features which originate anew form of dialectology to test the growth of Vedantic concepts and thus make the system a living one in Indian Philosophy.

The main object of the dialectics as developed by the Neo-Vedantic teachers is to carry thought to perfection by a critical examination of the concepts and categories of the opposing sister schools so as to expose their untenability on the ground of their inherent contradictions ‘and antinomies. This paved the way for the establishment of their own position on a sound logical basis which was made stronger still by a further dialectical refutation of the charges and criticisms that might conseivably be levelled by the opponents against their own position. The Neo-Vedantic dialectic has thus a twofold destructive-constructive aspeat—refutation of the opponents’ thesis and the establishment of the true Vedantic position by a refutation of its refutation by the opponent. In-some teachers, the former, destructive or offensive, aspect is predominant while in others there is a harmonious combination of destruction with construction. Madhusiidana in his Advaitasiddhi is mainly pre- occupied with a refutation of Vyasaraja’sNyayamrta almost line by line and Sriharsa in his Khandanakhandakhadya is more busy in demolishing the Nyaya-Vaisesika categories than in propounding his own thesis. Citsukhaiciryya however in his monumental Tattva-pradipika tries to hold the balance even between these two aspécts. These three thinkers carry post-Sarhkara dialectic to the perfection and predominance it has reached in Indian thought. Hence in the present study these three remarkable dialecticians have come in for attention.

**Contents and Sample Pages**

















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