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Vedantakalpalatika of Madhusudan Saraswati (A Rare Book)

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Item Code: NAI057
Author: R.D. Karmarkar
Publisher: Bhandarkar Oriental Research Insitute, Pune
Language: Sanskrit Text with English Translation
Edition: 2006
Pages: 176
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 8 inch X 5.5 inch
Weight 310 gm
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The Vedantakalpalatika by Madhusudana Sarasvati is a well-known Sanskrit manual embracing all important topics relating to Vedanta philosophy. It is most probably the first work written by the author who all the same thinks highly of it, as is clear from the ambitious title bestowed upon it. The aim of the writer is to show how the non-Advaita philosophic doctrines fail to give a true evaluation of the ultimate Reality which must be admitted to be Nirvisesa and Nirdharmeka, if one is to do proper justice to both Sruti and Tarka. A detailed summary in English of the work is given in the Introduction, for the benefit of the reader. I have to thank Prof. R. N. Dandekar (Poona Univer- sity) for many useful suggestions. Thanks are also due to Prof'. Dr. Sulochana Nachane, M. A., ph. D. (Baroda University), Dr. Shilavati Oke, M. A., ph. D., Miss Vimal Thakar, M. A. and other Research workers of the Post-Graduate Department, Shri G. N. Shrigondekar, Librarian, and Shri S. N. Savadi of the. Manuscript Department for help in various ways.



  Preface III
  Introduction IX-XLV
(I) Text IX-XI
(II) Author, Date and Works XI-XV
(III) Summary XV-XLII
(v) Critical Estimate XLIII-XLV
  Text (with English Translation) 1-176
(1) Salutation and scope of the work 1
(2) Different views about Moksa 2
(3) The Upanisad view and the means to secure moksa 3
(4) Desire for Moksa cannot arise in the case of Nastika-Darsanas; the views of the Naiyayikas, Bhattas, Sankhyayoga etc. 4-13
(5) Refutation of the opponents' views and defence of Upanisad views 14-22
(6) Jnana can remove Ajnana ; the nature of Ajnana 23-25
(7) The nature of Sabda-jnana ; different Sabda-Vrttis ; the nature of Laksana 25-32
(8) No Sabda -Vrtti can function in respect of Brahman 33-45
(9) Brahman is not jnana-Visaya 46-50
(10) Ajnana is removed directly 51-53
(11) Manas cannot act as Karana 54-58
(12) Sabda cannot act like the Indriyas 59-68
Appendix I Authors and works mentioned by name 177
Appendix II Quotations from the Upanisads etc. 178-80
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