The polemics between the Advaitins and the Visistavaitins appears unending. Each school’s exegesis claims to be the faithful explication of the ‘true’ meaning of the Sruti. This volume provides an exposition of the key-concept of avidya/maya as set fourth by Advaitins and as criticized by Visistadvaitins.
Apart of that conflict it does not seem to affect their value of particular approaches to Brahman, and it seems that the two systems enrich and inspire each other with a mutual fecundity.
Ramanuja raised seven major objections against the Advaita conception of avidya. He brings in, under each one of these objections, further objections which, if valid, will prove the Advaita conception of avidya untenable. As well, post-Ramanuja scholars took up the sword and attempted to finish the dialectics. This book is an analysis of these objections and rejoinders to them from an Advaitic perspective.
The work consists of seven chapters with notes and select bibliography and falls into identifiable parts. Grimes covers a wide range of ideas connected with basic Vedantic positions vis-�-vis Advaita and Visistadvaita. This is itself creditable.
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