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By Chandradhar Sharma

The current paintings is a comparative and demanding research of Shunyavada, Vijnanavada, Advaita Vedanta and Kashmira Shaivism, the 4 major platforms of Advaitavada or religious non-dualism which has been the main celebrated culture in Indian philosophy. it truly is according to the author`s examine of unique assets and whilst facing basic concerns unique texts are both quoted or pointed out. The issues of similarity and of distinction between those structures are mentioned intimately and with nice readability. Professor Sharma, along with his specified reward of expressing abstruse metaphysical innovations in a transparent language, has eminently succeeded in correcting a few misconceptions and in clarifying many tough and vague issues approximately those platforms. This paintings is certainly a masterly survey of Mahayana Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta and kashmira Shaivism which brings into rominence the author`s unique contributions a few of that are of exceptional advantage for an accurate appreciation of the relation between those systems.The Advaita culture in Indian Philosophy might be came upon eminently worthy by means of the scholars of philosophy in universities and faculties and likewise via all people who find themselves attracted to Buddhism, Vedanta and Kashmira Shaivism and who desire a transparent and exact exposition of the advance of the Advaita culture in Indian philosophical concept.

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The fight between atmavada and anatmavada in Indian philosophy is a clas­ sical example of such misunderstanding. The word atma is used in Indian philosophy in three different senses, namely, (1) in the sense of an empirical ego (vyavaharika jivatmd) which, due to its involvement in avidyd and karma, is 26 The Advaita Tradition in Indian Philosophy transmigrating in the cycle of birth and death (sarhsdrd), which is the finite centre of egoity (ahaihkara-mamakdra), which is the finite knower (pramata or jhdta), agent (karta) and enjoyer (bhoktS) and which is the object of introspection; (2) in the sense of a real individual self (tatvika jivdtma) which is an eternal spiritual sub­ stance and is the centre, not of egoity, but of individuality (ahanta) and which maintains its unchanging identity either inspite of or in and through its changing modes; and (3) in the sense of the pure subject (saksi), the non-dual universal Self (paramatma) which is the eternal, self-shining and undeniable transcendent ground of all empirical phenomena.

The Advaita Tradition in Indian Philosophy with self-contradictions and has to be transcended in imme­ diate spiritual experience. Morality and yoga constitute the necessary spiritual discipline for the realisation of the Real. The basic philosophical doctrines of Buddha are found in all schools of Buddhism, though in varying degrees and with diverse interpretations. The deeper truth in Buddha’s teachings finds its development in the school of Shunyaváda and to some extent in earlier Vijňánaváda.

Silence is the highest philosophy for both. The Bliss of Nirvána is beyond the empirical pleasure and pain. Even Hinayana which ignored the absolutism of Buddha and elaborated a system of radical pluralism and which was emphatic in denying the self, admitted Nirvána as an eternal positive reality, calm and blissful. But it degraded Nirvána to the level of an eternal substance (asamskrta dharma) set over and above the worldly objects (samskrta dharmas) in which there was cessation of misery. It was corrected by Maháyána which revived the absolutism of Buddha and treated Nirvána as the transcendent Absolute at once immanent in the phenomena, the ‘dharmata* of all dharmas.

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