1st Edition

An Introduction to Madhva Vedanta

ISBN 9780754606376
Published November 21, 2003 by Routledge
174 Pages

USD $56.95

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Book Description

This introduction to the Madhva school of Vedanta is accessible to a wide audience with interest in Hinduism, Indian thought and in the comparative philosophy of religion. Deepak Sarma explores the philosophical foundations of Madhva Vedanta and then presents translations of actual debates between the Madhva and Advaita schools of Vedanta, thus positioning readers at the centre of the 700 year-old controversy between these two schools of Vedanta. Original texts of Madhvacarya are included in an appendix, in translation and in Sanskrit.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Madhvacarya and the Madhva tradition; Madhva epistemology; Madhva ontology; Madhva soteriology; Samvada, discussion and debate; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

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'The author was born into the tradition founded by Madhvacarya (1238-1317 CE), and his book is written both for students and for contemporary followers of Madhvacarya who do not have access to his writings in Sanskrit... Dvaita [Madhva] Vedanta is treated in reference works on Hindu philosophy, but until the present work there has been no comparable introductory volume to set beside the many such volumes on Advaita Vedanta.' Theological Book Review 'This outstanding book...' Acta Comparanda