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Book exploring one of Advaita Vedanta’s central illustrative themes with which it tries to render its doctrines credible in the face of our experience of plurality and variety in life.

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ISBN 13 9788124603628
Book Language English
Binding Hardcover
Total Pages 110
Edition 1st
Release Year 2006
Publisher D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Author Arvind Sharma
Category Philosophy   Ever Green Shelf Life  
Weight 400.00 g
Dimension 14.00 x 22.00 x 1.80


There is something profoundly counter-intuitive about Advaita Vedanta. Nothing is more obvious to both the philosophical as well as the non-philosophical observer than the fact that multiplicity constitutes the basic datum of our experience. Variety is not only the spice of life — it is a cardinal fact of life. The doctrines of Advaita Vedanta shock us by flying in the face of this fact and by denying any ultimacy to that plurality and variety which we experience so intimately. This naturally raises the question: how does Adavita Vedanta render its doctrines credible in the face their apparent implausibility. This book is an exploration of one of its central illustrative devices with which it tries to accomplish this daunting task.