Accomplishing the Accomplished: The Vedas as a Source of Valid Knowledge in Śaṅkara
Sankara's non-dualistic system of Advaita Vedanta has long been recognized as one of the greatest philosophical achievements of the Indian tradition. At the heart of Sankara's system is the articulation of the means by which a human understanding of ultimate reality can be attained.
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The Ascertainment and Sources of Valid Knowledge
The Vedas as a Pramana
The Method of Brahmajndna
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accepted according to Sankara action Advaita Veddnta antahkarana anubhava apprehended argues argument arthapatti atman attainment attributes authoritative authority avidya bhasya BR.U brah Brahma-sutra brahmajnana cause CH.U cognition commentaries concept conclusion consciousness contemplation contradiction creation definition Devadatta dharma dhyana direct discussion distinction entity epistemology eternal example exegesis existence experience fact gained Hinduism Ibid identity implied independent Indian Philosophy inference injunctions inquiry jiva jnana jndna karmakdnda karman knower knowl knowledge of brahman known Kumarila Bhatta manana matter means of knowledge meditation mental method mind moksa mystical nature of brahman negation nididhyasana nondual nonexistence Nyaya Nydya object perception possible pramana of brahman pratyaksa produce purport Purva-Mimarhsa Radhakrishnan reality reasoning reference refutation result revealed role sabda sabda-pramana Sankara's view sattva scriptures sense organs sentence significance smrti source of knowledge sravana sruti superimposition teacher texts thing tion truth tvam Upanisads upasana valid knowledge Vedas Veddnta-vdkyas Vedic words Yoga