Śrī Rāmakṛṣṇa’s Philosophy of Vijñāna Vedānta

@article{Maharaj2017rRP,
  title={Śrī Rāmakṛṣṇa’s Philosophy of Vij{\~n}āna Vedānta},
  author={Ayon Maharaj},
  journal={International Journal of Hindu Studies},
  year={2017},
  volume={21},
  pages={25-54}
}
  • Ayon Maharaj
  • Published 29 March 2017
  • Philosophy
  • International Journal of Hindu Studies
The philosophical teachings of the nineteenth-century Bengali mystic Śrī Rāmakṛṣṇa have been a source of lively interpretive controversy. Numerous commentators have interpreted Śrī Rāmakṛṣṇa’s views in terms of a particular philosophical sect, such as Tantra, Advaita, or Viśiṣṭādvaita. Militating against this sectarian approach, this article argues that Śrī Rāmakṛṣṇa’s philosophy is best characterized as “Vijñāna Vedānta,” a resolutely nonsectarian philosophy—rooted in the spiritual experience… 

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