Appayya’s Vedānta and Nīlakaṇṭha’s Vedāntakataka

  title={Appayya’s Vedānta and Nīlakaṇṭha’s Vedāntakataka},
  author={Christopher Z. Minkowski},
  journal={Journal of Indian Philosophy},
  • C. Minkowski
  • Published 1 March 2016
  • Art
  • Journal of Indian Philosophy
The seventeenth century author Nīlakaṇṭha Caturdhara wrote several works criticising the Vedāntic theology of the sixteenth century author, Appayya Dīkṣita. In one of these works, the Vedāntakataka, Nīlakaṇṭha picks out two doctrines for criticism: that the liberated soul becomes the Lord (īśvarabhāvāpatti), and that souls thus liberated remain the Lord until all other souls are liberated (sarvamukti). These doctrines appear both in Appayya’s Advaitin and in his Śivādvaitin writings. They… 
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