Dvaita, Advaita, and Viśiṣṭādvaita: Contrasting Views of Mokṣa

  title={Dvaita, Advaita, and Viśiṣṭādvaita: Contrasting Views of Mokṣa},
  author={Stafford Betty},
  journal={Asian Philosophy},
  pages={215 - 224}
  • S. Betty
  • Published 1 July 2010
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  • Asian Philosophy
The three major schools of Vedanta—Śaṅkara's Advaita, Rāmānuja's Viśiṣṭādvaita, and Madhva's Dvaita—all claim to be based on the Upanishads, but they have evolved very different views of Brahman, or the Supreme Reality, and the soul's relation to that Reality once it is liberated from rebirth, when mokṣa or eternal life commences. Advaita teaches that liberated souls merge into the seamless blissful Brahman, the only Reality, and finally escape their earth dreams of sin and suffering, even to… 

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