Reconciling dualism and non-dualism: three arguments in Vijñānabhikṣu’s Bhedābheda Vedānta

  title={Reconciling dualism and non-dualism: three arguments in Vij{\~n}ānabhikṣu’s Bhedābheda Vedānta},
  author={Andrew J. Nicholson},
  journal={Journal of Indian Philosophy},
  • A. J. Nicholson
  • Published 8 August 2007
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Indian Philosophy
The late 16th century Indian philosopher Vijñānabhikṣu is most well known today for his commentaries on Sāṃkhya and Yoga texts. However, the majority of his extant corpus belongs to the tradition of Bhedābheda (Difference and Non-Difference) Vedānta. This article elucidates three Vedāntic arguments from Vijñānabhikṣu’s voluminous commentary on the Brahma Sūtra, entitled Vijñānāmṛtabhāṣya (Commentary on the Nectar of Knowledge). The first section of the article explores the meaning of bhedābheda… 
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