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“Brahma satyam jaganmithyā…”

Srinivasa Rao

in Advaita

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780198079811
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081707 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079811.003.0016
“Brahma satyam jaganmithyā…”

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This chapter is an analysis of the most famous epigrammatic account of the traditional Advaita position in half a verse which means Brahman is real, the world is illusory and the individual self is none but Brahman. This chapter therefore asks: Is the sentence expressed by this half-verse a conjunction, a disjunction or an implication? Does it meet the logical requirements mandatory for such a sentence? Understood as a sentence of any one of the above three kinds, does it faultlessly express the traditional Advaita position? These are some of the questions raised and answered in this chapter.

Keywords: traditional Advaita; Brahman; self; illusory

Chapter.  1800 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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