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Vivaraṇa


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A school of interpretation within the Advaita Vedānta tradition, following the lead of Śaṅkara's pupil Padmapāda in its reading of the master's thought. As well as stressing the importance of Vedic study, and direct experience of brahman (neut.), over activities such as yoga, the Vivaraṇa also regarded ignorance (māyā) as a cosmic phenomenon relating to brahman, and was thus opposed to the rival Bhāmatī school.

Subjects: Hinduism.


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