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AdvaitaA Contemporary Critique$
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Srinivasa Rao

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780198079811

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079811.001.0001

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The Absolute Point of View

The Absolute Point of View

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(p.174) Chapter 15 The Absolute Point of View
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Advaita
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Srinivasa Rao

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079811.003.0015

The idea of the primacy of the Absolute’s point of view is a fundamental requirement in Advaita. Using this point of view as the criterion, Advaita declares the empirical world to be not real. But only if “the other” is truly there, such a step would be really warranted. Besides, once such a point of view is admitted, there will be several implications that logically follow from it and all such implications must also be satisfactory and tenable. This chapter is a brief examination of this important issue in Advaita.

Keywords:   Advaita, empirical world, “the other”, implications, points of view

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