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Bhedabheda

Discussion in 'Hinduism DIR' started by Meerkat, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. shivsomashekhar

    shivsomashekhar Active Member

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    Advaita is the only Vedanta tradition that supports the concept of Nirguna Brahman. The concept has been heavily criticized by other traditions.

    For instance, the Shata Dushani (Vishistadvaita) devotes an entire section to its criticism of Nirguna Brahman. I believe Madhva (Dvaita) criticizes the concept in his Mayavada Khandana, but I do not have access to that text. Also in the Sutra Bhashya, Mandukya Upanishad's treatment of Turiya, etc.
     
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  2. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    :) I stand corrected. Brahman is always Saguna in all branches of Vedanta except in Guadapada's Advaita. Sankara too accepts Saguna in Vyavaharika.
    If we qualify Brahman in any way, then we are talking of Saguna. Only the undifferentiated can be Nirguna.
    Shatadushani (FYI): A hundred Faults.
     
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  3. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium Sākṣī
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    Before any sort of debate ensues here regarding the concepts of Brahman, spectifically Nirguna Brahman, I created a thread here to discuss.
     
  4. Meerkat

    Meerkat Active Member

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    How about this for a crude analysis:

    Bheda = Atman different from Brahman = Dvaita.

    Abheda = Atman same as Brahman = Advaita.

    Bhedabheda = Atman part of Brahman = Vishishadvaita (?).
     
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