Qualified non-dualism accepts only three- pratyaksa, anumana and the Vedas, true?

Updated on July 29, 2021 in Holy Books
4 on April 4, 2021

Srimathe Rangaramanuja Mahadesikaya Nama:
Srimathe Sri Varaha Mahadesikaya Namaha
Sri Velukkudi Krishnan Swamy Thiruvadigaley Sharanam

Adiyen was viewing Bhagavath Padar’s shlokAs. Trying to digest “NaPara:” and “Govindam ParamAnandam”.

While googling found out Kamakoti.org , which says vishistAdvaita accepts only 3 pramANAs.

Adiyen firstly find the basic tenet of assumption is incorrect. Adiyen have listened to your Audios hundreds of times saying VishistAdvaita accepts Shabdha pramAnA as its doctrine. For anumanam one has to have had Prathyaksham at least once.

If we all accept Shruthi we have to accept Shabdha of course. Veda itself is Shabdha only. Then how can one say VishistAdvaita accepts only 3 out of 6 pramAnAs?

Coming to “Jivo Brahmaiva NaPara:” did Shankara Swamy Acknowledge Param as he has sung “Sathyam nyAnam Anantham Nithyam Govindam ParamAnandam” ?

Thirdly whom to Surrender?
My question
According to Shuddha AdvaIta should you even surrender? Can’t Brahmam liberate itself?

Doesn’t it remind, you are not God but God is you?

Swamy my thought process is in right direction?


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Srimate Raamanujaye Namaaha,

Swami the 1st question is covered in vedanta section in nyaya meemamsa and vedanta course.

Lesson 6 vedanta course: “As per Vishishtadvaita Vedanta Darshanam , there are 3
Pramanams Pratyaksham , Anumanam and Shabda”
Lesson 7:  “In certain other Philosophies like Mimamsa , Upamanam and Artthapatti have been accepted as separate Pramanams . As per Vedanta Philosophy, both of these come under Anumanam itself.”

For 2nd question, yes it is quiet difficult to understand on to whom they surrender under adavaita philosophy.. perhaps unliberated portion of Bramham surrenders to Liberated portion of Brahmam.. it is a very tough and grey area.



on April 14, 2021

Dhanyosmi Swamy
Excellent response

on May 3, 2021

Srimathe Rāmanujāya namaha.
ava | drapsah | amshu-matiim | atishthat | iyaanah | krshnah | dasha-bhih | sahasraih | aavat | tam | indrah | shacyaa | dhamantam | apa | snehitiih | nr-manaah | adhatta // RV_8,96.13 //
drapsam | apashyam | vishune | carantam | upa-hvare | nadyah | amshu-matyaah | nabhah | na | krshnam | avatasthi-vaamsam | ishyaami | vah | vrshanah | yudhyata | aajau // RV_8,96.14 //
adha | drapsah | amshu-matyaah | upa-sthe | adhaarayat | tanvam | titvishaanah | vishah | adeviih | abhi | aacarantiih | brhaspatinaa | yujaa | indrah | sasahe // RV_8,96.15 //
These are verses from the Rig Veda , Mandala 8. Swamy, does ” Krishna” mentioned here refer to the Supreme Lord or to another individual who goes by the same name? What is the right interpretation of these verses? Please do dispel my ignorance.

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