The book explores the polemics between two rival schools of philosophy Advaita Vedanta Mimamsa regarding the met attaining liberation. It focuses contribution made to this protracted debate by Suresvara, one of the disciples of Sankara. The polemics with Mimamsa especially question of the possibility necessity of attaining liberation means to be employed in the occupies an important place inSuresvara's oeuvre. He returns debate time and again in the process his long exegetical career discusses it at considerable lenght both his commentaries on the works his master as well as his independent treatise.
A prolific writer and a Advaitin who spent his life spent cause of his master and proppagating and developing his vision of Vedanta Suresvara is an extraordinary but often overlooked figure in the his Indian thought.
Drawing on all authentic work Suresvara, the author puts together whatever this able student of sankara has to say on the epistemology Advaita and the methodology attaining the final realizationattempting to reconstruct the me Advaita as conceived and propounded by suresvara
Alexander Pereverzev was born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1975 and after obtaining his first post-Graduate degree (M. A. In Indo-Aryan Philosophy from the St. Petersburg State University, 1998) went on to study Sanskrit in India. After completing M.A. in Sanskrit with specialization in Darsana from the Delhi University in 2003, he obtained his doctorate from the same University in 2010.
His Academic interests lie in the field of the classical orthodox Indian philosophy, particularly the metaphysics and epistemology of Advaita Vedanta of the post-Sankara period. He is especially interested in the interface between the mature Advaita and the other, mostly Vedic system of Indian thought.
|List of Abbreviations||vii|
|Chapter Two||Bondage and Liberation||65|
|Chapter Three||Metaphysics of the Advaita View of Bondage The Concepts of Brahman, Atman and Maya||99|
|Chapter Four||The Mimamsa View of Karma and The summum Bonum of Human Existence||177|
|Chapter Five||The Advaita view of Jnana with special Reference to suressvara||227|
|Chapter Six||The Relation of Jnana, and Karma to Moksa (Suresvara’s View)||285|