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A Treatise on Advaita Vedanta

English Translation of Vicaracandrodaya of Pandit Pitambar

A prakarana in old Hindi (one of the regional mixed dialects), Vicaracandrodaya elucidates the basic concepts of Advaita Vedanta in the form of questions and answers. Pandit Pitambar, the author of the text, presents this work as a dialogue between a guru and his disciple. This book is an English translation of Vicaracandrodaya, by S. Bhuvaneshwari. It is spread across 249 questions and their answers, and takes the reader into the essence of the entire Vedantashastra. It also has a Laghu-vedanta-kosha explaining the basic Vedantic terms and a chapter as “index” providing quick reference to the basic concepts of Advaita Vedanta.
The author enunciates that a true knowledge seeker who studies this text under a brahmanishtha guru will get to know the “secrete knowledge” of Vedanta. And this knowledge will dispel darkness from his mind as the rising moon dispels darkness from the world. However, he insists that it should be studied from a guru with shraddha as Vedanta cannot be grasped without the guidance of an enlightened teacher. Also, this book serves as a ready reference to the basic concepts as discussed in Pancadashi of Vidyaranya and Vicarasagara of Nishcaladasa.
This volume is both a guide to the beginners in Vedanta and a text for nididhyasana. It will benefit all the people who dwell in the domain of Vedanta.

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A prakarana in old Hindi (one of the regional mixed dialects), Vicaracandrodaya elucidates the basic concepts of Advaita Vedanta in the form of questions and answers. Pandit Pitambar, the author of the text, presents this work as a dialogue between a guru and his disciple. This book is an English translation of Vicaracandrodaya, by S. Bhuvaneshwari. It is spread across 249 questions and their answers, and takes the reader into the essence of the entire Vedantashastra. It also has a Laghu-vedanta-kosha explaining the basic Vedantic terms and a chapter as “index” providing quick reference to the basic concepts of Advaita Vedanta.
The author enunciates that a true knowledge seeker who studies this text under a brahmanishtha guru will get to know the “secrete knowledge” of Vedanta. And this knowledge will dispel darkness from his mind as the rising moon dispels darkness from the world. However, he insists that it should be studied from a guru with shraddha as Vedanta cannot be grasped without the guidance of an enlightened teacher. Also, this book serves as a ready reference to the basic concepts as discussed in Pancadashi of Vidyaranya and Vicarasagara of Nishcaladasa.
This volume is both a guide to the beginners in Vedanta and a text for nididhyasana. It will benefit all the people who dwell in the domain of Vedanta.

  • Binding: : Hardbound
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124607077
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 8124607079
  • Edition : 1st edition
  • Year : 2013
  • Pages : xi, 210p.
  • Size : 23
  • Weight (approx.) : 550
  • Bibliographic Details : Index

Preface
Kala 1    Introduction
Kala 2     Superimposition and Negation of the World
Kala 3     I Am the Witness of the Three Bodies
Kala 4     I Am Beyond the Five Sheaths
Kala 5     I Am the Witness of the Three States
Kala 6     Falsity of the World
Kala 7     “Features” of Self
Kala 8     Existence Consciousness Absolute Happiness
Kala 9     Indescribability
Kala 10 General and Specific Consciousnesses
Kala 11 Establishment of the Oneness of the Word-meanings of tat and tvam
Kala 12 Destruction of Karma in the Enlightened
Kala 13 The Seven Jnana-bhumikas
Kala 14 Jivanmukti and Videhamukti
Kala 15 The Object of Vedanta
Kala 16 Concise Lexicon of Vedanta
Index of Advaitic Concepts in Kala 16
Word Index  

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