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Treatise on Advaita Vedanta

English Translation of Vicaracandrodaya of Pandit Pitambar by: S. Bhuvaneshwari

This English version of Vicaracandrodaya elucidates the basic concepts of Advaita Vedanta as a dialogue between a guru and his disciple. A true knowledge seeker who studies this text under a brahmanistha guru will get to know the “secrete knowledge” of Vedanta. Also, it is a ready reference to the basic concepts in Pancadasi of Vidyaranya and Vicarasagara of Niscaladasa.

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Year Of Publication: 2013
Edition: 1st
Pages : xi, 210p.
Bibliographic Details : Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23 cm.
Weight: 550

Overview

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.

Contents

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

Meet the Author
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S. Bhuvaneshwari (b. 1976) has been studying the Prasthanatraya, Bhashya and Advaita Prakaranas from Swami Paramarthananda Sarasvati of Chennai since 1994. Having obtained a BA in Economics and MA in Public Administration, she later branched out and procured her Masters in Philosophy and Sanskrit as well. She is a Gold Medalist in MA Philosophy from the Department of Philosophy, University of Madras (2004-06). She is the recipient of University Research Fellowship for her Doctorate at the Department of Sanskrit, University of Madras (2009-10) and was awarded Ph.D. (2010) for her study on the Sanskrit text Vicharasagara. Her other area of interest is Philosophy of Art, especially the aesthetic theories of Bharata, Abhinavagupta and Hegel, and has been teaching Aesthetics and Indian Philosophy as guest lecturer in various reputed institutions in Chennai since 1997. She continues her study of Advaita works in Sanskrit, Hindi and Tamil, and is currently working on some unpublished Advaita texts available as paper manuscripts at the Government Oriental Manuscript Library and Adyar Research Library, Chennai. She has over fifteen articles to her credit in both Advaita Vedanta and Aesthetics and has recently published a book A Treatise of Advaita Vedanta: English Translation of Vichara-candrodaya of Pandit Pitambar (2013).
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