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From: sriram suresh (
Date: Wed Jul 14 1999 - 04:17:37 PDT

Dear members,
I have been reading some of your very interesting and vociferous discussions
on Sri.RamAnujAchAryA and VisistAdvaitA.

Here, I would like to take a moment of yours just like to remind you  
thatthe term "VisishtAdvaitA" itself was never coined by RamAnujA and I dare 
say you will not find the term used by him in any work of his!

The above is from sri sudarshan madubaushi.

Respected sir,
              It is true that the term visistaadvaitha was never used by Sri 
Ramanuja but he answers his vedantic view or standpoint to a question raised 
by the purvapaksin whether Ramaanuja agrees with the texts called abedha(i.e 
one speaking of oneness) or bedha shrutis(plurality) or intermediate texts 
called ghataka-shruti(like texts of antaryaami brahmaana of Brahadaaranyaka 
upanishad speaking  about the earth and the jiva being ensouled by brahman 
forming his body,but whom they do not know etc.).This can be found in his 
work called VEDAARTHASANGRAHA.I feel if one has to understand Raamanuja's 
vedantic view or his understanding of the upanishads or to know the 
essentials of his philosophy,one has to read this book.It is a master piece 
and a book which must be read by a student of vedantha.

Sri krishnaarpanamasthu


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