ROBERT A. McDERMOTT Manhattanville College Advaita Vedanta: A Philosophical Reconstruction, by Eliot Deutsch. Honolulu: East-West Center Press, Advaita Vedanta (IAST Advaita Vedānta; Sanskrit अद्वैत वेदान्त; IPA: [əd̪vait̪ə Shankara's founding of Advaita Vedanta upon classical Hindu texts accounts, in part, for the .. ISBN ; Deutsch, Eliot. Advaita Vedanta: A Philosophical Reconstruction [Eliot Deutsch] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. An introduction to the several systems.


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Eternal and unchangeable, the material and the instrumental cause of the world, both immanent and transcendent, he may even have a personality. Brahman is the source morality and giver of the fruits of one's Karma.

He himself is advaita vedanta deutsch sin and merit.

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He rules the world with his Maya. There is no place for a Satan or devil in Hinduism, unlike Abrahamic religions. Advaitins explain advaita vedanta deutsch misery because of ignorance.

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To think that there is no place for a personal God Ishvara in Advaita Vedanta is a misunderstanding of the philosophy. Ishvara is, in an ultimate sense, described as "false" because Brahman appears as Ishvara only due to the curtain of Maya.

However, as described earlier, just as the world is true in the pragmatic level, similarly, Ishvara is advaita vedanta deutsch pragmatically true.

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Just as the world is not absolutely false, Ishvara is also not absolutely advaita vedanta deutsch. He is the distributor of the fruits of one's Karma. See, Karma in Hinduism for more information.


In order to make the pragmatic life successful, it is very important to believe in God and worship him. In the pragmatic level, whenever we talk about Brahman, we are in fact talking about God. God is the highest knowledge theoretically possible in that level.

Devotion Bhakti will cancel the effects of bad Karma and will make a person closer to the true knowledge by purifying his mind. Slowly, the difference between the worshiper and the worshiped decreases and upon true knowledge, liberation occurs. Advaita vedanta deutsch soul or the self Atman is identical with Brahman, not a part of Brahman that advaita vedanta deutsch dissolves into Brahman, but the whole Brahman itself.

Atman, the silent witness of all the advaita vedanta deutsch, stands free and beyond sin and merit, experiencing neither happiness nor pain because it is beyond the triad of Experiencer, Experienced and Experiencing, incorporeal and independent.

Each jiva feels as if he has his own, unique and distinct Atman, called jivatman. The concept of jiva has truth only in the pragmatic level.

Advaita Vedanta: A Philosophical Reconstruction by Eliot Deutsch

In the transcendental level, only the one Atman, equal to Brahman, is true. Liberation or Moksha akin to Nirvana of the Advaita vedanta deutsch —Advaitins also believe in the theory of reincarnation of souls Atman into plants, animals and humans according to their karma.

They believe that suffering arises from Maya, and only knowledge called Jnana of Brahman can destroy Maya. Maya advaita vedanta deutsch, ultimately Jiva-Atman and the Brahman are the same.

Such a state of bliss, when achieved while living, goes by the term Jivan mukti.