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What is Visistadwaita theory of Hindu philosphy ?

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Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 08 Feb '13 10:53 am
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"The Lord is the reservoir of all cosmic manifestation, animate and inanimate. The advocates of Visistadvaita-vada philosophy explain the Vedanta-sutra by saying that although the living entity has two kinds of bodies--subtle (consisting of mind, intelligence and false ego) and gross (consisting of the five basic elements)--and although he thus lives in three bodily dimensions (gross, subtle and spiritual), he is nevertheless a spiritual soul. Similarly, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who emanates the material and spiritual worlds, is the Supreme Spirit. As an individual spirit soul is almost identical to his gross and subtle bodies, so the Supreme Lord is almost identical to the material and spiritual worlds. The material world, full of conditioned souls trying to lord it over matter, is a manifestation of the external energy of the Supreme Lord, and the spiritual world, full of perfect servitors of the Lord, is a manifestation of His internal energy. Since all living entities ar ...more
Answered by Josna, 08 Feb '13 11:30 am

 
  
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Visistadvaita Theory is a non-dualistic school of Vedanta philosophy. The other major sub-schools of Vedanta are Advaita and Dvaita. It is a school of Hindu philosophy. Visistadvaita theory believes in non-dualism of the qualified whole in which the Brahman alone exists but is characterised by multiplicity. It is like a kind of qualified monism. It is a school of Vedanta philosophy which believes in all diversity subsuming to an underlying unity. The only reality according to them is Brahman as qualified by the sentient and insentient modes. The relationship of God to the Soul and the Universe is like the relationship of the Soul of Man to the body of Man. Individual souls are only parts of Brahman. God, Soul and Universe together form an inseparable unity which is one and has no second. This is the non-duality part. Matter and Souls inhere in that Ultimate Reality as attributes to a substance. This is the qualification part of the non-duality.
Answered by Psycho, 08 Feb '13 10:55 am

 
  
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