Advaita Vedanta vs. Visistadvaita Vedanta: On the Nature of Self

Final Paper for “Indian Philosophy” with Professor Bill Allen at austin College, May 2001 Two schools of Vedanta, Advaita and Visistadvaita both grew as interpretations of the Upanisads. Samkara’s non-dual Advaita was later followed by Ramanuja’s qualified non-dual Visistadvaita. Although derived from the same text these two schools hold disparate views on the issue of the … More Advaita Vedanta vs. Visistadvaita Vedanta: On the Nature of Self