Sources for understanding MAYA

Lance Nelson lnelson at
Sun Mar 26 15:41:09 UTC 1995

Tim, your friend might try:

O'Neil, L. Thomas.  _Maya in Sankara_.  South Asia Books, 1980.

This book has sections on "Maya in the Early Tradition," "Samvrti 
Doctrine from Nagarjuna through Gaudapada," and "Samvrti (Maya) in 
Sankara."  It should be intelligible to a smart undergrad.


Arapura, J. G.  "Maya and the Discourse about Brahman."  In _The Problem 
of Two Truths in Buddhism and Vedanta_, ed. by M. Sprung.  Reidel, 1973.

Potter, Karl H.  _Advaita Vedanta up to Samkara and His Pupils_.  
Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies, vol. 3.  Motilal Banarsidass, 1981.

Deutsch, Eliot.  _Advaita Vedanta: A Philosophical Reconstruction_.  
Honolulu: East-West Center Press, 1969.

Lance Nelson
Religious Studies    
University of San Diego
lnelson at


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