VijnAnavAda & Dvaita

Martin Gansten mgansten at SBBS.SE
Tue Feb 16 07:53:18 UTC 1999

Dear Mr. Hebbar,

>"if  everything  is  jnAnamayam  (consciousness)  how  can  ignorance
>be  possible  at  all?"  asks  Madhva.  (A  pretty  powerful  polemic  I

As you say, this argument is based on the equation of jnaana in the sense of
'consciousness' or 'cognition' with the sense of 'knowledge', i.e. 'correct
cognition'. I wonder what Madhva made of texts such as the Vishnupurana,
which speaks of bhraanti-jnaana 'erroneous cognition'? And did he agree with
Ramanuja's thesis 'yathaartham sarvavijnaanam'?

Martin Gansten

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