[Advaita-l] Logical Basis of Soul

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Sun Nov 17 15:49:00 CST 2013

On Mon, 11 Nov 2013, Rajaram Venkataramani wrote:

> Hare Krishna. Shri Subrahmanian pointed me to ikAtmyAdhikaraNam where
> bhagavat pAdAl establishes that there is a soul distinct from the body on
> logical grounds. I would like to know other references for logical basis of
> the soul including scientific works please. Thanks in advance,

The most comprehensive defence in the Vedic tradition is Atmatattvaviveka 
by UdAyanAcharya of the nyAya school. It is also known as bauddhadhikkara 
("a reproach to the Buddhists") because it is mainly against their 
arguments for the impermanance of atma.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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