[Advaita-l] Logical Basis of Soul

Rajaram Venkataramani rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Sun Nov 17 16:47:10 CST 2013

Is there an English translation available? Sankara's approach indicates
that logic (without reliance on textual authority) can be used to determine
if soul distinct from matter exists. One may rely on modern methods to do
so. Is that right?

On Sunday, November 17, 2013, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:

> 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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