[Advaita-l] Logical Basis of Soul

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Sun Nov 17 18:20:01 CST 2013

On Sun, 17 Nov 2013, Rajaram Venkataramani wrote:

> Is there an English translation available?

Atmatattvaviveka of Udayana; critical edition with English translation and 
explanation by Narayana Shastri Dravid.  Indian Institute for Advanced 
Study, Shimla, 1995.

> 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?

atma means "self" as well as "soul." While the existence of self is, shall 
we say, self-evident :-), the pramana for soul like any other adhyatmic 
topic is from shastra only.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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