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Revista Científica Guillermo de Ockham 2016, 14 (1)

Author: Ivan Andrijanic

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Revista Científica Guillermo de Ockham ISSN: 1794-192X investigaciones@ubscali.edu.co Universidad de San Buenaventura Cali Colombia Andrijanic, Ivan Bhartprapañca and the Eight States of Brahman Revista Científica Guillermo de Ockham, vol.
14, núm.
1, 2016 Universidad de San Buenaventura Cali Cali, Colombia Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=105345260004 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Rev.
Guillermo de Ockham 14 (1): xx-xx, 2016 Artículo IN PRESS Bhartṛprapañca and the Eight States of Brahman Ivan Andrijanić1 University of Zagreb (Croatia) Recibido: Noviembre 13 de 2015 - Revisado: Enero 12 de 2016 - Aceptado: Febrero 25 de 2016 Referencia formato APA: Andrijanić, I.
(2016).
Bhartṛprapañca and the Eight States of Brahman.
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Guillermo de Ockham, 14(1), pp-pp. This work is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND Abstract A gradual evolution of Brahman in eight successive states is described and criticized in Śaṅkara’s commentary on Bṛhadāraṇyaka-Upaniṣad and in Sureśvara’s and Ānandagiri’s sub-commentaries where the teaching is attributed to Bhartṛprapañca, an ancient Bhedābhedavādin whose commentary on BĀU is now lost.
This paper examines fragmentary records of the teaching of Brahman’s evolution and tries to interpret different categories mentioned in different accounts of the teaching by comparing these terms with same or similar categories in other philosophical and religious systems of ancient India in order to understand Bhartṛprapañca’s original eight-fold scheme and its meaning.
Tentative conclusion might be that Ānandagiri conveyed Bhartṛprapañca’s scheme literally while Śaṅkara and Sureśvara paraphrased it very freely. Keywords: Bhedābheda,...





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