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==Significance of Śataduṣaṇī==
 
==Significance of Śataduṣaṇī==
Offence is the best form of defense. This principle seems to have inspired many scholars of the various schools of Vedānta to produce highly polemical works with a view to demolish other rival systems. One such work is the Satadusanī of Vedānta Deśika.<ref>He lived in A. D. 1268-1370.</ref> It has been commented upon by Rāmānujadāsa and Śrīnivāsācarya. These commentaries are known as Candamāruta and Sahasrakirani respectively.
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Offence is the best form of defense. This principle seems to have inspired many scholars of the various schools of Vedānta to produce highly polemical works with a view to demolish other rival systems. One such work is the Satadusanī of [[Vedānta Deśika]].<ref>He lived in A. D. 1268-1370.</ref> It has been commented upon by Rāmānujadāsa and Śrīnivāsācarya. These commentaries are known as Candamāruta and Sahasrakirani respectively.
  
 
==Dissensions about Śataduṣaṇī==
 
==Dissensions about Śataduṣaṇī==
Though the title indicates one hundred refutations of Advaita Vedānta of Śaṅkara,<ref>He lived in A. D. 788-820.</ref> the text now available has only sixty-six. Scholars opine that the rest of the work comprising thirty four refutations might have been lost or the work might have ended with the sixty-sixth paragraph only. In that case ‘śata’ may not mean ‘hundred’ but it indicates ‘many’.
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Though the title indicates one hundred refutations of [[Advaita]] Vedānta of [[Śaṅkara]],<ref>He lived in A. D. 788-820.</ref> the text now available has only sixty-six. Scholars opine that the rest of the work comprising thirty four refutations might have been lost or the work might have ended with the sixty-sixth paragraph only. In that case ‘śata’ may not mean ‘hundred’ but it indicates ‘many’.
  
 
==Annotation==
 
==Annotation==
It is interesting to note that Vedānta Deśika considers Śāṅkara Vedānta’s barring of Śudras from attaining the knowledge of Brahman as inappropriate. The work concludes with the statement that Śaṅkara’s philosophy cannot be reconciled with that of the Brahmasutras.
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It is interesting to note that [[Vedānta Deśika]] considers Śāṅkara Vedānta’s barring of Śudras from attaining the knowledge of [[Brahman]] as inappropriate. The work concludes with the statement that [[Śaṅkara]]’s philosophy cannot be reconciled with that of the Brahmasutras.
  
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
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[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]

Latest revision as of 14:39, 19 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Satadusani, ZataduSaNI, shatadushani


Significance of Śataduṣaṇī

Offence is the best form of defense. This principle seems to have inspired many scholars of the various schools of Vedānta to produce highly polemical works with a view to demolish other rival systems. One such work is the Satadusanī of Vedānta Deśika.[1] It has been commented upon by Rāmānujadāsa and Śrīnivāsācarya. These commentaries are known as Candamāruta and Sahasrakirani respectively.

Dissensions about Śataduṣaṇī

Though the title indicates one hundred refutations of Advaita Vedānta of Śaṅkara,[2] the text now available has only sixty-six. Scholars opine that the rest of the work comprising thirty four refutations might have been lost or the work might have ended with the sixty-sixth paragraph only. In that case ‘śata’ may not mean ‘hundred’ but it indicates ‘many’.

Annotation

It is interesting to note that Vedānta Deśika considers Śāṅkara Vedānta’s barring of Śudras from attaining the knowledge of Brahman as inappropriate. The work concludes with the statement that Śaṅkara’s philosophy cannot be reconciled with that of the Brahmasutras.


References

  1. He lived in A. D. 1268-1370.
  2. He lived in A. D. 788-820.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore