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Ubhayavedānta (‘Vedānta [that accepts] both’)
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Vedānta has branched off into three main streams: Advaita, Viśiṣṭādvaita and Dvaita.
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Unlike the Advaita and the Dvaita philosophies which accept only the prasthānatraya (See PRASTHĀNATRAYA.) as authoritative, the Viśiṣṭādvaita of Rāmānuja (A. D. 1017-1137) accords equal status to the Sanskrit prasthānatraya as also to the Divyaprabandham (Tamil works of the Ālvārs). Hence it is called Ubhayavedānta, Vedānta that accepts both (= ubhaya) the authorities.
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Ubhayavedānta literally means ‘Vedānta that accepts both’.
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Vedānta has branched off into three main streams:
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# Advaita
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# Viśiṣṭādvaita  
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# Dvaita
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Unlike the Advaita and the Dvaita philosophies which accept only the prasthānatraya to be authoritative, the Viśiṣṭādvaita of Rāmānuja<ref>Rāmānuja lived in A. D. 1017-1137.</ref> accords equal status to the Sanskrit prasthānatraya to the Divyaprabandham.<ref>Divyaprabandham is the Tamil works of the Ālvārs.</ref> Hence it is called Ubhayavedānta. Ubhayavedānta is the Vedānta that accepts both the authorities.
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==References==
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

Revision as of 14:42, 14 December 2015

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Ubhayavedanta, UbhayavedAnta, Ubhayavedaanta


Ubhayavedānta literally means ‘Vedānta that accepts both’.

Vedānta has branched off into three main streams:

  1. Advaita
  2. Viśiṣṭādvaita
  3. Dvaita

Unlike the Advaita and the Dvaita philosophies which accept only the prasthānatraya to be authoritative, the Viśiṣṭādvaita of Rāmānuja[1] accords equal status to the Sanskrit prasthānatraya to the Divyaprabandham.[2] Hence it is called Ubhayavedānta. Ubhayavedānta is the Vedānta that accepts both the authorities.


References

  1. Rāmānuja lived in A. D. 1017-1137.
  2. Divyaprabandham is the Tamil works of the Ālvārs.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore