The Three Faces of Vedanta: Shankaracharya, Madhavacharya, and Ramanujacharya
Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre
Rothley Street, Leicester LE4 6LF
A talk by Ramesh Pattni of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
Vedanta, as one of the six orthodox systems of philosophy in Hinduism, has had a deep effect on Hindu thought for many centuries. It has been subject to a variety of interpretations of the three primary texts: the Brahmasutra, the major Upanishads, and the Bhagavad Gita. Although the common factor in all these interpretations is the acceptance of Vedic authority, the perspectives on reality, God, the individual, and the universe are quite diverse. In this talk we explore the lives and thoughts of the great Acharyas of Vedanta.