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Realism and idealism in Rāmānuja’s self-body metaphor

Gansten, Martin LU (2014) In Bhagavad Gita Studies. Volume 1: Ontology. p.23-42
Abstract
The ontology of Rāmānuja, as expressed in his Gītābhāṣya and other works, centres on the doctrine of coordinate predication (sāmānādhikaraṇya), expressed through the metaphor of the self-body relationship (ātma-śarīra-bhāva). This metaphor, employed to define the ontological status of God (Nārāyaṇa), the individual selves and the world, also serves as a strategy for reconciling apparently conflicting passages in the Bhagavadgītā and other authoritative texts of Vedānta. The view emerging from a close reading of Rāmānuja’s writings is one of universal realism grounded in the reality and unity of divine consciousness.
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Rāmānuja, Bhagavadgītā, Vedānta, ātma-śarīra-bhāva, idealist philosophy
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Bhagavad Gita Studies. Volume 1: Ontology.
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Tsoukalas, Steven and Surya, Gerald
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23 - 42
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Edwin Mellen Press
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  title        = {Realism and idealism in Rāmānuja’s self-body metaphor},
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