The first English translation of the “First Section” (Prathama Varnakam)―the “Section on Inquiry” (Jijñasadhikaranam)―of the Pañacapadikavivaranam, a Sanskrit commentary offering a systematic exposition of Advaita (nondualistic) Vedanta from the Vivarana perspective. The central question concerns the nature of ignorance, or not-knowing, and its relation to knowing. It discusses how ignorance obstructs the nature of reality; the locus and support of ignorance; and whether ignorance is a positive entity. Includes a detailed introduction, transliterated text, translation, and explanatory notes.
Published by American Institute of Buddhist Studies (AIBS)