GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Philosophy: Questions 1 of 1469

Advaita (Adhyasa, Brahman, Isvara, Atman, Jiva, Moksa, Visistadvaita)

Appeared in Year: 2016 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

In Ramanuja-Vedanta all the following propositions are true except: (July)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Jiva is in organic relation with Brahman.

b.

Jiva is the Vise of Brahman.

c.

Jiva is existentially one with Brahman.

d.

Jiva is entirely dependent on Brahman.

Answer

c.

Explanation

  • According to Ramanuja Brahma possess attributes. Brahman, as qualified by the sentient and insentient modes (or attributes) , is the only reality.
  • So his philosophy is called vishishtadvaita. Ramanuja argues that Brahman can only be known by means of its attributes.
  • The relationship of brhama and jiva is as one of:
The Relationship of Brhama and Jiva is as One of Given in Image
  • According to Ramanuja jiva and brahma has a relation of aprathaksiddi. Ji va is not existentially one with Brahman but jiva looks like brahma.

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