JAMMU, Mar 22: Department of Philosophy in Govt P.G. College for Women, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu, organized a lecture on the topic “Shankara and Ramanuja on Vedanta”.
The lecture was organized under the auspices of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research as the final lecture in a four-lecture series. Dr Kiran Bakshi, the Principal of the college and a student of philosophy herself, was the Resource Person on this occasion. In her lecture, she underlined the development of the Vedanta school of Indian philosophy and its subsequent flowering into the two schools of Advaita and Vishishtadvaita. Whereas Advaita Vedanta holds a monistic view of reality and regards knowledge as the chief means to liberation, Vishishtadvaita Vedanta believes in qualified monism and holds that devotion and surrender to God is the path to escape the cycle of birth and death, she explained.
The students were attentive throughout the lecture and had a fruitful interaction with the speaker, making the lecture a success. Vote of thanks was extended by Prof Varun Sharma.