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In Advaita Vedanta, Nirguna Brahman is seen to be devoid of all qualities and hence, impersonal/formless. Is Nirguna Brahman in Vishishtadvaita impersonal/formless?

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Nirguna Brahman of Advaita does not exist according to Vishishtadvaita.

The Advaitins may say that, when they say that consciousness is eternal, they do not refer to consciousness limited by objects like pot etc but to pure Consciousness unlimited by objects. Such pure Consciousness devoid of all objects does not exist, for it is not experienced.

Brahma Sutra Sri Bhasya of Sri Ramanuja 1.1.1 The Great Siddhanta Advaita Position Refuted translated by Swami Vireshwarananda and Swami Adidevananda

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    So basically Nirguna Brahman in Vishishtadvaita is Shriman Narayana without negative qualities? – Surya Kanta Bose Chowdhury Feb 12 '18 at 12:35
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    ramanujan is totally wrong of course - nirvialpa samadhi is exactly what he says doesn't exist. – S K Feb 12 '18 at 12:37
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    According to him, I think......what he means by the "State" of Nirvikalpa Samadhi, might be the purest form of Narayana, since NV state is also validated by Adi Shankara as Sat-chid-ananda. Maybe what Ramanuja meant is that such a state doesn't exist where there is only drab and dull consciousness, without Bliss, which is Narayana. That's what I've read, and in a way imagined logically. – user9072 Feb 12 '18 at 13:35
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    When Nirvikalpa means the impersonal Brahman experience to Adi Shankara, it means the experience of oneness with Narayana, to Ramanuja - hence Qualified Monism. – user9072 Feb 12 '18 at 13:36
  • @SK Ramanuja isn't wrong. Ramakrishna Himself said it. – Surya Kanta Bose Chowdhury Feb 12 '18 at 13:40

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