Do advaitins believe in Vaikuntha and other lokas and see them as eternal?

  • Vaikuntha means where there is no "kunthaa". That is the nature of the Self. So a loka with devas roaming around are definitely not accepted by Advaitins as Absolute. – user17294 Feb 6 '19 at 16:14
  • Does that also means Gods like Vishnu and Shiva are not real according to Advaita? – RishX Feb 6 '19 at 16:16
  • yes, not real.So long as the sense of "I" is there, there is the sense of "you" also. Advaita realization is beyond the sense of dual. – user17294 Feb 6 '19 at 16:18
  • @Rishx None of the attributes of Saguna brahman, like creatorship, all-pervasiveness etc. are real according to advaita. Nirguna brahman(NB) is the only reality. Essence of gods like Vishnu/Shiva is real. This essence is NB. Form and other attributes of gods is unreal. – user16581 Feb 6 '19 at 16:31
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    @SuryaKantaBoseChowdhury true – RishX Feb 7 '19 at 13:33

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