Yoga Vasistha is usually considered an advaitic text but is there any non-advatic interpretation of this holy text?

  • Great question. I upvoted it. Personally I am not aware of any non-advaitic work on this text. This is not accepted by many Vaishnava schools, and given its content that favours Advaitic constructs, I doubt there is any non-advaitic interpretations. When it comes to The Vedas, all the schools would have interpreted in their own way because all the schools tried to find The Vedic backing for their system of philosophy (systems that claim to be The Vedantic schools as opposed to tantric etc). But when it comes to texts like yOga vAsishtam, they probably didn't feel the need to comment on it
    – Vidyarthi
    Commented Jan 26, 2020 at 16:52
  • @Vidyarthi Actually Yoga Vasistha is usually thought of as a Advatic text. Maybe it's naturally favors Advaita but I am not really sure . Just wanted to know about other schools thought on this book.
    – RishX
    Commented Jan 26, 2020 at 20:19
  • One interpretation as per Gaudiya, i.e., the 'Achintya Bheda-Abedha School of Thought' - is to completely reject Yoga Vasistha as explained in This Answer
    – Vivikta
    Commented Feb 21, 2022 at 5:19


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