I know the argument is that it leads to impersonal idea of God but where does Maya comes into the play as per their theology ?


  • Advaitins consider God's form(s) and all attributes are due to Maya. Gaudiya Vaishnavas (and most other theists) consider God's attributes as real.
    – user16581
    Nov 22 '19 at 16:32
  • As per Advait, world is not real(absolutely). That which makes the world look real to us inspite of it being unreal is owing to maya (energy of ishwar) . Those who subscribe to this world view are called mayavadins. 13th Shankaracharya of Shringeri Shri Vidyaranya Swami in his panchadashi has used world "mayavadi" for themselves. He says "appearance of world even without any reality of it is mayavad and we are mayavadi, this mayavad is our ornamanent". Nov 23 '19 at 1:57
  • Advaita is for Gyanis who seek the one formless master transcendent state of masculine Purusha while Vaishnavism and other forms of Bhakti are for Bhakts who dont mind the finite divisions of world and body given by feminine Prakriti. hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/36974/16530
    – user16530
    Nov 23 '19 at 20:46
  • Thank you for your responses everyone.
    – user19357
    Nov 24 '19 at 3:58

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