The polemics between the Advaitins and the Visistadvaitins appears unending. Each school`s exegesis claims to be the faithful explication of the true meaning of the Sruti. This volume provides an exposition of the key concept of avidya maya as set forth by advaitins and as criticized by Visistadvaitins.the philosophical conflicts do not seem to affect therir value as unique and valuable systems of thought.
John Grimes received his master`s and doctor of philosophy from the Radhakrishnan Institute for advanced study in philosophy at the University of Madras. His major area of specializations is Advaita Vedanta. Presently he is assistant Professor of religious studies at the university of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.