“VEDĀNTIC CONCEPTS OF MĀYĀ AND AVIDYA IN SARVEPALLI RADHAKRISHNAN: A RHETORICAL ANALYSIS”

Author Name : Dr. Deepali Dhaul
Volume : II, Issue :V,January - 2017
Published on : 2017-01-21 , By : IRJI Publication

Abstract :

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is an established twentieth-century academic, statesman, thinker and Vedāntin. Radhakrishnan develops his ideas on the Vedānta by drawing both from Indian wisdom, scriptures and literary traditions, and Western philosophical concepts, religious understanding and literature. Rhetorical and careful use of language is necessitated to clearly convey philosophical ideas and abstractions such as Brahman, Iśvara, Māyā, Jīva, Mokṣa, and Avidyā, and Radhakrishnan’s use of language for this purpose has found special mention in most critical studies. In order to make these concepts interesting and meaningful for the general public he made extensive use of the alaṃkāras and rhetorical devices (figures and tropes) to present his views in a logical, persuasive and appealing manner.