Abstract

Abstract:

This essay critically examines Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s doctrine of collective salvation (sarvamukti) by focusing on its complex metaphysical underpinnings. According to Radhakrishnan, liberated individuals retain their individuality in order to help others achieve liberation. Once everyone attains liberation, the universe—along with all the liberated souls and the personal God Himself—lapses into the nondual Absolute. I argue that there are a number of ambiguities and tensions in Radhakrishnan’s sarvamukti doctrine that stem from its aporetic metaphysical foundations.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1898
Print ISSN
0031-8221
Pages
pp. 136-154
Launched on MUSE
2020-02-21
Open Access
No
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