Light on the truth For the first time, this 18th Century manuscript has now been published and this edition includes the Sanskrit text followed by a lucid English translation and extensive notes. In this original treatise, Srila Vidyabhusana summarizes 15 different philosophical systems: Buddhism, Jainism, Lokayata, Madhyamika, Vaisesika, Nyaya, Samkhya, Yoga, Aikabhavika Mimamsa, Prabhakara Mimamsa, Bhatta Mimamsa, Bhaskara’s Bhedabheda, Pasupata, Hairanyagarbha and Advaita, and after pointing out the shortcomings and contradictions of each of these schools, he establishes the supremacy of Vaisnava philosophy. This is an essential book for those who wish to acquire a deeper understanding of Lord Caitanya’s philosophy in comparison with other schools of thought.
Our life is running on these two currents of raga and dvesha. It is the same river, but sometimes we are on the love side of the river bank and sometimes we are on the hate side. But the river is only one. There is only one reality. It is our mind that makes a duality of the reality. As soon as something enters our mind, we automatically divide it into either like or dislike. When your mind is running in these two grooves, then you cannot see the reality.