When the conventional universities teach Indian philosophy mostly in general terms, ‘Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha’ offers a more focused and in-depth study of Advaita Vedānta, a popular system of thought in Indian Philosophy, focusing on the original Sanskrit Advaita works.Advaita Vedānta or absolute Non-dualism is an idealist system of monistic thought that identifies the Supreme soul with the individual soul, expounded by Śaṅkara, the great Indian philosopher. It constitutes to be an integral part of the rich heritage of India.
The central theme of Advaita Vedānta may be summarized this way – Brahman alone is real; everything else is unreal, mithyā , super imposed on the Brahman. The world is not real since it is a projection of the unreal ‘māyā’ . It is however, real enough for practical purposes.
The Department of Advaita Vedānta offers a rich syllabus for the students consisting of Upaniṣad, Brahmasūtra and other texts of a higher level of knowledge.
The teachers of the department, in addition to their teaching work attend seminars conducted in Mutts and other prestigious and concerned academic departments and institutions. They are invited to participate in śāstrārtha , Symposia and workshop at prominent academic gatherings.