Sarvajna

Reflections of Advaita Vedānta in Sarvajña Tripadis

Sarvajña was a Kannada poet and philosopher of the 16th century. He is famous for his three-lined vacanas or poems called ‘tripadi’. His poems deal with a variety of subjects ranging from philosophy and devotion to ethical guidelines and useful nuggets for daily living. Nithin Sridhar in this paper explores the philosophical teachings of Sarvajña, especially his views on īśvara, māyā, jñāna and mokṣa and try to discern the ideas of Advaita Vedānta present in some of his vacanas.