The Concept of Liberation (Moksa) in Spanda System
Spanda system is claimed to be the direct successor of the Agamic tradition and Advaita Vedanta of the 'Vedic’ tradi-tion. Both have the same points of agreement and disagree¬ment between them as those which can be found between the two cultural traditions. For examples the 'Purnatva' approach is developed id Spanda System and 'kaivalya' approach in the Advaita Vedanta. The two approaches might be descri¬bed as the two paths, the path of happiness (ananda) and the path of knowledge (jnana). The path of ananda is the path to utilize all the human potencies, faculities etc. and maintain the state of bliss and thus to release oneself. The path of kaivalya on the other hand, is to use these potencies and live with discriminatory knowledge in order to attain release. The vedanta approach regards knowledge as more fundamental, knowledge suigeneris for it. Will and feeling presuppose knowledge. These elements depend upon knowledge for their very existence. But knowledge need not depend upon them. Against this, will is accepted as more fundamental than know¬ledge in the Agamic tradition. Knowledge is generated by will, as is observed in our daily life.