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Pramanas The means of valid knowledge

According to Visistadvaita, for a knowledge to be valid it should fulfill two conditions.

  1. It should reveal things as they are.
  2. It should serve a practical need.

Pramana signifies the means of arriving at prama (vaild knowledge).

Visistadvaita admits three pramanas

  1. Pratyaksa Perception
  2. Anumana Inference
  3. Sabda Verbal testimony

Other schools of thought admit more or less than three pramanas.

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