By Bruce M. Sullivan
By W. G. Archer
By Deepak Kotecha
By Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia
By Anantanand Rambachan
In this ebook, Anantanand Rambachan bargains a clean and unique viewpoint on Advaita Vedanta, Hinduism’s such a lot influential and respected non secular culture. Rambachan, who's either a student and an Advaitin, attends heavily to the Upanisads and real commentaries of Sankara to problem the culture and to re-examine important elements of its present teachings. His reconstruction and reinterpretation of Advaita focuses specifically at the nature of brahman, the prestige of the realm with regards to brahman, and the that means and relevance of liberation.
Rambachan queries modern representations of an impersonal brahman and the necessity for renowned, hierarchical differences akin to these among the next (para) and reduce (apara) brahman. Such differences, Rambachan argues, are inconsistent with the non-dual nature of brahman and are pointless while brahman’s courting with the area is properly understood. wondering Advaita’s conventional emphasis on renunciation and world-denial, Rambachan expands the knowledge of agony (duhkha) and liberation (moksa) and addresses socioeconomic in addition to gender and caste inequalities. Positing that the area is a celebrative expression of God’s fullness, this publication advances Advaita as a common and uninhibited route to a liberated lifestyles devoted to compassion, equality, and justice.
Anantanand Rambachan is Professor of faith at St. Olaf university and is the writer of numerous books, together with the boundaries of Scripture: Vivekananda’s Reinterpretation of the Vedas.
By Dr. David Frawley
By Sthaneshwar Timalsina
Indian tradition is predicated vastly on visible expression, and this ebook makes use of either classical Indian and modern Western philosophies and present experiences on cognitive sciences, and applies them to contextualize Tantric visible culture.
The paintings selects facets of Tantric language and the perform of visualization, with the relevant premise to interact cognitive theories whereas learning photos. It makes use of the modern theories of metaphor and cognitive combination, the speculation of metonymy, and a holographic concept of epistemology with a spotlight on idea formation and its software to the examine of myths and photographs. furthermore, it applies the classical aesthetic idea of rasa to solve the which means of opaque photographs. This philosophical and cognitive research permits fabrics from Indian tradition to be understood in a brand new mild, whereas enticing modern theories of cognitive technology and semantics. The e-book demonstrates how the domain names of which means and philosophy may be addressed inside of any tradition with out decreasing their intrinsic cultural significance.
By addressing those key elements of Tantric traditions via this technique, this ebook initiates a much-needed discussion among Indian and Western theories, whereas encouraging introspection in the Indic traditions themselves. it will likely be of curiosity to these learning and gaining knowledge of faith, Philosophy and South Asian Culture.
By Archana Venkatesan
This ebook goals to catch the lyricism, good looks, and tool of Kotai's unique works. moreover, special notes according to conventional commentaries, and discussions of the ritual and performative lives of the Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli spotlight the significance of this ninth-century poet and her poems over the last 1000 years.
By June McDaniel
By Michael Bronner,Yigal Bronner
Beginning within the 6th century C.E. and carrying on with for greater than 1000 years, a unprecedented poetic perform used to be the trademark of an incredible literary move in South Asia. Authors invented a unique language to depict either the plain and hidden facets of disguised or twin characters, after which used it to relate India's significant epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, simultaneously.
Originally produced in Sanskrit, those twin narratives ultimately labored their manner into nearby languages, specifically Telugu and Tamil, and different creative media, akin to sculpture. students have lengthy brushed aside simultaneous narration as an insignificant interest, if now not an indication of cultural decline in medieval India. but Yigal Bronner's Extreme Poetry successfully negates this place, proving that, faraway from being a meaningless hobby, this difficult, "bitextual" process either transcended and reinvented Sanskrit literary expression.
The poems of simultaneous narration teased and estranged latest conference and showcased the interrelations among the tradition's foundational texts. by means of targeting those achievements and their reverberations via time, Bronner rewrites the heritage of Sanskrit literature and its aesthetic objectives. He additionally expands on modern theories of intertextuality, that have been mostly restrained to Western texts and practices.