Download A Hindu Critique of Buddhist Epistemology: Kumarila on by John Taber, Francis X. Clooney PDF

By John Taber, Francis X. Clooney

This can be a translation of the bankruptcy on belief of Kumarilabhatta's magnum opus, the Slokavarttika, one of many important texts of the Hindu reaction to the feedback of the logical-epistemological college of Buddhist proposal. In an in depth remark, the writer explains the process the argument from verse to verse and alludes to different theories of classical Indian philosophy and different technical concerns. Notes to the interpretation and remark cross additional into the historic and philosophical historical past of Kumarila's principles. The booklet offers an creation to the heritage and the advance of Indian epistemology, a synopsis of Kumarila's paintings and an research of its argument.

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Download Kingship and Colonialism in India’s Deccan 1850–1948 by B. Cohen PDF

By B. Cohen

Rejecting simplified notions of 'civilizational clashes', this publication argues for a brand new viewpoint on Hindu, Muslim, and colonial energy family members in India. utilizing archival resources from London, Delhi, and Hyderabad, the publication uses interviews, inner most relatives files and princely-colonial files exposed outdoor of the archival repositories.

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Download Hindu Philosophy by Theos Bernard PDF

By Theos Bernard

Who have been India's premiere thinkers? What platforms did they identify? What difficulties have agitated the minds of India's philosophers, intellectuals and mystics? Tersely and in entertaining kind Dr. Bernard has responded those questions satisfactorily alike to the layman and the targeted scholar of India and her philosophic existence with out effecting a compromise with Western philosophy and its slim different types. furthermore, the $64000 Kashmir Shaivism, goodbye passed over from works on Indian Philosophy, has ultimately been given its due here.

In a feeling, a huge component to the publication is usually dictionary—a dictionary of Sanskrit philosophical phrases, prepared alphabetically, defined as to grammatical building or composition, and outlined, frequently with emphasis on particular meanings in the sorts of philosophy.

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Download Abhinavagupta: A Trident of Wisdom by Jaideva Singh, Paul Muller-Ortega PDF

By Jaideva Singh, Paul Muller-Ortega

This can be a lengthy remark on a brief Tantra. probably the most authoritative and honored texts in Kashmir Shaivism, it bargains with the character of final fact and with equipment of consciousness targeting the idea and perform of Mantra. Abhinavagupta offers his metaphysics of language, of the area (Vak), and its relation to attention. He calls it 'the instructing of the key of the Trika doctrine.'

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Download Anandamath, or The Sacred Brotherhood by Bankimcandra Chatterji, Julius J. Lipner PDF

By Bankimcandra Chatterji, Julius J. Lipner

This can be a translation of a traditionally vital Bengali novel. released in 1882, Chatterji's Anandamath helped create the ambience and the symbolism for the nationalist circulate resulting in Indian independence in 1947. It includes the recognized hymn Vande Mataram ("I revere the Mother"), which has develop into India's authentic nationwide music. Set in Bengal on the time of the famine of 1770, the radical displays tensions and oppositions inside Indian tradition among Hindus and Muslims, ruler and governed, indigenous humans and international overlords, jungle and city, Aryan and non-Aryan, celibacy and sexuality. it's either a political and a non secular paintings. by means of recreating the prior of Bengal, Chatterji was hoping to create a brand new current that concerned a brand new interpretation of the prior. Julius Lipner not just presents the 1st whole and passable English translation of this significant paintings, yet provides an intensive creation contextualizing the radical and its cultural and political heritage. additionally incorporated are notes providing the Bengali or Sanskrit phrases for convinced phrases, in addition to explanatory notes for the really expert lay reader or student.

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Download The Path to the Guru: The Science of Self-Realization by Scott Teitsworth PDF

By Scott Teitsworth

A verse-by-verse exam of the advisor to self-transformation offered within the Bhagavad Gita

• unearths the medical method of own improvement and religious enlightenment specified by Krishna’s recommendation to Arjuna
• indicates how the Gita prepares you to paintings with a guru, advocating authenticity and skepticism instead of blind devotion and obedience
• Explores Krishna’s recommendation on which societal barriers to reject to beat your fears and reconnect with the suppressed components of your internal being

Drawing on his greater than forty years of in-depth learn of Indian Philosophy below the tutelage of his guru, Nitya Chaitanya Yati, writer Scott Teitsworth explores the medical method of self-transformation and religious enlightenment encoded in Krishna’s suggestion to Arjuna within the Bhagavad Gita. supplying a verse-by-verse exam of the 1st chapters, he unearths the Gita’s classes to organize the seeker to fulfill and effectively paintings with a guru--whether an out of doors instructor or the intuitive wisdom that arises from overcoming the psyche’s realized barriers.

The writer exhibits that the Gita doesn't recommend blind devotion to a guru or god yet quite own improvement, victory over your fears, and liberation of the psyche. He demonstrates how Krishna’s suggestion offers instruments to steer us out of our fear-based studies to reconnect with the suppressed components of our internal being. He explains how Arjuna’s doubts and confusions characterize the plight of each person--we are born loose yet progressively turn into slowed down by means of the calls for of our society, consistently depending on outdoors authority for solutions and disconnected from our precise internal nature. He unearths how Krishna’s recommendation bargains counsel for facing life’s conflicts, which societal barriers to reject, and the way to work out in the course of the polarizing concept of excellent as opposed to evil to shape a balanced mind set more advantageous to either.

Restoring the fearless imaginative and prescient of the traditional rishis, who, like today’s scientists, prized skepticism as a tremendous method for having access to fact, Teitsworth unearths the Gita as a advisor to an actual guru-disciple dating in addition to to developing a lifetime of value, freedom, and actual sovereign maturity.

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