The Vivekacudamani of Sankaracarya Bhagavatpada: An Introduction and Translation John A. Grimes

ISBN: 9780754633952

Published: March 11th 2004

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292 pages


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The Vivekacudamani of Sankaracarya Bhagavatpada: An Introduction and Translation  by  John A. Grimes

The Vivekacudamani of Sankaracarya Bhagavatpada: An Introduction and Translation by John A. Grimes
March 11th 2004 | Unknown Binding | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 292 pages | ISBN: 9780754633952 | 5.42 Mb

Advaita Vedanta is one of the most important and widely studied schools of thought in Hindu religion and the Vivekacudamani is one of the most important texts in the Advaita tradition and the most popular philosophical work ascribed to the greatMoreAdvaita Vedanta is one of the most important and widely studied schools of thought in Hindu religion and the Vivekacudamani is one of the most important texts in the Advaita tradition and the most popular philosophical work ascribed to the great Indian philosopher, Sankara.

Sankara (c 650-700) is considered to be a giant among giants and probably the most venerated philosopher in Indias long history. and a pupil (sisya) expounding the quintessence of Advaita in which the pupil humbly approaches the preceptor and, having served the teacher selflessly, implores to be rescued from worldly existence (samsara). The guru promises to teach the way to liberation (moksa) which culminates in the ecstatic experience of ones own self. This book presents an accessible translation of the entire text and also includes Upanisadic cross-referencing to most of its 580 verses, extensive notes, a lengthy Introduction, list of variant readings, an extensive bibliography and an index to the verses.



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