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Chaturvedi Badrinath: Unity of Life and Other Essays

Tulsi Badrinath (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199465187
eISBN:
9780199086511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465187.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book brings together a series of short essays by Chaturvedi Badrinath on diverse topics related to Indian philosophy and thought. Drawing mainly from the Mahabharata, the Upanishads, and the ... More


Learning to Live: Freedom from Fear of Death*

Tulsi Badrinath

in Chaturvedi Badrinath: Unity of Life and Other Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199465187
eISBN:
9780199086511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465187.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Death was created by Brahma. Greed, anger, talking ill of others, envy, jealousy, ill-will, confusion of perception, shamelessness, and wounding words spoken to each other—these devour the bodies of ... More


The Love of Violence—II: Happiness Inspires Creativity*

Tulsi Badrinath

in Chaturvedi Badrinath: Unity of Life and Other Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199465187
eISBN:
9780199086511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465187.003.0029
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Badrinath writes in this essay that while in the West, pain and suffering were cultivated as the conscious means to self-experience and maximum feeling, in a considerable part of Indian thought, pain ... More


The Power of Mind—II: Dancing in the Rock’s Interior*

Tulsi Badrinath

in Chaturvedi Badrinath: Unity of Life and Other Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199465187
eISBN:
9780199086511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465187.003.0031
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

What, or who, governs the mind? Badrinath says that the mind, given its innate power of self-observation and self-criticism, sifts various layers one deeper than the other, of perceptions wrapped in ... More


Power of Perception: Where Mind Is Free from Sorrow*

Tulsi Badrinath

in Chaturvedi Badrinath: Unity of Life and Other Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199465187
eISBN:
9780199086511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465187.003.0032
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The Yoga-vasishtha goes into the causes both of well-being and ill-being, of health (svastha) and of illness (a-svastha). In this essay Badrinath raises the great concern of mental and physical ... More


The Karma Conundrum: Decoding the Direction of Destiny*

Tulsi Badrinath

in Chaturvedi Badrinath: Unity of Life and Other Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199465187
eISBN:
9780199086511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465187.003.0033
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In this essay Badrinath mentions that the question of determinism versus free will has remained throughout history a central question of human life everywhere. In Indian thought, it was viewed from ... More


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