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Sacred Scriptures and the Mysticism of Advaita Vedānta

Arvind Sharma

in Mysticism and Sacred Scripture

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195097030
eISBN:
9780199848805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195097030.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter illustrates the relationship between mysticism and sacred scripture in the philosophical tradition within Hinduism that is known as Advaita Vedānta. It argues that that the relationship ... More


‘I Am of the Nature of Seeing’:Phenomenological Reflections on the Indian Notion of Witness-Consciousness

Wolfgang Fasching

in Self, No Self?: Perspectives from Analytical, Phenomenological, and Indian Traditions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593804
eISBN:
9780191595691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593804.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion

In contrast to the Buddhist anātman doctrine, Advaita Vedānta centrally posits the existence of a permanent ‘self’ (ātman). This self is characterized as the ‘witness’ (sākṣin) of the experiences, ... More


Reading Śrīkaṇṭha’s Commentary

Jonathan Duquette

in Defending God in Sixteenth-Century India: The Śaiva Oeuvre of Appaya Dīkṣita

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198870616
eISBN:
9780191913259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870616.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter introduces Appaya’s Śivādvaita Vedānta works, paying special attention to its most important piece, the Śivārkamaṇidīpikā. The chapter first discusses Appaya’s doxography of Vedānta ... More


Sri Ramakrishna’s Harmonizing Philosophy of Vijñāna Vedānta

Ayon Maharaj

in Infinite Paths to Infinite Reality: Sri Ramakrishna and Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190868239
eISBN:
9780190868260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868239.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter outlines Sri Ramakrishna’s overall philosophical framework. Militating against narrow sectarian interpretations of Sri Ramakrishna’s philosophical teachings, Maharaj argues that Sri ... More


Brahman: Nirguṇa and Saguṇa

Arvind Sharma

in Modern Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195676389
eISBN:
9780199081974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195676389.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A strong force in modern Hinduism has been Advaita Vedānta, with about three-fourths of modern Hindu intellectuals believed to subscribe to it. Two Advaitins by conviction were Ramakrishna Paramhamsa ... More


Advaita Vedānta: The World as Illusory Appearance

Stephen Cross

in Schopenhauer's Encounter with Indian Thought: Representation and Will and Their Indian Parallels

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837358
eISBN:
9780824871048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837358.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines Arthur Schopenhauer’s thoughts about the reality-status of the world and how they relate to the teaching of Advaita Vedānta regarding the doctrine of the ultimately unreal ... More


The “Shock-Proof, ” “Evidence-Proof, ” “Argument-Proof” World of Sāmpradāyika Scholarship of Indian Philosophy

Nalini Bhushan, Jay L. Garfield, and Daniel Raveh (eds)

in Contrary Thinking: Selected Essays of Daya Krishna

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199795550
eISBN:
9780190267636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795550.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, Daya Krishna reflects on samvāda, a dialogic encounter, what he himself often referred to in English as “discussion and debate.” Krishna responds to critics who commented on his ... More


Conclusion In Defence of Śiva

Jonathan Duquette

in Defending God in Sixteenth-Century India: The Śaiva Oeuvre of Appaya Dīkṣita

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198870616
eISBN:
9780191913259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870616.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The conclusion tackles the key question of what it meant for Appaya to ‘defend’ Śaiva religion in his time and place. It addresses in particular the tension between his Śivādvaita Vedānta work, ... More


Bringing Brahman Down to Earth: Līlāvāda in Colonial India*

Nalini Bhushan and Jay L. Garfield

in Indian Philosophy in English: From Renaissance to Independence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199769261
eISBN:
9780190267605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769261.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines Sri Aurobindo’s Līlāvāda interpretation of Vedānta and the significance of that interpretation in colonial India as a vehicle for modernity. It first considers the political and ... More


Distinguishing the Mādhyamika from the Advaitin: A Field Guide

Mark Siderits

in Studies in Buddhist Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198754862
eISBN:
9780191816369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754862.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This essay discusses the differences between Madhyamaka and Advaita Vedānta. Seeing these two systems as closely aligned used to be more common than it is nowadays, partly due to the limited ... More


Conclusions: Schopenhauer’s Representation and Its Indian Affinities

Stephen Cross

in Schopenhauer's Encounter with Indian Thought: Representation and Will and Their Indian Parallels

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837358
eISBN:
9780824871048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837358.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the Indian affinities of Arthur Schopenhauer’s doctrine of representation. It first considers the teachings of Advaita Vedānta and Mādhyamika schools regarding the deceptive ... More


Metaphysical Factors behind the Empirical World: Advaita Vedānta

Stephen Cross

in Schopenhauer's Encounter with Indian Thought: Representation and Will and Their Indian Parallels

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837358
eISBN:
9780824871048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837358.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the metaphysics that underlies the empirical world by focusing on how Śamkara and other philosophers of Advaita Vedānta conceived the process by which the world comes into being ... More


The Cosmos and I

Jonardon Ganeri

in Virtual Subjects, Fugitive Selves: Fernando Pessoa and his philosophy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198864684
eISBN:
9780191896729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864684.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Could it be the case that all of us as individual human subjects stand to one another as Caeiro stands to Reis and Reis to Campos: just as they are the multiple heteronyms of one and the same ... More


S. S. Suryanarayana Sastri, “Advaita, Causality and Human Freedom” (1940)

Nalini Bhushan and Jay L. Garfield

in Indian Philosophy in English: From Renaissance to Independence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199769261
eISBN:
9780190267605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769261.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents S. S. Suryanarayana Sastri's 1940 essay, “Advaita, Causality and Human Freedom,” in which he explores specific metaphysical problems as they are addressed in the advaita system. ... More


Introduction

Stephen Cross

in Schopenhauer's Encounter with Indian Thought: Representation and Will and Their Indian Parallels

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837358
eISBN:
9780824871048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837358.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book explores Arthur Schopenhauer’s encounter with Indian thought, with particular emphasis on his doctrine of representation and his account of the genesis of the will. It considers the extent ... More


Schopenhauer and Indian Thought

Stephen Cross

in Schopenhauer's Encounter with Indian Thought: Representation and Will and Their Indian Parallels

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837358
eISBN:
9780824871048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837358.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter summarizes the numerous affinities between Arthur Schopenhauer’s ideas and Indian thought. It first considers Schopenhauer’s belief that a notable resemblance existed between ... More


A. C. Mukerji, “Śaṅkara’s Theory of Consciousness” (1937)

Nalini Bhushan and Jay L. Garfield

in Indian Philosophy in English: From Renaissance to Independence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199769261
eISBN:
9780190267605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769261.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents Anukul Chandra Mukerji's 1937 essay, “Śankara's Theory of Consciousness,” in which he defends Śankara's account of consciousness as an exposition of Advaita Vedānta. Mukerji was ... More


Schopenhauer’s Indian Sources: Hinduism

Stephen Cross

in Schopenhauer's Encounter with Indian Thought: Representation and Will and Their Indian Parallels

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837358
eISBN:
9780824871048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837358.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the Indian sources of Arthur Schopenhauer’s knowledge of Hinduism. It begins with a discussion of Schopenhauer’s initial contact with the “Oriental Renaissance” during late 1813 ... More


Can the Analysis of Adhyāsa Ever Lead to an Advaitic Conclusion?

Nalini Bhushan, Jay L. Garfield, and Daniel Raveh (eds)

in Contrary Thinking: Selected Essays of Daya Krishna

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199795550
eISBN:
9780190267636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795550.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, Daya Krishna reflects on adhyāsa in relation to Advaita Vedānta. That something is taken as something else cannot be a sign of unreality of either, and yet this has been the ground ... More


Religious Syncretism and Literary Innovation: New Perspectives on Bhakti and Rasas in the Vijñānagītā by Keshavdas

Stefania Cavaliere

in Text and Tradition in Early Modern North India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199478866
eISBN:
9780199092079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199478866.003.0009
Subject:
History, Indian History, Cultural History

Stefania Cavaliere shows that the Vijñānagītā of Keshavdas is much more than a translation of an allegorical Sanskrit drama, the Prabodhacandrodaya of Krishnamishra. The allegorical battle between ... More


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