Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-15 of 15 items

  • Keywords: Upanisads x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

The Concealed Art of the Soul: Theories of Self and Practices of Truth in Indian Ethics and Epistemology

Jonardon Ganeri

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202416
eISBN:
9780191708558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202416.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The mistakes we make about ourselves result in our deepest sufferings. Philosophy, meant to be a medicine for our souls' affliction, claims to offer both a diagnosis and a cure. This book looks to ... More


Mortal Bodies

Karen C. Lang

in Four Illusions: Candrakirti's Advice to Travelers on the Bodhisattva Path

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151138
eISBN:
9780199870448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151135.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Candrakiriti rejects Brahmin priests’ belief in immortality, whether defined as eternal life in heaven, as the continuance of life on earth through the birth of sons, or as specialized knowledge ... More


Explorations in the Early History of the Dharmaśāstra

Patrick Olivelle

in Between the Empires: Society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305326
eISBN:
9780199850884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305326.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The absence of the term śāstra in the vedic texts, including the Brāhmaṇas and the Upaniṣads, and the relative frequency of its use in the literature falling broadly within the period “between the ... More


The Ātman-Brahman Inquiries

Srinivasa Rao

in Advaita: A Contemporary Critique

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198079811
eISBN:
9780199081707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079811.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The inquiries into Ātman and Brahman and the declaration of their identity in the Upanisads has vital implications for Advaita which Śankara’s commentators completely miss and misunderstand. While ... More


A Vedic History of Dharma

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Dharma: Its Early History in Law, Religion, and Narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195394238
eISBN:
9780199897452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394238.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 3 takes up the implications of dharma having never been a central concept in the pre‐Aśokan Vedic canon. It examines most of the Vedic canon's few prominent usages from the Ṛgveda through the ... More


Embodied Ascent, Meditation, & Yogic Suicide

in Sinister Yogis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226895130
eISBN:
9780226895154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226895154.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A set of actors, through their esoteric knowledge of the true nature of the self as well as of powerful spells, were empowered to reach the world of brahman (brahmaloka). These actors' ... More


No Deposit, No Return: Religious Rejections of Exchange

Robert A. Yelle

in Sovereignty and the Sacred: Secularism and the Political Economy of Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226585451
eISBN:
9780226585628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226585628.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 6 considers two case studies that reject the idea that salvation can be purchased through exchange, whether of gifts, sacrifices, or money. The first study is of the Roman or papal Jubilees ... More


Ritual, Ascetic, and Meditative Practice in the Veda and Upaniṣads

Cezary Galewicz

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: Hindu Practice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198733508
eISBN:
9780191797958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733508.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines ascetic and meditation practices as borne witness to in the ancient scriptures of Hinduism, the Vedas and Upaniṣads. Close to the appearance of Buddhism towards the sixth or ... 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


Buddhist Permutations and Symbolism of Fire

Tadeusz Skorupski (ed.)

in Homa Variations: The Study of Ritual Change across the Longue Durée

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199351572
eISBN:
9780199351602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351572.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the history of fire-related ritual practices and symbolism starting from the earliest period of religious history in the Indian subcontinent, the Vedic hymns and Upaniṣads. The ... More


Introduction: “What Sort of Thing Is the Bhāgavata?”

Gopal K. Gupta

in Māyā in the Bhāgavata Purāṇa: Human Suffering and Divine Play

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198856993
eISBN:
9780191890116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856993.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter introduces the Bhāgavata and this book. The Bhāgavata’s philosophical content is solidly grounded in the classical understandings of both Vedānta and Sāṁkhya, and its overarching ... More


Māyā in the Bhāgavata and Preceding Texts: From Deluding Power to Divine Feminine

Gopal K. Gupta

in Māyā in the Bhāgavata Purāṇa: Human Suffering and Divine Play

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198856993
eISBN:
9780191890116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856993.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

While there is disagreement among various scholars as to precisely when the Bhāgavata was written, all sides agree that the compilation of the Vedas, Brāhmaṇas, Upaniṣads, and Mahābhārata preceded ... More


The World and India: 1656

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Lost Age of Reason: Philosophy in Early Modern India 1450-1700

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199218745
eISBN:
9780191809774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199218745.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the intellectual overdrive in India during 1656, which was the year that a long-running process of religious isomorphism reached fulfilment in Dārā Shukoh's grand project to ... More


Dārā Shukoh: A Spacious Islam

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Lost Age of Reason: Philosophy in Early Modern India 1450-1700

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199218745
eISBN:
9780191809774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199218745.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter considers the character of hospitality the crown prince Dārā Shukoh showed in introducing Hindu texts to the world of courtly Persianate Islamic learning. In 1656, Dārā assembled a team ... 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


View: