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 Vedānta According to Rammohan Roy

Brian A. Hatcher

in Bourgeouis Hinduism, or Faith of the Modern Vedantists: Rare Discourses from Early Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326086
eISBN:
9780199869282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326086.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter presents a brief overview of salient themes from Rammohan Roy's work. By highlighting these themes, readers of the translated discourses in Chapter 8 not only will be able to appreciate ... More


Words That Break: Can an Upaniṣad State the Truth?

Jonardon Ganeri

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202416
eISBN:
9780191708558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202416.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter looks at the discussion in Vedānta of a puzzle concerning the ability of the Upaniṣads to state the truth. The problem is that they appear to be false vehicles with true contents. The ... 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


‘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


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


Towards a Bhāgavata Theory of Knowledge

Jonathan B. Edelmann

in Hindu Theology and Biology: The Bhagavata Purana and Contemporary Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641543
eISBN:
9780191732232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641543.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religious Studies

Examines the primary epistemological approach in the Indian tradition, i.e. the use of pramāṇa or instruments of knowledge, showing how the Bhāgavata Purāṇa and the commentators use it when talking ... More


Reception of Appaya’s Śaiva Works

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/9780198870616.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter investigates the reception of Appaya’s Śaiva work in early modern India. It begins with a study of its critical reception among Vaiṣṇava scholars of Vedānta, including Vijayīndra (Dvaita ... More


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

Jonathan Duquette

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198870616
eISBN:
9780191913259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870616.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book is the first in-depth study of the Śaiva oeuvre of the celebrated polymath Appaya Dīkṣita (1520–1593). It documents the rise to prominence and scholarly reception of Śivādvaita Vedānta, a ... More


Virtual Subjects, Fugitive Selves: Fernando Pessoa and his philosophy

Jonardon Ganeri

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198864684
eISBN:
9780191896729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864684.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Fernando Pessoa (1888–1935) has become many things to many people in the years that have passed since his untimely death. For some he is simply the greatest Portuguese poet of the twentieth century. ... More


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

Ayon Maharaj

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190868239
eISBN:
9780190868260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868239.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Sri Ramakrishna is widely known as a nineteenth-century Indian mystic who affirmed the harmony of all religions on the basis of his richly varied spiritual experiences and eclectic religious ... 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


Introduction: The Rise of Śivādvaita Vedānta

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/9780198870616.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter situates Appaya’s Śaiva works within his broader intellectual oeuvre and career. It introduces Appaya’s central work of Śivādvaita Vedānta, the Śivārkamaṇidīpikā, and explains how its ... More


A Conceptual Introduction

Arvind Sharma

in Classical Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195658712
eISBN:
9780199082018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658712.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter presents an introduction to classical Hindu thought. It is organized into six parts. Part I discusses the concept of Brahman. Part II considers the nature of a human being according to ... More


The Sacrificial Imaginary: Indic Traditions

Gavin Flood

in Religion and the Philosophy of Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198836124
eISBN:
9780191873478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836124.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the vitalism entailed in Vedic sacrifice, the Axial transformation of that theme in the Upaniṣads, and the philosophies that attempted to categorize and analyse life into ... More


Hinduism

Heinrich Von Stietencron

in Secularization and the World Religions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311871
eISBN:
9781846315671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315671.007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Hinduism as the third largest contemporary religion and comprises a whole number of different religions, which coexist peacefully. There are four dominant religions that arose within Hinduism: ... 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


Engaging with Śrīvaiṣṇavas

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/9780198870616.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter pursues the analysis of Appaya’s Śivādvaita works with a special focus on his engagement with the Śrīvaiṣṇava tradition of Viśiṣṭādvaita Vedānta. It examines a number of arguments and ... 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


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’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


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