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Dialogue with the Foundations

by J. G. Arapura;


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Gnosis and the Question of Thought in Vedanta

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It would probably be generally admitted that Vedanta is the apex of the Indian (or Eastern) religious philosophies. Yet today it com- mands so little attention, in part, no doubt, because the modem mood in scholarship refuses anchoring and centering of thought. The present work seeks to address modem thought though not in the modem mood. It is nevertheless motivated by the belief that there are times when the timeless is most timely. It is possible that the sources of a tradition such as Vedanta, if approached propefIy, will yield somethIng which can be brought within the ambience of the contemporary philosophical quest, at least of its still largely unmanifest undercurrents. The present work is intended to be an act, imperfect as it is, in that direction. That marks the difference of this project, called Gnosis and the Question of Thought in Vedanta, from customary studies in Indol- ogy.
The term "gnosis" as employed in this context is a translation of its cognate Sanskrit term jfiana, the latter, however, having a much wider range of meaning than the former, especially in view of the latter's appropriation for a specific usage by the Gnostic traditions of both the East and the West. In the general expression of Vedanta too the Gnostic understanding ofjfiana has undoubtedly persisted especially in the so-called jfiana-marga, or "way of gnosis", made popular from early medieval times on.

Gnosis and the Question of Thought in Vedanta by J. G. Arapura was published by Springer in October 2011. The ISBN for Gnosis and the Question of Thought in Vedanta is 9789401084284.

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Page last updated 1st December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSpringer (October 2011)
EditionSoftcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1986
Weight343g
Number of Pages211
Thickness11 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9789401084284
ISBN-109401084289
Product Code4260673
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