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The Essays Are Similar In Character And Although Written On Random Topics, Bear Upon Unity Of Thought And Reflect Single Minded Contemplation Of Him. The Volume Opens Up A New Vista Of Interpreting The Vedic Lore.

Author: Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy

Publisher: Manohar Publishers and Distributors

ISBN: UVA:X030117293

Category: Vedas

Page: 449

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This Collection Of Ananda Coomaraswamy Essays Taken From Several Volumes Presents A Full Interlinking Of Not Only Vedic Texts And Their Exegetical Texts In The Indian Tradition Itself But Also Of The Related Metaphysical Texts In Other Traditions. The Essays Are Similar In Character And Although Written On Random Topics, Bear Upon Unity Of Thought And Reflect Single Minded Contemplation Of Him. The Volume Opens Up A New Vista Of Interpreting The Vedic Lore.

Author: Satya Kama Bharadwaj


ISBN: OCLC:416482616

Category: Hinduism


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The passages translated and interpreted in this volume reflect their technical significance and at the same time a comparative approach. This has made the work exceptional in regard to quality, understanding and depth.

Author: Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

Publisher: South Asia Books

ISBN: 8121506301

Category: Religion

Page: 126

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Description: From the pen of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy this small but wonderful volume is an essay in translation and exegesis in relation to the Vedas in which passages from the Rgveda and the Brhadaranyaka and Maitri upanisads, dealing with cosmogony, ontology and teleology, have been interpreted in a new perception of the quite extraordinary depth of those ideas and their amazing psychological accuracy. According to Coomaraswamy no great extension of our present measure of understanding of the Vedas can be expected from philological research alone. Further progress in the interpretation of the difficult cycle of liturgies cannot be made until they are more profoundly explained from the viewpoint of the history of religion and translated in accordance with the true spirit of the textual contents. The passages translated and interpreted in this volume reflect their technical significance and at the same time a comparative approach. This has made the work exceptional in regard to quality, understanding and depth.
1994-10-01 By Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

The Veda (Sruti) is the most comprehensive doctrine on religion ever revealed to mankind that answers all man s queries on the here and now and the hereafter.Human objectives can be broadly grouped under four categories: desire (kama), ...

Author: Ramanuj Prasad

Publisher: Pustak Mahal

ISBN: 9788122308624

Category: Hindu philosophy

Page: 143

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The Veda (Sruti) is the most comprehensive doctrine on religion ever revealed to mankind that answers all man s queries on the here and now and the hereafter.Human objectives can be broadly grouped under four categories: desire (kama), material gain (artha), religious merits (dharma) and liberation (moksha).The Veda holds the key to fulfil all these aspirations.But the Veda simply reveals the Truth, never pressurising anyone to follow a particular path to self-discovery.Each person is free to choose his own path to discovery of the Self or God.The Vedas act as the means to the ultimate knowledge that is possible through direct perception.The book seeks to increase awareness amongst readers about this wonderful treasury of ancient wisdom.Study of this enlightening text will enhance the values of brotherhood, love and compassion, which are the need of the hour in our troubled times.
2004-01-01 By Ramanuj Prasad

6.3.8 HINDUISM AND SHRI RAMAKRISHNA (Translated from Bengali) By the word "Shastras" the Vedas without beginning or end are meant. ... This Rishihood, this power of supersensuous perception of the Vedas, is real religion.

Author: Swami Vivekananda

Publisher: Partha Sinha


Category: Religion

Page: 2784

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Text from all nine volumes of Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda as well some unpublished material is available here. All proceeds are donated to Advaita Ashrama, India
2019-11-27 By Swami Vivekananda

But Kumārila's main concern is the very notion that perception—because it is involved even in apprehending the words of the Vedas (more specifically because it precedes inference by means of which the words of the Vedas are ...

Author: Christian Coseru

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190253110

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

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What turns the continuous flow of experience into perceptually distinct objects? Can our verbal descriptions unambiguously capture what it is like to see, hear, or feel? How might we reason about the testimony that perception alone discloses? Christian Coseru proposes a rigorous and highly original way to answer these questions by developing a framework for understanding perception as a mode of apprehension that is intentionally constituted, pragmatically oriented, and causally effective. By engaging with recent discussions in phenomenology and analytic philosophy of mind, but also by drawing on the work of Husserl and Merleau-Ponty, Coseru offers a sustained argument that Buddhist philosophers, in particular those who follow the tradition of inquiry initiated by Dign?ga and Dharmak?rti, have much to offer when it comes to explaining why epistemological disputes about the evidential role of perceptual experience cannot satisfactorily be resolved without taking into account the structure of our cognitive awareness. Perceiving Reality examines the function of perception and its relation to attention, language, and discursive thought, and provides new ways of conceptualizing the Buddhist defense of the reflexivity thesis of consciousness-namely, that each cognitive event is to be understood as involving a pre-reflective implicit awareness of its own occurrence. Coseru advances an innovative approach to Buddhist philosophy of mind in the form of phenomenological naturalism, and moves beyond comparative approaches to philosophy by emphasizing the continuity of concerns between Buddhist and Western philosophical accounts of the nature of perceptual content and the character of perceptual consciousness.

The net result of it is that the ascertainment of the truth of the thesis that the Vedas are the only source of the Dharma becomes shaky . Moreover , the eternal perception of Dharma belonging to God is the source of Dharma .

Author: J.V. Bhattacharyya

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass

ISBN: 9788120841314

Category: Philosophy

Page: 953

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This book, of numerous references, is an encyclopedia of logic, metaphysics, ethics and theology and represents the history of Indian Philosophy of a particular period. A popular saying credits the author, Jayanta, with the reputation of being a master-scholar of Indian logic. No study of Indian logic can be considered to be complete without having recourse to this work. The main task of the author in this book is to defend the views of Vatsyayana as expressed in his Nyaya-bhasya on the sutras of Gautama against the criticisms offered by the adversaries. He has criticised the views not only of the Buddhists but also of the Grammarian bhartrhari and the Mimamsakas-Kumarila and Prabhakara. his condemnation of the Prabhakaras as the plagiarists who borrowed from the Buddhist show his intimate knowledge both of the Buddhists and the mimamsa ka schools. In his lengthy discussion on the pramanas in this volume, he has refuted the hypothesis of the Bhattas and the prabhakaras. Thus the book provides knowledge not only of the details of the Nyaya School but also of the systems of logic followed by the rival schools.
2017-01-01 By J.V. Bhattacharyya

Since, then, someone's not going to heaven is also not seen, the commitments implicit in the Vedic injunction are not shown by an appeal to perception to be unjustified. (If defeasible justification seems like settling for less, ...

Author: Jay L. Garfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195328998

Category: Philosophy

Page: 633

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This volume provides the advanced student or scholar a set of introductions to each of the world's major non-European philosophical traditions. Sections on Chinese philosophy, Indian philosophy, Buddhist philosophy, East Asian philosophy, African philosophy, and trends in global philosophy are all edited by an expert.
2011-06-09 By Jay L. Garfield

For , in the absence of all these conditions , the Veda does not deserve to be expounded . ... Hence , it has been said , ' men discover by the Veda those expedients which cannot be ascertained by perception or inference ; and this is ...



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It may convey different levels of meaning pertaining to perception of the essence of form , perception of the Veda and the Vedic Literature , and the structuring dynamics of consciousness as it assumes form .

Author: Anna J. Bonshek

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 8120817745

Category: Art and religion

Page: 494

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Mirror of Consciousness ambitiously traverses a wide range of themes pertaining to art, creativity, knowledge and theory. Its unique perspective lies in its exposition of Vedic Science as brought to light by His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and in the application of the principles of this science to preliminary analysis of the Vastusutra Upanishad. No other publication has examined art and theory with the same comprehensive vision. To do justice to the topic of universal value in art and theory, the author has delved into several areas that impact the visual arts--late twentieth-century debates in art theory, models of historiography, new definitions of culture and tradition--in the context of the individual`s own consciousness or simplest form of awareness. Though comprehensive and detailed, it will appeal to those who are curious about trends in the visual arts, the advent and impact of new technologies, and the development of collective consciousness in our time.
2001 By Anna J. Bonshek

seeming contradictions between the Veda pramana and other pramanas. In his commentary on BRUBh 1.4.7, for example, he denies that there is any conflict between the Vedas and perception with regard to the nature of the atman.

Author: Catherine Cornille

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781606087848

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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CONTRIBUTORS: Mustafa Abu-Sway, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem Asma Afsaruddin, Indiana University Reinhold Bernhardt, Basel Univeristy David Burrell, CSC, University of Notre Dame Catherine Cornille, Boston College Gavin D'Costa, University of Bristol David M. Elcott, New York University Joseph Lumbard, Brandeis University Jonathan Magonet, Louis Baeck Institute, London John Makransky, Boston College Anantanand Rambachan, St. Olaf College Deepak Sarma, Case Western University Judith Simmer-Brown, Naropa University Mark Unno, University of Oregon
2009-08-01 By Catherine Cornille

... myth of 92-93 Sensorium as means of Vedic inquiry 136-137 powers of, regathered in Indra 264 Serpent symbolism 265 Sight perception 123, 124 vs. sound perception 131 Vedic 128-129, 132 Silence creation through 144-145, ...

Author: Antonio T. De Nicolás

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595269259

Category: Philosophy

Page: 324

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This book reconstructs the original and origins of the Rig Veda, (between 5.000 to 2.500 B.C, ) the first Indo-European written document ever to show the origin of cultures and the power of music in the recitation and construction of the original hymns. Here we find the original geometries, original forms, original sacrifice of any form to claim supremacy over the others and the continued movement of human life. This book brings together early humans with modern neurobiological discoveries and shows the origins of multiple centers of knowing (the gods), the movement of the singer and the song in a world that avoids idolatry of substances by insisting in the constant movement of singer, song, and music. If you thought you knew all there is to know about the language you use, read this book and find out the idolatry of its imagery and the possible sacrifice needed for a happy, communal and divine life.

Author: Jeanine Miller


ISBN: UVA:X000286975

Category: Hinduism

Page: 240

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1974 By Jeanine Miller

Author of this book, exhibits his findings of serious research about “Evolution according to Vedas, in relation to that of contemporary modern synthesis theory of evolution, that the origin of man is time immemorial.

Author: Chandra Mouli M S

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781644295250

Category: Science

Page: 652

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Evolution in general means a process of change or transformation. Evolution commonly used to refer to biological, genetic or organic evolution. Evolution is change in the heritable characteristics of biological populations over successive generation. History of evolutionary theory refers to Overview, Renaissance, Before Darwin, Darwin, Origin of Species, Before synthesis, Modern synthesis, Molecular evolution, Evo-devo, Current research, History of speciation, History of paleontology, etc. Modern synthesis theory of evolution shed light on population genetics, genetic variation, natural selection, eclipse of Darwinism and non-Darwinian theories of evolution. Malthusian completion and variation lead to Natural selection.Mutation lead to Genetic variation and Mendelian inheritance. All these together ended in Modern synthesis. Vedic evolution refers to the philosophy and science of evolution according to Vedas. Hinduism sheds light of the Origin of life, creation and evolution based on Vedas, Brahmanas and Puranas. The Rigveda mentions the Hiranyagarbha (“golden embryo”) as the source of the Personal and Impersonal Universe, similar to the “world egg” motif found in the creation myths of many other civilizations. Hindus find support for evolution in scriptures. Dashavatara has similarities to Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. The Shatapatha Brahmana states that the current human generation descends from Manu, the only man who survived is comparable to the other flood legends, such as the story of the Noah’s Ark mentioned in the Bible and the Quran. Hindu Dharma believes in the evolution and involution of forms of lives according to Karma of individuals. In every form of species exists the soul that stands as eternal witness of thoughts of mind that becomes actions. Author of this book, exhibits his findings of serious research about “Evolution according to Vedas, in relation to that of contemporary modern synthesis theory of evolution, that the origin of man is time immemorial. The end of man is the climax of human evolution i.e., Suddha Prajne, i.e., Pure Consciousness, which is the embodiment of “Sat Chit Ananda i.e,. Eternal Truth – Eternal Knowledge – Eternal Bliss.” The book “Vedic Evolution : Its Philosophy and Science” may become a source book for finding solutions to Global Harmony, Happiness and Peace. Human life lead naturally leads to Pure Consciousness.Vedic Evolution is the evolution of human life from: “Falsity to Truth; from Ignorance to Wisdom; from Death to Immortality.” Vedic message to humanity is: “O Man, you have to live hundred years, evolving healthily-happily and spiritually, until you become one with THAT SUPREME PURE CONSCIOUSNESS WHICH IS ALL PERVASIVE, BOTH IN THE SEEN AND UNSEEN COSMIC EGG OR BRAHMANADA.”
2018-10-25 By Chandra Mouli M S

For that reason the Vedas are also said to be unattainable through human endeavour . Bādarāyaṇa , in the sūtra 3.2.24 mentioned earlier , has used the expression pratyakṣa or perception to denote the Vedas . Because the knowledge that ...

Author: Rāmapada Caṭṭopādhyāẏa

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004095705

Category: Philosophy

Page: 299

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The author has combined his knowledge of original Sanskrit materials with his study of western philosophy to produce a new interpretation of the Brahmas tras. He has put forward and amply substantiated a very challenging thesis: the original Brahmas tras and the Upanisads can be interpreted in the light of the theological ideas of the Bh gavata and the teachings of Sri Caitanya. It is an illuminating study of modern Hinduism which exposes the scriptural bases of modern ideas.

The proof from authoritativeness:21 The Vedas are trusted by the great majority of people as altogether authoritative. This trust reveals the Vedas to have the nature, like perception, of a means of valid cognition.

Author: Ben-Ami Scharfstein

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438418872

Category: Philosophy

Page: 685

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Breaks through the cultural barriers between Western, Indian, and Chinese philosophy and demonstrates that despite considerable differences between these three great philosophical traditions, there are fundamental resemblances in their abstract principles.

In addition , there can never be any certainty that many , and sometimes quite essential fragments of this model , have been construed in adequate agreement with the perception of the Vedic şșis themselves . This uncertainty has to be ...

Author: Tat?i?a?na I?A?kovlevna Elizarenkova

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791416682

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 331

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Elizarenkova, perhaps the greatest living scholar of the Rgveda and certainly its greatest linguist, explains here the relationships between a very complicated grammatical system and the peculiarities of style of the archaic religious poetry. The laudatory hymn is treated as an act of verbal communication between the poet Rsi and the deity, with the hymn itself transmitting certain information from man to god. From this viewpoint, the hymn is used as a means to maintain a circular exchange of gifts between the Rsis and their gods. Many peculiarities of the functioning of the grammatical system of the Rgveda are interpreted in connection with the model of the universe of the Vedic Aryan. For example, the concept of time as a circular process bears closely on the use of the verbal grammatical categories of tense and mood; the personification of some abstract forces can explain some irregularities in the functioning of the nominal category of gender; and the idea of magical power attributed to the Sacred Speech in general, and to the name of a god in particular, underlies the magical grammar of this religious poetry.

The Vedas are authorities on matters that are outside the scope of other means of knowing such as perception and inference. Without the Veda, we would have no reliable guide to the things that have to be done if we are to reach paradise ...

Author: Christopher Bartley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472528513

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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Introducing the topics, themes and arguments of the most influential Hindu and Buddhist Indian philosophers, An Introduction to Indian Philosophy leads the reader through the main schools of Indian thought from the origins of Buddhism to the Saiva Philosophies of Kashmir. By covering Buddhist philosophies before the Brahmanical schools, this engaging introduction shows how philosophers from the Brahmanical schools-including Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisheshika, and Mimamsa, as well as Vedanta-were to some extent responding to Buddhist viewpoints. Together with clear translations of primary texts, this fully-updated edition features: • A glossary of Sanskrit terms • A guide to pronunciation • Chronological list of philosophers & works With study tools and constant reference to original texts, An Introduction to Indian Philosophy provides students with deeper understanding of the foundations of Indian philosophy.
2015-07-30 By Christopher Bartley

Language express that Shankaracharya styled it transcendent perception (aparokshanubhuti). Even after that transcendent perception, avatars descend to the relative plane and give glimpses of it—therefore it is said that the Vedas and ...

Author: Sister Gayatriprana

Publisher: Cook Communication


Category: Religion

Page: 604

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This book presents in the words of Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) a history of Vedanta, the deep exploration of the inner human world going back to the most ancient rishis or seers whose testimony is still revered in India. He traces the tradition up to the beginning of the twentieth century, showing how the dynamics of social structures within Vedanta and the appearance from within Vedanta of traditions such as Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism influenced and molded the tradition. In addition, he studies the impact of the Western, Abrahamic invasions of India that began around the eleventh century CE. These brought to bear on Vedanta a worldview which operated on the assumption that the physical world was the primary reality and that the kind of radical exploration of the inner world embraced by Vedanta was highly suspect and not valid. The Vedantic tradition adapted in many different ways, producing a variety of philosophical positions that are still extant today. Along with these traditions went various forms of yoga or self-transformation, in Vedanta the key to experiencing the inner meaning of not only philosophy, but also of our human condition, and of reality itself. This tradition presents four contexts of experience (chatushpad), suggesting the “right brain” mode of approach as described by Iain McGilchrist (2009). Under the influence of Shri Ramakrishna (1836-1886) Vivekananda gained access to vijnana or a knowledge higher than those classically described and known in the chatushpad. Vijnana permitted the acceptance of not only the traditional, deeply experiential truths of Vedanta, but also of the validity of Western materialism when seen as related to each other on a continuum of consciousness to be traversed by contemporary forms of yoga. I see the result as a resolution of “right-left” brain conflict à la McGilchrist and thereby a model for universal human understanding, conciliation and co-operation. In my introduction I attempt to show how the whole picture can be related both experientially and conceptually to matrices of consciousness developed in India as far back as the early medieval period. A large glossary and index-cum concordance indicate the various contexts and depths of thought that emerge from Vivekananda’s multi-contextual vijnana.
2020-09-01 By Sister Gayatriprana

Dr. Vannucci, Exploring The Ecological Validity Of The Vedas, Interprets The Vedic Verses To Decipher The Ancient Code With A Bio-Ecological Key. She Makes A Comparative Study Of Vedic Ecology And Its Contemporary World-View.

Author: Marta Vannucci

Publisher: South Asia Books

ISBN: UCAL:B4087363

Category: Science

Page: 216

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Dr. Vannucci, Exploring The Ecological Validity Of The Vedas, Interprets The Vedic Verses To Decipher The Ancient Code With A Bio-Ecological Key. She Makes A Comparative Study Of Vedic Ecology And Its Contemporary World-View.
1994 By Marta Vannucci

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