The System of Vedantic Thought and Culture

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Contents:

CHAPTER I

Being

The problems
Truth, absolute and relative
absolute negation, an impossibility
absolute, not a multiplicity, not a system, not becoming
bheda, its kinds
Being and consciousness, Mystic experiences
unmani, Being and Bliss, Being incogitable, Vedantism and Agnosticism
the axion of Identity

CHAPTER II

Appearance

Reality and appearance
Brahman transcendent and Immanent
Kutastha
three stages in the conception of Brahman
Sarbajnatmuni on Parinama and Vivartha
Being, non-being and becoming
Vedanta and Spinoza
Lila
Maya, Nescience or Avidya
Adhyasa
Anirbacaniya khyativada, Asatkhyativada, Akhyativada, Atmakhyativada, Anyathakhyativada, Satkhyativada, Ilaukikakhyativada,
kinds of Adhyasa
Illusory existence
Vyavaharik, Pratibhasik,
Ajnana, its locus
Jiva or Brahman
Vacaspati and Prakastman
Causation, Vedantic, Buddhist, Naiyayika, Sankhya conception
Ramanuja's charge, its refutation
Vacaspati on causation
Brahman or Maya, the material cause
different views
Vedanta, Kant, Hegel, Bradley compared
Exoteric conception of Brahman
the cosmological, the teleological, the moral principle
theology lost in metaphysics
the different senses of Maya and Avidya
Abarana and Biksepa
Iswara as Jiva
the conception of Jiva, the psychological self
the doctrines of Abhasa, Bimba
Pratibimba and Abaccheda.

CHAPTER III

Cosmology and Psychology of Vedanta 

Evolution in Upanisads and later Vedantism
Biksana and Adrista
Adrista Sristi or Sristi-Dristi
Dristi-Sristi
the picture of creation
the order of Cosmic Evolution Pancikarana
and Tribitkarana
the planes of existence
the origin of Body
Prana
five Pranas and five organs of action
conscious life, sense organs
Vedanta and Mimansa on sense organs
organs of relation-consciousness, antahkarana
mental function and their localisation
five-fold sheath
Hirnyagarva, Taijas, Isvara, Prajna
Saksi witnes-consciousness
witness as Jiva
Brahman as witness
normal states of Jiva-consciousness
Deep sleep, its analysis
analysis of dream-consciousness
two theories
Presentative and Representative
sources of knowledge
Perception, Inference, Upamana, Arthapatti, Anupalabdhi
Authority and Perception, their respective province
analysis of Perception
Indeterminate and Determinate
analysis of the perceptual process
External Perception, Internal Perception, Vritti
Perception of Jiva and Iswara
Swarupata Prataksa and Falata Prataksa
Vritti, its different conception
Functions of Vritti
Inference
Svartha and Parartha
Vyapti
how is it established
Carvaka, Buddhist, Naiyaika, Vedanta on Vyapti
Operation of Vyapti in Inference
Linga paramarsa
Inference-Parartha
Upamana
Arthapatti
and Pravakara and Vedanta on Arthapatti
Agama
Terms and connotation
Anvita-Avidhana
Avihita anvaya
its application on the axiom of Identity
Anupalabdhi
Abhava.

CHAPTER IV

Culture

Realization
Direct and Indirect ways
three stages in Progressive Evolution
Devotion, its forms
Two forms of transformation
Sinking and Expansion
obstacles to knowledge
preliminary discipline
physical, mental and moral
Karma, its bearing on knowledge
Jnana-Karma Samuccaya and its refutation
Forms of Renunciation
Sraban, Manan, Nididhyasan
Samapatti : Samprajnat, Asamprajnat,
Susupti and Samadhi
two stages in Nirvikalpa
Indirect method
three forms of worship
Pratik, Sampat, Ahamgraha
Medium of worship
Om
Gayatri
comparative importance of Sraban, Manan,
Nididhyasan,
Vivarana, Vacaspati
the bearing of Sabda on knowledge
Vacaspati and Vivarana
Vedantism is not Pessimism
Free will and Free being
Karma and its divisions Grace.

CHAPTER V

Realization and Freedom

The true meaning of self-knowledge
Bondage or Freedom attributed to Jiva, and not to Atman
knowledge of Atman as distinguished from knowledge of things
Falavapyatva and Vrittivapyatva
Destruction of Ignorance
its meaning
Freedom
Types of Liberation
Videh Mukta, Jivan Mukta
Vidvat Sannyasa
Vasistha's distinction between a Jivan Mukta and a Videh Mukta
Types of Jivan Mukta
Duties of Jivan Mukta
Vasistha's seven stages of knowledge
Liberation, different conceptions.


Item Code: IHD69
Cover: Hardcover
Edition: 1975
Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 70690544
Size: 8.7" x 5.7"
Pages: 342
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