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Though he is considered one of the foremost of India's philosophers, Shankara is also one of the most misunderstood. Much of the misunderstanding of Shankara's Position may be due to the absence of a lucid presentation of his life and works in a comprehensive and readable form. This short monograph is an attempt to meet that need for the benefit of those who have no previous acquaintance with philosophy.

Shankara was one of the most subtle of Indian philosophers, and though for him intellectual dexterity was not an end in itself, the reader will find some reasoning worthy of his steel in the following pages.

 

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Introduction vii
The General Background 1
Sources of Knowledge 7
The Self 17
Epistemology 31
Cosmology 50
Maya and Avidya 66
Self in Three States 74
Ethics 82
Summum Bonum 100
Appendix 107

 

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About the Book:

Though he is considered one of the foremost of India's philosophers, Shankara is also one of the most misunderstood. Much of the misunderstanding of Shankara's Position may be due to the absence of a lucid presentation of his life and works in a comprehensive and readable form. This short monograph is an attempt to meet that need for the benefit of those who have no previous acquaintance with philosophy.

Shankara was one of the most subtle of Indian philosophers, and though for him intellectual dexterity was not an end in itself, the reader will find some reasoning worthy of his steel in the following pages.

 

CONTENTS

 

Introduction vii
The General Background 1
Sources of Knowledge 7
The Self 17
Epistemology 31
Cosmology 50
Maya and Avidya 66
Self in Three States 74
Ethics 82
Summum Bonum 100
Appendix 107

 

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