Item Code: IHD59
by Y. MasihHardcover (Edition: 1987)
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The contention of Shankara's Universal Philosophy of Religion, is that man of his very nature has to be concerned with what he considers to be his supreme reality. But the supreme reality is unknown and unknowable. Hence man is thrown into a predicamental situation of knowing the unknowable. This absurd situation has given rise to the doctrines of analogia entis (St. Thomas Aquinas), symbology (Paul Tillich) and picture theories of R.B. Braithwaite and Wittgenstein. But the conclusion of the present author is that even now Shankara is ahead of the stalwart epoch-making thinkers mentioned above.
About the Author:
Y. Masih (b.1916) obtained Ph.D. (Edinburgh), and D. Litt. (Patna) for his works on psychology and philosophy of religion. He was Professor of Philosophy in Magadh University and has an exceptionally long career of teaching in various universities. He has a long list of works to his credit which includes: Freudianism and Religion, A History of Western Philosophy, Introduction to Religious Philosophy, Christian Faith and Philosophy and may others. At present he is working on The Hindu Theology.
|1.||TOOLS OF RELIGIOUS THOUGHT||1|
|2.||THE RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHY OF SHANKARA|
The origin of Mayavada 77; The nature of Nescience (Ajnana) 80; The locus of Maya 84; The notion of God 86; Brahma and Ishvara 88; Brahma-Jnana and theistic proofs 91; Ontological proof 92; Cosmological argument 94; Teleological argument 96; Liberation (Moksa) 98; Karmakanda and liberation 100; Worship and liberation 108; Critical comments with regard to Shankara's theism 111; Stages of worship 113; Liberation through Jnana 115; Mithyatva (falsity) of Vedanta-Vakyas and release 118; Mahavakyas and Brahma-Jnana 122; Jivanmukti 125
|3.||THE MODERN RELEVANCE OF SHANKARA||130|
|5.||SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION||153|
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