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The Vedanta Philosophy

The Vedanta Philosophy


Item Code: IDJ489

by F. Max. Muller

Hardcover (Edition: 2002)

New Bharatiya Book Corporation
ISBN 8187418591

Size: 8.5X" 5.6"
Pages: 109
Price: $14.00
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Chapter 1.Origin of the Vedanta Philosophy
The Importance of the Philosophy 1
What is important and what is merely curious 2
The Importance of the Vedanta Philosophy 4
Opinions of the Vedanta by Schopenhauer, Sir W. Jones, Victor Cousin, F. Schlegel 5
The Vedanta, both Philosophy and Religion 7
The Upanisads as Vedanta 9
The Four Stages of Life 11
Relation of the Soul (Atman) to Brahmana (the Paramatman) 12
Unsystematic Character of the Upanisads 13
Growth of Religious and Philosophic Thought before the Upanisads 14
Belief in the God 16
Two Forms of the Vedanta 17
The Upanisads treated as Revealed, not as Historical Books 18
Moral Preparation for the Study of the Vedanta 21
Mistrust in the Evidence of the Senses 24
Metaphorical Language of the Upanisads 24
Chapter 2. The Soul and God
Extracts from the Upanisads 28
I. From Katha Upanisad 28
II. From the Maitrayana Upanisad 33
Sankara's Analysis of Subject and object 36
The Inheritance of the Vedanta 42
No Esoteric Vedanta 42
Relation between the Higher Brahmana and the Lower Brahmana 49
Relation between the Higher Atman and the Living Atman 51
Different Views of the Soul in Indian Philosophy 52
The Upadhis as the cause of difference between the Soul and God 54
The Psychology of the Vedanta 55
Our Mind is not our Self (Atman) 57
The Upadhis due to Avidya 57
Nescience (Avidya) destroyed by Knowledge (Vidya) 59
How the Soul can be one with God 60
Chapter 3. Similarities and Differences between Indian and European Philosophy
Strangeness of Eastern Philosophy 64
General Interest of Indian Philosophy 65
Critical Treatment of Oriental Literature 66
The Sacred Syllable Om 68
Whatever was Old became Sacred 69
Books for the Study of the Vedanta 70
Coincidences. Spinoza's Substantia' 72
The Meaning of Real 74
The Nature of Avidya and Maya 75
Colebrooke n Maya 75
Sir W. Jones on the Vedanta 77
The Two Brahmans are One 78
The Germs of the Vedanta in the Upanisads79
The Knowledge of the Brahmana 81
Names and Forms the Objects of Brahmana's knowledge 82
Thought and Language Inseparable 82
Coincideness between Names and Forms and the Greek Logas 83
Speech as a Creative Power to the Veda 84
Similarity with the Old Testament Wisdom 85
Did Brahmana means Word? 86
Brahmana derived from the same Root as Verbum and Word 87
Names and Forms the Connecting-link between Brahmana and the World 88
The Gods of other Religions 90
Names and Forms the Product of Avidya 92
The Vedanta in Political Life 94
The Ethics of the Vedanta 95
The Doctrine of Karman 96
Pre-existence of the Soul 97
Recapitulation 100
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