Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Philosophy > Hindu > Dispelling Illusion (Gaudapada’s Alatasanti)
Displaying 1381 of 2823         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Dispelling Illusion (Gaudapada’s Alatasanti)
Dispelling Illusion (Gaudapada’s Alatasanti)
Description
Back of the Book

This book sets Gaudapada in Historical context and develops a commentary that makes that meaning and significance of the Alatasanti text clear. In the Alatasanti Gaudapada uses Vedantic Philosophy. It places him at the watershed between Mahayana Buddhism and Vedanta.

Among the important issues discussed are Gaudapada’s radical doctrine of non production that is the view that despite appearances nothing is ever actually brought into existence his notion of the illusory nature of sensory experience his conviction that reality is not two his theory of knowledge and the touchless yaga he hoped would dispel our illusions about ourselves and our world. His logic and the content of his arguments are examined critically.

This is a very useful and valuable work. The topic is a central one in Indian philosophy yet not many books and none in recent times have ventured to explore it. The author does a persuasive job especially given the controversial nature of the topic. The book’s chief merit is its clear and readable style. The format clearly elucidates the Ajativada of Gaudapada through critical and historical introduction summaries translations and commentary. This is a work which will not only draw general readers who are interested in Indian philosophy but also serious scholars who are concerned about textual interpretations. The translation of the text is very well done both in terms of readability and authenticity Deen K. Chatterjee University of Utah.

Douglas A. Fox is David and Lucille Packard Professor of Religion at the Colorado College.

 

Preface

Gaudapada is at once an enigma and a figure of extraordinary importance in the history of Indian philosophy. Scholars and devotees have argued vigorously sometimes even rancorously about whether he was a real person a school of thought or even simply a philosophical treatise. Further they debate whether if he existed he was a Buddhist or a Vedantin. The importance of Gaudapada in Hindu thought however lies beyond these questions. He or it was said to be the mentor seriously question whether the formidable accomplishment of the great Sankara would have been possible without Gaudapada.

Gaudapada offers us a glimpse into a dramatic moment in Hindu philosophy the beginning of the recovering from Buddhism of Intellectual leadership for those who acknowledge the Vedas and especially the Upanishads as authoritative. This alone would make his work valuable for the intellectual historian but he also offers us one of India’s most concrete and accessible systems of non dualism. Moreover it is one in which both the enduring strength and the alleged weakness of this position can be seen with rare clarity. This makes him an invaluable introduction to Advatic thought for even the novice.

Despite all this Gaudapada has so far had a disappointing share of the attention of western scholars.

One possible reason for his neglect is that is has not left us a large body of writing. Several extant works are traditionally ascribed to him but only three seem to merit serious consideration a bhasya on Isvarakrsna’s samkhya karikas a commentary on the Uttaragita and a Karika on the Mandukya Upanisad. The last of these is generally the most valued of the set and it must be doubted whether the other could be by the same hand as it.

The present work examines the Mandukyakraika but focuses on the fourth section after summarizing the earlier ones. The reason for this faces is that the final part has the appearance of a separate and independent work is a systematic essay on Gaudapada’s version of non dualism and is the work above all in which he resorts to Buddhist terms to expound what seems to be pre-Sankarana advaita. It is worth the attention of western schools are because it is a watershed in Hindu philosophy is engagingly controversial and is fascinating as the expression of a powerful mind.

To assist our study a fresh translation of the Alatasanti offered and this is surrounded by an historical introduction and a commentary. The introduction addresses critical issues such as Gaudapada’s relation to Buddhism his pramanas and his defense of the distinctive of ajati. It attempts to place Gaudapada in context and to offer an overview of his ideas so that the text itself may be followed easily. The commentary draws on Hindu and Western critical materials to explicate the meaning of the text in some detail.

 

Contents

 

  Acknowledgments ix
  Preface xi
Part One: Historical and Critical Introduction 1
  Gaudapada 3
  Context 9
  Gaudapada and Buddhism 21
  Gaudapada of conviction 41
  Madukya Upanisad and Gaudapada’s Karikas 45
  Summaries of Prakaranas I, II and III
Principal Ideas in the fourth Prakarana:
“Alatasanti”
59
  Arguments for Ajati (Non- Production) 71
Part Two The Text Gaudapada’s Quenching the firebrand 77
  Introductory Note 79
  “Alatasanti” 81
Part Three Commentary 93
  Notes 131
  Bibliography 135
  Index 143

Sample Pages





Dispelling Illusion (Gaudapada’s Alatasanti)

Item Code:
IHL117
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
1997
ISBN:
8170305659
Language:
(English Translation)
Size:
8.9 Inch X 5.6 Inch
Pages:
157
Other Details:
weight of book 305 gms
Price:
$20.00
Discounted:
$16.00   Shipping Free
You Save:
$4.00 (20%)
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Dispelling Illusion (Gaudapada’s Alatasanti)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 7139 times since 28th Oct, 2015
Back of the Book

This book sets Gaudapada in Historical context and develops a commentary that makes that meaning and significance of the Alatasanti text clear. In the Alatasanti Gaudapada uses Vedantic Philosophy. It places him at the watershed between Mahayana Buddhism and Vedanta.

Among the important issues discussed are Gaudapada’s radical doctrine of non production that is the view that despite appearances nothing is ever actually brought into existence his notion of the illusory nature of sensory experience his conviction that reality is not two his theory of knowledge and the touchless yaga he hoped would dispel our illusions about ourselves and our world. His logic and the content of his arguments are examined critically.

This is a very useful and valuable work. The topic is a central one in Indian philosophy yet not many books and none in recent times have ventured to explore it. The author does a persuasive job especially given the controversial nature of the topic. The book’s chief merit is its clear and readable style. The format clearly elucidates the Ajativada of Gaudapada through critical and historical introduction summaries translations and commentary. This is a work which will not only draw general readers who are interested in Indian philosophy but also serious scholars who are concerned about textual interpretations. The translation of the text is very well done both in terms of readability and authenticity Deen K. Chatterjee University of Utah.

Douglas A. Fox is David and Lucille Packard Professor of Religion at the Colorado College.

 

Preface

Gaudapada is at once an enigma and a figure of extraordinary importance in the history of Indian philosophy. Scholars and devotees have argued vigorously sometimes even rancorously about whether he was a real person a school of thought or even simply a philosophical treatise. Further they debate whether if he existed he was a Buddhist or a Vedantin. The importance of Gaudapada in Hindu thought however lies beyond these questions. He or it was said to be the mentor seriously question whether the formidable accomplishment of the great Sankara would have been possible without Gaudapada.

Gaudapada offers us a glimpse into a dramatic moment in Hindu philosophy the beginning of the recovering from Buddhism of Intellectual leadership for those who acknowledge the Vedas and especially the Upanishads as authoritative. This alone would make his work valuable for the intellectual historian but he also offers us one of India’s most concrete and accessible systems of non dualism. Moreover it is one in which both the enduring strength and the alleged weakness of this position can be seen with rare clarity. This makes him an invaluable introduction to Advatic thought for even the novice.

Despite all this Gaudapada has so far had a disappointing share of the attention of western scholars.

One possible reason for his neglect is that is has not left us a large body of writing. Several extant works are traditionally ascribed to him but only three seem to merit serious consideration a bhasya on Isvarakrsna’s samkhya karikas a commentary on the Uttaragita and a Karika on the Mandukya Upanisad. The last of these is generally the most valued of the set and it must be doubted whether the other could be by the same hand as it.

The present work examines the Mandukyakraika but focuses on the fourth section after summarizing the earlier ones. The reason for this faces is that the final part has the appearance of a separate and independent work is a systematic essay on Gaudapada’s version of non dualism and is the work above all in which he resorts to Buddhist terms to expound what seems to be pre-Sankarana advaita. It is worth the attention of western schools are because it is a watershed in Hindu philosophy is engagingly controversial and is fascinating as the expression of a powerful mind.

To assist our study a fresh translation of the Alatasanti offered and this is surrounded by an historical introduction and a commentary. The introduction addresses critical issues such as Gaudapada’s relation to Buddhism his pramanas and his defense of the distinctive of ajati. It attempts to place Gaudapada in context and to offer an overview of his ideas so that the text itself may be followed easily. The commentary draws on Hindu and Western critical materials to explicate the meaning of the text in some detail.

 

Contents

 

  Acknowledgments ix
  Preface xi
Part One: Historical and Critical Introduction 1
  Gaudapada 3
  Context 9
  Gaudapada and Buddhism 21
  Gaudapada of conviction 41
  Madukya Upanisad and Gaudapada’s Karikas 45
  Summaries of Prakaranas I, II and III
Principal Ideas in the fourth Prakarana:
“Alatasanti”
59
  Arguments for Ajati (Non- Production) 71
Part Two The Text Gaudapada’s Quenching the firebrand 77
  Introductory Note 79
  “Alatasanti” 81
Part Three Commentary 93
  Notes 131
  Bibliography 135
  Index 143

Sample Pages





Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Based on your browsing history

Loading... Please wait

Related Items

Mandukya Upanisad and Karika with Sankar Bhasya in English (MP3 Audio DVD)
Swami Paramananda Bharati
Central Chinmaya Mission Trust
Duration : 80 hrs.
Item Code: IZA281
$20.00$16.00
You save: $4.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Mandukya Upanisad with Gaudapada's Karika and Sankara's (Shankaracharya)  Commentary
by Swami Nikhilananda
Paperback (Edition: 2015)
Advaita Ashrama
Item Code: IDF844
$15.00$12.00
You save: $3.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
From Early Vedanta to Kashmir Shaivism Gaudapada, Bhartrhari, and Abhinavagupta
by Natalia Isayeva
Hardcover (Edition: 1997)
Sri Satguru Publications
Item Code: IHL538
$28.00$22.40
You save: $5.60 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mandukya Upanisad: With the Karika of Gaudapada and the Commentary of Sankaracarya (Shankaracharya)
by Trans. By. Swami Gambhirananda
Paperback (Edition: 2000)
Advaita Ashrama
Item Code: IDE176
$9.00$7.20
You save: $1.80 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Samkhyakarika of Isvarakrsna: With the Commentary of Gaudapada
Item Code: IDE292
$27.00$21.60
You save: $5.40 (20%)
SOLD
The Essential Gaudapada
by D.B.Gangolli
Hardcover (Edition: 1997)
Adhyatma Prakasha Karyalaya
Item Code: NAJ440
$35.00$28.00
You save: $7.00 (20%)
SOLD
Gaudapada-Karika : A Rare Book
Item Code: NAC760
$37.50$30.00
You save: $7.50 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Agamasastra of Gaudapada (Rare Book)
Item Code: NAB287
$35.00$28.00
You save: $7.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

Keep up the good work.
Harihar, Canada
I have bought Ganesh Bell in past and every visitors at my home has appreciated very much. You have quality product and good service. Keep it up with good business. This time I am buying Ganesh-Laxmi bells.
Kanu, USA
I am a long-time customer of Exotic India for gifts for me and friends and family. We are never disappointed. Your jewelry craftspeople are very skilled artists. You must treasure them. And we always look forward to the beautifully decorated boxes you use to ship your jewelry.
Diane, USA
I have always enjoyed browsing through the website. I was recently in south India, and was amazed to note that the bronze statues made in Kumbakonam and Thanjavur had similar pricing as Exotic India.
Heramba, USA
Thank you very much for your services. I ordered a Dhanvantari Deity from this site and it came quickly and in good condition. Now Sri Dhanvantari ji is worshipped regularly before seeing each client and in the offering of our medicinal products. Thanks again.
Max, USA
Thank you for shipping my 2 Books! Absolutli a great job in this short time, 3 working days from India to Switzerland it`s fantastic!!! You have won some new clients!
Ruedi, Switzerland
I am overwhelmed with the amount of hard-to-find Hindu scriptural texts that I have been able to locate on the Exotic India website as well as other authentic cultural items from India. I am impressed with your fast and reliable shipping methods.
Lee Scott, USA
Your service is excellent.
Shambhu, USA
Exotic India has the best selection of Hindu/Buddhist statues at the best prices and best shipping that I know of.I have bought many statues from them.I am thankful for their online presence.
Michael, USA
Thanks for sharpening our skills with wisdom and sense of humor.The torchbearers of the ancient deity religion are spread around the world and the books of wisdom from India bridges the gap between east and west.
Kaushiki, USA
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 © Exotic India