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Studies in Vedanta

Essays in Honour of Professor S.S. Rama Rao Pappu

Professor Rama Rao Pappu, who has been teaching philosophy in US universities since the sixties founded the "International Congress of Vedanta" in 1986 at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA. Vedanta Congresses initia below

About This Book

Professor Rama Rao Pappu, who has been teaching philosophy in US universities since the sixties founded the "International Congress of Vedanta" in 1986 at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA. Vedanta Congresses initiated and organized systematically and selflessly by Dr. Pappu during the past nineteen years have played a very productive and positive role. Most of the essays included here are the papers presented by the contributors at the "Fifteenth International Congress of Vedanta" apart from the invited essays contributed by Professor Pappu's friends and admirers in India and abroad.

Essays in this volume have been arranged in six sections covering the areas of Vedanta Metaphysics, Advaita Epistemology and Ethics, Schools of Vedanta and other systems, Global Parallels and finally Vedanta and the Contemporary World. Both intellectually stimulating and academically entertaining, this volume contains analytic discussions on Shankara, Ramanuja, Madhva, Vallabha and Tyagaraja. Enlightening articles on Radhakrishnan, Sri Satya Saibaba and Sunderlal Bahuguna are also included. As a whole, covering the concepts of Adhyasa, Sakshi, and Jivan-mukti, perspectives on Shruti, Yukti, and Tarka, discussions on Yoga, Tantra and Music and the East-West Parallels have culminated in Sartrean Existentialism and Chinese Dao.

  • Binding: : Hardbound
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124603505
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 8124603502
  • Edition : 1st edition
  • Year : 2006
  • Pages : xxi, 330p.
  • Size : 23
  • Weight (approx.) : 650
  • Bibliographic Details : Index

Abhinandan Malika

Section - I
Vedanta Metaphysics

1. The Paradigm of the Metaphysic of Experience: A Study of Gaudapada's Mandukya-karika

-- Srinivasa Rao

2. The Viability of Non-Duality

-- J.S.R.L. Narayana Moorty

3. Consciousness, Cosmology, and Science: An Advaitic Analysis

-- R. Puligandla

4. The Advaitic Understanding of Self and Human Rationality

-- K. Srinivas

Section - II
Advaita Epistemology, and Ethics

5. Shankara Vedanta on Shruti, Tarka and Adhyasa

-- Bijayananda Kar

6. Tat tvam asi: Understanding in the Tradition of Shankara

-- Godabarisha Mishra

7. Aham Brahmasmi: Its Logical Foundation and Value Implication

-- Ganesh Prasad Das

8. Some Thoughts on Vedanta Ethics: An Analysis of the Vedanta-sara

-- Maya Das

Section - III
Schools of Vedanta, and Compositions

9. Concept of Consciousness in Ramanuja's Vishishtadvaita Vedanta

-- Abha Singh 

10. Doctrine of Sakshi in Madhvacarya's Darshana

-- V.V.S. Saibaba 

11. Vallabha's Interpretation of Vedanta

-- K.A.P. Lakshmi

12. The Echo of Vedanta in Tyagaraja's Musical Compositions

-- Prabala Janaki

Section - IV
Vedanta and other  Systems

13. Meditation in Yoga and Vedanta: A Comparison

-- R. Venkata Reddy 

14. Ultimate Reality in Advaita and Tantra

-- Sree Jahennatha Swami

15. Householders and Renouncers: The Holistic Combination in Indian Thought

-- Pankaj Jain

16. Music, Oral Tradition and Transcendental Bliss

-- Sarada Purna Sonty

Section - V
Vedanta and Global Parallels

17. Vedanta Philosophy and Sartrean Existentialism

-- Namboodri R. Jeevan Babu

18. Advaita and Aletheia: An East-West Parallel

-- J.P. Johnson 

19. Brahman and Dao: A Comparative Analysis of Hindu and Chinese Metaphysics

-- K.R. Sundararajan

20. The Eternal Feminine in Traditional Hinduism

-- Patricia Reynaud

Section - VI
Vedanta and Contemporary World

21. Transcendence in Modern Science and in Classical Vedanta 

-- V.V.  Raman

22. Jivan-mukti and Spiritual Awakening in Radhakrishnan

-- P. George Victor

23. The Three Akashas of Yoga-Vashishta as Interpreted by Sri Satya Saibaba

-- Klaus Witz

24. Vedanta and Environmental Ethics: Sunderlal Bahuguna

-- George A. James


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