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Life and Teachings of Adi Sankaracarya

by: P. George Victor

Dr. George Victor studies comprehensively Sankaracarya’s teachings on Vedanta — his views on scripture, perception and inference as pramanas or standards of knowledges; his explanations of the relation between Brahman and atman, Brahman and äsvara, maya and the world; and his concepts of jnana marga, karma marga and moksa.

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Year Of Publication: 2007
Edition: 2nd
Pages : xii, 172
Bibliographic Details : Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23 cm.
Weight: 400

Overview

Vedanta is recognised as the leading philosophy of the Vedic tradition. A major proponent of Vedanta was Shankaracarya who laid the basis for the propagation of Vedanta before the beginning of the Middle Ages. His contribution has been so immense and significant that often Vedanta has been interpreted as synonymous with Advaita Vedanta of Shankara.

Contents

Preface
1. Introduction to Vedanta
Study of Indian Literature
What are Veda and Vedanta?
The Triple Texts — Prasthanatrayi
The Three Schools
Advaita Vedanta and Indian Mind
2. Gaudapada, the Propounder
The Mandukya Upanishad
The Mandukya Karika
3. The Date of Shankaracarya
The Indian Antiquary
Conclusion
4. The Times of Shankaracarya
Political and Social Conditions
Religious Conditions
5. The Life of Shankaracarya
Sources
Life at Glance
Encounter with an Outcast
Religious Harmony and Travels
6. The Works of Shankaracarya
Paul Hacker’s Studies
What is His Name? And Which is the Title
Works Attributed to Shankaracarya
7. Shankaracarya on the Upanishads
Yajnavalkya and Maitreya Dialogue
Yajnavalkya and Gargi Dialogue
8. Shankaracarya on the Bhagavad Gita
Introduction
Concepts of the Gita
Paths of the Gita
Kshetra and Kshetrajna
Abandonment and Seeking the Lord as Shelter
9. Shankaracarya on the Brahma Sutra
Badarayana
Superimposition (Adhyasa)
Scriptures are Essential
Brahman-Knowledge and Moksha
Seeker of Brahman
10. Minor Works and Hymns of Shankaracarya
Viveka-Cudamani
Upadesha-Sahasra
Atma-Bodha
Dakshina-Murti-Stotra
Shivananda-Lahari
Bhaja-Govindam
11. Teachings of Shankaracarya
Scripture, Perception and Inference
Brahman-Atman
Brahman and Ishvara
Maya and World
Jnana-Marga and karma-marga (Path of Knowledge and Path of Action)
Vyavharika-Satya and Paramarthika-Satya (Phenomenal Truth and Noumeal Truth)
Moksha
12. Methodology of Shankaracarya
Scriptures as Standard (Shastra as Pramana)
Writing Commentaties
Missionary Travels
Rejection of Opponent Views
The Dualist
Parables
13. Social Philosophy of Shankaracarya
Doctrine of Illusion (Maya-Vada) — Refuted
Social Order
Ethics
14. Interpretations of Shankaracarya
Devotional Aspects
Active Social Work
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

Meet the Author
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Prof. P. George Victor (born: 1953), Professor of Philosophy, and Founder Director, Centre for Religious Studies, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam has been teaching Sankara Vedanta, and Western Philosophy for the post-graduate students for more than two decades. He has participated in many seminars in India and abroad. He has organized the ‘First National Seminar on Teaching Philosophy in India’ in association with the editors of Teaching Philosophy journal, USA sponsored by ICPR during March 1998. His major published works include ‘Social Philosophy of Vedanta’, ‘Life and Teachings of Adi Sankaracarya’ and ‘Moral Science’.
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