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Prajna-Sutras

Aphorisms of Intuition by: Subhash Kak

The book presents a bridge between the cosmologies of Vedic knowledge and modern science. Commentaries are provided in 18 sutras on the nature of reality, language, art, mind, transformation and freedom. The sutras deal with abstract ideas, including aesthetics, love, war and suffering.

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ISBN: 9788124604106
Year Of Publication: 2007
Edition: 1st
Pages : xi, 82
Bibliographic Details : Index
Language : English
Binding : Paperback
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 22
Weight: 150

Overview

The Prajna Sutra presents a bridge between the cosmologies of Vedic knowledge and modern science. The ideas are presented as 18 sutras on the nature of reality, language, art, mind, transformation, and freedom on which explanatory commentaries are provided. The sutras tie together common symbols of the Vedic tradition and their deeper intuitions using contemporary vocabulary. The synthesis presented in the sutras is wide-ranging and it not only deals with abstract ideas but also with questions of meaning, aesthetics, love, war, and suffering. Although some consider only linguistic problems to be worthy of study, linguistic expressions ultimately are about things and they cannot properly address the mystery of consciousness. The sutras consider issues that go to the core of philosophy, namely the nature of reality and the relationship of the experiencing subject to it. They speak of the complementary domains of rationality and paradox that underlie ordinary experience. They explain how the mystery of consciousness relates not only to the individual’s cognitive capacity to know but also his ability to transform both himself and his environment.

Contents

An Opinion
Preface
Key to Transliteration
1. Introduction
2. The Sutras
3. Commentary
4. The Self and Recursion
5. Languages of the Brain
6. The Fourth Way
7. Afterword
Index

Meet the Author
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Subhash Kak is a widely known scientist and historian of ideas. Currently Donald C. & Elaine T. Delaune Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Professor in the Asian Studies Program at Louisiana State University, he has authored fourteen books and more than 250 research papers in the fields of information theory, neural networks, Vedic studies, and history of science. His books include The Ashvamedha: The Rite and its Logic, The Architecture of Knowledge, and the co-authored In Search of the Cradle of Civilization.
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