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Studies in Vedanta

Essays in Honour of Professor S.S. Rama Rao by: P. George Victor , V.V.S. Saibaba

Containing both intellectually stimulating and academically entertaining essays and papers presented at the “Fifteenth International Congress of Vedanta” in the United States, this book honours the Congress’ founder, Professor Rama Rao Pappu. This volume analytically discusses the ideologies of Shankara, Ramanuja, Madhva, Vallabha, Tyagaraja and Satya Sai Baba.

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ISBN: 9788124603505
Year Of Publication: 2006
Edition: 1st
Pages : xxi, 330
Bibliographic Details : Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23 cm.
Weight: 700

Overview

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.

Contents

Abhinandan Malika
Preface
Prologue
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
Epilogue
Contributors
Index

Meet the Author
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1953
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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1947
Dr. V.V.S Saibaba (1947-), a Professor at Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, wherefrom he holds his Master’s degree (1973) and Ph.D degree (1985). He was the Head in the Centre for Mahayana Buddhist Studies at Acharya Nagarjuna University (1987-89). He taught Buddhist Sanskrit texts, philosophy of the Buddha, Scriptural readings, Indian philosophy and Shankara Advaita. He has participated in several International and National Conferences and supervised research on Jaina and Buddhist Philosophical texts, Buddhist history, Art, Architecture, Literature, Judaism, Catholic Christianity and Hatha Yoga. He has published the book Facets of Buddhist Philosophy: Theravada and Mahayana; many research papers in International and National Buddhist journals. He was a consulting editor of the Contemporary Who is Who, American Biographical Institute, USA.
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