The Resource The Advaita worldview : God, world, and humanity, Anantanand Rambachan, (electronic book)

The Advaita worldview : God, world, and humanity, Anantanand Rambachan, (electronic book)

Label
The Advaita worldview : God, world, and humanity
Title
The Advaita worldview
Title remainder
God, world, and humanity
Statement of responsibility
Anantanand Rambachan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Anantanand Rambachan offers a fresh and detailed perspective on Advaita Vedanta, Hinduism's most influential and revered religious tradition. Rambachan, who is both a scholar and an Advaitin, attends closely to the Upanisads and authentic commentaries of Sankara to challenge the tradition and to reconsider central aspects of its current teachings. His reconstruction and reinterpretation of Advaita focuses in particular on the nature of brahman, the status of the world in relation to brahman, and the meaning and relevance of liberation." "Rambachan queries contemporary representations of an impersonal brahman and the need for popular, hierarchical distinctions such as those between a higher (para) and lower (apara) brahman. Such distinctions, Rambachan argues, are inconsistent with the non-dual nature of brahman and are unnecessary when brahman's relationship with the world is correctly understood. Questioning Advaita's traditional emphasis on renunciation and world-denial, Rambachan expands the understanding of suffering (duhkha) and liberation (moksa) and addresses socioeconomic as well as gender and caste inequalities. Positing that the world is a celebrative expression of God's fullness, this book advances Advaita as a universal and uninhibited path to a liberated life committed to compassion, equality, and justice."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rambachan, Anantanand
Dewey number
181/.482
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
B132.A3
LC item number
R36 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Advaita
  • Hindu philosophy
Label
The Advaita worldview : God, world, and humanity, Anantanand Rambachan, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-137) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10579228
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 145 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The Advaita worldview : God, world, and humanity, Anantanand Rambachan, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-137) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10579228
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 145 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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