“Philosophy in English [in India],” Philosophy in Fifteen Modern Indian ... “Ethics of Swaminarayan and Christianity,” New Dimensions in Vedànta Philosophy, ...
Essays appraising the contemporary relevance of Śaṃkara for inter-religious dialogue and human rights as well as revised assessments of Śaṃkara’s understanding of divine grace, the role of the gods, Buddhism, Śaṃkara’s relation to later Advaita, and the unity of the Self.
Dimensions of Philosophy: Dr S. P. Dubey Felicitation Volume (Delhi: New Bharatiya ... Sesvara Vedānta (Delhi: New Bharatiya Book Corporation, 2006), pp.
Author: Sadhu Paramtattvadas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Since its inception over two hundred years ago, Swaminarayan Hinduism has flourished into a transnational movement described as one of the fastest growing Hindu groups in the world. Despite being one of the largest and most visible Hindu traditions both in India and the West, surprisingly little is known about what the Swaminarayan fellowship believes. An Introduction to Swaminarayan Hindu Theology provides a comprehensive doctrinal account of the Swaminarayan tradition's belief system, drawing on its rich corpus of theological literature, including the teachings of Swaminarayan himself and classical commentaries on canonical Vedāntic texts. Part I delineates the sources and tools of Swaminarayan Hindu theology, while Part II systematically expounds upon its distinctive five eternal entities - Parabrahman, Akṣarabrahman, māyā, īśvara and jīva - and mukti (spiritual liberation). In presenting these key themes theologically and lucidly, Swami Paramtattvadas makes the Swaminarayan Hindu belief system intelligible to scholars, students and serious readers.
Philosophical reflection based on the understanding of this existential projection ... We may take the Buddhist experience of enlightenment and the Vedantic ...
Author: Zhongying Cheng
Publisher: SUNY Press
This is the first book to thoroughly explore Confucian and Neo-Confucian metaphysics and ethics, building upon the creativity and temporality of human existence and human nature as well as their extension into human culture. Fundamental essays deal cogently with the relationship between Chinese language and Chinese philosophy, offering general categories which shape the matrix of ideas woven in Chinese philosophy from its very beginnings. Along with more general characterizations, there are themes placing Confucian thinkers in touch with modern communication theories, perceptions of individuals, religious themes, and scientific worldviews. Conceptual and comparative essays probe the frontiers of Chinese philosophy in its contemporary Confucian revival.
In other groups, allusion to Advaita (Vedānta) appears to be more a form of lip service, or to feature in ... New Dimensions in Vedānta Philosophy, 1–52.
The Handbook of Hinduism in Europe portrays and analyses Hindu traditions in every country in Europe. It presents the main Hindu communities, religious groups, forms and teachings present in the continent and shows that Hinduism have become a major religion in Europe.
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 1981. Vachanamritama: A Note. In New Dimensions in Vedanta Philosophy, ed. R. S. Srivastava, Part 1, pp. 204–20.
Author: Raymond Brady Williams
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
An Introduction to Swaminarayan Hinduism, third edition, offers a comprehensive study of a contemporary form of Hinduism. Begun as a revival and reform movement in India 200 years ago, it has now become one of the fastest growing and most prominent forms of Hinduism. The Swaminarayan Hindu transnational network of temples and institutions is expanding in India, East Africa, the UK, USA, Australasia, and in other African and Asian cities. The devotion, rituals, and discipline taught by its founder, Sahajanand Swami (1781-1830) and elaborated by current leaders in major festivals, diverse media, and over the Internet, help preserve ethnic and religious identity in many modern cultural and political contexts. Swaminarayan Hinduism, here described through its history, divisions, leaders, theology and practices, provides valuable case studies of contemporary Hinduism, religion, migrants, and transnationalism. This new edition includes up-to-date information about growth, geographic expansion, leadership transitions, and impact of Swaminarayan institutions in India and abroad.
... looked for as that which, according to Vedānta, makes philosophy what it is. ... and it indeed acquires a new dimension of significance for philosophy, ...
Author: J.G. Arapura
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
It would probably be generally admitted that Vedanta is the apex of the Indian (or Eastern) religious philosophies. Yet today it com mands so little attention, in part, no doubt, because the modem mood in scholarship refuses anchoring and centering of thought. The present work seeks to address modem thought though not in the modem mood. It is nevertheless motivated by the belief that there are times when the timeless is most timely. It is possible that the sources of a tradition such as Vedanta, if approached propefIy, will yield somethIng which can be brought within the ambience of the contemporary philosophical quest, at least of its still largely unmanifest undercurrents. The present work is intended to be an act, imperfect as it is, in that direction. That marks the difference of this project, called Gnosis and the Question of Thought in Vedanta, from customary studies in Indol ogy. The term "gnosis" as employed in this context is a translation of its cognate Sanskrit term jfiana, the latter, however, having a much wider range of meaning than the former, especially in view of the latter's appropriation for a specific usage by the Gnostic traditions of both the East and the West. In the general expression of Vedanta too the Gnostic understanding ofjfiana has undoubtedly persisted especially in the so-called jfiana-marga, or "way of gnosis", made popular from early medieval times on.
In New Dimensions in Vedanta Philosophy, Part 1. Ahmedabad: BAPS, 1981. Simpson, Edward. 2005. “The 'Gujarat' Earthquake and the Political Economy of ...
Author: Brian A. Hatcher
How did Hindu reformers make the religion modern? Brian Hatcher argues that this is the wrong question to ask. Exploring two nineteenth-century Hindu movements, the Brahmo Samaj and the Swaminarayan Sampraday, he challenges the notion of religious reform.
G. Sukumaran Nair in 'New Dimensions in Vedanta Philosophy' “Mahatma Gandhi of Gujarat also imbibed this religious universal message of Swaminarayan and his ...
Author: Hitesh Changela
Publisher: Rajkot Gurukul
Bhagwan Swaminarayan incarnated on the Earth in the latter half of the eighteenth century, a time that is aptly considered one of the darkest periods in history. Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s achievements in religion, society and education were absolutely herculean in nature, considering his short lifespan of 49 years and the acute anarchy that afflicted India at the time. Many intellectuals, after recognizing Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s achievements in the fields of society and religion, have established Him as a grand reformer. Some go one step further and identify Him as a divine personage. Moreover, a large number of people consider Him an incarnation equal to Bhagwan Ram and Bhagwan Krishna. In actuality, however, He is the Supreme God. At the tender age of 11, Bhagwan Swaminarayan left His home and began His journey of spiritual revival throughout India. From the Himalayas to Kanyakumari, from Jagganath Puri to Loj and through harsh winters, monsoons and summers, His journey spanned more than 12,000 Kilometers and lasted for more than seven years. He endured these conditions barefoot and wearing nothing but a loincloth. He finally settled in Gujarat and became the head of the holy fellowship at the very young age of twenty-one. In less than three decades, He founded the fastest-growing holy fellowship ever, comprising more than 1800 saints, 800 female ascetics and over 500,000 disciples. Six magnificent temples were constructed by the holy fellowship and more than 100 scriptures and 30,000 kirtans were composed. Most importantly, Bhagwan Swaminarayan was worshipped as Supreme God by hundreds of thousands devotees during His lifetime. If, without any prejudice or preconceived notion, one attempts to evaluate the life and work of Bhagwan Swaminarayan in context of that era, one will invariably be convinced about His Supreme divinity. We sincerely hope this book will help anyone in do so. This book is a humble attempt to delve into the glory of Bhagwan Swaminarayan. It depicts Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s biography and His unparalleled work as a reformer in social, religious, educational and economic fields. The five pillars of the holy fellowship (i.e. Disciples, Saints, Acharya, Temples and Scriptures) are explained, along with a brief note on philosophy. Twenty-nine unique personality traits of Bhagwan Swaminarayan are described. Finally, various scholars’ opinions of Bhagwan Swaminarayan are noted. Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s life, action, vision and personality were so unique, unparalleled, limitless, incomprehensible, charming and thoughtful that it is impossible to provide a complete account, but this book is a humble attempt to present His glory to anyone interested in learning about it. The responsibility for any mistakes and for any ideas expressed herein is mine alone. I have already been rewarded in this project by the sheer joy and satisfaction I have derived by being given the opportunity to study various scriptures and books related to Bhagwan Swaminarayan and considered myself fortunate to be a part of this book. There were many books used for reference as mentioned in bibliography, but the below three books were used extensively and deserve special recognition: 1. “Contribution of Swaminarayan Sampraday to Gujarat in nineteenth century” (in Gujarati) by Rashmiben Tribhuvanbhai Vyas. 1st edition published by Shri Swaminarayan Gurukul, Rajkot in 1997. 2. “Swami Sahajanand athawa Swaminarayan Sampradaya” (in Gujarati) by Kishorelal Mashruwala. 2nd Edition published by Navjivan Prakashan, Amdavad in 1940. 3. “Sri Swami Narayan” by Manilal C Parekh. 2nd Edition published by Sri Bhagwat Dharma Mission House, Rajkot in 1960. Throughout this book, some original terms whose translation cannot convey the intended meaning have been italicized. The glossary explains each word with a brief definition. This book is the product of the blessings of saints and intense teamwork.
Husserl contrasts the natural mode of reflection with the philosophical mode in the following words : " But philosophy lies in a wholly new dimension .
Author: Bina Gupta
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
The present volumeis an annotated biblography of the vedik- Laksana, the esitence of which could be determined on the basic of printed editions, catalogues of manuscripts, and citations in other texts. the incentive for compiling this bibliography grew out of an awareness that hardly any relaible information exists concerning manuscripts of veda-laksana texts, although they are of great use critical studies of vedic texts. The goal of this work is to provide a comprehensive handbook of source materials on Veda-Laksna by identifying and distinguishing the texts in various manuscripts and printed editions according to their contents and actual title.