Studies in the sectarian Upanisads: metaphysics, ethics, and rituals

  • 184 Pages
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  • English
Indological Book House , Varanasi
Upanishads -- Criticism, interpretation
Statement[by] T. R. Sharma.
LC ClassificationsBL1120.A459 S53 1972
The Physical Object
Pagination184 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5400229M
LC Control Number72903430

Get this from a library. Studies in the sectarian Upanisads: metaphysics, ethics, and rituals. [Tulsi And rituals book Sharma]. The Upanishads (/ uː ˈ p æ n ɪ ˌ ʃ æ d z, uː ˈ p ɑː n ɪ ˌ ʃ ɑː d ethics / ; Sanskrit: उपनिषद् Upaniṣad [ˈʊpɐnɪʂɐd]) are late Vedic Sanskrit texts of religious teaching and ideas still revered in Hinduism.

They are the most recent part of the oldest scriptures of Hinduism, the Vedas, that deal with meditation, philosophy, and ontological knowledge; other parts Language: Sanskrit. This chapter examines the place of ethics in Hinduism.

It shows that though Hinduism has shown a strong inclination to metaphysics and spiritualism, it has certainly not ignored ethics. It explains that ethics as dharma comes first among the goals of human beings in Hinduism and the scriptures insisted that other goals are to be pursued according to : M.V.

Nadkarni. Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy that examines the fundamental nature of reality, including the relationship between mind and matter, between substance and attribute, and between potentiality and actuality. The word "metaphysics" comes from two Greek words that, together, literally mean "after or behind or among [the study of] the natural".

Studies in the Sectarian Upanisads: Metaphysics, Ethics, and Rituals. Tulsi Ram Sharma - - Varanasi, Indological Book House. Is Rawls's Liberalism of Public Reason Hopelessly Sectarian. About The Book India has a long tradition of philosophy, metaphysics and ethics enriching both, the material well being and spiritual redemption of the people.

This tradition was highly developed during the Vedic period and it has passed on from generation to generation developing the social and spiritual life of the common people.

When exactly did this tradition commence is shrouded in. The other Upanishads to which Shankara refers to in his commentary on Brahma sutra, include Kausitaki, Jabala, Mahanarayana, and Paingala. Radhakrishnan () also includes Maitri Upanishad in this list and refers to these 15 as the principal Upanishads.

The Upanishads were composed since about 1, BCE to 1, CE (Olivelle, n.d.). They were. About the Book The aim of this work is to enlarge the scope of our study on Advaitavedanta and make it more significant from the point of ethics.

It has been the fashion with some critics to treat Advaita ethics with suspicion and complain that in Advaita there is no logical place for ethics. In this book the author reviews all the fundamental concepts of Sankara with a view to explicate their.

About The Book Gita and Kant: Ann Ethical study- The Bhagaved Gita inculcates the threefold method of Karmayoga, Bhaktiyoga and Jnanayuga, The word Yoga is attached to the term Karma to coin the new technical term Karmayoga by the Bhagavad-Gita.

The Gita ethics is the ethics of activism Karmayoga. It is not the ethics of inaction or renunciation of action Sannyasa. About the Book: The Upanishads occupy a unique place in the development of Indian thought. They contain the roots of all systems of philosophy rising one upon another like the crests of the Himalayas culminating in a vision of the Absolute Reality.

The Western scholars had a prejudice against Indian Philosophy that it was pessimistic and other-worldly. About The Book Long acknowledged as a classic, this pioneering survey of Indian thought charts a fascinating course through an intricate history.

From the Rig Veda to Rmanuja, Radhakrishnan traces the development of Indian philosophy as a single tradition of thought through the ages.

Individual philosophers and their views are interpreted in the light of this broad argument. Yajurveda is a compound Sanskrit word, composed of yajus (यजुस्) and veda (वेद).

Monier-Williams translates yajus as "religious reverence, veneration, worship, sacrifice, a sacrificial prayer, formula, particularly mantras muttered in a peculiar manner at a sacrifice". Veda means "knowledge". Johnson states yajus means "(mostly) prose formulae or mantras, contained in the Yajur.

An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Software. An illustration of two photographs. Full text of "Stories from Upanishads".

The book is divided topically into chapters that give an overview of the life of the Buddha, Buddhism and Buddhist texts, Logic, Epistemology, Ethics, and Metaphysics. Each of the chapters focus on a selection of Pali sutta (discourses) that explain the Buddhist position on the topic of that chapter.

[REVIEW] Lise F. Vail - - International Journal of Hindu Studies 10 (3) Virtue and Happiness in the Law Book of Manu. Ariel Glucklich - - International Journal of Hindu Studies. This is the complete text of a review, appearing in the Spring edition (Vol.

4, No. 2) of the journal "Studies in Comparative Religion", of the book "Christian and Hindu Ethics" authored by S. Thakur. HUMS Professors Kimberly Stratton — Western religions Noel Salmond — Eastern religions.

HUMS — REASON & REVELATION The Ancient World to the Middle Ages. Students wrestle with concepts drawn from the two great intellectual traditions of the West, the philosophies drawn from Plato and Aristotle and the faiths descended from Abraham, and discuss themes such as wisdom and love.

Unit II: Buddhist Metaphysics and Ethics 1. Buddhist Theory of Causation 2.

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Buddhist Concept of Nirvana 3. Buddhist Moral Value System Unit III: Buddhism: Social Vision 1. Buddhist Social order 2.

Buddhist Festivals 3. Buddhist Rituals Suggested Readings English Books: 1. V.S. Bhaskar, Faith and Philosophy of Buddhism, Kalpaz Publication.

The name "Shvetashvatara" has the compound Sanskrit root Shvetashva (श्वेताश्व, Shvet + ashva), which literally means "white horse" and "drawn by white steeds". Shvetashvatara is a bahuvrihi compound of (Śvetaśva + tara), where tara means "crossing", "carrying beyond".

The word Shvetashvatara translates to "the one carrying beyond on white horse" or simply "white mule that. Mimamsa Darsan is one of the six Hindu Astika philosophies. According to Padiniya Rishi, the general meaning of the word Mimamsa is ‘curiosity’ or ‘inquisitiveness’. The Vedas have been sub-classified into 4 parts: Samhita (collection of mantra), Aranakyas (text on rituals, ceremonies, sacrifices etc), Brahman (commentaries on rituals, ceremonies and sacrifices) & Upanishads (texts.

In an ideal world, Torwesten suggests that Eastern metaphysics, mysticism and Christian ethics should come together to form a more perfect religious ideology for the benefit of humanity.

Conclusion Vedanta; Heart of Hinduism (Torwesten, ) offers descriptions of the. Learn definitions philosophy religion social studies with free interactive flashcards.

Choose from different sets of definitions philosophy religion social studies flashcards on Quizlet. Study 89 Yoga and Renunciation flashcards from Jess R. on StudyBlue. in the Aranyakas and Upanishads, this is taken a step further and the nature of the ritual is completely re-evaluated, seeing its internalization within the individual as its highest meaning, and subordinating ritual action to knowledge ethics or restraint, conprising.

The Upanishads contain the essence of the Vedas.

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They are the concluding portions of the Vedas and are the source of the Vedanta philosophy. Profound, original, lofty and sublime thoughts arise from every verse. They contain the direct spiritual experiences or revelations of seers, or sages, the rishi.

They are the products of the highest wisdom, supreme divine knowledge. Glimpses of Vedic Metaphysics Glimpses of Vedic Metaphysics Out of ab hymns in the Vedas, slightly less than half relate to Metaphysics, which Bhagavad-Gita says is the supreme science.

The remaining hymns pertain to mantras (in praise of God), scientific rituals/ceremonies and aryankas (simple rules for the old people). Jain Ethics Unit-III: Buddhism: Different Schools 1. Madhyamarga and Astangmarga 2. Different Schools of Philosophy 3. Major Sects (Hinayana and Mahayana) Unit-IV: Buddhism: Metaphysics and Ethics 1.

Process Ontology, Theory of Dependent Origination and Impermanence 2. Noble Truths 3. Nirvana: Nature and Methods Bibliography English. This book is a treasure-trove of inspiring spiritual biography, instructive anecdotes and lofty admonitions of men and women of the highest realisation.

For sheer variety and range, this book perhaps has no equal. Here, two points deserve special mention.

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Firstly, this book is totally non-sectarian and free from prejudice of any kind. Learn asian philosophy with free interactive flashcards. Choose from different sets of asian philosophy flashcards on Quizlet.

The later sectarian or “minor” Upanishads took up specific theological agendas, such as that of Saivism or Vaishnavism, but continued with the aphoristic genre of the earlier texts. Western thinkers, such as Arthur Schopenhauer, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau, also read the Upanishads and understood them as a powerful.

The second volume contains the Svetasvatara, Prasna, and Mandukya Upanishads, and another searching and informative introduction embodying a study of Vedic ethics.

The third volume contains the Aitareya and Brihadaranyaka Upanishads with another awesome introductory essay discussing the value of rituals and symbols for the contemplation of s: 5. Frazier approaches the concepts of self, ritual, and reality from the context of Hindu worldviews, primarily examining the Upanisads, and drawing on many other classical Hindu scriptures, such as the Rg Veda and Bhagavad Gita and a few lesser known texts, to illustrate similarities and differences as changes occurred over time.2.

Jain Ethics UNIT–III Buddhism: Different Schools 1. Madhyamarga and Astangmarga 2. Different Schools of Philosophy 3. Major Sects (Hinayana and Mahayana) UNIT–IV Buddhism: Metaphysics and Ethics 1. Process Ontology, Theory of Dependent Origination and Impermanence 2. Noble Truths 3.

Nirvana: Nature and Methods Bibliography: English Books.Unlike a Fool, He Is Not Defiled: Ascetic Purity and Ethics in the Samnyasa Upanisads. Lise F. Vail - - Journal of Religious Ethics 30 (3) details The authors of the "Saṃnyāsa Upaniṣads", manuals of ascetic lifestyle and practice, recommend that wanderers renounce behavioral standards of their formerly Brahmin householder.