Philosophical Foundation of Bengal Vaisnavism

Philosophical Foundation of Bengal Vaisnavism

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Item Code: IDE288
Author: Sudhindra Chandra Chakravarti
Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2004
ISBN: 8121511313
Pages: 448
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 8.9" X 5.8"
Weight 700 gm
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From the Jacket:

This is an original work by an eminent teacher of Philosophy and Religion who can present the best results of Indian and Western scholarship and evaluate them in the light of unbiased insight.

The chapters on comparison of Bengal Vaisnavism with Christianity and Existentialism are highly stimulating.

The book is indispensable to those advanced students of oriental philosophy and religion who are devoted to research work, since no knowledge of oriental philosophy and religion will be complete without a clear understanding of Vedanta and the different types of Vaisnavism.

 

CONTENTS

 

Chapter Title Pages
I. The Attitude towards Epistemology 1
II. The Psychological Basis of Knowledge and the Nature of Error 25
III. A Synoptic View of Bengal Vaisnavism 38
IV. Jiva Gosvamin's Conception of the Bhagavat 51
V. The Bhagavat (God) as the Ground of Jiva-sakti and Maya-sakti 79
VI. The Doctrine of Causation in Bengal Vaisnavism 100
VII. Krsna and His Incarnations 127
VIII. Bhakti, The Means of God-Realisation 169
IX. The Supreme Realisation 228
X. Bengal Vaisnavism and Kierkegaard's Existentialism 265
XI. The Place of Ethics in Bengal Vaisnavism 283
XII. Acintya-Bhedabheda 299
XIII. Rasa (Relish) 340
XIV. Christianity and Bengal Vaisnavism 376
XV. Conclusion 404
  Bibliography 411
  Index 423

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