The Vedanta Philosophy

The Vedanta Philosophy

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Item Code: IDJ489
Author: F. Max. Muller
Publisher: New Bharatiya Book Corporation
Language: English
Edition: 2002
ISBN: 8187418591
Pages: 109
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 9.0 inch X 6.0 inch
Weight 260 gm


Chapter 1. Origin of the Vedanta Philosophy  
  The Importance of the Philosophy 1  
  What is important and what is merely curious 2
  The Importance of the Vedanta Philosophy 4
  Opinions of the Vedanta by Schopenhauer, Sir W. Jones, Victor Cousin, F. Schlegel 5
  The Vedanta, both Philosophy and Religion 7
  The Upanisads as Vedanta 9
  The Four Stages of Life 11
  Relation of the Soul (Atman) to Brahmana (the Paramatman) 12
  Unsystematic Character of the Upanisads 13
  Growth of Religious and Philosophic Thought before the Upanisads 14
  Belief in the God 16
  Two Forms of the Vedanta 17
  The Upanisads treated as Revealed, not as Historical Books 18
  Moral Preparation for the Study of the Vedanta 21
  Mistrust in the Evidence of the Senses 24
  Metaphorical Language of the Upanisads 24
Chapter 2. The Soul and God  
  Extracts from the Upanisads 28
  I. From Katha Upanisad 28
  II. From the Maitrayana Upanisad 33
  Sankara's Analysis of Subject and object 36
  The Inheritance of the Vedanta 42
  No Esoteric Vedanta 42
  Relation between the Higher Brahmana and the Lower Brahmana 49
  Relation between the Higher Atman and the Living Atman 51
  Different Views of the Soul in Indian Philosophy 52
  The Upadhis as the cause of difference between the Soul and God 54
  The Psychology of the Vedanta 55
  Our Mind is not our Self (Atman) 57
  The Upadhis due to Avidya 57
  Nescience (Avidya) destroyed by Knowledge (Vidya) 59
  How the Soul can be one with God 60
Chapter 3. Similarities and Differences between Indian and European Philosophy  
  Strangeness of Eastern Philosophy 64
  General Interest of Indian Philosophy 65
  Critical Treatment of Oriental Literature 66
  The Sacred Syllable Om 68
  Whatever was Old became Sacred 69
  Books for the Study of the Vedanta 70
  Coincidences. Spinoza's Substantia' 72
  The Meaning of Real 74
  The Nature of Avidya and Maya 75
  Colebrooke n Maya 75
  Sir W. Jones on the Vedanta 77
  The Two Brahmans are One 78
  The Germs of the Vedanta in the Upanisads 79
  The Knowledge of the Brahmana 81
  Names and Forms the Objects of Brahmana's knowledge 82
  Thought and Language Inseparable 82
  Coincideness between Names and Forms and the Greek Logas 83
  Speech as a Creative Power to the Veda 84
  Similarity with the Old Testament Wisdom 85
  Did Brahmana means Word? 86
  Brahmana derived from the same Root as Verbum and Word 87
  Names and Forms the Connecting-link between Brahmana and the World 88
  The Gods of other Religions 90
  Names and Forms the Product of Avidya 92
  The Vedanta in Political Life 94
  The Ethics of the Vedanta 95
  The Doctrine of Karman 96
  Pre-existence of the Soul 97
  Recapitulation 100

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