The Resource The Advaita worldview : God, world, and humanity, Anantanand Rambachan

The Advaita worldview : God, world, and humanity, Anantanand Rambachan

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
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
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
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in religious studies
Label
The Advaita worldview : God, world, and humanity, Anantanand Rambachan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-137) and index
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  • net
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
ocm71851056
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 145 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780791468524
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27356073
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)71851056
  • pebcs0791468518

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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