The Essence of Vedanta

The Essence of Vedanta

by Brian Hodgkinson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781784284077
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Limited
Publication date: 03/15/2017
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,288,374
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Brian Hodgkinson qualified as a Chartered Accountant, before reading Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Balliol College, Oxford. During a long teaching career at Sussex University, Dulwich College and St James Schools in London, he developed a strong and diverse interest in writing, which involved studying Sanskrit, Indian Philosophy and epic literature, as well as the continued pursuit of Economics and History. In all of these he has sought to find the underlying laws that govern the development of both individuals and societies, following Pope's famous principle 'The proper study of mankind is man'.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Origins 9

Chapter 2 Knowledge and Ignorance 17

Chapter 3 The Self 39

Chapter 4 Consciousness 69

Chapter 5 Liberation 85

Chapter 6 Nature 111

Chapter 7 Time 131

Chapter 8 Mind 147

Chapter 9 Theism and Dualism 165

Chapter 10 Language 179

Chapter 11 Law and Society 195

Afterword 214

Glossary of Sanskrit Terms 216

Bibliography 220

Index 224

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It is the best book I have read on Vedanta, I have read many many books on Vedanta, the pinnacle of Indian spiritual insight. The autho's exposition is par excellence, in fact, no words can describe how great the book is. I would recommend it to everyone. The book is like a jewel, slowly unfolding the truths of Vedanta while relating them to Western philosophical tradition, intersperesed with relevant quotes from Western philosophers and the greats like Ramana Maharashi. I am savoring one or two pages at a time. It is the kind of book that you don't want to end soon, as you know you won't find anythig like this again. The author is intelligent and unassuming as well. He explores all questions that I had in my mind regarding some of the seemingly at odds concepts of Vedanta. I came across the book by chance, and I am greatful that I did. I got hardcover edition and it is simply beautiful!