The Hidden Lives of Brahman: Sankara's Vedanta through His Upanisad Commentaries, in Light of Contemporary Practice

The Hidden Lives of Brahman: Sankara's Vedanta through His Upanisad Commentaries, in Light of Contemporary Practice

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ISBN-13: 9781438448060
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 01/02/2015
Series: SUNY Series in Religious Studies Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 445
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Joël André-Michel Dubois is Professor of Humanities and Religious Studies at California State University, Sacramento.

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Pronunciation of Sanskrit Words
Foreword
Preface
Abbreviations

1. Introducing Brahman: The Hidden Lives of Śaṅkara’s Vedānta Teaching

Part 1: Envisioning Brahman

2. Attending to Brahman: Upāsana Practice Past and Present

3. Learning Brahman: The Daily Life of the Brahmacārin

4. Envisioning Veda: First-Person Declarations in Śaṅkara’s Upaniṣad Commentaries

Part 2: Imagining Brahman

5. Conditioning the Mind for Brahman: Saṁskṛta Training Past and Present

6. Perfecting the Life of Brahman: The Training of Saṁskṛta Paṇḍita

7. Perfecting the Vedic Imagination: Imagery and Rhetoric in Śaṅkara’s Upaniṣad Commentaries

Part 3: Perceiving Brahman

8. Thinking Deeply About Brahman: The Two Mīmāṁsās, the Lost Art of Yajña, and the Hidden Structure of Brahman

9. Giving Up the Inconstant Brahman: Contemporary Saṁnyāsins and Aspiring Renouncers

10. Discerning the Paradox of Veda: Ritual Activity and Insight in Śaṅkara’s Upaniṣad Commentaries

Conclusion: Brahman as Center and Periphery

Appendix: Diagrams of Key Concepts

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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