Indian Philosophy - Volume - 1, 2 & 3

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Title:Indian Philosophy - Volume - 1, 2 & 3


Author:Jadunath Sinha

Publisher:Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

Publish Year:2016

Edition:Fourth Edition

Cover:Hard Back

Subject:Indian Philosophy | Philosophy


Remarks:Appendix, Abbreviation and Index.


Size:198 x 256 mm


Price:USD 111.06

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  • The work deals with the subject comprehensively. The treatment closely follows the basic texts of the various schools, which is a unique feature of the work. These volumes deal with the evolution of religious and spiritual thought and philosophical speculation from the principal Upanisads to the Puranas and the Gitas through the Manusamhita and Ramayana and explains the ideas common to them.

    The book is based on the study of the original texts. It deals with the epistemology, logic, ontology, psychology, ethics and theology of the different systems, though it specializes in their ontology. It gives comprehensive accounts of the Carvaka, the Vaisesika, the Nyaya, and the Navya Nyaya logic of Gangesa. It deals with Bhartrhariís linguistic monism as expounded in his Vakyapadiya (Brahma-kanda), which is a unique type of philosophy.

    The subject matter of Vol. I is the philosophies of the Upanisads, the Epics, the Puranas, the Gita, the Philosophies of the Carvakas, the Vaisesika, the Nyaya, the Navya Nyaya, the Mimamsa, and the ›abdika of Bhartrhari. Vol. II deals with the philosophies of Samkhya, the Yoga, Jainism, Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta and other Theistic Vedanta, Saivism, Saktism: while Vol. III contains the philosophies of Bhåskara, Saivism and different ›aiva schools and the problem of post Sankara

    Dr. Jadunath Sinha's significant work on Indian Philosophy in three volumes deals with the subject comprehensively. His treatment closely follows the basic texts of the various schools, which is a unique feature of the work. The topics included in the volumes are as under:
    Volume I: The major and minor Upanisads; Epics; Puranas; Gita, Carvaka, Vaisesika; Nyaya; Navya Nyaya; Mimamsa; Sabdika.

    Volume II: Samkhya; Yoga; Jaina; Early Buddhism; Schools of Buddhism; Background of Vedanta; Advaita; Bhagavad Gita; Bhagavata; Pancaratra; Ramanuja; Madhva; Nimbarka; Vallabha; Caitanya; Saivism & Saktaism.

    Volume III: Bhaskara; Kasmira Saiva; Pasupata; Saiva Siddhanta; Srikantha; Vira Saiva; Post-Sankara Advaita.

    Jadunath Sinha

    adunath Sinha was a well-respected philosopher, writer, and religious seeker, and the author of over forty books and numerous articles. The scholarship involved in his writings (ranging from psychology, ethics, logic, and other areas of philosophy to yoga, shakta sadhana, Vaishnavism, and vedanta) is quite impressive. Jadunath Sinha was born in 1892 in Kurumgram in Birbhum, West Bengal, and later lived in Murshidabad and Calcutta. He received in BA, MA, and PhD in philosophy at Calcutta University. Jadunath Sinha came from a Shakta (goddess worshiping) family. His great-great grandfather Kashinath became a renunciant, first staying in Tarapith (a sacred Shakta site), and later in the Himalayas, and the majority of Sinha's male relatives were initiated into Shaktism (were goddess worshipers). Sinha had spiritual experiences throughout his life. He followed both classical tantra (esoteric meditation practices involving mantras and visualizations) and emotional Shakta bhakti (devotion to the goddess), with a philosophical position of Shakta universalism (all religions lead to God but the preferred way to worship god is as a Divine Mother). During Sinha's childhood, he met the Shakta siddha (realized sage) Vamaksepa at Tarapith several times, and had several initiations in various traditions (a sannyasin gave him a Sarasvati mantra in 1902, and he was initiated by a Vaishnava guru in a Krishna mantra in 1922.
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