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Brahmavidya: The Adyar Library Bulletin (Diamond Jubilee Volume)

Foreword:

In 1937, a new initiative was taken in the Adyar Library when Professor C. Kunhan Raja Started the Adyar Library Bulletin, Brahmavidya, as a research journal to serve as an outlet for the research work being done in the Library. Professor Kunhan Raja was himself the Chief Editor from 1937 until his retirement from the University of Madras in 1951.

During the sixty years of Brahmavidya's existence, many rare and important Sanskrit texts have been serially published in it, as well as research papers, manuscript notes and book reviews. The aim of the Adyar Library Bulleting was the same as that which inspired the President-Founder of the Theosophical Society, Col. H. S. Olcott, to establish the Library: to revive oriental literature, to rehabilitate the Pandit in public esteem, to promote a higher moral sense and spiritual aspiration among Asiatic youth, and to inculcate mutual regard between the learned of the East and the West.

We rejoice that the Library Bulletin has pursued this aim steadily and with distinction during six decades and has established for itself a reputation for excellence in the academic world. A number of special issues have been brought out from time to time with contributions from eminent indologists in different parts of the world. The Bulleting has benefited greatly by having as its Editors distinguished scholars, including the present Director of the Adyar Library, Dr K. Kunjunni Raja.

The Adyar Library and Research Centre is recognized not only for its valuable indological collections and for being one of the best maintained and service-motivated Oriental Libraries in India, but also for the high academic quality of its scholarly publications. Supported entirely by the generosity of the Theosophical Society's worldwide membership, the Library has striven continuously to modernize and improve its various services: effective conservation, reprographical facilities, a detailed indexing system which has made its card-catalogue very useful to serious students and scholars are among appreciated features of the Library. Recently a project has been started to transfer on computers all the necessary data and information about the Library's precious possessions to facilitate access. Soon the Library's publications will also be typeset in-house.

We regret that the transition to more modern techniques has caused delay in the publication of this Diamond Jubilee volume of Brahmavidya, but we are confident that the quality of its contents will earn continued good will both for the journal and the Library from users, donors and friends.

Radha Burnier
President, Theosophical Society

CONTENTS

PAGE
FOREWORD-Mrs Radha Burnieriii
IAN WHICHER
Cognitive Samadhi in the Yoga-Sutra-s1
T. VENKATACHARYA
A New Approach to Sarva-Dharman Parityajya127
ANINDITA N. BALSLEV
Time, Self and Consciousness in the
Brahmanical Tradition: An Over-All View
149
N. JAYASHANMUKHAM
Some elusive Mantra-s of Isavasya Upanisad167
MINORU HARA
A Note on the Epic Phrase Jivan-Mukta181
S. SANKARANARAYANAN
Dasapadarthi of Candramati-A Study199
C. RAJENDRAN
Dhvani Theory: A Post-Structural Perspective219
SUBHAS C. KAK
Vena, Veda, Venus229
K. V. SARMA
Sridhara-Venkatesa-Saint-Poet of Tamilnadu241
S. REVATHY
The Samkhya Theory of Perceptual Cognition251
S. RAMASWAMI
Naciketas261
K. KUNJUNNI RAJA
The Word and the Sentence: Two Perspectives:
Bhartrhari and Wittgenstein
267
R. THANGASWAMY SARMA
Vrtti Vimarsa275
NOTES AND REVIEWS
NOTES:
The Adyar Library and Research Centre295
REVIEWS:
A History of Indian Buddhism:
Hirakawa Akira297
Hinduism and Secularism:
R. S. Misra298
Chandipatha:
Swami Satyananda Saraswati299
Harmless Souls:
W. J. Johnson299
Krsna:
A. C. Bhaktivedanta300
Parasara Bhatta:
Dr. S. Padmanabhan301
On J. Krishnamurti and his Teachings302
Asvalayana-Srautasutra305
Sri-Siddhahnemacandra-Sabdanusasana
Jaina Muni Jambuvijaya306
Modern Evaluation of the Mahabharata:
Prof. Satya Pal Narang307
The Myth of Saint Thomas and
the Mylapore Shiva Temple:
308
Ishwar Sharma
Siddhanatabindu of Madhusudana Sarasvati:
K. N. Subramanian309
Gopala-Vimsati of Sri Vedanta Desika:309
Namaste:
A. K. Krishna Nambiar310
The Glory of the Gayatri-Mantra:
Sita Krishna312
The Ritual Art of Teyyam and Bhutaradhane
Sita Nambiar313
Buddhism in India and Abroad:
Kalpakam Sankaranarayanan314

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