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Hindu Pantheism- The Pancadasi of Sri Vidyaranya Svami (English Translation With Commentary)

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The Panchadasi Translated With Copious Annotations
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Item Code: UBC632
Author: Nandalal Dhole
Publisher: Gyan Publishing House, New Delhi
Language: English
Edition: 2016
ISBN: 9788121200516
Pages: 350
Other Details 9.00 X 6.00 inch
Weight 530 gm

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About the Book
Advaitic Interpretations of Badarayana's Brahma sutra, basic work of the Vedanta philosophy, have added a new dimension to the philosophical wisdom of India that, at length, has given rise to a brilliant constellation in the spiritual horizon of mankind-its positive impact on the philosophical aspirations goes far beyond the geographical boundary of India. In these present days also, it has tremendous vitality. Advaita, as embodied in the teachings of Sankaracarya, has been handed down to us in three independent schools headed by Suresvaracarya, Padmapadacarya and Vacaspati Misra. They, by means of the" works Varttika, Palicapadikita and Bhilmati respectively, have established three lines iprasthanas) which later on have been attended by the strong contingents of scholars/mendicants. The present work conforms to the line of the celebrated Padrnapadacarya, viz. Vivaranaprasthana. The Pancadasi is a 14th century verse compendium by Vidyaranya, a pontiff of the Sringeri Math, who sometimes is regarded to be the same as Madhava, the illustrious brother of Sayana, It specially expounds: There is no moment when there is no consciousness; consciousness is the ultimate reality- Brahman; self is pure bliss; Maya (illusion) is a Sukta(power) by which self is obscured; Maya cannot be regarded as abslutely real or unreal; it is partly associated with Brahman and create the universe; all the objects in the universe are manifestations of the union of Brahman and Maya; Brahman being reflected through Maya asumes diverse forms and characters; the false identification of an individual self is the product of Maya. Then the author has dealt with the general topics of Vedanta.

About the Author
The chief and important feature of this work lies in the continual restatement of well-established Vedantic principles in a clear, popular and attractive manner which is very helpful to those who want to get initiated into the Vedantic path of self-realization.

The present volume comprises an authentic but lucid English translation of the aforementioned text with illuminating exegetical notes which may be deemed as a brief commentary.

The publication will be of great help to the students and scholars of Indian philosophy in general and of the Advaita school in particular.

FOR one so deservedly reputed, as the author of the PANCHADASI, which holds a high place in the realm of Vedantic Philosophy, it is but proper, that a short notice of his life and writings should go along with its English version. But in the matter of biography, there never was a time, nor is it even now the case-when any attention was paid to it. India boasts of a literature which is unique; every department of learning bears the stamp of genius, originality, deep research and profound and sublime thoughts. Unfortunately the lives that were spent. in thus enriching the Sanskrit, and opening up a world of new ideas, and new philosophies, were allowed, to drop in time, into the gulf of eternity, without leaving any trace of their struggles and sufferings, their joys and pleasures beyond the simple fact that they lived and died. Suppression of self or egoism was a religious principle with them; and this may to a certain extent account for the lack of authentic records of the lives of our great men and good.

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