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Life and Teachings of Adi Sankaracarya (Shankaracharya)
Life and Teachings of Adi Sankaracarya (Shankaracharya)
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Vedanta is recognized as the leading philosophy of the Vedic tradition. A major proponent of Vedanta was Sankaracarya who laid the basis for the propagation of Vedanta before the beginning of the Middle Ages. His contribution has been so immense and significant that often Vedanta has been interpreted as synonymous with Advaita Vedanta of Sankara.

Here, Dr. George Victor attempts to study comprehensively Sankaracarya's teachings on Vedanta - his views on scripture, perception and inference as pramanas or standards of knowledges; his explanations of the relation between Brahman and atman, Brahman and Isvara, maya and the world; and his concepts of jnana marga, karma marga and moksa, among others.

The work takes a close look at the date of Sankara and his life and times before plunging into a penetrative study of Sankara's commentaries on the triple texts, the Upanisads, the Brahmasutra and the Bhagavad-Gita - the foundations of Vedantic thought. With constant references to Sankara's major and minor works and hymns, and using a simple language that reflects a unique clarity in understanding Sankara's philosophy, it also examines his methodology of philosophical interpretations and how academicians have estimated Sankara in the past.

Authored by a scholar who has for long been associated with research and teaching of Sankara's philosophy, the book will be of interest to scholars and students of Indian philosophy as well as general readers.

About the Author:

Prof. George Victor, a teacher of Sankara Vedanta and western philosophy, organized the 'First National Seminar on Teaching Philosophy' in India in 1998. He is the Editor for Andhra University Philosophical Studies Series and has some published works to his credit: Social Philosophy of Vedanta, Moral Science and Social Justice: New Hopes for a Changing India.

Currently he is Senior Professor of Philosophy and Director, Centre for Religious Studies, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.

CONTENTS

Preface

v
1. Introduction to Vedanta1
Study of Indian Literature1
What are Veda and Vedanta?3
The Triple Texts - Prasthanatrayi4
The Three Schools6
Advaita Vedanta and Indian Mind

7
2. Gaudapada, the Propounder11
The Mandukya Upanisad12
The Mandukya Karika14
    Agama Prakarana (Chapter on Scripture)14
    Vaitathya Prakarana (Chapter on unreality)15
    Advaita Prakarana (Chapter on Non-Duality)16
    Alatasanti Prakarana (Chapter on Cerssation of Burning Coal)

17
3. The Date of Sankaracarya19
The Indian Antiquary19
    K.B. Pathak - The Source First Discovered20
    K.T. Telang Rejects K.B. Pathak's Evidence21
    Telang Rejects Max-Muller's Opinion22
    Telang Proposes Different Date23
    W. Logan's Account from Keralotpatti - Date known to Sankara's Native Land26
    D.R. Bhandarkar Supports K.B. Pathak27
    Narasimhachar Exchanges Views with Bhandarkar28
    S.V. Venkateswaran Assigns Sankara to ninth century AD.29
Conclusion

30
4. The Times of Sankaracarya31
Political and Social Conditions32
Religious Conditions

33
5. The Life of Sankaracarya37
Sources38
Life at Glance39
Encounter with an Outcast40
Religious Harmony and Travels

42
6. The Works of Sankaracarya45
Paul Hacker's Studies46
What is His Name? And Which is the Title47
Works Attributed to Sankaracarya

49
7. Sankaracarya on the Upanisads53
Yajnavalkya and Maitreyi Dialogue53
    Text Summary53
    Sankaracarya's Commentary55
Yajnavalkya and Gargi Dialogue57
    Text Summary57
      Yajnavalkya Answers the Questions58
      Yajnavalkya Answers Gargi59
    Sankaracarya's Commentary

59
8. Sankaracarya on the Bhagavad Gita63
Introduction63
Concepts of the Gita64
    Lord Krsna64
    Man64
    Niskama-Karma-yoga65
Paths of the Gita65
    Karma-yoga (The Discipline of Action)65
    Jnana-yoga (The Discipline of Knowledge)66
    Bhakti-yoga (The Discipline of Devotion)66
    Yoga (The Discipline of Meditation)66
Ksetra and Ksetrajna67
    Context67
    Commentary68
Abandonment and Seeking the Lord as Shelter72
    Commentary

72
9. Sankaracarya on the Brahma-sutra77
Badarayana77
    Samanvaya (Reconciliation of different statements)78
    Avirodha (Opponent's views criticized)78
    Sadhana (Means)79
    Phala (Fruit, Result)79
Superimposition (Adhyasa)80
The first Brahma Sutra83
The Second Brahma Sutra85
The Third Brahma Sutra87
The Fourth Brahma Sutra88
Scriptures are Essential90
Brahman-knowledge and Moksa91
Seeker of Brahman

93
10. Minor Works and Hymns of Sankaracarya97
Viveka-cudamani98
Upadesa-sahasri101
Atma-bodha103
Daksina-murti-stotra106
Sivananda-lahari108
Bhaja-Govindam

110
11. Teachings of Sankaracarya113
Scripture, Perception and Inference113
Brahman-atman118
Brahman and Isvara119
Maya and World121
Jnana Marga and Karma Marga
(Path of knowledge and path of Action)
124
Vyavaharika-Satya and Paramarthika Satya
(Phenomenal Truth and Noumenal Truth)
Moksa

128
12. Methodology of Sankaracarya131
Scripture as Standard (Sastra as Pramana)131
Writing Commentaries134
Missionary Travels135
Rejection of Opponent Views135
The Dualist136
Parables

137
13. Social Philosophy of Sankaracarya139
Doctrine of Illusion (Maya-Vada) - Refuted139
Social Order142
Ethics

146
14. Interpretations on Sankaracarya151
Devotional Aspects152
Active Social Work

156
Glossary161
Bibliography165
Index169

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From the Jacket:

Vedanta is recognized as the leading philosophy of the Vedic tradition. A major proponent of Vedanta was Sankaracarya who laid the basis for the propagation of Vedanta before the beginning of the Middle Ages. His contribution has been so immense and significant that often Vedanta has been interpreted as synonymous with Advaita Vedanta of Sankara.

Here, Dr. George Victor attempts to study comprehensively Sankaracarya's teachings on Vedanta - his views on scripture, perception and inference as pramanas or standards of knowledges; his explanations of the relation between Brahman and atman, Brahman and Isvara, maya and the world; and his concepts of jnana marga, karma marga and moksa, among others.

The work takes a close look at the date of Sankara and his life and times before plunging into a penetrative study of Sankara's commentaries on the triple texts, the Upanisads, the Brahmasutra and the Bhagavad-Gita - the foundations of Vedantic thought. With constant references to Sankara's major and minor works and hymns, and using a simple language that reflects a unique clarity in understanding Sankara's philosophy, it also examines his methodology of philosophical interpretations and how academicians have estimated Sankara in the past.

Authored by a scholar who has for long been associated with research and teaching of Sankara's philosophy, the book will be of interest to scholars and students of Indian philosophy as well as general readers.

About the Author:

Prof. George Victor, a teacher of Sankara Vedanta and western philosophy, organized the 'First National Seminar on Teaching Philosophy' in India in 1998. He is the Editor for Andhra University Philosophical Studies Series and has some published works to his credit: Social Philosophy of Vedanta, Moral Science and Social Justice: New Hopes for a Changing India.

Currently he is Senior Professor of Philosophy and Director, Centre for Religious Studies, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.

CONTENTS

Preface

v
1. Introduction to Vedanta1
Study of Indian Literature1
What are Veda and Vedanta?3
The Triple Texts - Prasthanatrayi4
The Three Schools6
Advaita Vedanta and Indian Mind

7
2. Gaudapada, the Propounder11
The Mandukya Upanisad12
The Mandukya Karika14
    Agama Prakarana (Chapter on Scripture)14
    Vaitathya Prakarana (Chapter on unreality)15
    Advaita Prakarana (Chapter on Non-Duality)16
    Alatasanti Prakarana (Chapter on Cerssation of Burning Coal)

17
3. The Date of Sankaracarya19
The Indian Antiquary19
    K.B. Pathak - The Source First Discovered20
    K.T. Telang Rejects K.B. Pathak's Evidence21
    Telang Rejects Max-Muller's Opinion22
    Telang Proposes Different Date23
    W. Logan's Account from Keralotpatti - Date known to Sankara's Native Land26
    D.R. Bhandarkar Supports K.B. Pathak27
    Narasimhachar Exchanges Views with Bhandarkar28
    S.V. Venkateswaran Assigns Sankara to ninth century AD.29
Conclusion

30
4. The Times of Sankaracarya31
Political and Social Conditions32
Religious Conditions

33
5. The Life of Sankaracarya37
Sources38
Life at Glance39
Encounter with an Outcast40
Religious Harmony and Travels

42
6. The Works of Sankaracarya45
Paul Hacker's Studies46
What is His Name? And Which is the Title47
Works Attributed to Sankaracarya

49
7. Sankaracarya on the Upanisads53
Yajnavalkya and Maitreyi Dialogue53
    Text Summary53
    Sankaracarya's Commentary55
Yajnavalkya and Gargi Dialogue57
    Text Summary57
      Yajnavalkya Answers the Questions58
      Yajnavalkya Answers Gargi59
    Sankaracarya's Commentary

59
8. Sankaracarya on the Bhagavad Gita63
Introduction63
Concepts of the Gita64
    Lord Krsna64
    Man64
    Niskama-Karma-yoga65
Paths of the Gita65
    Karma-yoga (The Discipline of Action)65
    Jnana-yoga (The Discipline of Knowledge)66
    Bhakti-yoga (The Discipline of Devotion)66
    Yoga (The Discipline of Meditation)66
Ksetra and Ksetrajna67
    Context67
    Commentary68
Abandonment and Seeking the Lord as Shelter72
    Commentary

72
9. Sankaracarya on the Brahma-sutra77
Badarayana77
    Samanvaya (Reconciliation of different statements)78
    Avirodha (Opponent's views criticized)78
    Sadhana (Means)79
    Phala (Fruit, Result)79
Superimposition (Adhyasa)80
The first Brahma Sutra83
The Second Brahma Sutra85
The Third Brahma Sutra87
The Fourth Brahma Sutra88
Scriptures are Essential90
Brahman-knowledge and Moksa91
Seeker of Brahman

93
10. Minor Works and Hymns of Sankaracarya97
Viveka-cudamani98
Upadesa-sahasri101
Atma-bodha103
Daksina-murti-stotra106
Sivananda-lahari108
Bhaja-Govindam

110
11. Teachings of Sankaracarya113
Scripture, Perception and Inference113
Brahman-atman118
Brahman and Isvara119
Maya and World121
Jnana Marga and Karma Marga
(Path of knowledge and path of Action)
124
Vyavaharika-Satya and Paramarthika Satya
(Phenomenal Truth and Noumenal Truth)
Moksa

128
12. Methodology of Sankaracarya131
Scripture as Standard (Sastra as Pramana)131
Writing Commentaries134
Missionary Travels135
Rejection of Opponent Views135
The Dualist136
Parables

137
13. Social Philosophy of Sankaracarya139
Doctrine of Illusion (Maya-Vada) - Refuted139
Social Order142
Ethics

146
14. Interpretations on Sankaracarya151
Devotional Aspects152
Active Social Work

156
Glossary161
Bibliography165
Index169

Of Related Interest:

Life of Shankaracharya - The Adventures of a Poet Philosopher

Click Here for an Exhaustive Collection of Books Relating to Shankaracharya

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