Philosophical Anthropology in Saiva Siddhanta: With Special Reference to Sivagrayogin (English and Sanskrit Edition)

By: Jayandra Soni

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Saiva Siddhanta is a religio-philosophical system of Hinduism under the rubric of Saivism and Sivagrayogin (16th century) is one of its accredited representatives. Although Sivagrayogin’s profound contribution to the tradition is undisputed, not much, if any, special study has been done on what can be called its magnum opus, the Sivagrabhasya. This work is a commentary to the Sivajnanabodham, perhaps one of the shortest religio-philosophical treatises, comprising only twelve two-line verses. In drawing largely from the commentary this book attempts to present Saiva Siddhanta through Siva-grayogin’s ideas, albeit concentrating on one specific central problem of the entire system, viz, the notion of atman/ pasu, which comprises the tradition’s philosophical anthropology insofar as it is directly related to what constitutes a definition of man in the world. A definition is furnished which accounts for both man’s situation in the world and the condition of the possibility of unhindered expression and mani-festation of man’s essential nature. It is in this sense that Sivagrayogin makes a significant contribution to the basic issues of philosophical anthropology. The book puts into perspective the fundamental concepts and presup-positions of the Saiva Siddhanta tradition and develops its thematic study on the basis of a clear presen-tation of the terminological framework supporting Saiva Siddhanta philosophical anthro-pology. Printed Pages: 258.

Title: Philosophical Anthropology in Saiva Siddhanta: With Special Reference to Sivagrayogin (English and Sanskrit Edition)

Author Name: Jayandra Soni

Categories: India, Philosophy,

Edition: Second Revised

Publisher: New Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt Ltd: 2018

ISBN: 8120806328

ISBN 13: 9788120806320

Binding: Hardcover

Seller ID: 900465

Keywords: Philosophical Anthropology in Saiva Siddhanta: With Special Reference to Sivagrayogin (English and Sanskrit Edition) Jayandra Soni