The Hidden Lives of Brahman: Sankara`s Vedanta through his Upanisad Commentaries, in Light of Contemporary Practice

By: Joel Andre-Michel Dubois, (Author) Christopher Key Chapple (Frwd)

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About the Book Uses both textual and ethnographic sources to demonstrate that in Sa?kara’s vedanta, brahman is an active force as well as a transcendent ultimate. Sa?kara’s thought, advaita vedanta or non-dual vedanta, is a tradition focused on brahman, the ultimate reality transcending all particular manifestations, words, and ideas. It is generally considered that the transcendent brahman cannot be attained through any effort or activity. While this conception is technically correct, in The Hidden Lives of Brahman, Joël André-Michel Dubois contends that it is misleading. Hidden lives of brahman become visible when analysis of Sa?kara’s seminal commentaries is combined with ethnographic descriptions of contemporary Brahmin students and teachers of vedanta, a group largely ignored in most studies of this tradition. Dubois demonstrates that for Sa?kara, as for Brahmin tradition in general, brahman is just as much an active force, fully connected to the dynamic power of words and imagination, as it is a transcendent ultimate. Printed Pages: 445

Title: The Hidden Lives of Brahman: Sankara`s Vedanta through his Upanisad Commentaries, in Light of Contemporary Practice

Author Name: Joel Andre-Michel Dubois, (Author) Christopher Key Chapple (Frwd)

Categories: Sanskrit, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Dev Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 9789381406366

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 1202077

Keywords: The Hidden Lives of Brahman: Sankara`s Vedanta through his Upanisad Commentaries, in Light of Contemporary Practice Joel Andre-Michel Dubois, (Author) Christopher Key Chapple (Frwd)