Engaged Emancipation: Mind, Morals, and Make-Believe in the Moksopaya (Yogavasistha)

By: Christopher Key Chapple & Arindam Chakrabarti (Eds)

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In the Moksopaya (also known as the Yogavasistha), an eleventh-century Sanskrit poetic text, the great Vedic philosopher Vasistha counsels his young protege Lord Rama about the ways of the world through sixty-four stories designed to bring Rama from ignorance to wisdom. Much beloved, this work reflects the philosophy of Kashmir Saivism. Precisely because all worldly pursuits are dreamlike and fictionlike, the human soul must first come to an experience of non-dualistic, mind-only metaphysics, and after attaining this wisdom, promote moral activism. Engaged Emancipation is a wide-ranging consideration of this work and the philosophical and spiritual questions it addresses by philosophers, Sanskritists, and scholars of religion, literature, and science contributors allow readers to walk with Rama as his melancholy and angst transform into connectivity, peace, and spiritual equipoise. Printed Pages: 328.

Title: Engaged Emancipation: Mind, Morals, and Make-Believe in the Moksopaya (Yogavasistha)

Author Name: Christopher Key Chapple & Arindam Chakrabarti (Eds)

Categories: India, Hinduism,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2017

ISBN: 8120840933

ISBN 13: 9788120840935

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 113515

Keywords: Engaged Emancipation: Mind, Morals, and Make-Believe in the Moksopaya (Yogavasistha) Christopher Key Chapple & Arindam Chakrabarti (Eds)