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Jaina Relativism and Relativity Physics

By: Jayant Burde

Price: $8.65

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 102028

ISBN: 8120838157

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Einstein's theory of relativity which appeared in the early twentieth century. Shook many fundamental concepts in physics such as space, time, mass, energy and gravitation. However, it led to many misconceptions. Lay persons often equated it with the concept of non-absolutism, relativity or relativism which is found in many philosophical systems.Unfortunately, the theory spawned many misconceptions. Lay persons asserted, "Everything is relative", "You can go back in time". Those who were familiar with the western as well as eastern philosophy of relativism or relativity or non... View more info

The Mystique of Om (Second Edition)

By: Jayant Burde

Price: $10.20

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2015

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 102094

ISBN: 8178222817

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Om is the most sacred mantra in major Indic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. It symbolizes affirmation, benediction and peace, and is used ritualistically in prayers, invocations and ceremonies, religious as well as secular. It is also a magical symbol beyond compare and is regarded as a vehicle of attaining liberation (moksha). Not only this, at the highest level, it is identified with Brahman, the Ultimate Reality. Using the Vedas, Upanishads, Yoga, Tantra and several religious texts as his sources, the author describes a plethora of interpretations of this mystical monosyll... View more info

Sunya and Nothingness in Science, Philosophy and Religion

By: Jayant Burde

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 102208

ISBN: 8120833430

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In this book the author analyzes the concepts of sunya (zero), void, nothing and other similar notions found in various fields – mysticism, religion, philosophy, science and mathematics. This exploration reveals a strange but fascinating world of nothingness: a weird world with its mind-boggling contradictions and irrationalism conveying the central message of nihil, where one finds prophets and philosophers trying to harmonize contraries, non sequiturs and irreconciliables.Printed Pages: 311. View more info

Buddhist Logic and Quantum Dilemma

By: Jayant Burde

Price: $15.10

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 102345

ISBN: 8120835522

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Buddhism is a religion, but not a dogma. Its agnosticism and rational outlook has attracted many western scientists. There is abundant literature on similarities between Buddhism and Science. Two theories, relativity theory and quantum theory shook the very foundation of physics in the 20th century. Of the two, quantum theory reveals a truly mysterious sub-atomic world with its mind-boggling phenomena. For example, such entities as electrons, protons and photons (light particles)or waves as the occasion demands. This is called matter-wave duality. In Buddhist philosophy scholars have found a... View more info

The World of Rhythm Called Rituals

By: Jayant Burde

Price: $4.58

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2009

Seller ID: 102496

ISBN: 8178223325

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When someone mentions rituals we usually think of religious rituals such as prayer, puja, marriage ceremonies, sermons and so on. However, if we introspect a little, we realize that we spend most of our life in performing rituals of one type or another. Most of our activities from morning till night are ritualistic. This book explains how rituals are closely connected with verse, music and dance. It asserts that like music and dance rituals belong to the world of rhythm. By ritual we mean any stylized behaviour that recurs. Rituals abound in all walks of life: social intercourse, military affa... View more info

Rituals, Mantras and Science: An Integral Perspective

By: Jayant Burde; Foreword By Frits Staal

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010598

ISBN: 8120820533

Condition: New


In this book the author discusses the place of science in rituals and mantras. Using structual analysis he shows that rituals in general, whether religious, political, social or otherwise have common structural patterns. These patterns are shared by poetry, music, dance and gymnastics, but not by language. Consideration of animal rituals and pathological (compulsive) rituals leads him to propose a general theory which unifies all ritual-like activities. He also introduces the concept of ritual instinct which can make the theory simpler and more elegant. He shows how knowledge can be divided in... View more info