A Hindu Critique of Buddhist Epistemology: Kumarila on by John Taber, Francis X. Clooney

By John Taber, Francis X. Clooney

It is a translation of the bankruptcy on conception of Kumarilabhatta's magnum opus, the Slokavarttika, one of many crucial texts of the Hindu reaction to the feedback of the logical-epistemological institution of Buddhist notion. In an intensive statement, the writer explains the process the argument from verse to verse and alludes to different theories of classical Indian philosophy and different technical concerns. Notes to the interpretation and remark move extra into the old and philosophical history of Kumarila's rules. The publication offers an advent to the background and the advance of Indian epistemology, a synopsis of Kumarila's paintings and an research of its argument.

Show description

Read or Download A Hindu Critique of Buddhist Epistemology: Kumarila on Perception: The 'Determination of Perception' Chapter of Kumarila Bhatta's Slokavarttika ... Commentary (Routledge Hindu Studies Series) PDF

Similar hinduism books

The Bhagavad Gita (Classics of Indian Spirituality)

Within the Bhagavad Gita, Prince Arjuna asks direct, uncompromising questions of his non secular consultant at the eve of an exceptional battle.

In this best-selling and multiplied version of the main well-known --and renowned -- of Indian scriptures, Eknath Easwaran contextualizes the publication culturally and traditionally and explains the major strategies of Hindu non secular idea and the technical vocabulary of yoga.

Chapter introductions, notes, and a word list support readers comprehend the book's message. most significantly, this translation makes use of uncomplicated, transparent language to impart the poetry, universality, and timelessness of the Gita's teachings.

Ancient Israel in Sinai: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Wilderness Tradition

Needs to examining for all scholars of the Bible. in the event you have already got a few history in center jap heritage, you completely needs to upload this e-book in your assortment. in the event you like Kitchen's paintings, you are going to like Hoffmeier.

Hinduism and the Religious Arts (Religion And The Arts)

The roots among the Hindu faith and the broader tradition are deep and uniquely advanced. No examine of both historic or modern Indian tradition may be undertaken with no transparent figuring out of Hindu visible arts and their assets in spiritual trust and perform. Defining what's intended by way of faith - no such time period exists in Sanskrit - and what's understood by means of Hindu beliefs of attractiveness, Heather Elgood offers the easiest synthesis and significant research of modern scholarship at the subject.

While the gods play : Shaiva oracles and predictions on the cycles of history and the destiny of mankind

In keeping with the early writings of the Shaiva tradition--still alive in India and relationship again at the very least 6,000 years--the arbitrary ideologies and moralistic religions of recent society sign the final days of humanity heading towards destruction. This prediction is simply a fraction of the huge wisdom of Shaiva knowledge, writer Alain Danielou as assimilated and reviewed crucial innovations of the Shaiva philosophy and its predictions.

Extra resources for A Hindu Critique of Buddhist Epistemology: Kumarila on Perception: The 'Determination of Perception' Chapter of Kumarila Bhatta's Slokavarttika ... Commentary (Routledge Hindu Studies Series)

Sample text

For the Advaitins, the source of all this confusion is ultimately rooted in avidya, or primal ignorance, under the influence of which one forms mistaken ideas about the world. The operation of this ignorance is said to have no beginning, but one of the things that keeps it going is one’s karma, based on the continuing actions caused by this mistaken understanding. Another source of this ignorance is the power of illusion (maya) wielded by God (Ishvara), which bewilders human beings. For the Advaita Vedantin, God is identified as a qualified (saguna) form of Brahman—thus below the highest unqualified (nirguna) Brahman, and himself a product of superimposition.

The existence of several different calendars is one clear sign of the continuing importance of regional cultural patterns. One way that the Tamils retain their culture is by preserving their traditional calendar. Tamil is one of the few regional languages in India with an ancient, well-established literary tradition. See also Tamil months, Tamil Nadu, and Tamil language. Airavata In Hindu mythology, the divine elephant who is the vehicle of Indra, king of the gods. The only significant role Airavata plays in any myth is as the ultimate cause for why the gods have to churn the Ocean of Milk.

Perhaps as a consequence of their more exclusive membership criteria, the Agni akhara is the only Dashanami Naga akhara that has no naked (naga) ascetics. All of its members remain fully clothed during the procession for their bath at the Kumbha Mela. 15 Agnihotra The Agni akhara was first established in Benares, and this remains their most important site. All of the akharas have particular features that define their organizational identity, including specific patron deities; the Agni akhara’s patron deity is the goddess Gayatri, considered the embodiment of the Gayatri Mantra.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.20 of 5 – based on 36 votes