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The Vivekacudamani of Sankaracarya Bhagavatpada: An Introduction and Translation

The Vivekacudamani of Sankaracarya Bhagavatpada: An Introduction and Translation

John Grimes

  • ISBN: 9788120820388, 812082038X
  • Year of Publication: 2004
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 292
  • Language: English
Rs. 495.00

Advaita Vedanta is one of the most important and widely studied schools of throught in Hindu philosophy and the Vivekacudamani is one of the most important texts in the Advaita tradition and the most popular philosophical work ascribed to the great Indian philosopher, Sankara.

Sankara is considered to be a giant among giants and probably the most venerated philosopher in India's long history.

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A very welcome addition to the available Vivekacudamani translations: earlier translations have none of the flow and fluidity of expression presented here. John Grimes' style is very engaging and difficult Advaitic concepts are expressed with ease and in a diction easy to follow. Students of Hindu religious and philosophical problems will find great interest in this work. - T.S. Rukmani, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

A very good, comprehensive overview of Sankara and his philosophy. This excellent summary and survey will be very useful in classes studying Sankara, Sanskrit, Vedanta, or Indian philosophy more generally. Grimes makes the text come alive and make sense in the twenty-first century. Penetrating and inviting. - Boyd H. Wilson, Hope College, Michigan, USA

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