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The Cosmology of the Bhagavata Purana: Mysteries of the Sacred Universe

Price : $19.75
ISBN # : 9788120819191
Author : Richard L. Thompson
pages: 361
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
Published : 2015

From the flat earth to the sun`s chariot traditional spiritual texts seem wedded to outmoded cosmologies that show, at best, the scientific limitations of their authors. The Bhagavata Purana, one of the classical scriptures of Hinduism, seems, at first glance, to be no exception. However, a closer examination of this text reveals unexpected depths of knowledge in ancient cosmology. This shows that the cosmology of the Bhagavata Purana is a sophisticated system, with multiple levels of meaning that encode at least four different astronomical, geographical, and spiritual world models.



Author Bio: Richard L. Thompson was born in Binghamton, New York, in 1947. In 1974 he received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Cornell University, where he specialized in probability theory and statistical mechanics. He has done scientific research in quantum physics, mathematical biology, and remote sensing. He has extenseively investigated ancient Indian astronomy, cosmology and spirituality and has developed multimedia expositions on these topics.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Thursday 03 December, 2015.
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