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World As Image

Price : $8.75
ISBN # : 9788124603628
Author : Arvind Sharma
pages: 110
Edition : Hardback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : D.K. Printworld
Published : 2006

There is something profoundly counter-intuitive about Advaita Vedanta. Nothing is more obvious to both the philosophical as well as the non-philosophical observer than the fact that multiplicity constitutes the basic datum of our experience. Variety is not only the spice of life -- it is a cardinal fact of life. The doctrines of Advaita Vedanta shock us by flying in the face of this fact and by denying any ultimacy to that plurality and variety which we experience so intimately. This naturally raises the question: how does Adavita Vedanta render its doctrines credible in the face their apparent implausibility.

This book is an exploration of one of its central illustrative devices with which it tries to accomplish this daunting task.



Author Bio: Arvind Sharma, formerly of the I.A.S., is the Birks Professor of Comparative Religion in the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He has published extensively in the fields of Indology and Comparative Religion, and is currently engaged in promoting the adoption of Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the World's Religions. He was the co-convenor of the congress on World's Religions After September 11: An Asian Perspective, which met in Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi in January 2009.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Wednesday 16 August, 2006.
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