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Nature of consciousness in Hindu philosophy

S. K. Saksena

Nature of consciousness in Hindu philosophy

by S. K. Saksena

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Published by Motilal Banarsidass in Delhi .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Previous ed., 1943.

Statementby S.K. Seksena (sic).
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Open LibraryOL13765241M

Philosophy of Religion: Chapter 2. Religions of the World. Section 2. Hinduism: You should read enough of the materials presented in this section concerning the tradition of Hinduism in order to understand how this tradition displays the characteristics or elements that make a tradition one that would be termed a “religion. Indian philosophy is comprised of six traditional systems of thought which believe in the eternity and divinity of the Vedas. These six systems are: Nyaya, Vaisesika, Samkhya, Yoga, Mimamsa, and Vedanta – and three so-called heterodox systems: Carvaka, Jainism, and traditional schools accept the authority of the Vedas, whereas the heterodox do not.

  My humble attempts at achieving even miniscule understanding of Hinduism’s deep spiritual philosophy is limited; but let me endeavor with humility to shed some light on Consciousness . This is the best introduction to Vedanta and to Sankara's philosophy. The Upadesaasahasri, or A Thousand Teachings consists of a metrical part and a prose part. In the metrical part, Sankara discusses the basic philosophical problems of non-dualism, at the same time refuting the teachings of other philosophical schools. In the prose part, he explains how to teach the way to self realization.

This book is chosen to end the curriculum with because it, together with The Power of Now, seems to form cornerstones that are most explicit about the philosophy of understanding the nature of our own being and consciousness, and the freedom that flows from awakening to it. To transcend duality. Consciousness, one with Existence, one with Brahman, is the cause of the universe, and to know it implies, according to the Chandogya Upanishad, knowledge of the nature of everything. To know Consciousness is to be free from the sorrow of suffering and to be free from the cycle of birth and rebirth. It is liberation.


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In this book, consciousness is discussed in light of the teachings of six schools of Hindu philosophy with an emphasis on Vedanta and Sankhya Schools. It is a clear, discernable, perceptible and engaging presentation.

The author has considered in separate chapters the nature of consciousness in terms of ontology, epistemology (discusses 5/5(1). Book from the Archaeological Survey of India Central Archaeological Library, New Delhi. Book Number: Book Title: Nature of consciousness in Hindu Philosophy Book.

Nature of consciousness in Hindu philosophy. Benares, Nand Kishore & bros., (OCoLC) Material Type: Thesis/dissertation: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Shri Krishna Saksena.

Hindu philosophy emphatically declares that mind is matter -- although extremely subtle matter. Hindu psychology does not see any difference between matter and energy.

Hindus recognize psychic energy, which they considered to be the manifestation of the cosmic energy called Prana, long before Professor Jung felt the need for a concept of. The nature of consciousness can be known only in a state of detachment where all the senses are fully withdrawn, and when the mind itself is under control.

Hindu scriptures suggest that consciousness has two universal states and both of them exist not only in humans but all creation. Hinduism - Hinduism - General nature of Hinduism: More strikingly than any other major religious community, Hindus accept—and indeed celebrate—the organic, multileveled, and sometimes pluralistic nature of their traditions.

This expansiveness is made possible by the widely shared Hindu view that truth or reality cannot be encapsulated in any creedal formulation, a perspective expressed in. The Philosophy of Consciousness by Rod Hemsell.

An investigation into the nature and evolution of consciousness. Free Book Download: Pdf, ePub, Kindle. In Hinduism it is the Divine Mother, the Mahashakti, Mahat. In Buddhism this trinity of the transcendent, the universal, and the individual planes of existence is known as Dharmakaya.

Advaita Vedanta, like all orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy, accepts as an epistemic premise that Śruti (Vedic literature) is a reliable source of knowledge. The Śruti includes the four Vedas including its four layers of embedded texts – the Samhitas, the Brahmanas, the Aranyakas and the early Upanishads.

Buy Consciousness in Indian Philosophy: The Advaita Doctrine of ‘Awareness Only’ (Routledge Hindu Studies Series) 1 by Timalsina, Sthaneshwar (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The Hindu perceives a Divine and sacred presence working behind the forms of nature as their inner spirit, which is the real object of their adoration.

The sacred presence of Brahman, or the Supreme Divine Reality, is there in God, what is called Ishvara or the cosmic lord in Hindu thought. - Buy Consciousness in Indian Philosophy: The Advaita Doctrine of ‘Awareness Only’ (Routledge Hindu Studies Series) book online at best prices in India on Read Consciousness in Indian Philosophy: The Advaita Doctrine of ‘Awareness Only’ (Routledge Hindu Studies Series) book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on Author: Sthaneshwar Timalsina.

Hindu philosophy refers to philosophies, world views and teachings that emerged in ancient include six systems (shad-darśana) – Sankhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Mimamsa and Indian tradition, the word used for philosophy is word comes from the Sanskrit root drish (to see, to experience).

These are also called the Astika (orthodox) philosophical. During the last two centuries a remarkable similarity between the philosophical system of Plotinus ( A.D.) and those of various Hindu philosophers in various centuries, including some that lived prior to the Third Century A.D.

has been discovered. This book addresses the possibility of any direct influence of Indian thought upon Plotinus and his teacher Ammonius Saccas ( A.D.) or.

What is real. This book puts forth the non-dual worldview, with consciousness as the only tangible reality. It battles the assumptions of matter and world and a separate entity within it called yourself, and through diligent looking at only what we know, agues that consciousness is all that exists, and we are all aspects of that same undivided infinite consciousness/5(22).

Book Source: Digital Library of India Item : Saksena, S.k Nature Of Consciousness In Hindu Philosophy. Addeddate Identifier Identifier-ark ark://t2b90c Ocr. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Saksena, Shri Krishna. Nature of consciousness in Hindu philosophy.

Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass [] (OCoLC) Hinduism’s purpose then is to see past the limiting ego, and embrace the larger experience of the soul. With that in mind, they set about breaking down the different states of consciousness, so that an individual could transcend to higher realms.

And they did it long before western science. Book Description. The East-West dialogue increasingly seeks to compare and clarify contrasting views on the nature of consciousness.

For the Eastern liberatory models, where a nondual view of consciousness is primary, the challenge lies in articulating how consciousness and the manifold contents of consciousness are singular. About The Book. This book presents a unique vision for the New Millennium. It contains a collection of essays and thoughts on the synthesis of science and religion from some of th.

This book focuses on the analysis of pure consciousness as found in Advaita Vedanta, one of the main schools of Indian philosophy. According to this tradition, reality is identified as Brahman, the world is considered illusory, and the individual self is identified with the absolute reality.

The debates between various Buddhist and Hindu philosophical systems about the existence, definition and nature of self, occupy a central place in the history of Indian philosophy and religion. These debates concern various issues: what 'self' means, whether the self can be said to exist at all, arg.Where the Vedas gave a foundation for the direction of Hinduism, the Upanishads filled in the gaps.

Written between and B.C., the point of this book was to elaborate on philosophy and how a practitioner might achieve enlightenment.

This is also when the idea of karma was written in text. Puranas.The Sankhya philosophy in a large measure supports the nature working under fixed laws without any interference on the part of an extra-cosmic being.

But of all his theories, one that has struck me to be the most liberal is the universal salvation theory.