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Classical Hindu Thought

An Introduction

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Classical Hindu Thought: An Introduction by Arvind Sharma
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Hinduism is not only a religious belief, it is also a philosophy, based upon certain key concepts. Most of these originated, or were most fully articulated, during the "classical" period from the fourth to the tenth century BCE. In this concise and lucid book, Arvind Sharma introduces contemporary readers to the texts and ideas crystallized during this period and explains their contemporary relevance. The book is divided into sections, dealing with key concepts - such as karma, dharma, maya, moksa and varna - the main gods and goddesses of the Hindu pantheon - Devi, Siva, Brahma, Visnu - and texts such as the Purusarthas and Vedas. He also deals with different systems of yoga: Jnana-yoga, Bhakti-yoga and Karma-yoga. In one volume, the book offers readers an excellent grounding in the rich and diverse traditions of Hindu thought, and is an excellent introduction to the topic for anyone interested in Hinduism, yoga, Indian philosophy and religion.

Table of Contents

PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; 1. A CONCEPTUAL INTRODUCTION; 2. A HISTORICAL SURVEY; 3. BRAHMAN: NIRGUNA AND SAGUNA; 4. ISVARA; 5. DEVI; 6. TRIMURTI; 7. BRAHMA; 8. VISHNU; 9. SIVA; 10. JIVA; 11. SAMSARA; 12. KARMA; 13. DHARMA; 14. MAYA; 15. MOKSA; 16. JNANA-YOGA; 17. BHAKTI-YOGA; 18. KARMA-YOGA; 19. VARNA; 20. ASRAMA; 21. PURUSARTHAS; 22. VEDAS; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Release date Australia
June 30th, 1999
Author
Country of Publication
India
Illustrations
bibliography, index
Imprint
OUP India
Pages
248
Dimensions
136x215x22
ISBN-13
9780195644418
Product ID
1808463

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