The quest for self knowledge is pervasive in indian thought and is a central concern of advaita vedanta–The non-Dualistic system expounded primarily by. An introduction to the several systems of classical Indian thought such as Professor Deutsch provides. Eliot Deutsch (born January 8, ) is a philosopher, teacher, and writer. He has made including; On Truth: An Ontological Theory; Advaita Vedanta: A Philosophical Reconstruction; Studies in Comparative Aesthetics; Creative Being : The.

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I spent a lot of time He also spent some time in India and ddeutsch an in-depth understanding of both Eastern and Western thought. This site uses cookies.

From this book, you can branch out to the area which most interest you. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? If you are a seller for this deutsfh, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Apparent examples to the contrary are almost always practicing some combination of Christian, Jewish, Islamic, and Hermetic methods with a light dusting of Neopagan terminology on top, leading an veadnta observer to the realization that they would be much better off dropping the Neopagan trappings altogether and devoting themselves to vefanta which is of real worth in their systems.

Sign in to use this feature. The four levels of consciousness identified by advaita are then analyzed in terms of their respective ontological contexts and epistemological contents.

He was the editor from to of the international journal Philosophy East and WestDirector of the Sixth Deutscj Philosophers conference, as well as the past president of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Explore the Home Gift Guide. University of Hawaii Press- Philosophy – pages.


Deutsch is the author of 16 books, including; On Truth: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Arguments used to demonstrate the supreme self are critically appraised and the various theories which seek to explain the relation that obtains between the supreme self and the empirical self are examined.

It is certainly my top choice for Westerners edutsch want to get started with Advaita Vedanta. The actual experience of attaining the moksha salvation is through self-knowledge and wisdom. I ordered this book for a paper I wrote for a philosophy class in college.

All memories, cognitions, percepts, and logics are grounded in mirage, apparition and deceptive appearance. Creation is only apparent change and not a change in Brahman in reality. Set up a giveaway. De-superimposition apavadareconnecting the effects back into their causes, the discriminating away of all lower levels of experience sadness, unhappiness, and sufferings is the sword that cuts away false identifications.

I just started reading Advaita Vedanta: It was both enjoyable and informative, if you are interested in Advaita Vedanta philosophy I highly recommend this book. Brahman exists in spaceless and timeless dimension in an unchanging reality amidst and beyond the realm of the universe. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here What is most important are the ideas and the underlying reality of the ideas.

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Such a mind will be instrumental to knowledge of Brahman. Buy the selected items together This item: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. No keywords deutssch fix it. Human language has its source in phenomenal experience; hence, it is limited in its application to states of being that are beyond that experience; logic is grounded in the mind as it relates to the phenomenal order; hence, it is unable to affirm, without at the same time denying, what extends beyond that Aug 29, Pythagorean rated it it was amazing.


Cause and effects are mutually involved; the material elements gross and subtle that constitute physical nature are ontologically the effects of ahmankara I-consciousness and buddhi intelligence ; but their cause is saguna Brahman or consciousness associated with maya.

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Saguna Brahman has its own ultimate ground in pure consciousness or nirguna Brahman. This is a lifelong guide to accessing the real. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: English Choose a language for shopping.

Advaita Vedanta : A Philosophical Reconstruction

Reed Kinning rated it really liked it Oct 14, Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. As far as self-realization goes I don’t think that any system of symbols has ever completely and accurately defined the path for everyone, but this is damn close. The actual experience of attaining the moksha salvation is through self-knowledge and wisdom.