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The Spiritual Heritage of India





ISBN 9780367144203
Published April 8, 2019 by Routledge
370 Pages

 
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This book, first published in 1962, is an analysis of the history of the philosophy of a country that has never distinguished philosophy from religion. Indian philosophy is not merely metaphysical speculation, but has its foundation in immediate perception. This insistence upon immediate perception rather than abstract reasoning is what distinguishes the Indian philosophy of religion from philosophy as Western nations know it.

Table of Contents

1. The Vedas: General Aspects  2. Samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas  3. Upanisads  4. The Auxiliary Scriptures  5. The Bhagavad-Gita  6. The Smrtis, the Puranas, the Tantras  7. Jainism  8. Buddhism  9. The Six Systems of Thought: General Remarks  10. Nyaya-Vaisesika  11. The Samkhya System  12. The Yoga System of Patanjali  13. The Purva Mimamsa  14. The Uttara Mimamsa or the Vedanta Sutras  15. Gaudapada  16. Samkara  17. Bhaskara  18. Yamuna  19. Ramanuja  20. Nimbarka  21. Madhwa  22. Vallabha  23. Sri Caitanya  24. Sri Ramakrsna  25. Epitome

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