By K. Ramakrishna Rao,Anand C. Paranjpe
This authoritative quantity, written by means of recognized psychologist-philosophers, offers a version of the individual and its implications for mental concept and perform. Professors Ramakrishna Rao and Anand Paranjpe draw the contours of Indian psychology, describe the equipment of analysis, clarify the most important ideas, and speak about the primary principles and their software, illustrating them with insightful case experiences and sensible reports of obtainable learn facts and latest scholarly literature.
The major topic is prepared round the thesis that psychology is the examine of the individual and that the individual is a special composite of physique, brain and realization. The aim of the individual is self-realization. Self-realization is composed within the cognizance of one’s real self as special from the take place ego and it truly is facilitated by means of cultivating cognizance. Cultivating realization ends up in one of those psycho-spiritual symbiosis leading to own transformation, altruistic price orientation and flowering of the hidden human potential.
By Kenneth R. Stunkel
By Swami Lakshmanjoo,John Howard Hughes
A significant subject of the philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism is the hugely esoteric primary often called spanda. Swami Lakshmanjoo tells us that the observe ‘spanda’ skill verified good flow. that's, it truly is movementless-movement, vibrationless-vibration. it really is this mystery, mysterious and but crucial precept that Swami Lakshmanjoo clarifies and elucidates in his revelation of the 2 texts dealing particularly with this precept, the Spanda Karika and the Spanda Sandoha.
the speculation of spanda isn't new. It was once hidden within the physique of the Tantras and extracted by means of Vasugupta, founding father of the Shiva Sutras, and initiator of monistic Shaivism within the valley of Kashmir. Vasugupta composed the Spanda Karika, a textual content jam-packed with the fundamentalprecepts (karikas) concerning spanda and the philosophy surrounding it.
Kṣhemaraja, the manager disciple of the extremely important and imperative determine within the culture of Kashmir Shaivism, Abhinavagupta, is the writer of the second one pivotal textual content relating to spanda, the Spanda Sandoha. this article is an intensive exposition (sandoha) at the first verse of the Spanda Karika.
By Thomas Michael
Thomas Michael’s examine of the early background of the Daodejing finds that the paintings is grounded in a special culture of early Daoism, one unrelated to different early chinese language colleges of inspiration and perform. The textual content is linked to a practice of hermits devoted to yangsheng, a selected perform of actual cultivation concerning concepts of breath stream together with particular physically hobbies resulting in a actual union with the Dao. Michael explores the ways that the textual content systematically anchored those concepts to a Dao-centered worldview. together with a brand new translation of the Daodejing, In the Shadows of the Dao opens new methods to realizing the early background of 1 of the world’s nice spiritual texts and nice spiritual traditions.
Thomas Michael makes a speciality of early chinese language faith, philosophy, and shamanism, and is the writer of The Pristine Dao: Metaphysics in Early Daoist Discourse, additionally released via SUNY Press.
By Shail Mayaram
Philosophy as Samvada and Svaraj discusses Daya Krishna and Ramchandra Gandhi’s respective highbrow contributions and speculates how one could take ahead the paintings of the 2 folks who have been one of the such a lot remarkable minds of our times.
Both Daya Krishna and Ramchandra Gandhi emphasised freedom and autonomy of concept and upheld the significance of samvada, a bit of insufficient in its English translation as discussion. And either one of them have been philosophers excited by how philosophy may well search its svaraj, unfastened from the orientalist carry of the non secular, the colonial crippling of indigenous languages and associations and the buildings and different types of un-freedom that proceed to hang-out population of West and non-West. Philosophy needs to contain samvada—an open discussion and intimate come across among self and different. either philosophers experimented with those ideas and have been significantly creative.
This e-book is a testomony not just to the middle values of philosophy, but in addition to how those values will be carried ahead through new weaves of culture and modernity.
By William H. F. Altman,Michael Zank
By Janet Gyatso,Chonam,Sangye Khandro
By Lewis R. Gordon
By Mohammad Azadpur
This fascinating paintings deals a brand new point of view on Islamic Peripatetic philosophy, critiquing smooth receptions of such suggestion and highlighting the contribution it may well make to modern Western philosophy. Mohammad Azadpur makes a speciality of the concept of Alfarabi and Avicenna, who, like historical Greek philosophers and a few in their successors, considered philosophy as a chain of non secular workouts. besides the fact that, Muslim Peripatetics differed from their Greek opposite numbers in assigning significance to prophecy. The Islamic philosophical account of the cultivation of the soul to the purpose of prophecy unfolds new vistas of highbrow and imaginitive adventure and accords the thinker a good dignity and freedom. just about either Islamic and Western philosophers, Azadpur discusses how Islamic Peripatetic concept supplies an antidote to a couple of modernity’s philosophical difficulties. A dialogue of the improvement of later Islamic Peripatetic suggestion can also be included.
“Reason Unbound is a in actual fact articulated paintings so one can be of curiosity to scholars and students of the background of Islamic philosophy and to these attracted to exploring how the Islamic and ecu philosophical traditions could benefit from every one other.” — magazine of Shi‘a Islamic Studies
“Reason Unbound offers an outstanding synthesis of Islamic philosophy and the continental culture of ecu philosophy. the writer provides a persuasive argument and backs it up good with facts from either Islamic and Western philosophy.” — Oliver Leaman, writer of Islamic Philosophy: An Introduction
Mohammad Azadpur is affiliate Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco nation University.
By Ryan Kurczak,Richard Fish
Contents contain: Time and Cycles, Bhava Charts, Planetary States, The Non Luminous Sub Planets, Subtleties of the Divisional Charts, extra Named Yogas, Shadbala, dating Compatibility research, creation to Lajjitaadi Avashtas, condominium Lord mixtures, Planetary Karakas in Vargas, Prasna (Vedic Horary) Astrology