By Anantanand Rambachan
This enticing and obtainable paintings offers an creation to the Hindu culture of Advaita Vedānta and brings it into dialogue with modern issues. Advaita, the non-dual university of Indian philosophy and spirituality linked to Śaṅkara, is frequently visible as “other-worldly,” in regards to the global as an phantasm. Anantanand Rambachan has performed a important position in providing a extra genuine Advaita, person who finds how Advaita is confident concerning the right here and now. the 1st a part of the booklet provides the hermeneutics and spirituality of Advaita, utilizing textual assets, classical observation, and sleek scholarship. The book’s moment part considers the consequences of Advaita for moral and social demanding situations: patriarchy, homophobia, ecological situation, baby abuse, and inequality. Rambachan establishes how Advaita’s non-dual knowing of truth presents the floor for social activism and the values that suggest for justice, dignity, and the equality of human beings.
“Rambachan has written an unique, inventive, and provocative e-book that may guarantee that Hinduism has a better voice within the normal area of interreligious dialogue.” — Paul F. Knitter, Union Theological Seminary
“This is a vital contribution to the development of optimistic paintings in Hindu theology, comparative theology, and the research of South Asian non secular traditions. It has the capability to revolutionize how students view Hinduism quite often, and Advaita Vedānta in particular.” — Jeffery D. lengthy, Elizabethtown College
Anantanand Rambachan is Professor of faith at St. Olaf university and the writer of The Advaita Worldview: God, international, and Humanity, additionally released by means of SUNY Press.
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