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A Thousand Teachings

The Upadesasahasri of Sankara
  • By Sengaku Mayeda
  • By John M. Koller
$33.95
This is the best introduction to Vedanta and to Sankara's philosophy. The Upadesaasahasri, or A Thousand Teachings consists of a metrical part and a prose part. In the metrical part, Sankara discusses the basic philosophical problems of non-dualism, at the same time refuting the teachings of other philosophical schools. In the prose part, he explains how to teach the way to self realization--to enlightenment.
Sankara and the great Abhinavagupta are generally regarded as the two greatest thinkers in the long history of Indian philosophy. Sankara represented Advaita Vedanta, a non-dualistic view of ultimate reality. Most of his works are commentaries on classics of Indian thought. A Thousand Teachings is the only non-commentarial work that can be attributed to him; the other independent writings ascribed to him are probably spurious.

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780791409442
    • Manufacturer: State Univ Of New York Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780791409442
    • ISBN 10: 0791409449
    • Publication Date: 01/01/1992
    • Format: Paperback
    • Page Count: 265
    • Width: 5.86 inches
    • Height: 0.64 inches
    • Length: 8.95 inches
    • Weight: 0.83 pounds
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