Overview for Hermeneutical Essays on Vedantic Topics
This book is a collection of essays on central topics of Vedanta arranged in a thematically connected manner. It facilitates a look inside the system from certain vantage points which are the topics divided into the main body and an appendix. The topics in the main body are being Maya and the discourse about Brahman; Transcendence and the Transcendent Via the Doctrines of Brahman and Sunyata the Notion of Aviadya; Macro-Micro-Cosmology Approached through the Gita Text; Time within Logos and without as in Grammer philosophy and Madhyamika; Self-Knowledge; the Jivan-Mukti Ideal. The appendix consists of a few essays on language written from the Vedantic point of view.
The essays are hermeneutical in character, oriented to the issues of how Vedantic thought may confront those to whom it is strange and alien, as well as those to whom it may have become strange and alien.
J G Arapura (Author)
J G Arapura (b.1920, Kerala) completed his education in India, and then proceeded to the United States. He obtained his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He was a Fellow of Indian Institute of Philosophy, Amalner (Maharastra). He studied Vedantic texts under the guidance of specialized Sanskritic scholars at Varanasi and Maharastra.
Dr. Arapura has been teaching in North American Universities for nearly the last three decades. At present, he is Professor of Eastern Philosophies and Religions a McMaster University of Canada.