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Upadesasahasri: Prose and Poetry of Sri Sankaracarya

 
N C Panda (Editor)
Synopsis Sri Sankaracarya was a great philosopher, a prolific writer and a true devotee of God.  The Upadesasahasri is a famous treatise on Advaita Vedanta and also known as the Master piece of Sri Sankara.  The text is named so, because it contains thousand advices of the great Advaita philosopher, i.e., Sri Sankaracarya.  The book is divided into two parts, viz., prose (gadya) and poetry (padya).  The prose part has three chapters and poetry part has nineteen chapters.  The work vividly describes and also established the non-dualistic approach of Sri Sankara in a lucid way.  Its language is very simple and easily accessible.  The poetry part mainly deals with various concepts of Vedanta, viz., Brahman, Atman, Maya, Srsti (Creation), Jiva, Moksa, etc.  The prose part is in the form of a dialogue between a teacher and his disciple, where in the teacher and his disciple, where in the teacher satisfies the student by answering all his doubts.  The present Volume contains the original Sanskrit text along with the commentary of Sri Ramatirtha.  Besides, the English translation is also added with the text.  The work is also ornamented with an index.  The students of Indian Philosophy will be benefited by this excellent scholarly work.  However, the work will definitely show a new light in a positive direction to the researchers and true lovers of Advaita Vedanta.
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N C Panda

Dr. Nrusingh Charan Panda is the 1929 - born Scientist Emeritus - having retired from the Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, as Professor and Dean of the Veterianary Faculty. Notwithstanding his specialization in Nutritional Biochemistry, with M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees of the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA, Dr. Panda is essentially a versatile personality, combining in him the endowments of a scientist, a Sanskritist, a philosopher, a psychologist, a litterateur, a yogi and a Tantrist. His achievements have been recognized, at different times, with a number of prestigious awards in both science and literature. Internationally reputed for his scientific interpretations of Vedic literature, Professor Panda has also authored a number of widely acclaimed books like Maya in Physics, The Vibrating Universe, Mind and Supermind (2 Vols.) and Cyclic Universe (2 Vols.). His is truly the integral, synthetic, holistic approach.

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Title Upadesasahasri: Prose and Poetry of Sri Sankaracarya
Author N C Panda
Format Hardcover
Date published: 07.11.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788180901362
length xxxiii+480p., Index; 24cm.