9780791409442-0791409449-A Thousand Teachings: The Upadesasahasri of Sankara

A Thousand Teachings: The Upadesasahasri of Sankara

ISBN-13: 9780791409442
ISBN-10: 0791409449
Publication date: 1992
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780791409442
ISBN-10: 0791409449
Publication date: 1992
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages

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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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