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Chaturvedi Badrinath - Unity of Life and Other Essays
Chaturvedi Badrinath - Unity of Life and Other Essays

Chaturvedi Badrinath - Unity of Life and Other Essays

by Tulsi Badrinath

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Oxford University Press


9780199465187 - Year: 2016 - Pages: 159



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Author: Tulsi Badrinath
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Tulsi Badrinath
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2016
Language: English
Pages: 159
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780199465187


Chaturvedi Badrinath (1933 -2010), a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, 2009, for his work The Mahabharata: An Inquiry in the Human Condition was a passionate scholar of Indian philosophy, strikingly original in his approach. An Indian Administrative Service officer for 31 years, he delivered lectures on the concept of dharma and its application in modern times for which he drew extensively from the Mahabharata.

In 1995, he was invited by The Times of India to contribute essays on Indian philosophy and thought. In the form of lucid discourses for the layperson, these dealt with dharma as the foundation of civilization. Ranging over perceptions of the self and the other; different ways of ordering society in Jainism, Islam, and Christianity; the paradox of sex; the roots of violence; and the quest for truth and peace, these essays gained wide acclaim and popularity. Badrinaths daughter, Tulsi Badrinath, brings these essays together to present the reader with a book that explains the complex ideas of Indian philosophy in simple and accessible language.



1. Towards a World of Freedom
2. The Right Perception of Self-interest
3. State Must Free the Mind from Fear
4. Fear as the Basis of Social Order
5. Dharma and Jainism: Foundations of Human Rights
6. Human Freedom and Rights: Western Framework of Thought
7. Truth in Jainism: Universal Foundation of Rights
8. The Dharmic Law: Institutional Protection of Rights
9. The Dharmic State: Protection of Weak and Oppressed
10. The Caring State: Foundations of Social Happiness
11. The Caring State: Strong but Never Oppressive
12. Government Governs in Place of Law
13. Unity of Life: Dharma and Essence of Islam
14. Dharma and Islam I: Justice with Truth, Truth with Goodness
15. Dharma and Islam II: Let There Be No Compulsion in Religion
16. The Supreme Court I: Advancing Law for Judicial Control
17. The Supreme Court II: Judicial Activism A Mindless Term
18. To Have or To Be I: Sick Systems, Sick Human Beings
19. To Have or To Be II: Both Within Innate Human Wholeness
20. Unity of Life: The Spiritual and the Material
21. Personal and Social Health: Not-grasping in Jainism
22. The Paradox of Sex I: Foundations of Sexual Happiness
23. The Paradox of Sex II: A-parigraha as Sexual Happiness
24. The Human Condition: Philosophy as the Romance of Life
25. Learning to Live: Freedom from Fear of Death
26. The Roots of Violence I: Jainism as Freedom from Fear
27. The Roots of Violence II: Jainism towards Human Freedom
28. The Love of Violence I: Happiness Has No Literature
29. The Love of Violence II: Happiness Inspires Creativity
30. The Power of Mind I: Invoking the Joy of Life
31. The Power of Mind II: Dancing in the Rocks Interior
32. Power of Perception: Where Mind Is Free from Sorrow
33. The Karma Conundrum: Decoding the Direction of Destiny
34. Jainism and Relativity: Syada-vada in Einstein and Bohr
35. Beyond Either/Or: Towards Truth and Peace
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