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Introduction to the Study of Hindu Doctrines
Introduction to the Study of Hindu Doctrines

Introduction to the Study of Hindu Doctrines

by Rene Guenon

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English

Publisher

Munshiram Manoharlal

ISBN

8121509637 - Year: 2000 - Pages: 351

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Paperback

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Author: Rene Guenon
Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal
Year: 2000
Language: English
Pages: 351
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8121509637

Description

The present work is reissue of English translation of Rene Guenon's work, Introduction Generals and I'Etude des Doctrines Hindoues.

This work instead of treating the Hindu doctrines as a "special field of research" with a view to derive results that could be of least importance to ordinary men takes an entirely different approach. The author starts out with quite other ends in view requiring an entirely different method for their realization, as well as an entirely different angle of approach.

As a result this book just as well serves as a key to the understanding of any of the traditional doctrines, or of them all. As for the Hindu doctrines which cover only one part of the work have simply been selected to exemplify the principles and workings of traditional civilization.

Contents

TRANSLATOR'S FOREWORD

PREFACE

PART I
PRELIMINARY QUESTIONS

CHAPTER
1. East and West
2. The Divergence
3. The Classical Prejudice
4. Relations Between the Peoples of Antiquity
5. Questions of Chronology
6. Linguistic Difficulties

PART II
THE GENERAL CHARACTER OF EASTERN THOUGHT

1. The Main Divisions of the Eastern World
2. Principles of Unity of the Oriental Civilizations
3. What is Meant by Tradition
4. Tradition and Religion
5. Essential Characteristics of Metaphysic
6. The Relations Between Metaphysic and Theology
7. Symbolism and Anthropomorphism
8. Metaphysical Thought and Philosophical Thought Compared
9. Esoterism and Exoterism
10. Metaphysical Realization

PART III
THE HINDU DOCTRINES

1. On the Exact Meaning of the Word 'Hindu'
2. Perpetuity of the Veda
3. Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy
4. Concerning Buddhism
5. The Law of Manu
6. Principles Governing the Institution of Caste
7. Shivaism and Vishnuism
8. Points of View within the Doctrine
9. Nyaya
10. Vaisheshika
11. Sankhya
12. Yoga
13. Mimansa
14. Vedanta
15. Some Supplementary Remarks on the Doctrine as a Whole
16. The Traditional Teaching

PART IV
WESTERN INTERPRETATIONS

1. Official Orientalism
2. The Science of Religions
3. Theosophism
4. Vedanta Westernised
5. Additional Remarks

CONCLUSION

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