Author: Swami PrabhanandaPublisher: Advaita AshramYear: 2002Language: EnglishPages: 391ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187332026
Vedanta, the end and import of the Vedas, has innumerable aspects, both philosophical and religious. Swami Vivekananda used this comprehensive term to define the essence of his message. For this reason, and also because of the increasing interest in the subject, the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission sponsored and International seminar entitled Vedanta: Concepts and Application to observe the Centenary of the founding of the Ramakrishna Mission on 1 May, 1897.The present volume, a collection of these twenty-one papers in addition to the prefatory addresses by Swamis Lokeswaranandaji, Atmasthanandaji and Smaranannandadji, is dedicated tot eh memory of Swami Lokeswaranandaji Maharaj, the former Secretary of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, who passed away on 31 December, 1998. His active support and encouragement were responsible for the planning and success of the Vedanta Seminar.
PUBLISHER’S NOTEWELCOME ADDRESSInaugural AddressKeynote AddressRevelation as the Nature of Upanishadic KnowledgeAdvaita Relation: A Search in the AuthenticUnderstanding Vedanta in the light of Completeness vs Consistency Questions in the Formalism of Mathematical LogicThe Question of I in Advaita Vedanta: Reviewing the Contributions of K C BhattacharyaAdvaita Vedanta: A Contemporary Perspective Alienation and Neo-VedantaThe Unique Concepts of Advaita VedantaSarada Devi: Emblem of Vedanta in Hindu Tradition and Western Modernity God as the Teacher, the Teacher as God: Notes towards a Critique of the Concept of an Omniscient Guru in the Devotional Advaita of Jnaneshwari (Gita)Advaita, Vishishtadvaita and Dvaita as Different Stages of VedantaVedanta as a Method for Inter-Religious TheologySwami Vivekananda’s Idea of VedantaShankara and Vivekananda on JivanmuktiAnd Social ServiceAdvaita Vedanta and Personal Identity: Some ReflectionsChinese Buddhism and VedantaAdvaita Vedanta as Philosophy and as ReligionVedanta: Concepts and Application through Sri Ramakrishna’s LifeSwami Vivekananda’s Concept of Service: A Feather in Vedanta’s CapThe Brihadaranyaka Upanishad and Modernity: New PerspectivesThe Advaita Vedanta on MeaningReligious and Cultural Interflow between Indian Vedanta and Chinese Buddhism and Taoism Introduction to Contributors