Engaged Emancipation

Engaged Emancipation

Mind Morals and Make–Believe in the Moksopaya (Yogavasistha)

ISBN: 9788120840935

Author: Christopher Key Chapple, Arindam Chakraborti

Subject: Philosophy

Language: English

Binding: Hard Back

Pages: 309

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass

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INR 695.00


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A wide-ranging analysis of the Mok op ya, the Indian literary classic that teaches through storytelling how to enjoy an active, successful, worldly life in a spiritually enlightened way. In the Mok op ya (also known as the Yogav si ha), an eleventh-century Sanskrit poetic text, the great Vedic philosopher Vasi ha counsels his young protégé Lord R ma about the ways of the world through sixty-four stories designed to bring R ma from ignorance to wisdom. Much beloved, this work reflects the philosophy of Kashmir aivism. Precisely because all worldly pursuits are dreamlike and fiction-like, the human soul must first come to an experience of non-dualistic, mind-only metaphysics, and after attaining this wisdom, promote moral activism. Engaged Emancipation is a wide-ranging consideration of this work and the philosophical and spiritual questions it addresses by philosophers, Sanskritists, and scholars of religion, literature, and science. Contributors allow readers to walk with R ma as his melancholy and angst transform into connectivity, peace, and spiritual equipoise.

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