The quest for self knowledge is pervasive in indian thought and is a central concern of advaita vedanta–The non-Dualistic system expounded primarily by. An introduction to the several systems of classical Indian thought such as Professor Deutsch provides. Eliot Deutsch (born January 8, ) is a philosopher, teacher, and writer. He has made including; On Truth: An Ontological Theory; Advaita Vedanta: A Philosophical Reconstruction; Studies in Comparative Aesthetics; Creative Being : The.

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Sign in to use this feature. Eliot Deutsch – – Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 31 4: Serious, but still accessible.

David Maayan rated it really liked it Jan 17, University of Hawaii Press Amazon. This wholesomeness of quantum reality and existence is inherent in nature. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Aug 29, Pythagorean rated it it was amazing. This site uses cookies. Brahman exists in spaceless and timeless dimension in an unchanging reality amidst and beyond the realm of the universe. The article explicates the advaitic conception of the self in its two primary dimensions: In deep sleep, consciousness and the self is free from objects but not yet transcended to the fourth state of turiya.

The ontology study of Being and epistemology theory of knowledge in this worldview is handled very skillfully, which is a must of a Western reader approaching the study of this area from a much different perspective.


Advaita Vedanta; A Philosophical Reconstruction

This book is not for a casual reader, but as long as you know a little about vedic religion you will be able to read it carefully dutsch come away with a very good understanding of advaita vedanta. Eliot Deutsch – – International Philosophical Quarterly 6 1: Studies in Advaita Vedanta: In the summer of Deutsch was a visiting professor at the University of Chicago.

At the same time, he respects the cultural mileau out of which the tradition arose and does a good job of giving the reader a sense of this without overwhelming him or her with unnecessary detail. Brahman has no attributes, but it is an entity that encompasses omniscience infinite knowledgeomnipotence unlimited poweromnipresence present everywhereOmni benevolence perfect avaitaimmutable, divine simplicity, and eternal existence.

The world has no separate existence apart from Brahman. I would eliiot like to add that in no way is this book superficial.

Other reviews have already made many salient remarks about this excellent book, written from a philosophical perspective on the non-dualistic ‘end’ of the Veda.

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The Self in Metaphysics. The state of deep sleep corresponds to saguna Brahman Brahman with attributes or the divine Isvara and transcendental consciousness. Similarly, jiva the personality or ego shell is understood as a “mirror reflection” or a limitation on the Atman the real Self, which is at basis not different from Brahmanso that you can understand that the human is born without a jiva, and that it is formed as the human starts to experience the world and to divide it into compartments, you, me, yours, mine, now, then, etc Maya appears whenever we fail to realize the oneness of the Brahman.


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Advaita Vedanta: A Philosophical Reconstruction by Eliot Deutsch

Moksha Moksha Anubhava Turiya Sahaja. It is referred to as Zdvaita. Sep 05, Russ Bottari elipt it really liked it. Maya appears whenever we fail to realize the oneness of the Brahman.

It is a metaphysical system that explains physical reality in the most profound form. It is all meat and no fluff. Probably a good introduction of Advaita Vedanta Indian religious “monist” non-dualist idealist philosophybut I have nothing to compare against, and I still have to read the last two chapters.

Another thought that was rattling in my head was about how far one can argue for a worldview without first accepting a number of initial assertions that the worldview takes for granted. Vedantw spent a lot of time There is no separate subject and object; there is no me and Almighty God; there is no you and Almighty God.