By Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

The Gita is a critical textual content in Hindu traditions, and commentaries on it exhibit a number of philosophical-theological positions. of the main major commentaries are by means of Sankara, the founding father of the Advaita or Non-Dualist procedure of Vedic concept and via Ramanuja, the founding father of the Visistadvaita or certified Non-Dualist approach. Their commentaries provide wealthy assets for the conceptualization and knowing of divine fact, the human self, being, the connection among God and human, and the ethical psychology of motion and devotion. This e-book techniques their commentaries via a examine of the interplay among the summary atman (self) and the richer belief of the human individual. whereas heavily examining the Sanskrit commentaries, Ram-Prasad develops reconstructions of every philosophical-theological approach, drawing appropriate and illuminating comparisons with modern Christian theology and Western philosophy.

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