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Vivekananda’s interpretation of Vedanta philosophy and values for sustained human development

Vivekananda’s interpretation of Vedanta philosophy and values for sustained human development Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to outline the unique aspects of Vivekananda’s interpretation of Vedanta philosophy. Design/methodology/approach – The doctrine of the One and the many being the same reality is the philosophical core of the vast and varied treasury of Vivekananda’s teachings and, indeed, of his life. Findings – Vivekananda has given a remarkable interpretation of the Vedanta philosophy which is not only universal but also both inspiring and rational (and accommodative). Practical implications – Combining service with spirituality, grounding religion in rationality and being very contemporary in its sensitivities, Vivekananda’s thought is poised to become the ideology of the modern Indian nation. Originality/value – Vedanta philosophy is inclusive of ethics that are well-grounded in Vedantic metaphysics and constitutes a very effective response to the inequities and corruption widespread in contemporary societies. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Development Issues Emerald Publishing

Vivekananda’s interpretation of Vedanta philosophy and values for sustained human development

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1446-8956
DOI
10.1108/IJDI-06-2014-0045
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to outline the unique aspects of Vivekananda’s interpretation of Vedanta philosophy. Design/methodology/approach – The doctrine of the One and the many being the same reality is the philosophical core of the vast and varied treasury of Vivekananda’s teachings and, indeed, of his life. Findings – Vivekananda has given a remarkable interpretation of the Vedanta philosophy which is not only universal but also both inspiring and rational (and accommodative). Practical implications – Combining service with spirituality, grounding religion in rationality and being very contemporary in its sensitivities, Vivekananda’s thought is poised to become the ideology of the modern Indian nation. Originality/value – Vedanta philosophy is inclusive of ethics that are well-grounded in Vedantic metaphysics and constitutes a very effective response to the inequities and corruption widespread in contemporary societies.

Journal

International Journal of Development IssuesEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 26, 2014

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