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The Philosophy of the Vāllabha School of Vedānta (review)

The Philosophy of the Vāllabha School of Vedānta (review) al-Ghazali, and Rumi are included in this book. Several other essays express the ¯¯ ¯ ¯ enormous confidence the author has in our ability to meet the challenges of modern Western thought. I am obliged to say that taking a noble stance of this kind is an attitude that we Muslims are in dire need of in the modern world, and for his effort Kahteran deserves abundant praise. The Philosophy of the Vallabha School of Vedanta. By R. K Narain. Varanasi: Indo¯ ¯ logical Research Centre, 2004. Pp. ix þ 466. Reviewed by Shandip Saha Athabasca University The Krsnaite devotional community called the Vallabha Sampradaya was founded in ¯ sixteenth-century North India by the philosopher Vallabhacarya (1479­1531). Fol¯ ¯ lowing Vallabha's death, the community continued to expand its sphere of religious influence into Gujarat and Rajasthan, where it continues to have a very large following. R. K. Narain's The Philosophy of the Vallabha School of Vedanta is primarily inter¯ ¯ ested in examining the contributions to Indian philosophy made by the Sampradaya's ¯ ´ philosophical tradition known as `Pure Nondualism' (suddhadvaita) and how this ¯ relates to the practice of devotion (bhakti) within the Vallabhite community. ´ Narain http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

The Philosophy of the Vāllabha School of Vedānta (review)

Philosophy East and West , Volume 60 (1) – Jan 24, 2009

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al-Ghazali, and Rumi are included in this book. Several other essays express the ¯¯ ¯ ¯ enormous confidence the author has in our ability to meet the challenges of modern Western thought. I am obliged to say that taking a noble stance of this kind is an attitude that we Muslims are in dire need of in the modern world, and for his effort Kahteran deserves abundant praise. The Philosophy of the Vallabha School of Vedanta. By R. K Narain. Varanasi: Indo¯ ¯ logical Research Centre, 2004. Pp. ix þ 466. Reviewed by Shandip Saha Athabasca University The Krsnaite devotional community called the Vallabha Sampradaya was founded in ¯ sixteenth-century North India by the philosopher Vallabhacarya (1479­1531). Fol¯ ¯ lowing Vallabha's death, the community continued to expand its sphere of religious influence into Gujarat and Rajasthan, where it continues to have a very large following. R. K. Narain's The Philosophy of the Vallabha School of Vedanta is primarily inter¯ ¯ ested in examining the contributions to Indian philosophy made by the Sampradaya's ¯ ´ philosophical tradition known as `Pure Nondualism' (suddhadvaita) and how this ¯ relates to the practice of devotion (bhakti) within the Vallabhite community. ´ Narain

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Published: Jan 24, 2009

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