Axiological Approach to the Vedas
A creative and systematic Axiology of Vedic ideas and ideals. It is an independent Axiological study which gives an integral system of values in the Vedas. The attempt made by the Author is novel and adventurous and its findings are profound. The author has made use of the well-known concept of four Purusarthas: Dharma; Artha; Kama and Moksa. This method has enabled the author to grasp the value-core of the Vedas with freshness of vision and he has brought out the main value-affirmations in the Vedas. The present volume is a study of the most ancient book of mankind, but in advanced form. It is an exploration that leads to the development of the Vedic Axiology. Reviews ....invaluable for students of Vedas, and to Indologists. The thought-provoking comments on the topics are presented in rather unusual manner. Dr. Varadachari, Review Projector (India), Vol. 7, Nos. 7â€“9. ``Nonetheless, this book will be of an immense help both to the student and the researcher, and is, therefore, a must for libraries.'' Dr. S.R. Sehgal, Organiser, January 1, 1989.
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A.C. Bose According achieved aesthetic Artha Artha and Kama Asya vamasya Atharvaveda Atman axiology Bal Gangadhar Tilak beauty becomes Bombay concept culture deities Delhi desires devah developed dharma divine doctrine duty emotivism eternal ethical existence expressed facts gives gods harmony Hence henotheism higher values Hiriyanna human values hymn Ibid idea ideal important Indian philosophy individual Indra interpretation judgements Kama king knowledge Krishna Chaitanya Kunhan Raja live Mahabharata man's Mantra marriage means Moksa moral nature outlook poet prayer primitive principles pursuit purusarthas Quoted R.H. Tawney realisation religion religious Rgveda Rgvedic rightly ritual sacrifice Samaveda Samhita saradah Satam Satapatha Brahmana Sayana says secular sense socio-moral soul spiritual liberation spiritual values Sri Aurobindo sukta Swami tapas theory Tilak tion truth ultimate reality universe Upanisad valuational Vedas Vedic axiology Vedic hymns Vedic literature Vedic sages Vedic seers Vedic society verse wealth White Yajurveda whole words Yajna