Vaiṣṇavism: Its Philosophy, Theology, and Religious Discipline

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Motilal Banarsidass Publishe, 1994 - Religion - 383 pages
This is a scholarly book on one of the oldest living relgions of India. Tracing the basic tenets of Vaisnavism to the hymns of Rgveda the earliest religious literature of the world, the author has shown how an ancient cult has developed itself by successive stages into a well formulated monotheistic system in the hands of Ramanuja and his illustrious followers. In the second part of the book the fundamental philosophical theories of Visistadvaita Vedanta are presented to prove that Vaisnavism is not a mere religious cult, but has a credible philosophic foundation.
 

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A must read for all Vaishnavas, Sri Vaishnavas. an easy scholarly revelation.

Contents

Monotheism of Rgveda
3
Development of Vaişņavism by Nštha muni Yamuna
22
THE DOCTRINB OF ULTIMATE REALITY 4965
49
THE DOCTRINE OF INDIVIDUAL SELF
67
THE DOCTRINE OF COSMIC MATTBR
83
THE DOCTRINE OF BHAKTIYOGA
99
THE DOCTRINE OF MOKŞA
121
VIŞŅU AS SUPREME BEING
131
VIŞŅU AND NITYAVIBHŪTI
233
PRAPATTI AS A MBANS OF ATTAINMENT OF VIŞŅU 261285
261
VIŞŅU AS SUPREME GOAL OF LIFE
287
RELIGIOUS DISCIPLINE OF VAIŞŅAVISM
303
CONCLUSION
333
GLOSSARY
345
BIBLIOGRAPHY
365
INDEX
373

VIŞŅU AND HIS ATTRIBUTES
185
VIŞŅU AND HIS INCARNATIONS
207

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