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Indian philosophy bases itself on three states of consciousness: waking, dreaming, and deep sleep. Deep sleep, or sus|upti, plays an important role in Advaita Vedaµnta, the major philosophical school that advocates a doctrine of pure consciousness. Explaining and savoring this paradox, this book shows how the concept of deep sleep can be used in Advaita Vedaµnta to reveal a philosophical insight, validate an argument, illustrate a moral, or adorn a tale. Arvind Sharma explores why sleep is a phenomenon that philosophers should be interested in and examines it in classical Hindu religious texts, including the Upanis|ads, and in foundational, early, and modern Advaita Vedaµnta.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-9
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  1. 1. Sleep in Advaita Vedānta: A Prologue
  2. pp. 11-13
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  1. 2. Sleep in the Prasthānatraya (Upaniṣads, Brahmasūtra, Bhagavadgītā)
  2. pp. 15-40
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  1. 3. Sleep in Māṇḍūkyakārikā
  2. pp. 41-48
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  1. 4. Sleep in Śāṇkara Advaita
  2. pp. 49-72
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  1. 5. Sleep in Later Advaita
  2. pp. 73-98
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  1. 6. Sleep in Modern Advaita
  2. pp. 99-126
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  1. Conclusions
  2. pp. 127-137
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 139-170
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 171-174
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  1. Term Index
  2. pp. 175-177
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  1. Subject Index
  2. pp. 179-181
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780791484302
Related ISBN
9780791462515
MARC Record
OCLC
62386701
Pages
181
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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