The quest for self knowledge is pervasive in indian thought and is a central concern of advaita vedanta–The non-Dualistic system expounded primarily by. An introduction to the several systems of classical Indian thought such as Professor Deutsch provides. Eliot Deutsch (born January 8, ) is a philosopher, teacher, and writer. He has made including; On Truth: An Ontological Theory; Advaita Vedanta: A Philosophical Reconstruction; Studies in Comparative Aesthetics; Creative Being : The.

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As far as self-realization goes I don’t think that any system of symbols has ever completely and accurately defined the path for everyone, but this is damn close. advaiha

Moksha Anubhava Turiya Sahaja. Both lead to same conclusion and are rooted in the same action, the cause which is a concept of Maya, avidya ignorance and adhyasa. Advaita establishes the Oneness of Reality and this self-knowledge enables the knower to overcome all pain, misery, ignorance, and bondage.

Hence in the waking — dream state, the self is caught with objects, internal and external and loses sights of its own true nature as pure subject. In the summer of Deutsch was a visiting professor at the University of Chicago.


An advsita to the several systems of classical Indian advatia such as Professor Deutsch provides. Brahman exists in spaceless and timeless dimension in an unchanging reality amidst and beyond the realm of the universe. This wholesomeness of quantum reality and existence is inherent in nature. This is not a dead deytsch analysis and contextualization of Eastern concepts.

I would highly recommend this book as a starting point for anyone interested in a complete perspective on advaita vedanta. Studies in Advaita Vedanta: Arguments used to adfaita the supreme self are critically appraised and the various theories which seek to explain the relation that obtains between the supreme self and the empirical self are examined.

Eliot Deutsch, Advaita Vedanta; A Philosophical Reconstruction – PhilPapers

He also spent some time in India and has an in-depth understanding of both Eastern and Western thought. This book gets right to the point and untangles the basic tenets and ideas from the symbolism and cultural baggage that can often accompany an in-depth study. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. From this book, you can branch out to the area which most interest you. From through he held position as a Graduate Chair in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Hawaii.

Although the individual self seems different from Brahman, like space inside a milk bottle that looks different from space outside if it.


The Self in Advaita Vedanta. The four states misidentifies the self but they are changes in the power of awareness. There is no vedqnta in creation.

Advaita Vedanta: A Philosophical Reconstruction by Eliot Deutsch

In retrospect, small wonder however, that I felt attracted to Advaita Vedanta very early on in life. For me this was a wonderful refresher, and I imagine it is a great introduction for anyone.

Deutsch is the author of 16 books, including; On Truth: Adam rated it liked it Apr 23, Let me know what you think! Sign in Create an account.

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Advaita Vedanta: A Philosophical Reconstruction

Such a mind will be instrumental to knowledge of Brahman. The waking and dream states which can be brought together into a single category corresponding to gross deutscy subtle bodies Virat and Hiranyagarbha.

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