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Bhakti and philosophy.

9780739114247

Bhakti and philosophy.

Singh, R. Raj.

Lexington Books

2006

113 pages

$65.00

Hardcover

BL1214

Outside of its tradition within Indian thought the word "bhakti" is often translated as "devotion" or, more narrowly as "worship." However, bhakti is highly resonant in its own context, its meaning closer to an authentic and love-laden living of philosophy, or as the loving experience of religion. Singh (philosophy, Brock U.) locates bhakti within a variety of faith and thought systems of India, including Vedanta and Buddhism, with special emphasis on such texts as the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Bhagavadgita, the Bhakti Sutras and the Buddhist Sutras, focusing on the relation of bhakti as expressed in them with secular philosophy. He covers bhakti as a perennial concept within faith and secular philosophy, its role in early Buddhist thought, its relation to philosophy in the Bhagavadgita, its relation to love in the Narada Bhakti Sutra and in the philosophies of art.

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