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Table Of Contents

Introduction
The Central Problem
Central Questions
What is nididhy sana (Contemplation)?
Difficulties in Understanding nididhy sana
Methodology
What this Dissertation is not about
Chapter Outline
Chapter 1: An Overview of Advaita Ved nta
1.1: The Fundamental Problem:
1.2: Brahman as Existence:
1.3: Brahman as Awareness
1.4: Brahman as Limitlessness:
1.5: The Goal
Chapter 2: Action (karman) and Knowledge (jñ na)
2.1.1: P rvam m s and karman
2.1.2: a kara’s Rejection of Action
2.1.3: The Relationship of Knowledge and Action in Advaita
2.2.1: The Qualified Student (adhik rin)
2.2.3: Karma yoga
2.2.4: The Role of Meditation (dhy na)
2.3: Up san
2.3.1: Up san in Upani adic Context
2.3.2: a kara’s Method of Up san
2.3.3: Comparing up san and nididhy sana
2.4.1: Ma ana’s Understanding of prasa khy na
2.4.3: In Ma ana’s Defense
2.4.5: Concluding Notes on prasa khy na
Chapter 3: Testimony as a Source of Knowledge
3.1: The Ambiguity of Knowledge Types
3.2: The Problem of Theory and Practice
3.3: The Six Means of Knowledge
3.3.1: Pratyak a (Perception)
3.3.2: Anum na (Inference)
3.3.3: Upam na (Comparison)
3.3.6: abda (Verbal Testimony)
3.4: a kara’s Method
3.4.1: Negative Language (neti neti)
3.4.3: Secondary Implication (lak a )
3.4.4: One Method, Different Names
Chapter 4: The Method of nididhy sana
4.1: B had ra yaka Upani ad 2.4.5: The Root Text for nididhy sana
4.1.2: The tavya pratyaya432
4.2: Contemplation in B had ra yaka Upani ad 2.4.6-14
4.3: Contemplation in the Ka ha Upani ad
4.4: Contemplation in the Bhagavadg t
4.5: The parisa khy na Contemplation in the Upade as hasr
4.5.2: Anvaya and vyatireka in parisa khy na
Chapter 5: The Process, Experience, and Function of nididhy sana
5.1: Reconstructing the Process of nididhy sana
5.1.1: External Contemplation
5.1.2: Internal Contemplation
5.1.3: “Catching” the Witness
5.1.4: Making The Equation
5.1.6: Words as Contemplative Grammar
5.2: Repetition ( v tti)
5.3: The Continuous Flow of Knowledge (sm ti-santati)
5.5: The Question of Liberating Experience
5.5.2: Is Liberation an Experience (anubhava)?
5.5.3: Paradoxes and Different Levels of Discourse
5.5.4: Nididhy sana and sam dhi
5.6: The Function of nididhy sana
5.6.2: Sa sk ra in its contexts
5.6.3: Sa sk ras in Advaita Ved nta
5.6.4: The Problem of karma, v san s, and j vanmukti
5.6.5: Jñ na-ni h : Stabilizing Knowledge
Conclusion
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Contemplation and Practice in Sankara’s Advaita Vedanta

Contemplation and Practice in Sankara’s Advaita Vedanta

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