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Part I: Doctrine of the Transcendent Absolute
1. Designations and Defnitions of the Absolute
2. Being and Transcendence
Part II: Te Spiritual Ascent
1. Te Role of Scripture
2. Action
3. Rites and Knowledge
4. Meditation
5. Concentration and Interiorization
6. Moksa
Part III: Existential “Return”
1. Te Mind
2. “All is Brahman”
3. Action and Prarabdha Karma
4. Sufering and the Jivan-Mukta
5. Devotion
1. Doctrine as Seed or Fruit?
2. Unity and Multiplicity
1. Sainthood and Prophethood
2. Ontological Status of the Vision of God
3. Fana’
1. Poverty and Servitude
2. “Te People of Blame”
3. Teophany: Witnessing God’s “Withness”
4. Te Heart and Creation
Part IV: Transcendence and Universality
1. Beyond the Notion of God
2. From God to Godhead
1. Virtue and Transcendence
2. Unitive Concentration, Raptus, and the Birth
3. Intellect and Grace
2. Seeing God Everywhere
3. Te Saint and Sufering
4. Poverty
Part I: Doctrines of Transcendence
1. Dogma and Beyond
2. One Absolute or Tree?
1. Virtue
2. Ritual and Action
3. Methods of Ascent
4. Bliss and Transcendence
5. Transcendent Union
6. Agency in Transcendent Realization
7. Grace
1. Poverty
2. Existence and Sufering
3. Devotion and Praise
4. Vision of God in the World
A Critical Appraisal of Recent Academic Approaches to Mystical Experience
Part I: Against Reductionist Epistemology: Katz and “Contextualism”
Part III: Against Reductive Typologies: Stace, Zaehner, and Smart
1. Stace and the “Universal Core”
2. Zaehner: “Monism” vs. “Teism”
3. Smart: Te “Numinous” vs. the “Mystical”; “Union” vs. “Identity”
Part IV: Against Reductive Universalism: Staal and Huxley
BIBLIOGRAPHY
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
INDEX
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Paths to Transcendence According to Shankara Ibn Arabi Amp Meister Eckhart Spiritual Masters

Paths to Transcendence According to Shankara Ibn Arabi Amp Meister Eckhart Spiritual Masters

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