This book aims to give an exposition of basic tenets of Advaitism as propounded by Sankara in a succinct yet comprehensive manner. It is often claimed that Sankara looked upon the world as a Maya" or illusion and rejected karmayoga. It has been clearly brought out how these widespread beliefs are unfounded. Separate chapters have been emarked to exposition of sankara's major works and his seminal commentaries on the Gita, the panisads and the Brahama Sutras.
This book highlights the tremendous contribution made by Sankara to the evolution of Hindu metaphysics. It is hoped that through this publication even a lay reader will be able to appreciate why Advaitism has been aptly described as the acme of Indian philosophy.
About the Author:
Dr. Prakash V. Joshi joined the Indian Foreign service in 1972. He has served with distinction in India and abroad. He was in Guyana from 1998 to 2002 where he was posted as India's High Commissioner. He was awarded doctorate by the JNU in 1990 in the field of international studies. Dr. Joshi is keenly interested in comparative study of religions, Hindu metaphysics and spiritualism.