Tradition of Teachers: Sankara and Jagadgurus Today

by William Cenkner


  • ISBN: 9788120817630, 812081763X
  • Year of Publication: 2001
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Regular price ₹ 750.00

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    The uniqueness of the Indian guru rests upon the uniqueness of the Indian

    teaching tradition. An understanding of a religious figure in India can be

    achieved only within the framework of the teaching tradition from which

    that individual has come.

    The study selects one way of understanding the guru in classical Hindu life

    in the belief that this articulation offers something normative for an

    understanding of guru in the wider Indian development and history. The

    first part of this book is drawn from the texts that trace the role of guru

    and the guru-sisya relationship in the writings of Sanskara. The second

    part of the book is an investigation of the five major acaryas of the

    Sankara tradition reigning during the last half of the twentieth century.

    Thus, the articulation of the guru in the writings of Sankara, in part one,

    is tested from the historical context among the Sankaracaryas of the recent

    past.

    Review(s)

    "Cenkner has produced a helpful work on an important facet of the tradition

    of Sankara: the succession of acaryas of Sankara order, their contemporary

    teaching, and methods." DANIEL P. SHERIDAN

    "A fascinating book, of meticulous sch

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