Word Speaks to the Faustian Man (Vol. 4): (Chandogyo Upanisad)

by Som Raj Gupta


  • ISBN: 9788120817975, 8120817974
  • Year of Publication: 2001
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 797
  • Language: English
  • Regular price ₹ 1,500.00

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    The Chandogya Upanisad: The culture it reflects is remote and archaic, the

    texture of its ritualistic and contemplative symbolism thick and

    dense-virtually a closed book for us moderns. A sustained self-submitting

    attentiveness, however, discloses its language as resonating disturbingly

    modern notes, focusing our attention on many of our pathologies as well as

    our possibilities, pathologies and possibilities that have escaped the

    notice of us moderns. The spirit of quiet hermeneutics that characterizes

    this study illumines many an opaque spot in this text, solves many an

    interpretive puzzle, turns many of its 'archaic naivetes' into living and

    compelling profundities. We are made to realize that what some moderns call

    Gestell is far more primordial than they would envisage it to be, far more

    ominous and primitive, tragic and persistent. A radical transformation is

    required, an ontological transformation.

    Not mere 'a masterly exposition' of an ancient text is, therefore, this

    study, but 'an authentic springboard for fresh philosophical thinking

    fecundating (the) two shores of the human experience: East and West'. The

    first three (published) Vols. are on (i) Isa, Kena, Katha and Prasna

    Upanisads; (ii) Mundaka and Mandukya Upanisad with Gaudapada Karika; (iii)

    Taittiriya and Aitareya Upanisads.

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