Philosophy and Theistic Mysticism of the Alvars

4.5 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9788120813427: Philosophy and Theistic Mysticism of the Alvars
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The god-intoxicated twelve Vaisnava Saints of South India popularly known as Alvars, who lived between fifth and eighth centuries A.D. represent a significant phase of Vaisnava Philosophy and Religion which provided a solid foundation for the development of the system of Visistadvaita Vedanta in the hands of Ramanuja and his illustrious successors. They have bequeathed a rich heritage for the posterity in the form of four thousand devotional Tamil hymns collectively known as Nalayira-Divyaprabandham, replete with philosophical and theological teachings. This book attempts to present these teachings as contained in the original hymns in a systematic manner against the background of the Vedanta as reflected in the Upanisads, Agamas and selected Vaisnava Puranas, without bringing the sectarian and theological views that came to be developed by the commentators in the post-Ramanuja period. Based on the original source material, the Philosophy and Mysticism of the Alvars is discussed, fully supported by textual authority, under six broad headings: Doctrine of the Ultimate Reality (paratattva), Doctrine of God (Isvara), Doctrine of the Individual Self (Jivatman), Doctrine of Sadhana, Doctrine of the Supreme Goal (parama-purusartha) and Theistic Mysticism. This volume makes available for the first time in English a comprehensive and authoritative exposition of the Philosophy and Mysticism of the Alvars. The book will be highly useful for the students of comparative religion for an in depth study of Vaisnavism in general and the Alvars in particular.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 20.00
US$ 8.95

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 5.52
From India to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

S.M.S. Chari
Published by Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India (1997)
ISBN 10: 8120813421 ISBN 13: 9788120813427
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Vikram Jain
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Printed Pages: 283. Size: 15 x 23 Cm. Seller Inventory # 030042

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 8.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.52
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

S.M.S. Chari
Published by Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd. (2009)
ISBN 10: 8120813421 ISBN 13: 9788120813427
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BookVistas
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. The god-intoxicated twelve Vaisnava Saints of South India popularly known as Alvars, who lived between fifth and eighth centuries A.D. represent a significant phase of Vaisnava Philosophy and Religion which provided a solid foundation for the development of the system of Visistadvaita Vedanta in the hands of Ramanuja and his illustrious successors. They have bequeathed a rich heritage for the posterity in the form of four thousand devotional Tamil hymns collectively known as Nalayira-Divyaprabandham, replete with philosophical and theological teachings. This book attempts to present these teachings as contained in the original hymns in a systematic manner against the background of the Vedanta as reflected in the Upanisads, Agamas and selected Vaisnava Puranas, without bringing the sectarian and theological views that came to be developed by the commentators in the post-Ramanuja period. Based on the original source material, the Philosophy and Mysticism of the Alvars is discussed, fully supported by textual authority, under six broad headings: Doctrine of the Ultimate Reality (paratattva), Doctrine of God (Isvara), Doctrine of the Individual Self (Jivatman), Doctrine of Sadhana, Doctrine of the Supreme Goal (parama-purusartha) and Theistic Mysticism. This volume makes available for the first time in English a comprehensive and authoritative exposition of the Philosophy and Mysticism of the Alvars. The book will be highly useful for the students of comparative religion for an indepth study of Vaisnavism in general and the Alvars in particular. Printed Pages: 284. Seller Inventory # 48132

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 9.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.88
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

S.M.S. Chari
Published by Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd. (2009)
ISBN 10: 8120813421 ISBN 13: 9788120813427
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
A - Z Books
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. The god-intoxicated twelve Vaisnava Saints of South India popularly known as Alvars, who lived between fifth and eighth centuries A.D. represent a significant phase of Vaisnava Philosophy and Religion which provided a solid foundation for the development of the system of Visistadvaita Vedanta in the hands of Ramanuja and his illustrious successors. They have bequeathed a rich heritage for the posterity in the form of four thousand devotional Tamil hymns collectively known as Nalayira-Divyaprabandham, replete with philosophical and theological teachings. This book attempts to present these teachings as contained in the original hymns in a systematic manner against the background of the Vedanta as reflected in the Upanisads, Agamas and selected Vaisnava Puranas, without bringing the sectarian and theological views that came to be developed by the commentators in the post-Ramanuja period. Based on the original source material, the Philosophy and Mysticism of the Alvars is discussed, fully supported by textual authority, under six broad headings: Doctrine of the Ultimate Reality (paratattva), Doctrine of God (Isvara), Doctrine of the Individual Self (Jivatman), Doctrine of Sadhana, Doctrine of the Supreme Goal (parama-purusartha) and Theistic Mysticism. This volume makes available for the first time in English a comprehensive and authoritative exposition of the Philosophy and Mysticism of the Alvars. The book will be highly useful for the students of comparative religion for an indepth study of Vaisnavism in general and the Alvars in particular. Printed Pages: 284. Seller Inventory # 48132

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 9.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.11
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

S.M.S. Chari
Published by Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India (1997)
ISBN 10: 8120813421 ISBN 13: 9788120813427
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Sanctum Books
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Printed Pages: 283. Size: 15 x 23 Cm. Seller Inventory # 030042

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 9.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.13
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

S.M.S. Chari
Published by Motilal Banarsidass (2009)
ISBN 10: 8120813421 ISBN 13: 9788120813427
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Motilal Banarsidass, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M8120813421

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 42.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

S.M.S. Chari
Published by Motilal Banarsidass (2009)
ISBN 10: 8120813421 ISBN 13: 9788120813427
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Motilal Banarsidass, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P118120813421

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 65.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds