Consciousness, Knowledge, and Ignorance

Prakasatman's Ellucidation of Five Parts

Bina Gupta

American Institute of Buddhist Studies

Consciousness, Knowledge, and Ignorance

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Pub Date: July 2012

ISBN: 9781935011033

540 Pages

Format: Hardcover

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Consciousness, Knowledge, and Ignorance

Prakasatman's Ellucidation of Five Parts

Bina Gupta

American Institute of Buddhist Studies

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The first English translation of the "First Section" (Prathama Varnakam)—the "Section on Inquiry" (Jijñasadhikaranam)—of the Pañacapadikavivaranam, a Sanskrit commentary offering a systematic exposition of Advaita (nondualistic) Vedanta from the Vivarana perspective. The central question concerns the nature of ignorance, or not-knowing, and its relation to knowing. It discusses how ignorance obstructs the nature of reality; the locus and support of ignorance; and whether ignorance is a positive entity. Includes a detailed introduction, transliterated text, translation, and explanatory notes.

Published by American Institute of Buddhist Studies (AIBS)

About the Author

Bina Gupta is Curators' Professor of Philosophy at the University of Missouri.