The Ethics of Sankara and Santideva :

Todd, Warren Lee.

The Ethics of Sankara and Santideva : A Selfless Response to an Illusory World. - 1st ed. - 1 online resource (233 pages) - Dialogues in South Asian Traditions: Religion, Philosophy, Literature and History Ser. . - Dialogues in South Asian Traditions: Religion, Philosophy, Literature and History Ser. .

Cover -- Contents -- Foreword -- Abbreviations -- Acknowledgements -- 1 The Self -- 2 A New Ethical Model -- 3 Situating Śaṅkara and Śāntideva -- 4 Their Common Approach to the World -- 5 Knowledge and Liberation -- 6 A Selfless Response to the World -- 7 Marginal Cases -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index.

Comparing the metaphysics and ethics of two of the most influential Indian masters, Sankara and Santideva, Todd shows that the methodologies and aims of these Buddhist and Hindu masters trace remarkably similar cross-cutting paths. Treating Buddhism and Hinduism with equal respect, this book compares and reinterprets the Indian material so as to engage with contemporary Western debates on self and to show that Indian philosophy is indeed a philosophy of dialogue.

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Śaṅkarācārya -- Ethics.;Śāntideva, -- active 7th century -- Ethics.;Religious ethics -- India -- History.


Electronic books.

B133.S5 -- T63 2013eb

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