ABOUT THE BOOK:
The objective of this highly rewarding book Indian Philosophy of Knowledge is to highlight the main purpose of gaining knowledge. The highest knowledge in Vedas and Upanisads is the knowledge of Brahman which leads to liberation. The Sankhya system promises complete cessation of all sorrows. The Yoga is entirely devoted to the attainment of kaivalya. Gautama, in his Nyayasutra asserts that their knowledge would lead to the attainment of the liberation. The Vaisesika and Mimamsa begins with the interpretation of dharma as the means for attainment of the worldly as well as transcendental well-being. The Buddhists aim of knowledge is to remove passions and to show the path of nirvana. The removal of karmic matter is the main theme of knowledge in Jaina philosophy. We are sure that everyone who need to understand the complex system of Indian philosophy will find this book an invaluable source of knowledge.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
L.C. Shastri, born in 1933, is an eminent Indologist. He wrote several important books and research papers on Indian philosophy and religion. He also edited and translated a number of Hindu scriptures into English. Having served as college and university teacher at several institutions, he currently lives a retired life in Ujjain where he continues to pursue his intellectual activities as vigorously as ever.