CONTENTS:- 1. The Structure of Tradition and Revelation: Reflection on "the Phenomenon" in Hinduism 2. Manifestation of Salvation: Further Analysis of the Structure of "the Phenomenon" 3. Man as the Place of Revelation 4. Transcendence as Salvation in the Early Nyaya 5. Experience of Transcendence in Hinduism: The Testimony of Paramasamhita 6. The transcendental Structure of Human Bondage (Samsara) According to Paksilasvamin 7. God-experience in Yogic Meditation 8. The Use of Mantra in Yogic Meditation: The Testimony of the Pasupatas
This volume of articles translated from the German is an attempt to introduce a leading indologist of the present generation Gerhard Oberhammer, to the students of Indian Philosophy and Religion, who may not have direct access to the German writings. The present book contains eight chapters. In Chapter One on "The Structure of Tradition and Revelation" he raises questions concerning the phenomenon of revelation and the structure of tradition that mediates it within the Hindu Religious traditions. Chapter two on "Manifestation of Salvation" shows the relation between salvation and personal tradition. Chapter Three is a reflection on "Man as the Place of Revelation". Chapter Four on "Transcendence as Salvation in the early Nyaya" analyses the experience of transcendence as offering salvation in the Nyaya School of Indian philosophy. Chapter Five is on the "Experience of Transcendence in Hinduism. Chapter Six analyses "The Transcendental Structure of Human bondage according to Paksilasvamin" : In this essay the Nyaya way to salvation is dealt with mainly on the Strength of the statements of Paksilasvamin (500AD). In Chapter Seven "God experience in Yogic Meditation" Oberhammer want to raise questions about the faith-horizon in the Classical Yoga. Chapter Eight is about "The Use of Mantra in Yogic Meditation". What is Original about Oberhammer is the type of questions that he raises in his analysis. They are perceptive and provocatively challenging in the Sense that they take readers to new dimensions that are not usually associated with the classical Hinduism. In the end the book contains a Bibliography of Gerhard Oberhammer's works, Index of Sanskrit words, Index of Authors.