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By John Taber, Francis X. Clooney

This can be a translation of the bankruptcy on notion of Kumarilabhatta's magnum opus, the Slokavarttika, one of many primary texts of the Hindu reaction to the feedback of the logical-epistemological tuition of Buddhist inspiration. In an intensive observation, the writer explains the process the argument from verse to verse and alludes to different theories of classical Indian philosophy and different technical issues. Notes to the interpretation and statement pass additional into the ancient and philosophical historical past of Kumarila's rules. The e-book offers an advent to the background and the improvement of Indian epistemology, a synopsis of Kumarila's paintings and an research of its argument.

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This refers to the way in which the spiritual practices of Shabda Yoga lead to one another. 16 PROLOGUE It is neither a word, nor a simran, nor a japa. It is a perfect thing, achieving which one can conquer Kal. The support of the soul is in the head, and now I will tell you of the recognition of Shabda. One who gets connected with the Unrepeated Re~etitiongets to see the infinite-petaled lotus. When he reaches the astral door, he [ultimately] goes to Agam and Agochar [by way of] the True Path.

WAS PLEASED Why should Sat Purush have been pleased with SATPURUSH this devotion? " Then Dharam Rai felt much happiness in his heart and went to Mansarovar. When he came there, again he was full of happiness. Again he remembered Sat Purush and did His devotion for seventy yugas more. He did this devotion standing on one foot, and the gracious Sat Purush felt pity for him. Sat Purush speaks to Sahaj When Sat Purush manifested His Words, this is what came on His lips: "0Sahaj, go to Dharam Rai and ask him why he has remembered Me this time.

Xxxii THE OCEAN OF LOVE leading Indian scholar, according to Vaudeville, "draws the conclusion that the basic language of Kabir's verses is ~ r a j . " ~Since ' the derivative Kabir-panth literature is all in relatively modern Hindi, and since those who are in a position to judge the doctrinal content best-Kabir's competent spiritual descendants-are in unanimous agreement that the book is genuine, it seems that modern scholarship should seriously consider its claims to authenticity. THE TEXT Kabir, as we have seen, was almost certainly illiterate; there is no question of his having "written" anything in the modern sense.

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