Being and wellbeing in Upanishadic literature

Menon, Sangeetha (2010) Being and wellbeing in Upanishadic literature. IBA Journal of Management and Leadership (Consciousness and leadership Special issue), 2 (1). pp. 14-29.

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Abstract: Besides the intricate metaphysical theories about self, classical Indian thinking focuses on the nature, possibility and relationship of our being with the inter-subjective world, and spiritual meaning of ‘wellbeing’. The distinct feature of the philosophical traditions of Indian thinking is its spiritual openness, by which I mean, not just a liberal philosophy, but the facility to integrate new experience and new understanding into an evolving scheme of ideas all leading and pointing to self-exploration. The ideal of spiritual living is given foremost importance. It is not to say that moral and epistemological theories, ethical guidelines and practices are less important in these traditions. But it is to suggest that all such theories and discussions are addressed from a spiritual platform where a discussion on the nature of wellbeing, the world of experiences and the relationship between them becomes the final goal of philosophical pursuit.
Item Type: Journal Paper
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Subjects: School of Humanities > Psychology
Programmes > Consciousness Studies Programme
Divisions: Schools > Humanities
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 11:11
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