In the late 1800s, fifty volumes of the Sacred Books of the East series were published in English. These whetted the appetite of the English-speaking world for the wisdom of the East. Since then, hundreds upon hundreds of English translations of Eastern sacred texts have been published.
We who study the Ancient and Ageless Wisdom today have many times more Eastern sacred texts available to us in English than were available to those who lived and worked in the 1800s. In order to help us take advantage of them, it is proposed to post many of the best and most important of these English translations here.
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31. Mahadevan, T. M. P. "The Place of Reason and Revelation in the Philosophy of an Early Advaitin." Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress of Philosophy (Amsterdam, August 11-18, 1948), Amsterdam: 1949, pp. 247-255. [the early Advaitin is Gaudapada]
32. Sastri, S. S. "The Relation between Mandukya Upanishad and the Karikas." Brahmavidya, Kumbakonam, Advaita Sabha, vol. 2, no. 2, 1950, pp. 1-7.
33. Majumdar, Jnanendralal. "Philosophy of Gaudapada (Alatasanti-Prakaranam)." Journal of the Ganganatha Jha Research Institute, vol. 8, pt. 2, Feb. 1951, pp. 115-128; pt. 3, May 1951, pp. 233-248; pt. 4, Aug. 1951, pp. 355-370; vol. 9, pt. 1, Nov. 1951, pp. 11-24.
34. Karmarkar, R. D. "‘Dvipadam Vara’ in Gaudapadakarika (IV.1)." Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute,
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36. Karmarkar, R. D. "Mutual Relation of the Yogavasistha, the Lankavatarasutra and the Gaudapada-karikas." Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, vol. 36, 1955, pp. 298-305. [paper read at the 1953 All-India Oriental Conference]
37. Chakraborty, Nirod Baran. "Gaudapada: His Works and Views." Calcutta Review, vol. 145, no. 1, Oct. 1957, pp. 89-96.
38. Sharma, B. N. K. "The Problem of the Upanisadic Theory of the Agama Prakarana of Gaudapada." Bharatîya Vidya, vol. 17, nos. 3 & 4, 1957, pp. 96-121.
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40. Bhattacharya, Surendranath. "Gaudapada on Maya and Avidya." Prabuddha Bharata, vol. 65, no. 5, May 1960, pp. 210-211.
41. Kawada, Kumataro. "Fundamental Difference between Buddhistic and Vedantic Philosophies." Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies, vol. 9, no. 1, Jan. 1961, pp. 410-403 (1-8). [discusses Gaudapada’s Mandukya-karika 4.99]
42. Mayeda, Sengaku. "On the Author of the Mandukyopanisad- and the Gaudapadiya-bhasya." Adyar Library Bulletin, vols. 31-32, 1967-68, pp. 73-94.
43. Warrier, A. G. Krishna. "Gaudapada and Sankara: (A Study in Contrast)." Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, vols. 48 & 49, 1968, pp. 179-186.
44. Joshi, L. M. "Gaudapada’s Rapproachment between Buddhism and Vedanta." Rtam: Journal of the Akhila Bharatiya Sanskrit Parishad, vol. 1, no. 1, July 1969, pp. 11-22.
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50. Kenge, C. T. "Nagarjuna and Gaudapada." in Madhyamika Dialectic and the Philosophy of Nagarjuna, pp. 263-268. Sarnath, Varanasi: Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, 1985.
51. Lindtner, Christian. "Remarks on the Gaudapadiya-Karikas (GK)." Indo-Iranian Journal, vol. 28, 1985, pp. 275-279.
52. King, Richard. "Sunyata and Ajati: Absolutism and the Philosophies of Nagarjuna and Gaudapada." Journal of Indian Philosophy, vol. 17, 1989, pp. 385-405.
53. Kaplan, Stephen. "The Yogacara Roots of Advaita Idealism? Noting a Similarity between Vasubandhu and Gaudapada." Journal of Indian Philosophy, vol. 20, 1992, pp. 191-218.
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56. Review by J. W. de Jong of Richard King’s Early Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism, in Indo-Iranian Journal, vol. 40, 1997, pp. 76-81. [notes, at the end, the parallel with Yoga-Vasistha; in particular, the Kashmiri recension 7.195.63 = Gaudapada-karika 4.1]
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"Dichotmoy of Thought" is a beautiful analysis of how we have convinced ourselves to think within our own Ring Pass-Nots of Hinduism, Buddhism etc. Time has come to break free from the traditional models and recognize the teachings of the great teachers for purely what those are worth rather than attaching a label. Perhaps a seprate dicussion on this topic will permit us to examine it in detail.
Thank You David for bringing this out in the open.
Hello, dear Sir David,
First of all 'sincere thanks' for discussing such subtle thoughts on Gaudapada and also for your collections of articles provided here.
I am a research scholar in Center for Philosophy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. I am highly interested in the ancient mystical traditions of Upanishads, Tantra, Buddism, Shaivism, and Shaktism.Currently, I am researching on Gaudapada and Vasubandhu. The entire discussion here was really helpful.
I would like to contact you more for some intimate discussions and learning. A direct meeting would also be enlightening for me.
Eagerly waiting for your Reply.
Respect and Thanks.