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Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at braincells.com
Sun May 16 13:11:25 CDT 2010
I come from a smartha family and completed reading Mahabharaha and Bhagavad
Gita at the age of 6. I had the aspiration of becoming a Sankaracharya at 12
but abandoned it due to circumstances! I became an atheist and hedonist at 18.
And became interested in gaudiya vaishnavam at 24. I worship Adi Sankara and
most of the times think that advaitam is true. But at times, I am not so sure.
I am interested in truth that transcends traditions and hope to learn from
scholars here and contribute through questions.
After a B.A. and an M.A. in Sanskrit at tbe University of Bombay, I pursued
doctoral research in Rigveda, Nyaya and modern analytic philosophy. I ended
up studying Western philosophy at the University of New Mexico, earning
another M.A. and a Ph.D., this time in Western philosophy. I have taught at
several universities and colleges in the U.S.A. I retired in 2002, after
teaching at Antioch College for 25 years, as Professor of Philosophy and
Religion. I have taught Eastern and Western religions and philosophy,
meditation, mysticism, music theory, personal finance and investments. I have
taught about seventy different courses in philosophy and religious studies.
My book, Philosophy of the Gita, was published in 1990 by Peter Lang, New
York. I am in the process of writing several books, particularly, Hinduism
for today, meta-philosophy and Gandhi's thought. I offer voluntary classes at
the Dayton Hindu Temple on the Gita, Hinduism and the Upanishads. More can be
found about me on my website called www.hinduismfortoday.com. I will be happy
to communicate and enter into a discourse with any thoughtful reader.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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