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The Footsteps of VishnuA Historical Introduction to Hinduism$
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Ariel Glucklich

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195314052

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.001.0001

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 King Janaka's Contest

 King Janaka's Contest

(p.59) 4 King Janaka's Contest
The Footsteps of Vishnu

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This chapter looks at the Upanishads, primarily the Brihadaranyaka and Chandogya. It focuses on a priestly contest at the court of King Janaka where the philosopher Yajnavalkya explains the nature of reality, particularly Atman and Brahman. The foundation of the Indian Vedanta philosophy is explained.

Keywords:   Atman, Brahman, King Janaka, Tat tvam asi, Uddalaka Aruni, Videha, Yajnavalkya

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