The Question of the Importance of Samadhi in Modern and Classical Advaita Vedanta

  title={The Question of the Importance of Samadhi in Modern and Classical Advaita Vedanta},
  author={Michael Comans},
  journal={Philosophy East and West},
  • M. Comans
  • Published 1993
  • Art
  • Philosophy East and West
The word samJdhi' became a part of the vocabulary of a number of Western intellectuals toward the end of the first half of this century. Two well-known writers, Aldous Huxley and Christopher Isherwood, were impressed by Eastern and specifically by Indian thought. Huxley made a popular anthology of Eastern and Western mystical literature under the title The Perennial Philosophy (1946), and in his last novel, Island (1962), words such as moksa and samadhi occur untranslated. In both these works… 
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