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Document Type(s):Book
Book Title:A Tradition of Teachers
Author(s):Cenkner, William
Religion(s):Hinduism
Publisher Name:Motilal Banarsidass
Place of Publication:Delhi
Date of Publication:1983
Annotation:This book examines the figure and role of the Hindu guru and the guru-sisya (teacher-student) relationship in the classical tradition of Advaita Vedanta. Contextualizing Sankara’s writings with a historical review of Indian education and the Upanishads, Cenkner first addresses the ideal of the guru and the guru-sisya relationship as expressed in philosophical texts and law books from the eighth century. He then compares five twentieth-century Sankaracaryas ([gurus] within this tradition) with Sankara’s ideal of a guru.
   
 
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