Reflections on Hindu Theology

  • By Dr. Subhasis Chattopadhyay
  • April 27, 2023

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“Sri Ramakrishna compared our pos[1]sible understanding of the supreme god[1]head in terms of blind men groping different parts of an elephant and concluding that their limited perceptions of the parts were indeed the whole elephant. Theology, which is the study or knowledge of the godhead, is akin to Sri Ramakrishna’s portrayal of our efforts to think of God.”


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Author Subhasis Chattopadhyay has a Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of Calcutta. His reviews from 2010 to 2021 in Prabuddha Bharata have been showcased by Ivy League Presses. He has qualifications in Christian Theology and Hindu Studies and currently teaches English Literature in the PG and UG Department of a College affiliated to the University of Calcutta. He also has qualifications in Behavioural Sciences.

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This article was first published in the December 2014 issue of Prabuddha Bharata, monthly journal of The Ramakrishna Order started by Swami Vivekananda in 1896. This article is courtesy and copyright Prabuddha Bharata. I have been reading the Prabuddha Bharata for years and found it enlightening. Cost is Rs 200/ for one year and Rs 570/ for three years. To subscribe

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