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In the light of these differences, the degree of convergence between Schopenhauer’s thought and that of the Indian philosophers we shall explore in the pages that follow is all the more remarkable. He himself, because of the limited knowledge of Indian thought then available, was aware of only a few of these convergences — in the main, those relating to the doctrine of representation. Even so, he draws attention to what he held to be a deep affinity between himself and the thinkers of India, and during the latter part of the nineteenth century the idea that a significant congruence existed between certain of Schopenhauer’s ideas and the thought of India came to be widely accepted.

Unless he does so, it is held, his mind will not attain the refinement needed to grasp the subtle levels of being. In the light of these differences, the degree of convergence between Schopenhauer’s thought and that of the Indian philosophers we shall explore in the pages that follow is all the more remarkable. He himself, because of the limited knowledge of Indian thought then available, was aware of only a few of these convergences — in the main, those relating to the doctrine of representation.

W. Schlegel, the Oupnek’ hat was throughout his life his main source for a knowledge of Hindu religious and philosophical thought. ”46 Much therefore turns on the question of how reliable a source the Oupnek’ hat is for a knowledge of Hindu thought. adic thought from its pages? Was his prolonged study of it likely to result in a broadly correct understanding or, on the contrary, one that was distorted? Two points have to be considered here: what is the content of the Oupnek’ hat, and how reliable is the translation?

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