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Printed Pages: 286. Size: 15 x 23 Cm. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 021839
Inhaltsangabe: Swami Vivekananda said "The Upanisads are the religious treatises of the highest importance and their place may be compared with that of the New Testament in the Christian world... and the Veda could be said to be the oldest Indo-European literary monument. Because of its antiquity the Veda stands at the head of Indian literature and hence no one who was not gained an insight into the Vedic Literature can understand the spiritual value and culture of the Vedic people". The present book is an attempt to present a brief outline of twelve Upanisads which contain many hidden treasures, so long transmitted from the Rsis to Gurus and from gurus to their disciples, and is sure to be a comprehensive reference tool for the scholars in Upanisadic and Vedic studies. The author has also tried to trace the history of Vedic literature - Samhitas, Brahmanas and Upanisads in the introduction of the book.
Titel: The Light of the Upanisads
Verlag: Sharada Publishing House
Einband: Hard Cover
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: New
Auflage: First Edition.
Buchbeschreibung Advaita Ashrama 0. Hardcover. The Upanisads are a class of literature unique for its theme, which has not been repeated thenceforth in the history of humankind. `On the tree of Indian wisdom`, says Paul Deussen. `there is no fairer flower than the Upanisads. and no finer fruit than the Vedanta philosophy. This system grew out of the teachings of the Upanisads and was brought to its consummate form by the great Sankara.` Every other system of thought that blossomed on the Indian soil directly or indirectly drew its inspiration from this eternal spring. It grapples with some of the most baffling problems confronted by the human mind. The search for the Ultimate Truth reached its critical dimension in the Upanisads where the human mind was forced to shed the last vestige of its tendency to conceptualize - and then the Truth glowed. `From every sentence deep, original, and sublime thoughts arise. In the whole world there is no study. so beneficial and so elevating as that of the Upanisads. It has been the solace of my life, it will be the solace of my death,` said Schopenhauer. Among all the Upanisads. the Brhadaranyaka has a distinctive mark for the vastness and profundity of its approaches to the riddle of life and existence. The most Abstract Truth is herein set against a humane backdrop, and a dispassionate and fearless search for it is instituted by brilliant minds. Every zealously guarded belief passes the fire-test of scientific enquiry; `And If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the Upanisads, bursting like a bombshell upon the masses of ignorance, it is the word fearlessness`, said Swami Vivekananda. Conforming to this general tune of the Upanisads. in the climactic scene of the Brhadaranyaka we find the great sage Yajnavalkya make the Emperor Janaka attain that supreme state of fearlessness. The beauty of this Upanisad lies in its sublime majesty of thought and exhaustiveness. which makes it truly `The Great Forest Book` unraveling the mystery enshrouding man and his universe, and hence, of timeless relevance. CONTENTS: INTRODUCTION : 1. Relevance of the Upanisads in the Age of Science Chap. I : 1. A Universal Prayer (1.3.28) 2. Concept of Man and Woman (1.4.3) 3. Creation and Evolution (1.4.7) 4. Mind-Brain Enigma (1.4.7) 5. Love - Its True Focus (1.4.8) 6. Knower of Brahman Becomes Brahman (1.4.9-10) 7. Freedom from Slavery to Gods (1.4.10) 8. Dharma and Social Health (1.4.14) 9. Mind - Does it exist? (1.5.3) 10. Vak (1.5.3) 11. Prana - the Unit Cosmic Energy (1.5.3) 12. Search for the missing self 13. Name-Form-Process and Brahman (1.6.1&3) Chap. II : 1. Apara-Vidya Sans Para-Vidya - Its Dangers 2. Gargya Balaki - Ajatasatru Dialogue (2.1.1-13) i. Depth Psychology and Sleep (2.1.15-16) ii. Deep Sleep (2.1.17) iii. Dream (2.1.18) iv. Deep Sleep (2.1.19) v. Satyasya Satyam (2.1.20) vi. Limitations of Logic vii. Freedom viii. Importance of Sankaracarya`s Commentary ix. The Relative Universe (2.2.1,3; 2.3.1-3,6) 3. Introduction to the Yajnavalkya - Maitreyi Dialogue : i. Goal of Evolution - Biological View vis-a-vis the Vedantic ii. Yajnavalkya - Maitreyi Dialogue (2.4.1-14) iii. Love -Its True Focus (2.4.5) iv. Creation (2.4.10) v. Dissolution (2.4.11) vi. Brahman, Image Worship and Religions 4. Madhu-brahmana (2. 5. 1, 15, 16, 18, 19) 5. The Line of Teachers (2.6.1-3) Chap. III : 1. In the Court of Janaka (3.1.1-2) 2. Yajnavalkya - Artabhaga Dialogue (3. 2.1-9) : i. Death of Death (3.2.10-13) ii. The Theory of Karma 3. Introduction to Yajnavalkya-Bhujyu Dialogue : i. Yajnavalkya - Bhujyu Dialogue (3.3.1- 2) 4. Yajnavalkya - Usasta Dialogue (3.4.1-2) : i. Conceptual vis-a-vis Experiential God ii. Vision-Eternal and Transitory 5. Yajnavalkya - Kahola Dialogue (3.5.1) : i. The Psychology of Desire ii. The Conduct of a Knower of Brahman iii. Brahman - One only without a Second iv. Freedom 6. Printed Pages: 740. Artikel-Nr. 6546
Buchbeschreibung Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bombay, 1971. Cloth. Buchzustand: Good. Crisp, clean copy. Professional book dealer with storefront since 1975. All orders are processed promptly and carefully packaged. Artikel-Nr. 44361