Author: Candrasekharendra Sarasvati SvamiPublisher: Bharatiya Vidya BhavanYear: 2008Language: EnglishPages: 828ISBN/UPC (if available): 81-7276-055-8
An illuminating account of Hindu Dharma in all its aspects bearing the vast erudition, intuitive insights and synaptic vision of the Sankaracharya of Kanci Kamakoti Pitha.To deal with Hindu Dharma, or more correctly, Veda Dharma or Sanatana Dharma, within the compass of a book, is like trying to contain an ocean in a jar. It is a task that can be accomplished only by a Great Master. Such a Master was the author of this work.The author discusses the basic texts of Veda Dharma - the four Vedas, the six Vedangas, Mimansa, Nyaya, the Puranas and Dharmasastra. These encompass various systems of thought and various points of view and the Great Master tries to make them part of one unified wisdom with modern knowledge and it thus that he finds common points between the metaphysics and physics.Altogether it is an integrated view of Sanatana Dharma that emerges in which the ultimate Vedic message of liberation here and now is underlined.
Foreword by Sri Justice P S MishraPrefaceIntroductionTranslator’s NoteKey to PronunciationFor the Reader’s AttentionPART ONEReligion in GeneralPART TWOThe Vedic Religion: IntroductoryPART THREE:The Vedic Religion and Varna DharmaPART FOURThe Sastras and Modern LifePART FIVEThe VedasPART SIXSiksaPART SEVENVyakaranaPART EIGHTChandasPART NINENiruktaPART TENJyotisaPART ELEVEN: KalpaPART TWELVE: Mimamsa – KarmamargaPART THIRTEEN NyayaPART FOURTEENPuranasPART FIFTEENDharmasastraPART SIXTEENThe Forty SamskarasPART SEVENTEENBrahmacaryasramaPART EIGHTEENMarriagePART NINETEENGrhasthasramaPART TWENTYVarna Dharma for universal Well-BeingPART TWENTY-ONEFrom Work to WorklessnessPART TWENTY-TWODharmas Common to AllAppendicesSanskrit GlossaryTamil GlossaryIndexCover Photograph