Author: Swami TyagisanandaPublisher: VivekahamsaYear: 2013Language: multilingualPages: 385ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
The material presented in this volume are the class-notes of scriptural classes on Ishavasya Unpanishad by late swami Tyagishanandaji Maharaj, enerudite scholarly monk of the Ramakrishna Order.A special feature of the book is that the learned Swamiji quotes copiously from various Srutis, Smritis, and Puranas as also from different orthodox commentgators to explore the real meaning of the Mantras of the Ishopanishad. This volume carries the Sanskrit originals of these quoted portions. Even though the Ishavasyapanishad is short, containing only eighteen mantras, every word in it is pregnant with meansing as shown the revered author. Actually, some mantras confound even scholars well-versed in Sanskrit and the explanations given by the swamiji clear all such confusion. His impartial treatment of all views and his scientific approach to every problem make this book precious. Even Scholars who have studied this Upanishad along with its many Sanskrit commentaries will surely be amazed to see the hidden meanings of each verse of this Upanishad in this book. The erudition of the author is evident on every page. He quotes from various scriptures in ample measure. His deep knowledge of the grammar of Sanskrit makes it possible to find the inner meaning of each term in the Upanishad. The details given about the different Shantimantras in accordance with the Muktikopanishad are most useful to the readers. The description of “Purnamadah….” In the light of Advaita, Vishishtadvaita and Dvaita deserves to be read again and again by the reader.
IntroductionVaidika Sharma for AllEssence of Spiritual LifeDhruti, Sharana and DharmaMeaning of Lokasangraha Samanya Dharma and Vishesha DharmaExploring more reliable sourcdfes of DharmaBetter to the guided by one's own moral sense The Institution of Sannyasa and Sannyasa DharmaAppendix I Additional NotesAppendix II Mantras with their English transltionA Brief Profile of Swami Tyagishananda