Author: Swami AtmanandaPublisher: Bharatiya Vidya BhavanYear: 2011Language: EnglishPages: 237ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788147276450D
This volume contains typical sayings of Sankara in original with their translation in English with notes.The sayings have been culled from his commentaries on the Prasthana Trayi and arranged under various topics. The aim of this book is to introduce the reader to the fundamental aspects of Sankara's teachings in their easiest form so as to make him comprehend Hinduism in its purest and simplest form. The book contains some of the most important Sutras of Sankara with a view to introducing him to the lay reader. The whole subject has been classified under four major heads: The Vedas (Scriptures); Karma (Primarily rituals); Upasana (meditation to achieve prosperity) and Jnan Nishtha (meditation to realize Truth or God).
Kulapati’s PrefacePrasthavana by Sri VinobajiForewordAuthor’s PrefaceAuthor’s Preface to the Second EditionPrefaceGeneral IntroductionList of Abbreviations Chapter 1Sankara: His Life and Achievements… Chapter 2 The Vedas – Scriptures: Their Source, Scope and Interpretation.. .. Chapter 3 Karma (Primarily Rituals).. … Chapter 4Upasana (Meditation).. .. Chapter 5Jnana Nishta, Yoga of Knowledge … Chapter 6Maya and Advaita (Extracts).. .. AppendixGlossary