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The Indispensable Vivekananda
The Indispensable Vivekananda

The Indispensable Vivekananda

by Amiya P Sen

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Language

English

Publisher

Permanent Black

ISBN

8178241307 - Year: 2006 - Pages: 242

Binding

Hardcover

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Author: Amiya P Sen
Editor(s): Amiya P Sen
Publisher: Permanent Black
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 242
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8178241307

Description

A hundred years after Swami Vivekananda’s essays, oratory, and philosophical writings offered substantial modifications and refinements to modern Hinduism, the Swami remains a key figure in any proper understanding of the religion of India’s largest majority.

The present anthology, which showcases, those aspects of Vivekananda that seem indispensable even today, consists to two halves: an Introduction by the editor, followed by selection from the core of the Swami’s oeuvre.

In his Introduction, the editor provides, first, an overview of the life and work of the Swami; and second, a critical appraisal of Vivekananda’s social and philosophical ideas, Wherever possible and relevant, these ideas are situated within the general spectrum of neo-Hindu thought. The Introduction also critically evaluates the legacy of Vivekananda in contemporary India.

The second section, comprising readings, is divided into four parts, each containing Vivekananda’s writings which deal with Contemporary Indian and Her Problems, Religion and the Human Revolution, Vedanta and the Future of Mankind, and The Spiritual Ends of Man, A List of suggested readings concludes the book.

Contents

PREFACE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

ABBREVIATIONS

PART A: EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION

a. Situating Vivekananda
b. The Man and His Work
c. Commentary on the Selections from Vivekananda in this Volume

PART B: SELECTIONS FROM THE WORK OF VIVEKANANDA

CONTEMPORARY INDIA AND HER PROBLEMS
The Nature of British Rule in India-I
The Nature of British rule in India-II
The Confluence of Cultures
A Common Culture for India
The Defining Principals of Hinduism
The Ideals of Indian Womanhood
The Caste Problem in India-I
The Caste Problem in India-II
The Right Approach to Reform-I
The Right approach to Reform-ii
An Appeal to Young India
A Plan of Work in India
A Secular Vocation for Sannyasins

RELIGION AND THE HUMAN REVOLUTION
The Fundamental Aims of Religion
Religion as Independent Research
The Living God
A Universal Religion for Man-I
A Universal Religion for Man-ii
Sri Ramakrishna: The Significance of His Life and Teachings
Religion: The True Basis of Moral Life
Thoughts on the Gita-I
Thoughts on the Gita-II

VEDANTA’S CLAIMS UPON THE WORLD
The Defining Principles of Vedanta
The Mission of the Vedanta
Practical Vedanta
A Common Scripture for India
The Song of the Sannyasin

THE PATHS OF SELF-REALIZATION
A General Introduction to Yoga
Karma Yoga: Service before Self
Bhakti Yoga: The Loving surrender before God
Raja Yoga: The Science of Self-Realization
Jnana Yoga: Perceiving the Unity of God and Man

SUGGESTED READINGS

INDEX

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