Author: Swami DayanandPublisher: Bharatiya Kala PrakashanYear: 2005Language: EnglishPages: 268ISBN/UPC (if available): 8180900797
In presenting this important treatise to the worthy appreciation of the learned public, it would not be out of place of say a few words about the necessity of its publication under the present circumstances. The leaders of Sri Bharat Dharma Mahamandal were keenly alive to the fact that it was very deplorable that the catholic and universally beneficent features of the Sanatan Dharma should remain a sealed book to the world at large up-to-date. True, there are books treating of Sanatan Dharma, but they are so vast in number and multifarious in nature that it is not possible for the Sanscritists of the day to gather together and present to the world in a lucid suitable form, the most precious secrets of this catholic religion. The spirit of the age has now opened the eyes of our people and taught them to think for themselves. They are slow to accept anything, far less, to make it a guiding principle of life, unless they are thoroughly convinced of its soundness. So it was highly necessary that there should be treatises in English giving clear expositions of the Shastras containing in outlines the different phases of the Sanatan Dharma, and serving as an invaluable key to the Shastric treatises on that religion, both for scholars among the Hindus as well as for those of foreign religions who wished to study comparative religion and philosophy. It was to answer the above-mentioned purposes that the present treatise came into being.
CHAPTERSPREFACEI. IntroductionII. DharmaIII. DharmangaIV. KarmaV. UpasanaVI. Mantra YogaVII. Hatha YogaVIII. Laya YogaIX. Raja YogaX. The PithaXI. BhaktiXII. Darshanic BhumiXIII. Desh, Kala and SrishtiXIV. Daiva JagatXV. Abhivyakti and Janmantara XVI. Vedic DarshanaXVII. Varnashrama DharmaXVIII. Nari DharmaXIX. MurtipujaXX. MahayajnaXXI. MuktiXXII. Veda and ShastraXXIII. SikshaXXIV. Dharma-SamanwayaINDEX