Author: B K ChaturvediPublisher: Books for AllYear: 2000Language: EnglishPages: 520ISBN/UPC (if available): 8173862222
This series profile life and works of Shankaracharya, Chitanya Mahaprabhu,Kabir, and Raman Maharshi, 4 greatest Mystics Saints of India.SHANKARACHARYA : Propounder of the Advait philosophy, the Adi Guru was perhaps the first mystic saint of India who had a national vision to bind this large tract of Aryavarta into a single cultural entity. The book narrates all his achievements in philosophical field apart from explaining the most terse metaphysical concepts in a most lucid language.CHAITNYA MAHAPRABHU: The founder of the sankirtan tradition in the Bhakti cult, Chaitanya was the pioneer in making Bengal and Orissa instinct with Krishna Bhakti. Himself believed to be an incarnation of Lord Krishna, Chaitanya preached the religion of single minded devotion. The book not only reveals his life history and gives the gist of his teaching it also compares his impact Krishna-Bhakti now spreading all over the world.SANT KABIR: A most hard-hitting thinker-poet of iconoclastic mould, Kabir was also a reformer whose poems have such a ring of eternal truth that they appear ever-relevant. The book narrates not only his life-history culled from his works and the authentic legends but also his Saakhis and Pada with their original text, romanised version and Hindi-English translation. RAMAN MAHARSHI: Perhaps the most logical thinker every produced in the orient, Raman Maharshi, was the philosophers' philosopher. His concept of destiny and free-will have drawn devotees from all parts of the world. Though a votary of non-dualism 9advaita) he also advocated devotion as a definitive way to God-realization. The book contains not only his life history but also the essence of the gem of thoughts that he disseminated apart from their independent scrutiny with a rational approach.