Author: Kireet JoshiPublisher: Mira AditiYear: 1991Language: EnglishPages: 115ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120808894
The Vedic Rishis have described the human journey, its difficulties and its battles as also the secret of the victory. The central issue is how to perfect our ordinary psychological faculties. The entire science of yoga owes its origin to the Vedic psychology. At present mankind is passing through a crisis which can be met only at the deepest psychological level. In this context, the Veda has contemporary relevance.The author has presented the quintessence of the Vedic message in a few brief chapters, and the language is deliberately non-technical. There is a growing thirst among young people who want to be introduced to the secret of the Veda and to understand how various developments of Indian culture are rooted in the Veda. The present book may serve to meet this need. The book also contains material, both in the main text in the appendices, which may also be of interest to scholars.
Preface1 The Ancient Book of Wisdom2 the Mystic Fire3 The Human Journey4 The Deeper Secret5 Significance of the Upanishad6 The Veda and Indian Culture7 The Teacher and the Pupil The Rishi and The Society 9 The Veda, Intuition and Philosophy10 The Veda and the Concept of Dharma 11 Dharma and Fourfold Social Order12 Spirituality and Indian CultureAppendix IThe Rishi and BrahmacharinAppendix IIImportant Landmarks of Indian History Appendix II A Note on the Vedic LiteratureBibliography Index