Author: Swami AdiswaranandaPublisher: JaicoYear: 2008Language: EnglishPages: 220ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788179927786
Guarded for centuries by saints and ascetics in the forests and mountains of India, the universal principles of Vedanta were deemed too precious to be understood by the masses until Swami Vivekananda first introduced them in the West at the end of the nineteenth century. Today Vedanta’s principles of self-awareness, self-knowledge, and self-control are available for anyone who wants to enrich their life by following this ancient tradition. Fusing science, philosophy, meditation, and contemplation, these timeless teachings encourage spiritual growth by inviting critical inquiry, encouraging honest doubt, and providing realistic explanations of the mysteries of spiritual quest. This comprehensive guide examines in detail the tenets of Vedanta, its relationship to other spiritual paths, as well as its applications for your own spiritual journey.
IntroductionThe Relevance of Vedanta to the World TodayLife and Meaning ; The Vedanta ViewThe Human ConditionAwakening of Spiritual ConsciousnessFaith or Reason ?Mastering the Restless Mindself-Expression or Self-Control ?Grasping the EssentialsFour Steps Towards the GoalThe Mood for MeditationThe Quest for Peace and HappinessLiberation of the SoulNotesGlossaryCreditsIndex