Author: S R BhattPublisher: Sundeep PrakashanYear: 2004Language: EnglishPages: 105ISBN/UPC (if available): 817574149X
The book contains paper pertaining to the Vedic wisdom and Indian culture both in classical and contemporary contexts. It is an outcome of the study of classical literature with a positive and constructive mind. At places, it is a creative interpretation and reconstruction of the traditional ideas with a view to restoring their pristine purity and removing the contamination they have suffered from perverting influences due to travesty of history. But for all these exercises there is sufficient basis in the Vedic literature. In undertaking this task the author is guided by the firm belief that no culture can survive and thrive if its seminal ideas, key concepts and fundamental doctrines fet fossilized and sterlized and do not admit of creative interpretation and reconstruction in keeping with the needs and aspirations of the particular age. The Vedic wisdom has displayed this vitality and that is why it has withstood the onslaughts of adversaries and vagaries of time.
PREFACE1. Vedic Wisdom and Vedic Vision of Life2. Understanding Spirituality in the Vedic Context3. Vedic Vision of Amrtatva4. Vedic View on Cosmic Unity5. Vedic Approach to Peace and Friendship6. Vedic Perspectives on Freedom, Eduality and Doctrine of Karma7. Applied Philosophy and Professional Ethics - A Vedic Perspective8. Environmentalism and the Vedic System of Education9. Vedic Perspective on Sustainable Development10. Organismic Ethics - A Vedic Perspective11. Dharma - The Overriding Principle of Indian Life and Thought12. Rajadharma - The Vedic Notion of Duty-Based Welfare State13. On Dharma, Religion and Politics14. Secularism and Religious Pluralism15. Dissemination of Vedic Wisdom Through Sanskrit Language16. Purusarthas and Karmayoga of the Bhagavadgita17. The Sundarakanda of Ramacaritamanasa - A Philosophical AnalysisINDEX