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The Vedanta-Sutras of Narayana Guru: with an English translation of the original Sanskrit and Commentary

by Swami Muni Narayana Prasad

Publisher: D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd

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India's wisdom, one may say, attained its maturity in the Vedanta -- the end or culmination of veda (knowledge). Vedanta may be seen as the finest fruit on the tree of India's wisdom, for it brings the seeker that ultimate knowledge that ushers in the gift of self-fulfilment (ananda). Over the centuries, brilliant saint-scholars like Shankara, Ramanuja, Madhva have interpreted the Vedanta in different ways. The philosopher-poet Narayana Guru belongs to this class of noted exponents of the Vedanta. And his Vedanta Sutras is a masterpiece in his attempt to restate the original Upanishadic teaching of non-dual Reality -- his most succinct expression of that message. This book presents these sutras along with a highly-perceptive commentary that elucidates the Guru's interpretation of the Vedantic concept in a brilliant style. Narayana Guru's Vedanta Sutras reveal the essential message of the Vedanta in 24 beautifully-fluent sutras. His simple and direct revaluation and restatement of the Vedanta, in general, has been found to be comprehensive and contemplative in its insight, reconciling the superficial disagreements of the Vedantic schools and restoring the pristine vision of the Upanishadic sages. In this scientific age, his work has often been acclaimed for its relevance. His Vedanta Sutras, compact yet profound in manner, is yet another example of this. The thoroughly-engrossing commentary of Swami Muni Narayana Prasad is a unique effort. Its hallmark is his clear avoidance of exegesis with greater reliance on his personal conviction. Swami Muni Narayana Prasad places Narayana Guru on par with the sutrakaras like Badarayana, Jaimini, Gautama and Kanada with this beautiful elucidation. Contents: Prologue Preface Introduction The 24 Sutras Sutra 1 Atha Shankara's Prerequisites Ramanuja's Prerequisites Narayana Guru's View of Prerequisites The Five Senses Atha, In a Modern Age The Indisputable Experience of Oneself Jijnasa, The Desire for Wisdom Meaning of 'Guru' Narayana Guru's Emphasis on Atman Sutra 2 Defining the Goal Respectives of Reality Seeking Cause Mind and Matter Confirmation of Theories Tasya and Asya Sutra 3 Inseparability of Consciousness and Self The Words 'Brahman', 'Atman' and 'Tat' Jiva, Jivatman and Paramatman The Nature of 'I' Atman, Dweller and Dwelling Sat-Cit-Ananda Ananda Sutra 4 Cause and Effect Tapas Prakriti Karma Maya Sutra 5 From Outer to Inner Adhyasa Existent or Non-Existent World Bhava Sutra 6 Aksharam and Karta Trigunas Triputi Other Worlds Logic and Reasoning Names and Forms Waking, Dreaming and Deep-Sleep (Avastha-Traya) Good and Evil Sutra 7 The Great Illusion Vidya and Avidya Happiness and Suffering Sutra 8 The Principle of Urge Senses, Mind and the Pramanas Arthapatti and Anupalabdhi Sutra 9 Knowledge, the Inciter to Action Sutra 10 Knowledge in the Western World Jnana, Jneya and Kshetra Unity in Human Perceptions Categories of Knowledge Sutra 11 Rudratva Rudratva in Fear Rudratva in Changefulness Rudratva in Ethics Rudratva in Science Rudratva in Religion Rudratva in Nationalism and Racialism Sutra 12 Ahanta and Idanta 'I' and 'Brahman' Literal and Indirect Meanings The Meaning of AUM The Meaning of 'God' Bhakti Sutra 13 Appearances in Time The Nature of Time The Search Sutra 14 Bhava and Abhava The Distinct and the Indistinct Sin, Merit, Destiny and Free-Will Dharma Siddhis Birth, Death and Reincarnation Sutra 15 The Logic of Causality Causality in Western Thought Causality and Non-Duality Sutra 16 'I' Sense The 'I' as Body (Dehoham-Buddhi) The 'I' as Soul (Jivoham-Buddhi) 'Mine' Sense Sutra 17 Vedanta and Modern Physics Different Goals Indefinable One, Definable Many The Value of Science Sutra 18 Drik and Drishya Sense Subjects and Objects Living and Lifeless Mind and Matter in the Six Schools The Western View Mind and Matter in the Bhagavad-Gita The Upanishadic View Sutra 19 Definitions of Happiness Pleasure and Pain Happiness as Defined in Indian Thought Sutra 20 Sutra 21 Sutra 22 Sutra 23 Sutra 24 Reality and Actuality Appendix: The Works of Narayana Guru Glossary Index

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Book :
The Vedanta-Sutras of Narayana Guru: with an English translation of the original Sanskrit and Commentary
Book ID :
60207
Author :
Swami Muni Narayana Prasad
ISBN 13 :
9788124606575
Year of Publication :
2013
Edition :
Second Revised
Publisher :
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd
Binding :
Hardcover
Pages :
296
Size :
15 x 23 cm
Weight :
0.54 kg

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