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The Vedanta Sutras of Narayana Guru

The Vedanta Sutras of Narayana Guru

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Item Code: IDD235

by Swami Muni Narayana Prasad

Hardcover (Edition: 1997)

D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.
ISBN 81-246-0085-6

Language: English
Size: 8.8" X 5.8"
Pages: 296
Price: $30.00   Shipping Free
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About the Book:

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 Sankara, 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 Upanisadic 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 Upanisadic 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.

About the Author:

Swami Muni Narayana Prasad, an internationally-acclaimed figure, is Head of the Narayana Gurukula, a Guru-Disciple foundation started by Nataraja Guru, the disciple-successor of Narayana Guru. In 1960, he became a disciple of Nataraja Guru, and he was initiated as a renunciant in 1984. He has travelled all around the world imparting lessons and has spent three years in Fiji teaching Indian Philosophy. He was the editor of the Publication on philosophy, The Gurukulam for twelve years and continues to be one of its chief contributors. He has a number of published works to his credit, some of which in English include Functional Democracy - A Failure in India, Basic Lesson on India's Wisdom, Karma and Reincarnation, and Commentaries on the Taittiriya, Katha, Kena, Prasna, Mundaka and Aitareya Upanisads.

Contents
Prologue by Guru Nitya Chaitanya Yati

Preface

Introduction

The 24 Sutras

Commentary

    Sutra 1

    Sutra 2

    Sutra 3

    Sutra 4

    Sutra 5

    Sutra 6

    Sutra 7

    Sutra 8

    Sutra 9

    Sutra 10

    Sutra 11

    Sutra 12

    Sutra 13

    Sutra 14

    Sutra 15

    Sutra 16

    Sutra 17

    Sutra 18

    Sutra 19

    Sutra 20

    Sutra 21

    Sutra 22

    Sutra 23

    Sutra 24

Appendix: Works of Narayana Guru

Glossary

Index

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