BooksBhagavan...

Bhagavan and Nayana

Description Read Full Description
About the Book Kavyakantha Ganpathi muni was one of the foremost devotees of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. He was an unrivalled scholar of Sankrit, the Vedas and Upanishads. He was also a great tapasvi (ascetic) who lived and breathed the essence of Sanatana Dharam. This book chronicles the amazing details of the relationship between these two great spiritual personalities. It also provides a complete account of the great Muni's inspired Sanskrit Compositions. In this book we lear...
About the Book

Kavyakantha Ganpathi muni was one of the foremost devotees of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. He was an unrivalled scholar of Sankrit, the Vedas and Upanishads. He was also a great tapasvi (ascetic) who lived and breathed the essence of Sanatana Dharam.

This book chronicles the amazing details of the relationship between these two great spiritual personalities. It also provides a complete account of the great Muni's inspired Sanskrit Compositions. In this book we learn the details of guru – sishya relationship that naturally blossomed between Sri Bhagavan and Nayana. Interestingly Bhagavan used to refer to the Muni as Nayana, just as Muni's disciples used to address him endearingly.

 

Foreword

Kavayakantha Ganapati Sastri, famed as vasistha Ganpati Muni, played much the same role in the life and teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi as Swami Vivekananda did in that of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. Sri Vasistha Muni was a mighty spiritual personality in his own right and had a large following of illustrious disciples. It is a standing testimony to his spiritual sincerity and intellectual honestly that he recognised the uniqueness of Bhagavan's teaching, accepted him as his Guru and proclaimed him as the Maharshi to the whole world. Those who want to understand the message of the Maharshi in its pristine purity, have to study the Muni's redaction of the Master's teachings like Saddarsanam and Sri Ramana Gita.

Sri Bhagavan used to refer to the Muni as Nayana, just as his disciples used to call him endearingly. Fortunately still amongst us are a few who had known Nayana and Bhagavan and their mutual esteem and who had been the recipients of their Grace.

As a centenary Tribute to the sacred memory of Nayana, the Mountain Path published in 1978 in its issues, four articles by Sri S. Shankaranarayanan, bringing out the mutual association between Bhagavan and Nayana. These articles provided a lot of interest in the Personality and teachings of the Maharshi and the Muni and there have been persistent demands from earnest aspirants for a treatment of the whole subject by the same author.

Sri Shankaranarayana, being a disciple of Sri Kapali Sastriar and a recipient of Bhagavan's Grace, readily agreed and the outcome is the present book Bhagavan and Nayana.

The four articles that appeared in The Mountain Path are reproduced in Part 1 of the Book. All the other articles except "A Sloka for invoking the Presence" which had already appeared in The Mountain Path, have been written specially for this publication. part II deals with Nayana's writings on the Maharshi Upadesa Saram, Sad Darsanam and Sri Ramana Gita dealing with the Teaching and the Vision, the sloka of Invocation as an aid to the actual Practice, Sadhana. Drawing much of his material from Sri Vasistha Vaibhavam, an commentary in Sanskrit both by his illustrious disciple, Sri Kapali Sastriar, the author in Part III deals with the Muni's life sketch, his style and his works. Also, a rare Sanskrit commentary of the Muni on the intricate Isopanisad in the light of the Maharshi's teaching is published for the first time with an English translation of the author.

 

Contents

 

  Part I  
1 Initiation 3
2 Realization 10
3 Fulfilment 19
4 Propagation 30
  Part II  
5 Upadesa Saram 43
6 Saddarshanam 63
7 Sri Ramana Gita 69
8 Vision of Vasishtha Muni 75
9 A Sloka for Invoking the presence 85
  Part III  
10 Sri Vasishtha Ganapati Muni: A life Sketch 91
11 Compositions Extempore 11
12 Uma Sahasram 125
13 Isopanisad Bhasyam 132
14 Kavyakantha's Style 153
15 Kavyakantha's Works 161

Sample Pages







Item Code: NAK191 Author: S. Shankaranarayanan Cover: Paperback Edition: 2014 Publisher: Sri Ramanasramam, Tamil Nadu ISBN: 9788188018710 Language: Sanskrit Text With English Translation Size: 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch Pages: 164 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 206 gms
Price: $21.00
Shipping Free
Be the first to review this product
Viewed 4713 times since 8th Jan, 2019
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Bhagavan and Nayana (Hindu | Books)

The Teachings of Ramana Maharishi in His Own Words
Philosophy of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi
Epistles of Light: Letteres to Sri Ramana Maharshi
Wheel of Life
Who Am I (Scientific Spiritual Search)
Beyond The Mind
Pujyasri Chandra Sekharendra Sarasvati Swami (A Succinct Biography)
Enlightenment (May or May Not Happen)
The Carpenter from Nazareth - Seen in an Advaitic Perspectives
Tantra and Yoga for Beginners (Set of 10 Books)
Great Immortals (Spiritual Heritage of India Through The Lives of Saints and Sages)
101 Mystics of India
Eminent Indians: Saints & Sages
Arunachala Talks: Spiritual Wisdom Offered in a Direct Simple Expression to Touch Your Heart (With DVD Inside)
The Role of Animals and Birds In The Hindu Mythology
Testimonials
Fantastic! Thank You for amazing service and fast replies!
Sonia, Sweden
I’ve started receiving many of the books I’ve ordered and every single one of them (thus far) has been fantastic - both the books themselves, and the execution of the shipping. Safe to say I’ll be ordering many more books from your website :)
Hithesh, USA
I have received the book Evolution II.  Thank you so much for all of your assistance in making this book available to me.  You have been so helpful and kind.
Colleen, USA
Thanks Exotic India, I just received a set of two volume books: Brahmasutra Catuhsutri Sankara Bhasyam
I Gede Tunas
You guys are beyond amazing. The books you provide not many places have and I for one am so thankful to have found you.
Lulian, UK
This is my first purchase from Exotic India and its really good to have such store with online buying option. Thanks, looking ahead to purchase many more such exotic product from you.
Probir, UAE
I received the kaftan today via FedEx. Your care in sending the order, packaging and methods, are exquisite. You have dressed my body in comfort and fashion for my constrained quarantine in the several kaftans ordered in the last 6 months. And I gifted my sister with one of the orders. So pleased to have made a connection with you.
EB Cuya FIGG, USA
Thank you for your wonderful service and amazing book selection. We are long time customers and have never been disappointed by your great store. Thank you and we will continue to shop at your store
Michael, USA
I am extremely happy with the two I have already received!
Robert, UK
I have just received the top and it is beautiful 
Parvathi, Malaysia