Sri T.V. Kapali Sastri was a versatile genius. He excelled in whatever field he worked. Among his several services to the national heritage, the one which comes most prominently to the mind is his solid contribution in building strong bridge between the ancient past and the evolutionary thought to the present. Following the trail of his master, first of Vasishtha Ganapati Muni and then of Sri Aurobindo, he unearthed many a truth that underlies concealed within the cryptic utterances of the Veda. In the great adventure of reinterpreting veda-s to us along the lines of Sri Aurobindo, Sri Kapali Sastri played a significant part. Sri TVK’s writings on the Upanishads, especially on the various Vidya-s, disciplines, that are described briefly and cryptically in the originals, are a treasure of mystic lore.
Sri TVK’s writings are in four languages namely English, Tamil, Telugu and Sanskrit. Sanskrit was more natural to him. All his writings are collected and published in eleven volumes.
Sri TVK regarded himself as a Tantrik, first and last. He was a profound votary and masterful adept in the mantra shastra. It is on record how his Mantra Japa turned the tide in the lives of many in distress.
|Note to the Reader||v|
|1||Overview of the book||1-8|
|2||Vedic Insights in compact from contained in 515 mantr-s in RV sukta-s (1.20-121)||9-63|
|1||RV (1.24.15): Shunahshepa story and Purusha medha: Symbolism; Ray of Aditi as soul||65|
|2||RV (1.28): Insights; Soma Yaga (rite) details; grava (stone) as Vajra of Indra; Voice of the stone||68|
|3||RV (1.31): Angirasa-s as human seers (fathers) as well as gods (Agni); The Four important deeds in RV as one. Symbolism behind cows, waters, mountain (adri) etc.||73|
|4||The Work of Indra and Angiras; Indra sukta-s (1.32-1.33)||78|
|5||Pushan: RV (1.42)||85|
|6||Brahmanaspati: RV (1.40)||89|
|7||Rudra: RV (1.43)||91|
|8||Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva||97|
|9||Ashvins: RV (1.46.9)||99|
|10||Surya (Sun): RV (1.50)||100|
|11||The Apri Sukta (1.13)||100|
|12||Sumbolism in the Veda: Sri Aurobindo's Insights||121|
|13||Bowl of Enchanting Gifts: RV (1.82.4)||136|
|14||Doctrine of Mystic Honey: RV (1.116.12)||137|
|15||Restored Hidden Knowledge: RV (1.12.14)||140|
|Essays by the Editor|
|17||Some explanation on the Secrets||143|
Item Code: NAK769 Author: T.V. Kapali Sastry Cover: Paperback Edition: 2015 Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic Culture ISBN: 9788179941348 Language: English Size: 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch Pages: 156 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 180 gms