A most valuable and lucid compendium of Advaita philosophy describing the transcendental knowledge of Brahman, and the way to achieve it through discrimination and meditation. Being an original production of Shankara's genius, the whole book is instinct with the prophetic vision of a seer, a man of realization, and the expression is so lucid and poetical that quite a new life has been breathed into the dry bones of philosophical discussion, and that too, on this most abstruse subject.
Scarcely any introduction is needed for a book that professess to be, as its title-" Crest-jewel of Discrimination" -shows, a masterpiece on Advaita Vedanta, the cardinal tenet of which is -" Brahman alone is real, the universe is unreal, and the individual soul is no other than the Universal Soul". Being an original production of Sankara genius, the book combines with a searching analysis of our experience an authoritativeness and a depth of sincerity that at once carry conviction into the heart of its reader. The whole book is instinct with the prophetic vision of a Seer, a man of Realization, and the expression is so lucid and poetical that quite a new life has been breathed into the dry bones of philosophical discussion, and that, too, on the most abstruse subject ever known.
In preparing this edition, which is a reprint in book- form from the Prabuddha Bharata, the translator gratefully acknowledges his Indebtedness to the admirable Sanskrit commentary of Swami Keshavacharya of the Munimandal, kankhal, which along with the Hindi translation would be highly useful to those who want a fuller knowledge of this book.
For Facility of reference an Index has been added, and the book, it is hoped, will in its present form be a vademecum to all students of Advaita Philosophy.
In this edition the book has been generally revised, and some improvement has been made as regards printing and other matters. All this, it is hoped, will make the book more acceptable to the public.
|About the Author||v|
|Introduction: Ageing Process and Longevity||xv|
|United Nations Principles for Older Persons||xviii|
|Section I:||General Aspects|
|1||How to Stay Young Longer||3|
|2||Nutrition for Vigour and Vitality in Old Age||7|
|3||Vitamins and Minerals Can Slow Down Ageing||13|
|5||Harmful Foods that Hasten Ageing||32|
|6||Herbs to Fight Old Age||43|
|7||Exercise and Yoga Can Retard Ageing Process||50|
|8||Importance of Rest, Relaxation and Meditation in Old Age||66|
|9||Weight Control for Healthy Old Age||71|
|10||Thirty Useful Tips for Better Living||75|
|Section II:||Nervous System and Mental Disorders|
|Section III:||Low Vision|
|Section IV:||Cardiovascular System Disorder|
|23||Coronary Heart Disease||139|
|Section V:||Respiratory System Disorders|
|Section VI:||Diseases of the Gastrointestinal System|
|39||Cirrhosis of the Liver||225|
|Section VII:||Musculo-Skeleton System Disorders|
|Section VIII:||Diseases of the Kidney and Urinary System|
|Section IX:||Diseases of the Endocrine System|
|Section X:||Other Diseases|
|56||High Blood Cholesterol||320|
|Chart Showing the Common Foods with Acid and Alkaline Ash||329|
|Nature Cure Treatments (Prescribed in Various Chapters)||332|
Item Code: IDE164 Author: Trans By. Swami Madhavananda Cover: Paperback Edition: 2015 Publisher: Advaita Ashram, Kolkata ISBN: 9788175051065 Language: Text, with English Translation, Notes and Index Size: 7.0" X 4.8" Pages: 232 Other Details: Weight of BooK 173 gms