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The first title in an ordered series of eleven written works by A. Parthasarathy, and recommended as a "first read" introduction to Vedanta philosophy.
The virus of attachment has reached epidemic proportions and the world is in a state of emergency.
Businesspersons mechanically follow routine practices laid down by self-styled business schools.
For those seeking answers on the purpose and ultimate goal of human life, this is an intensive answer. The Eternities: Vedanta Treatise is the seminal work by A. Parthasarathy, and forms the core of the findings of over 60 years of research and study into the ancient wisdom of the Himalayas.
The Bhaja Govindam highlights the two human motivations – acquisition and enjoyment. Its thirty-one verses point out the delusion in external pursuit and urges one to seek the supreme Self.
The Gita brings to light the positive and negative tendencies that lie within. They represent your higher aspiration and lower desire.
An exhaustive thesis on the nature of God for your study and reflection.
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This book provides commentary on Kena, Isávásya, Kaivalya and Mundaka Upanishads.
A. Parthasarathy explores key philosophical concepts through the study of English poetry. The ancient wisdom of the Himalayas meets the English classics. A must-have for youngsters and lovers of literature.
A practical text explaining the allegorical significance of gods and goddesses; rituals and festivals, invocatory prayers.
For those who are new to the subject, and need advice on “where to start” in terms of which books to read, Swamiji suggests the following three books be read in this order : The Fall of the Human Intellect; The Holocaust of Attachment; Vedanta Treatise. “Thin, thicker … thickest” […]
“Thin, thicker … thickest”
Swami Parthasarathy, on order of reading of suggested first three books.
Start with The Fall of the Human Intellect (also available in Kindle, Ibooks and Audio format). This a good foundation for the 9 books in the collection of works. It is suggested one read the texts between 4am and 6am as it is the time most conducive for clearer and subtler thinking.
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Of all species humans alone are faced with the choice of action.
Renunciation does not mean giving up something.
The love that parents feel for their children has metamorphosed into attachment.
Vedanta is the most ancient Indian philosophy. It helps one develop a powerful intellect.
William Shakespeare's immortal line “To be or not to be” encapsulates the perennial dilemma of choice that confronts every human being.
A human being alone is endowed with the capacity to serve and sacrifice. True service uplifts the recipient as well as the donor.
The real grandeur of life lies in the Supreme Self within every human being.
The world is riddled with stress and strain, bitterness and disharmony.
Renunciation is a dynamic state of mind achieved through knowledge of higher values.
The entire education system needs to be radically overhauled to include an essential component of education.
Developing a powerful intellect will gain suzerainty over the perennial confrontations of the world.
Marriage is a relationship that pervades the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual realms.
A Guru serves as the beacon light for spiritual development. One needs to understand the technique of selecting the right Guru.
Action is the insignia of life. And the beauty of action lies in keeping the body ever active while the mind rests in peace.
Vedanta is derived from two words. Veda means knowledge, and anta, end. Vedanta is the end of knowledge, the knowledge of the Ultimate.
The functioning of the universe is governed by the principle of cause and effect.
The art of relating to others is based on right assessment of the people you contact.
This discourse contains a powerful message that outlines the value systems needed for young men and women.
Success is an effect. The cause is action. Action performed perfectly itself translates into success.
A controlled mind generates enduring peace and happiness. Thus, it is vital to understand and direct it’s functioning.
Of all living beings, humans alone possess the choice of action. They need instruction on how to make the right choices in life.
This discourse outlines the understanding and effort needed to elevate one’s feeling to that true devotion.
True happiness comes with self-development. Culminates in Self- Realisation.
One needs to learn to manage one’s inner personality. Self Management ensures a peaceful life and progressive life.
Humanity has stopped thinking. The paucity of thought, reason and judgement has left the human intellect emaciated.
The material layers of the individual are the body, mind and intellect.
The role of birth and death in human nature and experience is explained in this fascinating discourse.
The choices you make determine the quality of your life.
One needs to carefully understand the demanding preparation required for proper use of meditation.
Viveka means knowledge. Vairagya, detachment. Knowledge is not mere accumulation of information from preceptors and scriptures.
Why nothing external is ever enough?
Who are you? Who am I? Vedanta, the quintessential spiritual knowledge leads you to discover the supreme Self within.
This presentation details the devastating course the mind could take and provides a solution to the agitations that destroy the quality of an individual’s life.
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The Kenopani‹ad appears in the Såmaveda. The central theme....
The Kaivalyopanishad appears in the Atharvanaveda. It explains the transcendental Reality, Brahman and the means to attain it.
The text composed by philosopher – saint Adi Sankaracharya presents a gallery of several word paintings.
The Mundakopanishad appears in the Atharvanaveda. It contains sixty-four verses presenting the knowledge of the supreme Reality...
The Isavasyopanishad appears in the Yajurveda. It contains eighteen mantras, verses expounding the path to the supreme Reality, Brahman.
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Vedanta Academy Students
Set of 1 Audio MP3 CD which has Chanting of each Bhagavad Gita Chapter