Message of the Upanishads [Swami Ranganathananda] on *FREE * shipping on qualifying offers. Swami Ranganathananda was the 13th President of The Ramakrishna Math and Mission. He is the author of Message of the Brhadaranyaka Upanishad and. This book is a compilatioon of the lectures delivered by Swami Ranganathananda at the Calcutta Ashram and other charm and power of the.

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The modem age Is in search of ideologies which yield the fruit of maximum character.

The Message of the Upanishads

Whatever be the justification for this dualism of God and Caesar in the past, it is utterly irrelevant in the modern age with its unprecedented enlightenment and progress, when no aspect of human experience is ranganathajanda out of the scrutiny of reason, and when there is a growing international integration of dwami human communities. To them she owes the singular absence of aggressive political and military policies and programmes on her part towards other nations ths her millennia of history.

This is the meaning of India declaring herself a secular state. Its principles may be eternal, but the expression of those principles requires continual development. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Mumbai Pages: For such, then, there is a reward with their Lord, And there shall be no fear on thornNor shall they grieve, The Koran insists that the only condition to be fulfilled to obtain divine mercy is good life and good upanishzds and not subscription to a creed ibid.

There is a copy on DLI, but it has some missing pages. The Upanishads Penguin Classics.

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The two courses above enumerated mean either the secularization of religion or the spiritualization of the secular life of man; the latter will meet the contemporary demand for the toning up of the secular life of man in terms messaeg the essential core of spiritual truths imbedded in religion, Whatever may be the future course of Islam in other countries with respect to these two alternatives, the course of Indian Islam will be determined not only by the spiritual forces arising from within itself, but also by its environing forces, the forces proceeding ranganathanand the total Indian social situation, conditioned, among other things, fcy the hoary Indian culture with a spiritual 74 THE CHARM AND POWER OF THE UPANISADS base and a spiritual direction.


The drying up of this fount of inspiration, similarly, has always seen the setting in of the low tide of her culture and life. We have to decide what particular form of religious life in India is best suited for this purpose.

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Let men think, A clod of earth never thinks; but it remains only rangsnathananda lump of earth. There was a te filtering reviews right now. The book from which to learn religion is your own mind and heart The sage is often Ignorant of physical science because he reads the wrong book — the book within- messags the scientist is too often ignorant of religion, because he, too, reads the wrong book — the book without. It will then experience a pervasive revival and reconstruction of a truly spiritual character in tune with the enlight- enment and progressive spirit and demands of the modern age.

The prophet had set a high example of tolerance and respect in his dealings with non-Muslims, Verse of Chapter 2 of the Koran upholds religious toleration and fellowship: Uttistk’ata jagmta prapya varan nib od hat a. This our scientific reason is unable to do by itself; when it eliminates narrowness, it tends to destroy also the energy of the emotions in the process. Master of the kingdom, Thou givest the kingdom to whom Thou pleasest, And Thou snatchest tthe kingdom from whom Thou pleasest; And Thou exaltest whom Thou pleasest.

Previous page of related Sponsored Products. The people of Calicut are infidels; conse- quently I Abdul Razak Berni, Ambassador from the court of Persia about the middle of the fifteenth century consider myself in an enemy’s country, as the Mohammadans consider every- one who has not received the Koran, Yet I admit that I meet with perfect toleration, and even favour; we have two mosques and are allowed to pray in public. Maya is a mere statement of fact, what we are and what we see around us, It refers to the inner contradictions involved in our experience of the world and in our knowl- edge of it, These contradictions will remain f say the Upanisads so long as we remain at the sensate level, so long as we fail to take into account the Atman, the Self behind the not-Self, the One behind the many.

But these are not the essence of her spirit; they are trifles compared to what we may learn from her in the future. The Indian Constitution and the Indian state are passionately wedded to the ideal of freedom — freedom of thought and conscience and freedom to profess and practise the faith of one’s choice, and even freedom to live without a faith.


The flowing logic, reference to science and readability appeals to the modern educated person. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Check out these wonderful and insightful posts from our editors Browse Now. The book is profusely filled with quotes relevant to the text, and shows profound learning of Swamiji.

Hence they are not illusory, but true. Thomas, a direct disciple of Jesus Christ, in the first century of the Christian era, From then to this day, Christianity in India, as also Judaism, which also reached Kerala about the same time, followed by Zoroastrianism, which reached western India eight centuries lateiv have been protected, cherished, and nour- ished by the mother-heart of Hinduism under the inspiration of the spiritual vision of the Vedantic sages.

Man travels, says Swami Vivekananda, not from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from truth that is lower to truth that is higher. There are over two hundred Upanisads, many of them sectarian in character and palpably post- Biiddhistic and even post-Sankara.

Share your thoughts with other customers. It naturally follows that there must be in all these religions a good deal of fight about what they call the historical evidences of these great personalities. Scholars are divided as to the date of the composition of the Upanisads.

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Based on 0 reviews 0. This is forcefully brought out by Sarikara in a remarkable passage of his commentary on the Brhadaranyaka Upanhad dealing with the rznganathananda of scriptural statements 1.

They mean the accumulated treasury of spiritual laws dis- covered by different persons in different times. Strength, it says, strength, O man, be not weak. To the Upanisads India owes almost all the brighter sides of her life and culture. The Alibris Blog Can’t get enough about books, music, and movies? Please try again later. Find the items displaying the free shipping icon.

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