Author: Swami Nityananda
Publisher: Chinmaya Mission Trust
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175970650
Sanatana Dharma the most ancient of all the living religions of today, a non-prophetic religion popularly known as Hinduism since the last few centuries, based on all-embracing universal love, the eternal values of life and human endeavour, time-tested knowledge and wisdom, and all-comprehensive in its vision, has a permanent message enshrined in it, for the entire humanity irrespective of time, place and circumstances.
Herein, wherever the words Hinduism and Hindu are used, they stand for Sanatana Dharma and a fellow of Sanatana Dharma respectively, as Hinduism is not the name of a religion, but the way of life of the people inhabiting the land of the Sindhu.
What is Hinduism? Who is a Hindu?
What is Sanatana Dharma?
The Creed of Santana Dharma
The Articles of the Sanatani Creed
The Fundamental doctrines
Why so many Religions?
Catholicity and tolerance
The Scriptures Tabulated
The Srutis-the Vedas including the Upanishads
The Smritis-The Upavedas, Vedangas, Veda-Upangas, the Dharma Sastras, the Puranas and the Itihasas
Our Scientific Heritage
The Philosophy of the Darsanas-The Visions
The Monotheistic Hindu Pantheon
The Paths or Yogas
(Karma: Bhakti: Raja & Jnana)
The Spiritual Journey
Varna and Ashrama
Bondage and Liberation
The Mumukshu and the Adhikarin
The essence of all Scriptures
The Journey’s End