Author: Swami Mukhyananda
Publisher: Sri Ramakrishna Math
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
Swami Mukhyanandaji of Belur Math, the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission near Calcutta, has attempted in this small book to interpret Sri Sankara’s philosophy in a way intelligible and acceptable to modern scholars. The Swamiji was an Acarya at the Monastic Probationer’s Training Centre at Belur Math for about 10 years from 1976, where he taught some of the works of Acarya Sankara. With this advantage, he has made a voyage rather difficult through the voluminous and profound works of Sri Sankara.
Swami Mukhyanandaji has entrusted us the publication of this book as a mark of his love for the publisher and devotion to the birth-place of Sri-Sankara. We express our gratitude to him for giving the copyright of the book to this Ashrama and for contributing towards the cost of its publication.
The greatest teacher of the Vedanta Philosophy was Shankaracharya. By solid reasoning he extracted from the Vedas the truths of Vedanta, and on them built up the wonderful system of Jnana that is taught in his commentaries. He unified all the conflicting descriptions of Brahman and showed that there is only one Infinite Reality. He showed too that as man can only travel slowly on the upward road, all the varied presentations are need to suit his varying capacity.
DETAILS OF ABBREVIATIONS
PART ONE- LIFE, WORKS AND THE MISSION OF SRI SANKARACARYA
Life of Sankara
Works of Sankara
Mission of Sankara
PART TWO-AN INTERPERTATION OF THE TEACHINGS OF SRI SANKARA
Elucidative and Reconciliatory
The Task Before Sankara
Our Empirical Knowledged and Superimposition
Notes on maya and its Cognates
A Comprehensive List Of Works
Attributed To Sankara
Vivekananda on Sankara
Great Assurance by Sankara