Author: Swami Chinmayananda
Publisher: Chinmaya Mission Trust
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175971932
If a new born baby, entering into this world of endless space all around it, suffers from the crunching atmospheric pressure, and therefore feels lost, confused, confounded and even utterly miserable and lost, even more poignantly conscious would be the confusions, discomforts which a seeker must feel when he first enters into the spiritual world. He has left the comforts of his ego-centered, desire-prompted, lust-seeking world; based upon his sense of possession, ownership and vanities; but, he has not arrived the world of understanding, let alone the experience of the rhythm of the Self Divine.
Life is a tragedy to those who feel, life is a comedy to those who think, sings the poet, and it is so true! In order to understand Nature and her behaviour, material scientists for centuries, have been observing he objective phenomena and studying them diligently. The Rishis of yore pursued a different system of study and they turned their attention on the subjective Self and studied the world around from the subjective standpoint. This subjective study constitutes the Science of reality (Brahm Vidya). This is the theme and content of Vedanta