Author: Candrasekharendra Sarasvati Svami
Publisher: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81-7276-055-8
An illuminating account of Hindu Dharma in all its aspects bearing the vast erudition, intuitive insights and synaptic vision of the Sankaracharya of Kanci Kamakoti Pitha.
To deal with Hindu Dharma, or more correctly, Veda Dharma or Sanatana Dharma, within the compass of a book, is like trying to contain an ocean in a jar. It is a task that can be accomplished only by a Great Master. Such a Master was the author of this work.
The author discusses the basic texts of Veda Dharma - the four Vedas, the six Vedangas, Mimansa, Nyaya, the Puranas and Dharmasastra. These encompass various systems of thought and various points of view and the Great Master tries to make them part of one unified wisdom with modern knowledge and it thus that he finds common points between the metaphysics and physics.
Altogether it is an integrated view of Sanatana Dharma that emerges in which the ultimate Vedic message of liberation here and now is underlined.
Foreword by Sri Justice P S Mishra
Key to Pronunciation
For the Reader’s Attention
Religion in General
The Vedic Religion: Introductory
The Vedic Religion and Varna Dharma
The Sastras and Modern Life
Mimamsa – Karmamarga
The Forty Samskaras
Varna Dharma for universal Well-Being
From Work to Worklessness
Dharmas Common to All