Sarva Vedanta Siddhanta Sara Sangraha by Swami Paramarthananda

Sri Adi Sankara’s Sarva Vedanta Siddhana Sara Sangraha. Selected  verses explained by Swami Paramarthananda. Transcribed by Sri A. Venkatesan.

The four fold qualifications required by a Vedanta student are Discrimination, Dispassion, Determination and Desire for  freedom from bondage.  This text analyses elaborately and comprehensively these qualifications. Some long term students of Vedanta express their concern that they have not got the ultimate benefit of Vedanta. Once these four fold qualifications are developed to a sufficient extent, the ultimate benefit of Vedanta can be derived.

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In the path of Spirituality by Swami Guruparananda

In the path of Spirituality by Swami Guruparananda.

‘Sadhana’ (Spiritual practice) which is undertaken to purify our mind is called ‘Yoga Abhyasam’ (practice of ‘Yoga’). The enquiry undertaken to understand the true meaning of the term ‘I’ (or ‘Atma’) is called ‘Jnana Abhyasam’ (practice of Self-knowledge). Spiritual journey is that which is undertaken in tandem in the two-fold paths of ‘Yoga Abhyasam’ (practice of Yoga) and ‘Jnana Abhyasam’ (practice of Self-knowledge).

Values

Values (Book of Ethics) by Swami Guruparananda

Values. Book of Ethics by Swami Guruparananda.

A society exposed to value-education is an enlightened society. Such a society is a self-regulated, spontaneously dharmic society. The values followed by such a society serve as lubricants which will make all transactions friction-free. Such a society can enjoy peace, prosperity and happiness.- Foreword by Swami Paramarthananda