Q1. How many books are there
· Harmony of Religions: From the Standpoint of Sri
Ramakrishna & Swami Vivekananda by Swami Bhajanananda
· My Blessed Days with Holy Mother by Swami
· Many events from the Mother’s (Sarada Devi) life in
· The Divine Legacy by Sister Nivedita, How Nivedita
carries out the universal mission of Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda.
· Let Us Be God by By Swami Ashokananda
The articles included are God and the other God;
Thinking versus meditation; the quest for power; Swami Vivekananda, and the
Ideal for the modern age.
· Science of Happiness: According to Yoga-Vedanta by
Unfolds different aspects of ‘Happiness’
Q2. What is the message of
The message of Vedanta is infinite- God is infinite
existence, infinite consciousness, and infinite bliss. This reality is known as
Brahman, the divine ground of being. Vedanta also maintains that God can be
personal as well, assuming human form at every age.
The Atman is never born nor will ever die. Never
affected by the fluctuations of the body or mind, by our grief or despair or
disease or ignorance. Pure, perfect, free from limitations, the Atman, Vedanta
declares, is one with Brahman. The greatest temple of God lies within the human
heart as the divine Self or Atman.
Q3. Does Vedanta believe in
Vedanta believes in one omnipotent, all-pervading,
supreme essence in the universe which is called Brahman. Vedanta believes in
two levels of reality – Absolute and Relative. In Absolute what is Brahman, in
Relative that same Absolute is God. Brahman is a key concept found in the Vedas
and early Upanishads.
The Vedas theorize Brahman as the Cosmic Principle.
In the Upanishads, it has been described as Sat-chit-ananda
(truth-consciousness-bliss) and as the unchanging, permanent, highest reality.
Most major Vedanta schools, except Advaita Vedanta and Neo-Vedanta, are related
to Vaishnavism and emphasize devotion (Bhakti) to God, understood as being
Vishnu, Krishna, or a related manifestation.
Q4. What is Vedanta
Vedanta is one of the world’s most ancient spiritual
philosophies. It is based upon the Vedas, or sacred scriptures of India, and
underlies the principles of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Hinduism. Vedanta is universal
in its application and is equally relevant to all countries, all cultures, and
all religious backgrounds.
The word “Vedanta” has two parts, Veda, which means
‘knowledge’, and anta, which means ‘the end or goal of’. “Knowledge” here means
the knowledge of God as well as the knowledge of our divine nature. Vedanta,
then, is the search for Self-knowledge as well as the search for God.
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