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Paperback The Wisdom of the Vedas Book

ISBN: 0835606848

ISBN13: 9780835606844

The Wisdom of the Vedas

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How did the universe come into being? What is the nature of God? Of the human spirit? All who seek understanding will find this book an illuminating presentation of India's oldest and most profound religious and philosophical tradition. The Wisdom of the Vedas was first published in 1931 by Kailas Press under the title India's Outlook on Life. The Theosophical Publishing House published a second edition in 1973, and again in 1980 under the Quest imprint...

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Doorway to the Wisdom of Hinduism

Very few persons have taken the time to read the entire collection of writings comprising Vedantic wisdom. Some have read the Upanishads; many more the Bhagavad Gita. Very few have read these and the most ancient texts -- the four Vedas. In this very short book, Chatterji, a respected Indian scholar presents the "gist" of Vedantic wisdom. As the author says in his preface, his purpose was to present "...a concise and comprehensive statement as to how the Veda, the most ancient wisdom of India, regards life, its origin, purpose, and goal." In my opinion, he has succeeded admirably.

MUST READ FOR SEEKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've spent decades searching out truths about existence which made sense, gradually gravitating toward Hinduism. The ancient Vedas contained details about the physical nature of reality (corresponding to quarks and string theory etc) which only recently have started to be confirmed by modern science, due to the increasing power and sophistication of microscopes and telescopes. They were written thousands of years ago, allegedly revealed by "higher masters." This incredibly informative and concise book explains the deepest, most profound beliefs in clear simple terms. Beautifully written, there is nothing excessive about the prose. Every page contains important information explaining everything you need to know about God and life and the nature of the universe. Hinduism is the only major monotheistic religion on earth which acknowledges there is some truth in the others, and it is (to my mind) clearly the most objective and intelligent. Forget all the "New Age" books and read this instead. It is the REAL DEAL.

A life-transforming book

I give my highest recommendation to this book. It was my first introduction to Vedic philosophy and I found it to be an excellent one. It explains the existence of the world and God in a way that accords with physics, string theory, and science despite the fact that this philosophy was developed 4,000 years ago or more. I was also fascinated to read about the connections with Buddhism and Christianity (in the footnotes).
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