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Vedanta Way to Peace and
by Swami Adiswarananda
Here we find a book written especially for the westerner. The book offers an
especially intelligent and clear look at the practice of religion.
The principles of Vedanta are scientific because they are verifiable and
repeatable, democratic because they foster individual freedom, universal because
they apply to all people of all time, pragmatic because they focus on human
problems and development, and psychological because they relate to human
From Chapter 1
Vedanta is the wisdom of the Vedic sages. For thousands of years it has
inspired people to find solutions to the problems of life and thus reach the
highest fulfillment. As a philosophy of living, Vedanta has been tested and
verified in the lives of countless seekers, saints, and prophets of India. The
Vedanta way is decisive and its practices are based upon science and reason.
For centuries the Vedanta philosophy was kept carefully guarded by saints and
ascetics living in forests and mountains, and never made public. They thought
that the teachings would be diluted and misunderstood by the masses, who were
prone to believe not in truth but in myths and miracles.
In matters of spirituality and religion, truth is often sacrificed to
fiction and make-believe. A rational and realistic approach is rare. Religious
texts are filled with eulogy, exaggeration, doubtful myths and loving legends.
The average person regards scriptures as infallible,
forgetting that the scriptures are in fact remembered words and experiences
written down by human beings.
Swami Vivekananda was the first to bring the teachings of Vedanta from the
forest to the general public. He thought that because
of the developments of science the time had come to deliver the message of
Vedanta to all. According to the Swami, the teachings of Vedanta
are worth nothing if they are not problem-solving. They are useless unless
they enrich our lives and lead us to peace and happiness.
Vedanta reminds us that the course of life is mysterious. It is plagued by
ceaseless changes and uncertainties. Pain, suffering, illness, old age and
death are harsh realities that cannot be ignored or avoided. Vedanta maintains
that problems and solutions go together; one cannot exist without the other.
If nature presents a problem, it also points toward a solution. In suggesting
solutions Vedanta does not deal with the occult or miraculous and does not
cater to fads, whims or pious imaginations. According to Vedanta, our
happiness depends upon peace of mind, peace of mind on self-control, and
self-control on awareness of our true Self.
The present book does not compromise the orthodox views of Vedanta. It deals
with such subjects as
- life and its meaning,
- mastering the restless mind,
- the spiritual quest,
- the practice of meditation,
- the controversy between faith and reason, and
facing the problems of life.
Vedanta assures us that:
- we are not living in the final days of our
- that every problem has a solution, and
- that the human soul is not a prisoner of karma
- The merciless and inexorable laws of life can
be countered and overcome.
The book presents both the facts and fictions of human life and assures us
that, regardless of background, culture, training, or religious belief, all
can follow the Vedanta way to resolve the problems of
life and reach the supreme goal.
Competent editors have gone through this book, and I am grateful to them
for their valuable contributions. It is my fervent hope that this book will be
of help to the readers in their quest for peace, happiness, and spiritual
fulfillment. -- From the Introduction