Posted by Champaklal Dajibhai Mistry on August 23, 2004


The part of PVAF which is focusing on the study and sharing of veD = SCIENCES OF CREATION IS LIFE simply exists because without the knowledge of veD  nothing at PVAF will exist or be of any use in the growth, prosperity and well-being of humanity....

And part of the knowledge of veD necessary for empowering humanity to earn livelihood is being put in the hands of those who need it but do not have means to have it through the PVAF EDUCATION PROGRAM....PVAF GUJRAAT EDUCATION PROGRAM is the first baby step by PVAF in this social endeavour of universal empowerment of the entire humanity on this planet earth....

In the study and sharing of veD knowledge PVAF is continually searching for various sources and means of acquiring this knowledge in the present time era called kli-yug....These sources and means include those humans who have taken upon themselves, through the inspiration of creator BRH`m, to spend their lives in understanding life, its meaning and its purpose and sharing that understanding with others....Please click on the next line to share this understanding of life from Swami Adiswarananda......     

FROM THE NEWSLETTER & WEB SITE OF VEDANTA PRESS AND CATALOGUE: (This posting is not a promotion or recommendation of the book or the writer of the book or the subject content of the book by PVAF but just sharing of the news and empowering connection between those who search the meaning and purpose  of life and those who may think they have found the meaning and purpose of life in the time duration of their life journey....)  

Vedanta Way to Peace and Happiness
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 experience.

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 destiny,
  • that every problem has a solution, and
  • that the human soul is not a prisoner of karma or sin.
  • 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

There are 1 additional comments.

#1 Posted by rajesh on 9/7/2004
i want to know full meaning of rajesh kumar prajapati.please..send me im waiting ...
i always thankfull to u.


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