In this book, Swami Abhedananda most convincingly establishes the fact that, "however animal the expression of the nature of an ordinary man of the world may be, his soul is still the image of the Divinity which holds potentially in its bosom all divine powers and blessed qualities".
The Swami has rightly observed:
"Human nature seems to be a most wonderful blending of that which is animal with that which is called divine. It is like the twilight before daybreak, through which the darkness of the night of the animal nature passes into the glorious senshine of the supreme wisdom. Human nature may be called the state of transition from the animal into the divine
The ego or the soul of each individual man or woman is the image of Divinity.
".....Every individual soul, whether it be more or less animal in its thoughts and actions, possesses the Divine image and is no other than the image of the Divine Principle or Being. The Divine Being is one and universal but its reflections or images are many."
The Divine Heritage Of Man deals with different aspects of and problems about God and His existence. Those, who are agnostic, do not believe in God, and so they do everything in this world through their own sweet will. But they do not know that energy and will which direct them in the world of phenomena, are created by God. Vedanta says that everything is created by Ananda, God the Absolute, everything exists in Ananda, and at last, everything goes back to that universal Ananda. So God or God the Absolute is the cause and substratum of the world of phenomena. Nothing can be exempted from Him. The ISHA-UPANISHED proclaims this grand truth in the first MANTRAM: "ISHA VASYAMIDAM SARVAM, YAT KINCHA JAGATYAM JAGAT". That is, everything of the phenomenal world is covered (VYAPTAM) by God the Absolute. In the BRAHMASUTRA (1. 1. 2.): 'YANMADYASYA YATAH', has maintained this view and all the commentators, including Sankar have thrown light on the SUTRA, and have said that everything of the phenomenal world rests on Brahman, teh All-Intelligence and the All-conscionsness.
Swami Abhedananda delivered nine illuminating lectures in America (U.S.A,) and those lectures were afterwards printed in book-form. In the ninth lectures: DIVINE PRINCIPLE IN MAN, swami Abhedananda has disclosed the fact that there slumber divine qualities within everyman, and when those divine qualities are manifested, men can realize their Divine nature. They realize that they are no other than the absolute Brahman Itself. All men struggle through various births and at last they reach thehighest summit of God realization. So men cannot deny in any way the existence of God, who is all-existence, all-intelligence and all-bliss. God is the very essence of all things and all beings. So men should meditate upon God before thinking and doing anything, and they should know that without his divine help, men cannot do anything in this world.
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The writings and speeches of Swami Abhedananda, a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna, were spread over a long period of spiritual ministration both in America and in India. His deep philosophical insight and unfathomed spirituality attracted the learned and the intelligentzia. All his writings and speeches are available in one set of eleven volumes entitled THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SWAMI ABHEDANANDA, the last volume being a Guide to the Complete Works, edited in full by the most renowned philosopher and writer Swami Prajnanananda, a direct disciple of Swami Abhedananda. We invite all lovers of philosophy, religion and culture to avail of the golden opportunity of collecting this set without delay.
Medium Octavol. Printed in good quality paper, clothbound and covered with coloured jackets.
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