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Saints and Gurus: Perspectives on Spiritual and Social Renaissance in Contemporary India

Saints and Gurus: Perspectives on Spiritual and Social Renaissance in Contemporary India
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Item Code: IDD273
Author: Edited By: P. George Victor, S.D.A. Joga Rao
Publisher: D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2002
ISBN: 8124602034
Pages: 163
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.8" X 5.8"
From the Jacket

Saints and gurus have been the guiding spirit of Indian culture. Sinceancient times the Indian society has been benefited by their spiritual message.this book is an attempt to bring out the metaphysical, religious, ethical andsocial significance of the teachings of modern saints and gurus like RamanaMaharshi, Swami Prabhupada, Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati, Mahatma Gandhi,Mother Teresa, Sri Satya Sai Baba, Sri Bala Siva yogi, etc. 

Presented at the national seminar on 'Living Saints and Gurus of India', theessays that contained in this book reflect the Indian wisdom and philosophy asbelieved, practiced and preached by some modern saints of India. They throwlight on the understanding of Hindu philosophy in general, and the cultivationof a proper perspective on God, the nature of soul, spiritual equality,importance of truth and non-violence and concepts like karma, jnana and samsara,in particular. They also analyses the Biblical perspective on sainthood.Importantly, the book relates the significance of their thinking, addressing theimperative concerns of the present-day society in promoting universal peace andbrother-hood.    

The reader will have complete satisfaction out of the time he spends withthis book and will get immense pleasure and a life changing experience. Thisbook is for all those interested in Indian religion and philosophy, particularlytheir growth and relevance in modern context.

About the Author

Prof. P. George Victor (born: 1953) Professor of Philosophy, and FounderDirector, Centre for Religious Studies, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam hasbeen teaching Sankara Vedanta, and Western Philosophy for the post-graduatestudents for more than two decades.

He has participated in many seminars in India and abroad. He has organizedthe 'First National Seminar on Teaching Philosophy in India' in association withthe editors of Teaching Philosophy journal, USA sponsored by ICPR during March1998. His major published works include 'Social Philosophy of Vedanta', 'Lifeand Teaching of Adi Sankaracarya' and 'Moral Science'.

Dr. S.D.A. Joga Rao (born: 1953), Associated Professor of Philosophy, AndhraUniversity, took his Ph.D. Degree from Andhra University, which is adjudged asthe best thesis of the year, During his research period he had the prestigiousIndian National Science Academy Fellowship. Basically he is interested inPhilosophy of Science and Indian Philosophy. 

Dr. Joga Rao participated in the World Congress of Holistic Medicine,sponsored by WHO, held at Colombo in 1983. He has to his credit, severalresearch articles and two books: 'Science and Indian Philosophy', and 'Buddhismand Peace' (ed.)

CONTENTS

Prefacev
Introduction: Understanding Saintology
 - P. George Victor
1
1.Sri Vijnananidhitirtha Swamiji:
Universal Understanding
 - V. Badarayana Murthy
5
2.Satya Sai Baba: A Prophet of God
 - V. Badarayana Murthy
11
3.Ramana Maharshi: His Philosophy
 - B.V.S. Bhanusree
17
4.Sri Satya Sai Baba's Approach to Vedanta
 - V. Gopalakrishnaiah 
23
5.Swami Bala Siva Yogi and I
 - M. Gopalakrishna Reddy
27
6.Swami Prabhupada - Interpretation of Vedanta
 - Monika Talapatra
41
7.Swami Bhuteshananda: Vedanta
 - Monika Talapatra
47
8.Biswanatha Baba: Visuddhadvaitavada
 - Nimita Kar & Bijayananda Kar
55
9.Gandhiji: Ideal of Non-violence
 - T. Padma
63
10.Swami Bala Siva Yogi: Spiritual Equality
 - K.R. Rajani
71
11.Mahatma Gandhi: A Secular Saint
 - G.S.R. Raju
77
12.Sri Shirdi Sai Baba: His Life and Message
 - S. Satyanarayana
87
13.Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati:
The Sage of Kanchi
 - V.N. Seshagiri Rao
95
14.Sri Nijaguna Siva Yogi: Mysticism
 - B.P. Siddhashrama
107
15.Prajapita Brahma: Rajayoga
 - S.C. Suguna Kumari
115
16.Sri Satya Sai Cult of Love and Devotion
 - G. Sundara Ramaiah
 - S.D.A. Joga Rao
121
17.Mother Teresa: The Mission of Love
 - P.J. Titus
131
18.Saint: A Biblical Perspective
 - P.J. Titus
137
The Contributors151
Index153

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