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The Word of the Guru

The Life and Teachings of Guru Narayana

Millions of people have been deeply affected by the life and teachings of the Guru Narayana, who is the central figure of this book. This is a biography, not only of the Guru Narayana, but of Guruhood itself. Religions and phil....read below

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Millions of people have been deeply affected by the life and teachings of the Guru Narayana, who is the central figure of this book. This is a biography, not only of the Guru Narayana, but of Guruhood itself. Religions and philosophies have their sources in such men, and the aim here is to clarify this fact, without being sentimental or sensational. In doing so, many hitherto baffling enigmas of Indian life are given a rational explanation for the first time.

Nataraja Guru, the disciple-successor of the Narayana Guru, uses the contemplative discipline which was characteristic of the Guru Narayana, and brings the Advaita Vedanta method into the forefront of global thought as understood today, introducing a new science of Wisdom-Dialectics. Nataraja Guru's scheme of correlation between science and mysticism amounts to an epochal advance in philosophy.

This book represents the voice of the Guru. The Word of the Guru provides a quantity of original material for study, including fully annotated and carefully translated writings of Guru Narayana. It describes the physical and psychological conditions of South India with great brilliance. The spirituality of India is set forth here in its clearest terms, unambiguous and shorn of all limiting frontiers, suitable for readers in all parts of the world.

  • Foreword By : John Spiers
  • Binding: : Paperback
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124604649
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 8124604649
  • Edition : 2nd Impression
  • Year : 2008
  • Pages : xx, 451p.
  • Bibliographic Details : 8 coloured & 4 b/w plates; Appendices; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
  • Size : 23 cm
  • Weight (approx.) : 600 gm

Foreword 

-- John Spiers

Preface  

-- P. Natarajan

List of Illustrations  

Part-I
The Way of the Guru

1. Introductory     
2. The Guru at Home    
3. Two Random Impressions   
4. Brotherhood     
5. Mystic Experience    
6. Guru Role Begins    
7. Principle and Practice    
8. From the Past to the Future   
9. Later Reminiscences

Part-II
THE WORD OF THE GURU

10. The Dialectics of Advaita Vedanta  
11. The Word and the Silence   
12. Distant Drums and Word Enigmas  
13. Guru and Shisya   
14. The Far-flung Affinities of the Word  
15. The Ascending Dialectics of Stone Language 
16. Blast and Counter-Blast   
17. The Guru-Trio of South India   
18. The Duality of Ends and Means  
19. The Living Method    
20. More Intimate Jottings 

Part-III
SOME  POEMS OF THE GURU

21. Translator's Foreword    
22. A Critique of Caste (Jati-Mimamsa)  
23. Prenatal Gratitude (Pinda-Nandi)  
24. Kindness to Life (Jiva-Karunya-Pancakam) 
25. Song of the Kundalini Snake (Kundalini-Pattu) 
26. Thought and Inertia (Cit-Jadangal) 
27. Scriptures of Mercy (Anukampa-Dashakam) 
28. The Science of the Absolute (Brahma-Vidya-Pancakam)

Appendix-1      
Essential Biographical Data of Narayana Guru
Appendix-2     
Works of Narayana Guru
Glossary     
Bibliography     
Index
     

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