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Autobiography of an Absolutist

Nataraja Guru's guruhood is pure and philosophically correct, making as few concessions as possible to relativistic or social notions. He is a guru of absolutist truth. It is too rare to be popularly understood. It is not t....read below

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Nataraja Guru's guruhood is pure and philosophically correct, making as few concessions as possible to relativistic or social notions. He is a guru of absolutist truth. It is too rare to be popularly understood. It is not the popular conception of the Upanishadic or the ashramic pattern. It is a new form of guruhood, made for a really global world. The Guru Narayana did the initial spadework here in breaking through the fixed Indian orthodox patterns, as far as he was able in his own lifetime to do so, without entirely destroying the background. His work was experimental, and his success showed the way to the one disciple, Natarajan, to plunge ahead on a wider and entirely universal scale. Nataraja Guru therefore has grafted guruhood on to a global background. For this work the absolutism of guruhood has to be stressed more than the religious or even the conventional yogi aspect as known to India.

Nataraja Guru never wanted a following, least of all of blind believers. He only asks for reasonable understanding of the pure principles for which he stands and not in any cloud-soaring sense either, but in immediately applicable relationship with any or every given actual situation; nor in works but in understanding alone.

His discoveries in the field of philosophy open up a new age in human understanding. Through his genius, for the first time clear sense emerges out of the hitherto baffling expressions of Indian thought, while the ways of Indian spirituality cease to be a mystery. So at one stroke minds are cleared and much delusion and superstitions trickery in the philosophic-religious field are destroyed. How bold and wonderful is his genius in restating yoga as a modern perennial science of dialectics applicable in all fields!

  • Foreword By :
  • Binding: : Hardbound
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124605646
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 8124605645
  • Edition : 1st
  • Year : 2011
  • Pages : xviii, 803 [16] p.
  • Bibliographic Details : 33 b/w photographs; Index
  • Size : 23 cm
  • Weight (approx.) : 1500 gm

Preface

Prelude

1. My Earliest Memories

2. Trinity College, Kandy 
3. Adolescent Ideals and Hero Worship 
4. Glimpses of Guruhood 
5. Academic Life in Colonial Style 
6. Sex and Ideals 
7. The Tao and My Destiny 
8. Finding My Svadharma 
9. Ultimate Surrender to the Guru 
10. Trials of Discipleship 
11. Weaning from Relativism 
12. From Home to Homelessness 
13. The Birth of the Gurukula 
14. Fernhill: The Hard Years 
15. A Hungry Man's "Love Affair" 
16. Reaffirming My Svadharma 
17. Passage to Europe 
18. Chance Brings Me to Geneva 
19. The Criminal Conscience of an Honest Man
20. I Settle in a Swiss Lakeside School 
21. Walking the Corridors of the University 
22. In Europe Between the Wars 
23. Holidays on the Continent 
24. European Winter Tours 
25. The Close of my First Chapter in Europe 
26. Homecoming and After 
27. Adventures in Job-hunting 
28. Chequered Patterns of Indifferent Fortune 
29. Occupational Vacuity Gets Filled 
30. The End of the Second World War and After 
31. Geneva Once More 
32. Atlantic Crossing And After 
33. After the World Conference of Religions at New York    
34. I Make up for My Neglected Education 
35. Second Visits to Europe and America before Returning to India 
36. I Return to India to be Recognized as a Guru 
37. The Guru Centenary Coincides with My Sixtieth Birthday
38. Dialectical Dragons and Near Murder 
39. Wanderings and Encounters with Providence 
40. A Holiday Cruise to Europe 
41. Art Reflections and Happy Hobos 
42. European Contacts Old and New 
43. Searching for a Gurukula in the South of France 
44. Summer Dreams in Italy 
45. Eventful Escapades Across Europe 
46. In Good Old England Again 
47. Rare Gifts From the Tao 
48. In India Again 
49. The Magnum Opus and Call of the Island 
50. Festivals and Forewarnings 
51. Autumnal Depressions and After 
52. Hospital Life Without Tears 
53. Still to Turn the Corner 
54. Turning to the Prospective 
55. Bolder Flights into the Unknown
56. Prophets, Idols and Hippies 
57. The Role of Protolinguism in Unifying Science 
58. More thoughts on Hippiedom 
59. Intimate Meditations 
60. A Visit to Moscow 
61. Time and Springtime in Belgium 
62. Contacts with Hippies and Highbrows
63. Hippie Adventures in England 
64. Iceland, the Nordic Paradise 
65. At the New Jersey Gurukula 
66. With Professors and Dropouts in Chicago 
67. Trips in Inner and Outer Space 
69. Californian Midsummer Orgy 
70. Strange Meetings in Honolulu 
71. Crossing the Date Line 
72. Globe-circling 
73. Busy Days in Malaysia 
74. Midnight Cheese and other Problems 
75. Problems Solved and Unsolved 
76. Mysticism and Travel Twilights 
77. Two kinds of Resources and Initiatives 
78. Colour Film Language 
79. The Game Between Men and Women 
80. Coincidences in Kerala 
81. At the Tomb of the Mother of Shankara 
82. Absolutist Community Problems 
83. Wandering in the Realm of Kalidasa 
84. Reveries of a Solitary Pilgrim 
85. Gurukula Movement Broadens Out 
86. From the World Parliament to Tholpetty 
87. Summer Sessions at Ooty 
Epilogue 
Index
   

 

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