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Vedic Heritage for Global Harmony and Peace in Modern Context

The collection of scholarly articles presented in the volume explores various aspects of Vedic traditions, especially relating to global harmony and peace, in the present-day context. The Proceedings of the Sixth World Association for Vedic Studies (WAVES) Conference emphasise Vedic traditions....read below

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The collection of scholarly articles presented in the volume explores various aspects of Vedic traditions, especially relating to global harmony and peace, in the present-day context. The Proceedings of the Sixth World Association for Vedic Studies (WAVES) Conference emphasise Vedic traditions as not confined to the Indian subcontinent today but as having spread to different parts of the globe. They deal with the essence of Vedanta, the contribution of the epic literature, history relating to the Rigvedic Aryans, Vedic sciences, and socio-economic and political aspects of Vedic life. Offering fresh ideas, they highlight the significance of the Vedic system for ensuring global peace and harmony, and satisfaction in the present. They study the concept of harmony and peace, and emphasise on the co-existence in the Upanishads, the Hindu concept of universalism, the importance of the Ayurveda and the Bhagavad-Gita in maintaining mental health, and on the global unity and syncretism in the education provided in ancient India. Attempts are made to cull out management ideas from the Mahabharata, and throw light on the relevance of the Arthashastra in modern-day geo-politics and the special relevance of Sanatana Dharma in the modern world. In the process, the scholars reveal the fictional aspects that have been linked to the Indian traditions and the related social evils.
The volume will interest a range of scholars of Indology and general readers as it explores the ancient Indian tradition, especially the Vedic tradition, in a comprehensive manner.
 

  • Foreword By :
  • Binding: : Hardbound
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124606421
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 8124606420
  • Edition : 1st Edition
  • Year : 2012
  • Pages : xvii, 921p.
  • Bibliographic Details : 3 Maps, 31 line drawing & b/w photographs; Index
  • Size : 23 cm
  • Weight (approx.) : 1500 gm

Preface    
Introduction 

Global Peace and Harmony

1. Vedopanishadic Laws for Global & Auspicious Peace, Harmony and Satisfaction

Dhananjay B. Ghare
— M.K. Sridhar

2. Vedic Ideas for Global Harmony and Peace in the Modern Context

Avadhesh Kumar
— Sudhendu Shekhar

3. Natural and Man-made Calamities    

Jagdish C. Maheshri

4. Vedic Literature : Its Relevance for Global Harmony and Peace

Vanitha Ramaswamy

5. Harmony and Peace : The Upanishadic Way 

Sureshwar Sharma

6. Global Harmony and Samjnana-Sukta of Rigveda and Other Vedic Mantras

Jai Taneja

7. Vedic Ideas in Modern Context 

Bhawaan Tatavarthy

8. Vedas and Harmony  

Yagya Prasad Tiwari

9. The Hindu Concept of Universalism  

Neelam Trivedi

Vedanta

10. The Self as an Instrument of Peace : Wisdom from Various Indian Sources and from Modern Psychology

Hal W. French

11. Global Harmony and Peace — A Rigvedic View  

Asha Lata Pandey

12. Universal Harmony and Unity — As Depicted in the Shrimad Bhagavad-Gita

Brahmanand Pathak

13. Vision of Unity and Global Peace in Vedic Wisdom

Khagendra Patra

14. Concept of Perception : Vedic Darshana and Modern Psychophysics

Rai Gyan Narain Prasad

15. Significance of the Verse “Yadihyaham Na Varteyam” in the Bhagavad-Gita

K.V. Venkateswara Rao

16. Elements of Philosophy in Vedas 

Ganesh Dutt Sharma

17. Co-existence in the Upanishad  

Sundari Siddhartha

18. Upanishads : Repository of the Vedic Wisdom  

R.P. Singh

19. Crisis of Modern Era and the Philosophy of Total-Vision (Samyak-Jnana)

Neelima Sinha

20. Sri Sathya Sai Baba and Mandukya Upanishad  

Klaus Witz

Health and Ayurveda

21. Vedic Science of Healing with Light  

Howard Beckman

22. Ayurveda and Gita for Mental Health 

Vaidya Suresh Chaturvedi

23. Jivana — The Key to Happiness 

Diwakar Sukul
— Sara Ives

24. Eastern Psychotherapy : Advancing the Treatment of Depression

Diwakar Sukul

Dialogue

25. Mental States in the Spiritual Path : Common Threads in the Mandukya Upanishad and Bonaventure’s Itinerarium Mentis in Deum

Mark J. Richard (Vivek)

Education

26. Hindu Perspectives on Humanity  

K.L. Seshagiri Rao

27. Global Unity in Ancient Indian Education  

Shashi Tiwari

Epics

28. Mahabharata — Mine of Management Ideas 

Lollah G.K. Murthy

29. Aditya-Hridayam Þ A Universal Prayer to Sun God

Tenneti C. Rao

History

30. Rivedic Aryans: “Invaders” or “Indigenous”?    

B.B. Lal

31. Syncretism and Acculturations in Ancient India : A Critique of Late and Large Aryan
Migration Models

Sujay Rao Mandavilli

32. A New Paradigm: Beyond the Aryan Invasion 

Navaratna S. Rajaram

33. Indian Historical Paradoxes  

Vrindavan Brannon Parker

Science

34. Future Vedic Sciences — Research Directions  

B.V. Venkatakrishna Sastry
— Surendra N.  Dwivedi

35. Are Distributed Energy Systems Optimal in India?

Narayanan Komerath
— Padma Komerath

36. In Praise of Maruts — The Bad-i-Sad-o-Bist Winds in Afghanistan

P.V. Pathak

37. Scientific Basis of One Global Human Family

Sureshwar Sharma
— Rajeshwari Rana

38. Sri Aurobindo’s Neo-Vedic Synthesis for Global Harmony and Peace: A New Science of Self, Personality, and Psychology

Suneet Varma

Dharma, Yoga and Vrata

39. Synthesis of Four Yogas in the Gita    

Shyam Narayan Shukla

40. Sanàtana Dharma and its Special Relevance in the Modern World

Swami Jyotirmayananda

41. Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga on a Western Campus

Beloo Mehra

42. Ethics, Rituals and Religions in Daily Life 

C.M. Bhandari

Socio-Economic and Political

43. Rigvedic Brahmanas: Social Status    

Oleg Perzashkevich

44. Rigvedic Varna: Ancient Social Concept 

Oleg Perzashkevich

45. Manu’s Concept of Prayashcitta (Atonement)  

Asha Rani Tripathi

46. Indic Traditions and Social Evils: Facts and Fictions of Gender Favouritism

Bal Ram Singh
— Simanta Roy

47. Inconsistencies Between Vedic Ideas and Basic Economic Models and Principles

Anuradha Anand

48. Governance, Organization and Knowledge Management in Indian Heritage

S. Ram Mohan

49. South Asian Identities : Implications for Political Activity

Anuja Prashar

50. Legal and Political Status of Dharmashastras

Shashi S. Sharma

51. Vision of Chanakya : Relevance of Arthashastra in Modern-day Geopolitics

Kamlesh Kapur

Contributors    
Index

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