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  • Philosophy of Life

Philosophy of Life

As Reflected in the Bani of Guru Nanak and Upanishad
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This volume illustrates, compares and discusses as to how Guru Nanak with his transcendental exposition, sharp skill, argumentative capability and common poetic language further enriched, explained, simplified, modernized and expressed various theological and philosophical concepts elucidated in Upanishads for the understanding and adaptation of a common man. Upanishads are “breath of eternal” and hymns of Guru Nanak are “a divine song of life”. Guru  Nanak’s  exuberance  of  love  and  search  for  God  and godly  people  was  not confined to any religion or religious institution. He revolted against the ritualistic mind of a brahmana. He was essentially a man of God whose love and quest for search for the Ultimate Truth knew no limits. In the pursuit of this search he enjoyed a reach to the state of void meaning a state where there is no distinction between the object and the subject – the knower and the known.  He was a protagonist of Bhakti tradition and stressed more on bhakti or devotion to God. He taught the Sahaja-Patha or Surata Shabada Yoga that easily takes one straight to the Lord by spontaneous concentration of mind.
Both hymns of Guru Nanak and Upanishads explain that the real aim of human life is to attain liberation from the repeated coming and going in incarnations, which can be attained by adequate karma, knowledge and disciplined meditation.
 
  • Binding: : Hb
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124609453
  • Edition : 1st Edition
  • Year : 2019
  • Pages : xiv, 354
  • Weight (approx.) : 700
  • Bibliographic Details : Bibliography; Index
Preface
Acknowledgements
1. Bani (Hymns) of Guru Nanak and Upanisads
Period of Guru Nanak
About Guru Nanak
Hymns of Guru Nanak
Vedic Religion
Upanisads
A General Overview of Hymns of Guru Nanak and Upanishads
A — Bani (Hymns) of Guru Nanak A Song of Life
B — Hymns of Guru Nanak Are Upanishadic
C — Guru Nanak Placed Love for God & Godly Life above all organized religions
D — An Advocate of Better Worldliness
Conclusion
2. Cosmogony or Origin of Creation
Hymns of Creation by Guru Nanak
Hymn of Creation (Rigveda X.129.1-7)
Universal Soul and Individual Soul
Nature of Individual Soul and Body
3. God, Man and the World
Mutual Relationship between God, Man and the World 
Divine Will, Fear of God and Free Will
Stages of Life and Haume (I-ness)
The World Struggle and Suffering in the World
4. God’s Love and Grace in Life
Role of Guru
God’s Love
5. Aim of Man’s Life and Path of Liberation
Aim of Man’s Life in the Hymns of Guru Nanak
Aim of Man’s Life according to Upanishads
Path of Liberation
Personal Experience of Divinity
6. Conclusion
Spiritual Unity and Solidarity in All Existence
Balanced combination of Rituals and Meditation: Ignorance and Knowledge
Who is the real agent in the individual?
That Alone Know as Brahman
Brahman is beyond All Perceptions
Two Kinds of Knowledge Are to Be Known: The Higher as well as Lower
Brahman is Both the Efficient and Material Cause of the Creation
Nature of Liberation
Turiya: Fourth Stage of Consciousness; Significance of Syllable aum?
That Form from which the Origin, Continuance and Dissolution of the World Come is Ishvara
Seeking Brahman-Knowledge from a Teacher
True Nature of Brahman is Pure Consciousness
Teaching the World of Brahman
The Primal Sound Resonates Deep Within
Everything flows from the Self
Theoretical Unknowability of Brahman
The Truth
Cosmogony or Origin of Creation
Identity between Individual Soul and Universal Soul
Individual Soul and Body
Mutual Relationship between God, Man and the World
Divine Will, Fear of God and Free Will
Haume (I-ness)
World Struggle and suffering in the World
Role of a Guru
God’s Love
Nadar (Grace)
Aim of Life
Path of Liberation
Personal Experience of Divinity
Message
Revelations at a Glance       
Bibliography
Index

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