Pure Philosophy Simp...
Pure Philosophy Simplified for Youthby: Swami Muni Narayana Prasad
A textbook meant for the youths, throws light on the problems and principles of virtuous life of a man. It talks about one’s existence, birth and death, some guidelines towards a virtuous life, self-restraint, right understanding, action, living, etc. Also speaks about some moral instructions, goal of life, religion and prayer, etc.
Year Of Publication: 2011
Pages : viii, 78p.
Bibliographic Details : Index
Language : English
Binding : Paperback
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
This small book was originally meant to be a textbook on Philosophy, to be used in undergraduate studies in all Indian universities, if made a compulsary subject. The compelling necessity of doing so is made clear in the Introduction. Even otherwise, all the educated youth will find this book useful as a guide in life. Fully grown-ups and even elders will find it beneficial to lead themselves and their children.
The first five chapters answer all the fundamental problems of life based simply on our common sense and love of truth. The next five chapters teach us how to live in the light of this understanding. The latter half also contains some of the universally acceptable moral teachings culled from world religions.
What is Philosophy?
In the East
2. Who Am I?
3. Whence is This World?
4. How and Why Does the World Emerge?
Birth and Death
The Why of the World
5. Actions as Such
6. Some Guidelines Towards a Virtuous Life
Personal Efforts and Chance Elements
7. Some Direct Moral Instructions
What is Right Understanding (Samyag-drishti)?
What is Right-mindedness (Samyak-sankalpa)?
What is Right Speech (Samyag-vak)?
What is Right Action (Samyak-karma)?
What is Right Living (Samyag-ajiva)?
What is Right Effort (Samyag-vyayama)?
What is Right Attentiveness (Samyak-smriti)?
What is Right Concentration (Samyak-samadhi)?
Kindness of Life
8. Some More Moral Instructions
Five Great Sacrifices
Instructions in the Taittirãya Upanishad
The Three das
The Ten Commandments
The Two Commandments of Jesus
9. The Goal of Life
10. Religion and Prayer