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Pure Philosophy Simplified for Youth

by: 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.

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ISBN: 9788124606032
Year Of Publication: 2011
Edition: 1st
Pages : viii, 78p.
Bibliographic Details : Index
Language : English
Binding : Paperback
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 22
Weight: 150

Overview

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.

Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. Preliminaries
What is Philosophy?
In the East
Wisdom
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
Conscience
Self-Restraint
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
Fivefold Purities
Five Great Sacrifices
Instructions in the Taittirãya Upanishad
The Three da’s
The Ten Commandments
The Two Commandments of Jesus
Koran
9. The Goal of Life
Happiness
Freedom
Immortality
10. Religion and Prayer
Prayer
Index

Meet the Author
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Swami Muni Narayana Prasad is the Guru and Head of Narayana Gurukula, a guru-disciple foundation open to all, irrespective of caste, creed, gender, religion or nation, aimed at promoting the Science of the Absolute (Brahma-vidya) as restated by Narayana Guru. A disciple of Nataraja Guru and Guru Nitya Chaitanya Yati, he has travelled widely teaching Indian philosophy. He has authored around seventy-five books in the Malayalam language. His English books are: commentaries on the Isha Kena, Katha, Prashna, Mundaka, Mandukya Taittiriya, Aitareya and Chandogya Upanishads, Vedanta Sutras and Darshanamala of Narayana Guru, Three Acaryas and Narayana Guru, Karma and Reincarnation, Basic Lessons on India’s Wisdom, The Philosophy of Narayana Guru, Life’s Pilgrimage Through the Gita, Collected Works of Narayana Guru, Narayanasmritih, and Natural Philosophy for Youth.
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