Lights on the Upanishads

Rs.150.00

Pages : x + 196

Size : 1/8 Demy

Cover : Paper Back

ISBN : 81-7994-029-2

This book gives a detailed discussion of the six vidyas, four from the Chhandogya Upanishad. We know of no other book which explains certain aspects of the ancient and voluminous upanishad, Chhandogya, in such a great detail.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Note to Readers / v

List of Abbreviations / ix

A. Introduction (by K.B. Ramakrishna Rao) / 1

1. The Upanishads – An Integral Part of the Vedic Wisdom / 1

2. The Connection between Veda and Upanishads / 6

3. The Vidyas: Their Esoteric Nature and Symbolism / 8

4. Select Vidyas Under Study / 11

5. From Sadhana to Siddhi / 27

B. Lights on the Upanishads (T.V. Kapali Sastry) / 32

1. Bhuma Vidya: (Chh. U. 7.26.2) / 32

2. Prana Vidya: (Chh. U. 5.2.3) / 47

3. Shandilya Vidya: (Chh. U. 3.14) / 66

4. Vaishvanara Vidya: (Chh. U. 5.11-18) / 85

5. Nachiketa Vidya: (Katha U. 6.4) / 104

6. Vedic Wisdom in the Vedanta / 130

7. Madhu Vidya – Doctrine of Mystic Honey: (Br. U. 2.5) / 140

8. Conclusions / 161

C. Sri Aurobindo Darshana / 174

(Samskrut text, transliteration and translation)

D. References / 192

Index / 193