An introduction to Vedanta from the perspective of a western swami of the Ramakrishna Order.
- 106 pages, US paperback
A concise introduction to the major concepts of Vedanta presented in a question and answer format that addresses both the central teachings and mis-understandings of Vedanta.
The book was written by a western swami who, as a Westerner, understands better than many Indian swamis where we as Americans have our interests and concerns about Vedanta.
"The desire to understand and be understood, and not merely to to share warm feelings comes through clearly in this presentation of Vedanta, and for that reason, it is an excellent introduction to either the seeker or student." Robert Hunt - Southern Methodist University"
" A lucid and readable introduction to Vedanta... I know no other volume that so clearly and so authoritatively explains the basic principles of this profound spiritual tradition... Highly recommended."
"Swami Atmarupananda, renowned author and teacher, combines humor and a down-to-earth practicality in conveying the subtleties of spiritual development. After seven years of monastic training in India, the swami served as the resident minister of the San Diego branch of the Vedanta Society of Southern California and later at the Vivekananda Retreat in Ridgely, New York. Currently he resides at the Ramakrishna Monastery in Trabuco Canyon, California, a branch of the Vedanta Society of Southern California." From announcement of the author's pending lecture at the Crow Museum of Asian Art in Dallas, Texas.
Uses the Socratic method (question and answer) to describe the basics of Vedanta. Great companion to Vedanta A Simple Introduction.
Wonderful quality of writing, clear and concise language.