Vedic Vision of Consciousness & Reality

By Satya Prakash Singh
December 2004
PHISP / Centre for Studies in Civilizations / Munshiram Manoharlal
ISBN: 8187586184
530 pages, Illustrated, 8 " x 11 "
$94.50 Hardcover

The present work is the result of several decades of the author's study of the Veda which is coming down from untold ages in four grades, namely, the Samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas and Upanisads. Being the oldest literary monument of the world preserved so carefully and cherished so faithfully for millennia, it must contain something very precious to deliver to us even now.

This expectation gets strengthened by the stability it has provided to the Indian culture and civilization surviving beyond all its contemporaries. The most valuable thing about the Veda is that it has given us an ethos in the form of the spiritual tradition and secret knowledge which is still living in practical shape in the midst of the enlightened making their appearance here and there at times and standing head and shoulder above the entire gift of saints and sages of highest caliber is the consciousness as envisioned by the seers and kept enshrined in the words of the Veda.

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