By Swami NikhilanandaSelf-Knowledge is a translation via Swami Nikhilananda of the sacred textual content, Atmabodha, composed through the eighth century thinker and mystic of India, Sankara. Self-Knowledge units forth the rules of Non-dualistic Vedanta: the divinity of the soul, the harmony of lifestyles, the oneness of the Godhead, and the concord of religions.
As Swami Nikhilananda writes within the preface, "The very identify of the ebook - Self-Knowledge - indicates its perennial curiosity and common price. Self-Knowledge is key. All other kinds of data are of secondary value; for a man's motion, feeling, reasoning, and considering are based upon his suggestion of the Self. His view of lifestyles may be both materialistic or religious in accordance with his belief of himself. for that reason it behooves every body to domesticate Self-Knowledge consistently. Self-Knowledge serves the sensible goal of destroying discomfort and soreness (which are consistently because of lack of awareness of the Self) and in addition the confident finish of aiding every body take pleasure in ideally suited peace and blessedness the following and always."
This 246 web page ebook includes an advent (114 pages) at the philosophy of Non-dualistic Vedanta and an appendix with 14 of Sankara's non secular hymns recited via numerous Hindus in the course of their day-by-day devotions.