ISBN 9788121502092,Exposition of Vedic Thought

Exposition of Vedic Thought



Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 1980

ISBN 9788121502092

ISBN-10 8121502098

Hard Back

Number of Pages 428 Pages
Language (English)

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The Vedas which are the treasure-house of knowledge are admittedly the oldest books in the library of mankind. They contain ideas which have set scholars to doubt if there has been a Social Evolution in the world. Max Muller has gone so far to say: "If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered over the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions of some of them which well deserve the attention of those who have studied Plato and Kant - I should point to India." This book reveals those gifts and the answers to those problems of life over which human mind has pondered over. What is mind? What is soul? What is consciousness? What is God? What is creation? What id education? What is reincarnation? What is death?-all these psychological, spiritual and cosmological Questions have been dealt with in the Vedas and discussed threadbare in Exposition of Vedic Thought. The special feature of the book is that it deals with these problems in the light of modern thought and compares the Vedic theories with those of psychology. For instance, urges have been classified in three groups-Puttraishana signifying Freud's 'Sex urge', Lokaishana signifying Adler's 'Will to Power' and Vittaishana-third urge for which there is no particular school in Psychology, but which has been consigned by Macdougall in the group of Instincts. Similarly, the Conscious, the Sub-conscious, the Unconscious have been compared to Jagrat, Svapna and Sushupti with a difference that whereas psycho-analysis makes a three-fold division of Consciousness, Vedic psychology speaks of the fourth plane of Consciousness known as Turiya. Exposition of Vedic Thought is an original and masterly contribution towards the enrichment of Vedic Literature.