ISBN 9788129118905,The Whole Being

The Whole Being


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9788129118905

ISBN-10 8129118904

Hard Back

Number of Pages 280 Pages
Language (English)


The Whole Being attempts to draw the portrait of a whole being as distinct from a fragmented being. It explores ways to arrest the fragmentation process at the conceptual level as well as at the level of the deeper consciousness. In the course of this endeavour, it examines different stages of life cycle, three states of consciousness, and how human beings and nature embrace each other in a spirit of wholeness. The book thus helps its readers to comprehend the whole, rediscover their own inner wholeness, and embark on the journey to enduring happiness and harmony in the outer world. Some vital sections include the profound explication of wholeness articulated by the Vedic seer-scientists (rishis), as well as the understandings of wholeness in Kashmiri Shaivism and in Buddhism. The author introduces us to a few courageous modern scientists who contrasted the prevailing attempt to divide that which is really indivisible with the wholeness inherent in nature. He also explores in depth the fundamental and commonly misunderstood principle of varna, and the holistic inter-relationships of sound, word, speech and meaning. This work is offered as a contribution towards the wisdom of our world. About the Author Rishi Kumar Mishra was ?discovered? by his guru, the outstanding scholar Pandit Motilal Shastri, unlike the normal practice of a disciple seeking out the guru. The author worked as a journalist, rising to become Editor-in- chief of several daily newspapers and weekly magazines with a national and international focus on politics and economics. He was a member of the Upper House of the Indian Parliament between 1974 and 1980, and had rich and varied experience as a trade unionist, social activist and political adviser.