Man in Search of Immortality: Testimonials from the Hindu Scriptures

 
9780042940588: Man in Search of Immortality: Testimonials from the Hindu Scriptures

Man In Search of Immortality by Swami Nikhilananda offers a concise and understandable exposition on man's true nature, his origin, and his ultimate destiny. Swami Nikhilananda uses the sacred texts of Hinduism, primarily the Upanishads, to explain the immortality of the soul and the oneness of humanity. Based on the direct experience of enlightened souls, Hinduism argues that the soul is immortal and that the soul is completely separate from the changing and physical universe This 112 page book will inspire all who wish to resolve the conflict between faith and reason, promote respect among different faiths, and establish religion as a vital factor in human progress.

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Man In Search of Immortality is published by The Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center of New York which bases it teachings on the principles of Vedanta, or Hinduism. Hinduism teaches that every soul is potentially divine, and that its divinity may be manifested through worship, contemplation, unselfish work, and philosophical discrimination. According to Hinduism, Truth is universal and all humankind and all existence are one. It preaches the unity of the Godhead, or ultimate Reality, and accepts every faith as a valid means for its own followers to realize the Truth. For more information about the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center of New York, visit www.ramakrishna.org.

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Ever since the time when man began to think and consciousness became self-conscious, he has been asking about his true nature, his origin, and his ultimate destiny. These remain his perennial questions. Philosophers, theologians and mystics have suggested various answers. The immortality of the soul - its birthless and deathless nature - is the answer given by Hinduism. The doctrine of rebirth - its inescapable corollary - explains to the Hindus the inequality among men, shows them the way to future improvement of their lot, and assures them of their ultimate liberation from the pain and suffering of life. With the Hindus, immortality is not a dogma but a metaphysical truth based upon direct experience. It robs death of its paralyzing fear. It is immortality that gives permanence to the soul, a unique possession which, if lost, leaves nothing in the world worth preserving.

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Swami Nikhilananda
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