Living in Spirit
The religions of the world are not contradictory or antagonistic. They are but various phases of one eternal religion. This eternal religion is Sanatana-dharma, the Philosophy of Eternity and the Religion of Humanity. It is as old as God Himself; it is not confined to any time and place; and it is now everywhere. The word `religion¿, in its original meaning, is something that binds, and it is literally true in respect of Sanatana-dharma.
All religious traditions agree that bliss is an authentic sign of spiritual life. Bliss is, essentially, a matter of spirit. Spiritual bliss arises out of being right with God and our fellow human beings. Human nature is such that man cannot be happy in a state of self-centeredness. Man¿s felicity is to blossom in the social and spiritual space.
To live a spiritual life is to live in all its fullness. Fullness points to integration of the physical, the mental and the spiritual dimensions of human life. Spirituality involves the dynamic integration of all the three dimensions in living.
This book Living in Spirit makes an attempt to integrate the philosophical and practical dimensions as to the way of living in spirit.
About the Author
K.R. Paramahamsa was a retired civil servant in India borne on the Indian Administrative Service. He is Adjunct Faculty to the Hindu University of America in the USA. He is presently a resident of the Ashram of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai at Prashanthi Nilayam ¿ 515134, India, in pursuit of spiritual advancement in his own little way.
K.R. Paramahamsa has created the website Sri Sathya Sai Veda Pratishtan at www.vedamu.org, which is the repository of all the Vedic texts in Devanagari and Grandha scripts. The website has audio of over 415 hours of Vedic chanting of ten Veda sakhas presently available in India, in different modes of chanting, in a representative way.
Table of Contents
About the Author
Chapter 01: Human Nature
Chapter 02: God and Godhead
Chapter 03: Religious Experience
Chapter 04: Human Living
Chapter 05: Ways of Life
Chapter 06: Spiritual Experience
Chapter 07: Spiritual Practices
Chapter08 : Moral Insight
Chapter 09: Ethics
Chapter 10: Right Action
Chapter 11: Living in Spirit