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Saints and Gurus: Perspectives on Spiritual and Social Renaissance in Contemporary India

S.D.A. Joga Rao (Editor) P. George Victor (Editor)

Saints and gurus have been the guiding spirit of Indian culture. Sinceancient times the Indian society has been benefited by their spiritual message.this book is an attempt to bring out the metaphysical, religious, ethical andsocial significance of the teachings of modern saints and gurus like RamanaMaharshi, Swami Prabhupada, Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati, Mahatma Gandhi,Mother Teresa, Sri Satya Sai Baba, Sri Bala Siva yogi, etc.

Presented at the national seminar on 'Living Saints and Gurus of India', theessays that contained in this book reflect the Indian wisdom and philosophy asbelieved, practiced and preached by some modern saints of India. They throwlight on the understanding of Hindu philosophy in general, and the cultivationof a proper perspective on God, the nature of soul, spiritual equality,importance of truth and non-violence and concepts like karma, jnana and samsara,in particular. They also analyses the Biblical perspective on sainthood.Importantly, the book relates the significance of their thinking, addressing theimperative concerns of the present-day society in promoting universal peace andbrother-hood.

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About the authors

S.D.A. Joga Rao

Dr. S.D.A. Joga Rao (born: 1953), Associate Professor of Philosophy, Andhra University, took his Ph.D. Degree from Andhra University, which is adjudged as the best thesis of the year. During his research period he had the prestigious Indian National Science Academy Fellowship. Basically he is interested in Philosophy of Science and Indian Philosophy. Dr. Joga Rao participated in the World Congress of Holistic Medicine, sponsored by WHO, held at Colombo in 1983. He has to his credit, several research articles and two books: ‘Science and Indian Philosophy’, and ‘Buddhism and Peace’ (ed.).

P. George Victor

Prof. P. George Victor (born: 1953) Professor of Philosophy, and Founder Director, Centre for Religious Studies, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam has been teaching Sankara Vedanta, and Western Philosophy for the post-graduate students for more than tow decades. He has participated in many seminars in India and abroad. He has organized the ‘First National Seminar on Teaching Philosophy in India’ in association with the editors of Teaching Philosophy journal, USA sponsored by ICPR during March 1998. His major published works include ‘Social Philosophy of Vedanta’, ‘Life and Teachings of Adi Sankaracarya’ and ‘Moral Science’.

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Title Saints and Gurus: Perspectives on Spiritual and Social Renaissance in Contemporary India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2002
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher D K Printworld
Language: English
isbn 8124602034
length 163p., 8.8" X 5.8"