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The Mystery of Death: A Study in the Philosophy and Religion of the Katha Upanishad

 
Swami Abhedananda (Author)
Synopsis

This book deals with the comparative study of different problems of life beyond death and with the different philosophical and psychological enquiries about God, the Soul and the World, together with his personal mystical experience in the field of spiritual sadhana.It has ably unlocked the mystery of the mystic dialogue between Yama, the Ruler of Death and Nachiketa by giving the best rational explanations, based upon the Upanishadic view point and scientific discoveries.

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About the author

Swami Abhedananda

Swami Abhedananda, an apostle of Sri Ramakrishna-Born on October 2, 1866-Spent his early life among the brotherhood in Baranagar monastery near Calcutta in severe austerity-Travelled barefooted all over India from 1888-1895-Acquainted with many distinguished savants, including Prof. Max Muller and Prof. Paul Deussen-Landed in New York and took the charge of the Vedanta Society in 1897-Became acquainted with Prof. Williams James, Rev. R. H. Newton, Prof. Royce of Harvard, Prof. Hyslop of Columbia, Prof. Lanmann, Prof. G. H Howison, Prof. Fay, Mr. Edison, the inventor. Dr. Elmer Gates, Ralph Waldo Trine, W. D. Howells, Prof. Herschel C. Parker, Dr. Logan, Rev Bishop Potter, Prof. Shaler, Dr. Jaynes, the chairman of the Cambridge Philosophical Conference and the Professors of Columbia, Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Barkeley and Clarke Universities-Travelled extensively all through the United Sates, Canada, Alaska and Mexico-Made frequent trips to Europe, delivering lectures in different parts of the continent-Crossed the Atlantic Seventeen times-Was appreciated very much for his prof undity of scholarship, intellectual brilliance, oratorical talents, charming personality and nobility of character-Made a short visit to India in 1906-Returned to America-Came back to India at last in 1921-On his way home joined the Educational Conference, Honolulu-Visited Japan, China, the Philippines, Singapore, Kualalampur and Rangoon-started on al long tour and went as far as Tibet-Established centres at Calcutta and Darjeeling-Left his mortal frame on September 8, 1939.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Mystery of Death: A Study in the Philosophy and Religion of the Katha Upanishad
Format Hardcover
Date published: 23.04.2001
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788188446902
length 312p., 22cm.