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The Upanishads and the Bible

 
V.K. Subramanian (Author)
Synopsis

What this book aims to achieve is to stress, contrary to conventional belief, the striking similarity of expression and the unity of approach in the Holy Texts of the major religions of the world, separated by centuries. On the major issues concerning God and Man, passages have been presented from the Upanishads and the Bible, side by side so that even the cursory reader can appreciate the identity of thought and expression in the two scriptures.

The Upanishads and the Bible dispels the prevalent misconception that Hinduism is a poly-theistic religion. The Upanishads not only proclaim that there is only one God, but also stress the omnipresence and immanence of God, reminding us of the famous words of Jesus Christ that: The Kingdom of God is within you.

As the passages quoted in the book illustrate, both the Upanishads and the Bible sing the praises of God, the bountiful creator, God, the eternal, the glorious, the inscrutable, the omnipotent, omniscient, Supreme one, who is spirit, seer, self, soul as also the truth and the word.

They also offer similar guidelines for prayer, purification and God-realization. In a world torn by strife based on religion and creed, this book stresses the unity of approach in man's search of the spirit, in the two major religions of the world.

The Upanishads and the Bible would be a valuable asset to all students of comparative religion.

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About the author

V.K. Subramanian

Vadakaymadom Krishna Iyer Subramanian (b. 1930, Kerala, India) is an eminent scholar, whose life mission is to present to the world the treasures of ancient India, in the fields of art, literature, philosophy and religion. He has already translated several ancient texts into English. These include: Saundaryalahaari, Sivanandalahari, Sacred Songs off India, Maxims of Chanakya and Sri Rudraprasna. As a consultant for holistic health and spiritual development, he has spelt out the Hindu regimens in this regard in his popular book: The Holistic Way to Health, Happiness and Harmony. Subramanian's prolific literary output covers a variety of subjects ranging from astrology to art. He has been an astropalmic counselor for over 35 years. A retired officer of the Indian Audit and Accounts Service (which he joined in 1953), Subramanian is also a reputed painter, who has held 22 one-man shows and whose paintings (some of them in the Chandigarh Museum) have won wide acclaim from leading art critics of India. Subramanian who has traveled extensively in India, now lives in the United States of America.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Upanishads and the Bible
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170174112
length 121p., Tables; Bibliograph; 22cm.