April 05, 2007

The spiritual and ritualist interpretation of the Veda

Unveiling the Light in the Veda Compiled from Siddhanjana and Other Essays on the Veda T. V. Kapali Sastry By R. L. Kashyap Sri Satguru Publications (Delhi), ISBN : 81-7030-701-5 Price: Rs. 400
Contents:Foreword (S. K. Ramachandra Rao)The Evolution of Siddhanjana (Sri T. V. Kapali Sastry)1. Overview of Vedas. 2. Spiritual interpretation and the symbolism of Yajna. 3. The Gods and the supreme one. 4. Critique of the esoteric interpretation. 5. Inner Yajna in the Vedic texts and the Mimamsaka view. 6. The evidence in RV text for the secret. 7. Nirukta, Gita and others on esoteric interpretation. 8. The Mantra: its nature and meaning. 9. The method of initiation, Diksha. 10. Upanishads and the Veda Samhita. 11. The period 1200-1900 CE: spiritual interpretations and others. 12. Conclusions. 13. References. 14. Siddhanjana • Bhumika. 15. Appendices. 16. Index.
The present book is a rendering of the major portion of the introduction or bhumika of Sri. T.V. Kapali Sastry’s magnum opus Siddhanjana. This is the only book available which discusses in detail both the spiritual and ritualist interpretation of the Veda over the last four thousand years, beginning with Yaska and ending with the spiritual interpretation of Madhwa Acharya, Raghavendra Swamy and their disciples. It has extensive quotations from the Yaska’s books Nirukta, Brhad devata of Shaunaka, the Brahmana, Mahabharata, Upanishads, Gita and the Manusmrti.
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