With a foreword by Dr. Karan Singh; xviii, 230p., 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Om; 2. Invocation; 3. God; 4. Eulogium; 5. Prayer; 6. Worship and Communion; 7. Cosmogeny; 8. Three eternal substances--God, soul and prakriti; 9. Transmigration; 10. Devine revelation - the Vedas; 11. Moral life; 12. Truth; 13. Liberality; 14. Noble intention; 15. Fearlessness; 16. Self-reliance; 17. Self-Sacrificing Act; 18. Universal love; 19. Non-covetousness; 20. Jealousy; 21. Social organisation; 22. Social harmony; 23. Salvation; 24. Noble aspirations; 25. Peace chanting.
The study of Vedas is essential for everyone who desires to acquire complete knowledge about God, soul and the world, Vedas are indispensable for attainment of peace, prosperity in the life. Vedas advocate the establishment of world peace based on spiritual foundation which is the most important need today in this conflict torn world and the mad rat-race obtaining superiority over others. Universal love and friendship are the basics of the Vedas. All actions of human beings are covered by the following four categories: (1) Dharma-Religion, (2), Artha-acquisition of health; (3) Kam-fulfilment of carnal desires, and (4) Moksha-salvation. The Vedas cover all these aspects in brief. One more and very important characteristic of Vedas is that while all other religious thoughts or philosophical system are the inspiration or teaching of a particular sage but the Vedas viz. Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samveda and Atharveda are the divine relations to four seers: (1) Agni (2) Vayu (3) Aditya and (4) Angira respectively. Veda is the repository of all knowledge and wisdom covering all matters relating to animate and inanimate. It is the revealed text of all principles, basics sciences and arts useful for the advancement of human society. It is like a deep ocean, full of previous jewels and the person who dares to jump deep into it, gets amply rewarded. It enables man to understand and do whatever is helpful in achieving the goal of life. The Veda inspires the law-giver, guides the grammarian, infuses life in the logician, serves the instructor, the surgeon and the scientist. All that is contained in the Veda is not only meant for the personal welfare of the individual but for the welfare of all in the universe.