& TEACHINGS OF
SWAMI BRAHMANANDA SARASWATI
SHANKARACHARYA OF JYOTIRMATH (1941-1953) Vol.
Translation of श्री
Shankaracharya Upadeshamrita, 108 Hindi discourses of Guru Dev, with
notes, transcription of Devanagari text & transliteration of
Sanskrit quotations. 234mm x 156mm, 352 pages on quality coated
"The most important
and BEST spiritual book written in the last 100 years, "
December 23, 2009
By Michael Laughrin (North Royalton, OH USA)
108 Discourses of Guru Dev by Paul Mason is, in my opinion, the most
important and BEST spiritual book written in the last 100 years. Swami
Brahmananda Saraswati was affectionately known as Guru Dev.
Guru Dev was the Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math, the northernmost of the
4 seats of the Shankaracharyas established by Shankara between 1500 and
2000 years ago. This northernmost seat was vacant for many years until
Guru Dev, who had been leading the life of a solitary saint living in
the forest and mountains, finally agreed to take the seat.
These little 'sermons' (none is longer than 4 pages) are exceedingly
clear, uplifting, and to the point. This volume has the discourses in
the original Hindi and also in English (thank God, as my Hindi is not
what is used to be). Of all the modern spiritual books that I have
read, this one cuts through the junk like a sword and reveals the
diamond truth that is at the core of the Vedic teachings. Most of the
important topics are mentioned, such as Enlightenment (moksha),
meditation, karma, the caste system, possessions, obstacles on the
Path, Maya, dharma, and many, many others.
In my opinion, you must buy this book.
loved the book (which I took from my friend so that is why I am sending
her a new one!). It
really touched me. It was so soothing to hear his words." - SM