Vedanta for Life and Living

  • By Swami Samarpananda
  • August 2017
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It was Swami Vivekananda who first brought the message of Advaita Vedanta to the common people in modern times, presenting its essential features in a simple way and working out the means to apply these to daily life. He showed how Vedantic principles form the basis of genuine spiritual life and natural morality and ethics. Its universal nature makes Vedanta eminently suitable to the modern world, and its great existential importance lies in releasing the individual from self-imposed bondages in society. Vedanta has great potential for restructuring society, a promise that is yet to be adequately tapped.

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This article was first published in the 2010 issue of the Prabuddha Bharata, monthly journal of The Ramakrishna Order started by Swami Vivekananda in 1896. This article is courtesy and copyright Prabuddha Bharata I have been reading the Prabuddha Bharata for years and found it enlightening. You can subscribe online at www.advaitaashrama.org. Cost is Rs 180/ for one year, Rs 475/ for three years, Rs 2100/ for twenty years. To know more http://advaitaashrama.org/pbSubscription