The following PDF files are provided for educational purposes. I have downloaded them from various sources on the internet and in these uncertain times it seems wise to make them available on a multitude of sites. I would encourage anyone who feels that they are enriched by the books to purchase hard-copies if they exist. Many of them are available from Amazon.com.
The Upanishads – by Swami Nikhilananda
4 thoughts on “Sruti (sacred texts) Books”
After two years of reading him with great inrtseet , I gave up on J.Krishnamurti long time ago. It seemed to me that he was always going around the same message, again and again, not saying very much other than that, and not even being very original in that regard (it is all in the tradition of Advaita Vedanta read Krishnaswamy Iyer, for example). I finally tired of hearing him say that there are no philosophies, philosophers, religions, doctrines, masters, ways, etc. worth a dime; what was he then, an anti-guru guru he the discoverer for the first time of the one primary truth after centuries, millennia of gropings in the dark by all the preceding sages? This is impossibe. According to Jean Klein K was one that saw the dawn approaching, but did not see the sun itself in its full splendour. With apologies (I realise many people have been stimulated/helped by him).
It’s very easy to cling to any idea. Why bother?I didn’t say there wasn’t an aewnanikg’ or no difference in experience’. There is difference in experience from moment to moment, but it is very arbitrary to accentuate one difference in experience over another difference in experience. It is all just change. Experience by its very nature is change. The unchanging remains as it was. Awakening’ is an experience that has already passed. To imagine that one is awakened’ is merely keeping a momento, making a trophy out of it. It is not actually so easy to cling to ideas such as nothing has happened’, since something is happening all the time. But beyond that happening, what has happened? Nothing. In addition to this, the notion of the time before’ and the time after’ is on very shaky ground. If to be awakened’ means that one constantly reifies ideas like these then it is even questionable just how awakened one is in one’s own terms in the first place.You are not awake’, you just are. That you feel there was a time when you didn’t know or understand this is an illusion.I realise some awakened’ folk are resistant to this idea. That very resistance is the wall that remains standing. In practice it goes away not so much by seeing through it as growing tired of maintaining an awakened’ facade. Am I really pointing out a view I regard as better, or am I simply allowing you to see that you are holding a view you regard as better?
Funny, i saw a piece of myself in Renata’s rebellion & loved your feedback Pramod ! A deeper meaning on perspectives of life … it’s been a while since a came across a reflection like that ! thank you
The Quadrivium followed by Shruti (music) web-research brought me here.
Sciences of Sounds, vibrations & music is the path i want to dedicate all my life passionately into …
Better to share what you love in this world 🙂