The Call of the Upanishads

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The Upanishads contain a large number of inspiring and instructive passages and verses - it has not been possible to include all of them in this book. For the purposes of this book the author has taken those verses and passages that have a bearing on the mystical teaching of the Upanishads. It is mysticism which is the very core of the Upanishads - and so in understanding this mysticism one comes to the heart of the sublime and magnificent teaching of the Upanishads.

Modern man needs today a meaningful philosophy if the achievements of science are not to lead him to greater and greater destruction - but to sublime and majestic heights of creative living. It is in the Vision of Life given by the Upanishads that man can find the fundamental philosophy that can lead him from the unreal to the Real, from darkness to Light, from death to Immortality.

About the Author:

Rohit Mehta was born in 1908 and was educated at Bombay, Surat and Ahmedabad. He was jailed five times by the British Government for anti-Government activities. Mehta was a founder of the Congress Socialist group in 1934, which later on became the Socialist Party of India. But while he accepted the economics of socialism, he was deeply dissatisfied with the philosophy of socialism. This led him to become an active worker in the Theosophical Society. He became an International Secretary of the Society when Dr. G.S. Arundale was the President. He became the General Secretary of the Society for India, and functioned as such for 16 years.

Late Shri Mehta was also a member of the U.P. Universities Commission. He traveled widely in almost all parts of the world as a lecturer speaking on Religion, Philosophy, Yoga, Psychology, Education, etc.

CONTENTS

Chapter

Introduction 1
I. The Golden Veil 10
II. The Silent Night 30
III. The Great Beyond 50
IV. The Fire of Creation 87
V. Existence Without Identity 116
VI. The Nameless Being 144
VII. The Bliss Eternal 175
VIII. The Descent of the Spirit 204
IX. The Fullness of the Void 221
X. The Flame Without a Flicker 254
XI. The One - And the Only One 291
Acknowledgements 315
Index 317

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