By William F. Sands, PhD
Among the treasures of Vedic wisdom is a branch of knowledge known as Vedānta. Vedānta reveals the story of Brahman — the wholeness, totality of life, and its availability to humankind. It includes both intellectual understanding derived from its primary texts — principally the Upanishads, Brahma Sūtras, and Bhagavad-Gītā — as well as technologies of consciousness to unfold its direct experience.
But just as the availability of Vedic knowledge in general has fluctuated over time, so has the proper understanding of Vedānta. Translations, interpretations, and applications of its primary texts have proliferated, but for lack of proper understanding, Vedānta has become a dry and speculative philosophy with little practical significance. As a result, it has proved ineffective for those aspiring to the experience of life’s ultimate reality.
In Realizing Brahman, Dr. Sands explores Vedānta philosophy in the light of the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, illustrating both the understanding and practicality of Brāhmī Chetanā, the pinnacle of human evolution in which one lives the eternal reality of Brahman. In this easy-to-read exposition, Dr. Sands has incorporated Maharishi’s writings and lectures on Vedānta into a thoroughly enjoyable and easily comprehensible account of this most profound branch of Vedic knowledge. Anyone interested in the full potential of human life should read this fascinating presentation of knowledge.
Softcover 224 pages