Veda: A way of Life
by Ramanuj Prasad
The Veda (Sruti) is the most comprehensive doctrine on religion ever revealed to mankind that answers all man's queries on the here and now and the hereafter.
Human objectives can be broadly grouped under four categories: desire (kama), material gain (artha), religious merits (dharma) and liberation (moksha).
The Veda holds the key to fulfil all these aspirations.
But the Veda simply reveals the Truth, never pressurising anyone to follow a particular path to self-discovery.
Each person is free to choose his own path to discovery of the Self or God.
The Vedas act as the means to the ultimate knowledge that is possible through direct perception.
The book seeks to increase awareness amongst readers about this wonderful treasury of ancient wisdom.
Study of this enlightening text will enhance the values of brotherhood, love and compassion, which are the need of the hour in our troubled times.
About the author:
Born in 1936, Ramanuj Prasad has been associated with spiritual houses such as the Sri Ramakrishna Mission, Arsha Vidya Gurukula, Narayana Gurukulam and Yogoda Satsang Society.
Introspection and logical thinking led the author to produce many professional papers and case studies.
An ardent believer in Vedanta, his first book published by Pustak Mahal was Vedantic Truth Revealed. Then followed Know the Upanishads.
The author has also composed around a dozen poems on Vedantic themes.
The author has been blessed with multi-discipline academic records in Economics, Engineering and Management.
Having served government and public sector institutions for around 40 years, he retired as a senior executive in 1994.