Gems from the Ocean of Devotional Hindu Thought
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Gems From The Ocean Of Devotional Hindu Thought
by V. Krishnamurthy
The ocean of Hindu scriptural wisdom in the form of teachings of ancient mastersof the religion is too massive for a single individual. This book presents, however, a compact connected collection of such wisdom from the vast and deep literature on Spiritual HinduThought. Presenting the esoteric meanings and significance of numerous names of Gods, through the words of Rishis, it explains the philosophical foundations of Hinduism, rooted in theUpanishads, the Gita and other ancient scriptures. A glimpse of the synthesis of religion and art as exhibited by the Divine Dance in the Nataraja temple of Chidambaram is also provided.
V. Krishnamurthy (b. 1927) has served the Department of Mathematics in Thiagarajar College, Madurai; Annamalai University; University of Illinois, U.S.A.; and BITS, Pilani, where he was also Dy. Director for two decades. His mathematical research is in thearea of Functional Analysis, Topology, Combinatorics and Mathematics Education. Prof. Krishnamurthy was also trained systematically in the traditional Hindu scriptures. In addition to a good number of lectures on Hindu scriptural literature and Vedanta, he has to his credit many books on Hinduism, including Essentials of Hinduism (1989); Hinduism for the Next Generation (1992); The Ten Commandments of Hinduism (1994); Science and Spirituality-A Vedanta Perception (2002); Live Happily the Gita Way (2008); and Gems from the Ocean of DevotionalHindu Thought (2010).