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K.R. Paramahamsa was a retired civil servant in India borne on the Indian Administrative Service. He is Adjunct Faculty to the Hindu University of America in the USA. He is presently a resident of the Ashram of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai at Prashanthi Nilayam - 515134, India, in pursuit of spiritual advancement in his own little way.

K.R. Paramahamsa has created the website Sri Sathya Sai Veda Pratishtan at www.vedamu.org, which is the repository of all the Vedic texts in Devanagari and Grandha scripts. The website has audio of over 415 hours of Vedic chanting of ten Veda sakhas presently available in India, in different modes of chanting, in a representative way.

K.R. Paramahamsa is author of the following books:
Buddhism in Scripture and Practice
Publishing House: TotalRecall Publications
Publication Date: 6/27/2007
ISBN: 9781590958926


Dharma
Publishing House: Total Recall Press
Publication Date: 1/27/2007
ISBN: 643977588722

Ekam Sat 1
Publishing House: Total Recall Press
Publication Date: 6/27/2007
ISBN: 9780974693729

TAT SAT
Publishing House: Total Recall Press
Publication Date: 6/27/2007
ISBN: 9780974693705

Living in spirit (eBook)
Publishing House: Total Recall Press
Publication Date: 6/27/2007
ISBN: 9781590958919

 

The Upanisads discuss in many places the psychological and other effects, which the realization of God produces upon a realized mystic.
The doctrine of yoga in the Svetaasvatara Upanisad is more developed than in other Upanisads. In the second chapter of the Upanisad is detailed a classic and almost systematic description of the practices and effects of Yoga.
According to the Upanisadic seers, the Atman is unitary, and fills the whole world of Nature as of mind, from whom the world comes into being, in whom the world lives, and into whom the world is finally absorbed. It is this conception, which gives a proper place to the various constructions of Reality in the Ultimate explanation of things.
The Brhadaaranyaka Upanisad enumerates three cardinal virtues. ‘Once upon a time, the gods, men, and demons all went to their common Father, Prajapati and requested him to grant them the knowledge which he possessed. To the gods, Prajapati conveyed the symbol Da.
The Chhaandogya Upanisad fuses together the ethical and the mystical sides of Self-Realization . There is an enquiry in the Upanisad as to what induces man to perform actions. When it is said that the consideration of happiness is what impels man to act, the Upanisad states that real happiness is the happiness that one enjoys in the vision of the Infinite. Every other kind of happiness is only so-called, and transitory.
In formulation of the theories of the Moral Ideal, the Upanisadic seers are at their best. The formulation of such theories is a more concrete problem than the formulation of the theories of the Moral Standard, which is rather abstract. As there are many metaphysical theories, there are many theories about the nature of the Moral Ideal.
While considering the theories of moral standard as advanced in the Upanisads, we are to bear in view that, as in the childhood of man, so in the beginning of the race, heteronomy is the first principle that dictates rules for moral conduct.
The moral issues in the Upanisads are connected with their metaphysics on the one hand, and the mysticism on the other. The problems of the relation of metaphysics and morality, and mysticism and morality have been debated from very ancient times.
Some important questions that confront the Upanisadic seekers after truth are these. If Self-consciousness were the final Reality, how would it be possible for us to realize it?
The Taittiriya Upanisad gives certain characteristics of the Ultimate Reality from the point of view of ontology. The Upanisad says, ‘The Absolute is Existence, Consciousness and Infinity' (II.1).
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