The Ultimate Dialogue: Fusion of Knowledge, Intelligence and Action

Year of Publication
2007

The Ultimate Dialogue  elucidates the fundamental concepts of Brahma and karma, which have been expounded in the Geeta. Brahma is that fundamental tattwa from which this entire universe evolves. This work, like previous works by the author, reflects the scholarship and insights of Pandit Madhusudan Ojha and his disciple, Pandit Motilal Shastri, the author’s guru. The author has also drawn upon the wisdom and scholarship of several notable scholars in his endeavour to communicate the subtle concepts and messages contained within the dialogue between Krishna and Arjuna. 


Contents

 

SECTION 1 : BEGINNING THE DIALOGUE

Homage to the Guru

Prologue

Playing with a  Ball

 

SECTION 2 : KRISHNA: THE MAN, THE METAPHOR AND THE PHENOMENON

Introducing Krishna

Krishna as Cosmic Phenomenon

Radha: Krishna’s Timeless Companion

Arjuna: A Life with Many Messages

 

SECTION 3: LAWS OF NATURE

The Varying Methods of Nature

The True Meaning of Dharma

 

SECTION 4: KNOWLEDGE

The Western View of Knowledge

Knowledge in Darshana

Yoga in the Geeta

The Ishwara of the Geeta

 

SECTION 5: INTELLIGENCE

The Nature of Consciousness

Consciousness and Space

Three States of Consciousness

Defining the Intellect

Identifying the Self-destructive Impulses

Retraining the Mind

The Chariot as Metaphor

 

SECTION 6: ACTION

Theory and Practice

Action and its Fruits: The Great Confusion

Renunciation: Significance and Implications

 

SECTION 7: EPILOGUE

 

The Ultimate Dialogue

 

SECTION 8: APPENDICES

Appendix 1: Adi Shankaracharya

Appendix 2: Vedic Aryans and the Origins of Civilisation

 

Endnotes

Glossary

Bibliography

Original Verses in Sanskrit and Roman Scripts

Index

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