The Whole Being : A Journey towards harmony and happiness

Year of Publication
2011

This is the fifth in a series authored by R K Mishra that brings to light the practical wisdom enshrined in India's most ancient texts, the Vedas. The author also drew on the wisdom of 'modern science' for this work, notably the scientific understandings of a few visionaries which are of particular relevance to this book. This fifth and final volume was intended to be the synthesis of the works preceding it. Its eminently practical purpose was to draw on the various facets explored in the previous volumes in order to demonstrate how Vedic understandings can assist today's troubled world. 

CONTENTS

 

SECTION 1

Prologue

 

SECTION 2

The Whole Being

 

SECTION 3

Engaging with Wholeness

Beginning with I

From Body to Consciousness

Continuity and Change

Reflections

 

SECTION 4

Wholeness in Kashmiri Shaivism

Introduction

Universe: The All- Compassing Unity

Consciousness: Individual and Universal

Flavour of Oneness

Individuals and Infinity: The Role of Mind

 

SECTION 5

The Buddhist Perspective

Introduction

Wholeness and Interconnectedness

Interdependence: Shunyata and Karma

 

SECTION 6

Wholeness in the Modern World

Introduction

Wholeness in Nature: Goethe’s Perspective

The Hologram and Other Examples

David Bohm: from Radicalism  to Wholeness

Living Energies and Nature: Notes on the work of Viktor Shauberger

 

SECTION 7

The Workings of Wholeness in Our World Sound and Communication

The Principle and Application of Varna

 

SECTION 8

Epilogue

Glossary

Bibliography

Index