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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 20 March 2008
Swami Parthasarathy has written a number of books, including one on the Gita, one on Shankara's Atmabodha and commentaries on several of the Upanishads. The Vedanta Treatise was his attempt to summarize Vedanta from his readings of the classical texts and from his studies with his own guru, Swami Chinmayananda. He still travels the world giving lectures on the Gita and also runs a school in Bombay, which provides a three-year residential course on Vedanta. An excellent introductory book, it tends to be more practical than theoretical, emphasizing bhakti and karma yoga aspects more than those of j~nAna. This is in line with the quotation on all of his cassettes that "The Bhagavad Gita is a technique, a skill for dynamic living, not a retirement plan".

Dennis Waite, author of "Back to the Truth: 5000 years of advaita".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 3 June 2011
This is probably the most complete, logical and jargon-free book I have ever read that not only covers the truths of life but explains it with such clarity using diagrams and examples, leaving the reader able to apply it in their every day lives. It is very well structured and well written as it reveals the subtle concepts within Vedanta philosophy. Guaranteed, the reader will not be disappointed by this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 30 December 2007
The author has managed to capture the essence of philosophy in one easy to read book. I got a much better understanding of my nature, how to relate to others and the path to self development. Basic facts of life are presented in a methodical manner. Like desires, attachments, love, concentration, success, and subtler themes like law of karma, illusions and the concept of god. You don't need to have any previous understanding of philosophy to read this book. Especially recommended for the youth, thinkers & enquirers.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 7 October 2005
Western readers will enjoy the 'accessability'to the ancient Eastern philosophy of Vedanta. By far the clearest explanations of what can at first appear to be a complicated yet intriguing subject. In Vedanta Treatise Swami Parthasarathy provides a companion for personal thought, a guide to a more deeper understanding of how to relate to the modern world and a no nonsense approach to a more spiritual way of life. This book is not for reading cover to cover, but as a source of inspirational provocation to lead us all to a better understanding of why we are here.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 8 October 2005
The book explains ancient Hindu philosophy in a logical manner with scientific precision. The philosophy explains purpose of human life and guidance is given on how to realise the ultimate goal of SELF realisation. This book has helped me to improve my attitude towards life. The knowledge imparted by the book has helped me gain more happiness in life.
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on 27 June 2015
This book changed my life from miserable to sensible and happiness.
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