Knowledge of saasthraas is different from bhakthi or devotion. One could learn by heart sacred texts and be able to recite them, but that is not the same as leading a life of dharma (truth) and detachment. The learning of a person who has not attained mental maturity and true wisdom is worthless: Only when one's external behaviour is guided by internal mental maturity can one be said to have realised wisdom. The teachings of Raamakrishna Paramahamsa will help one attain true wisdom.May men and women of all ages read Paramahamsa's words of wisdom and benefit from them. This exposition of Raamakrishna's teachings comprising 35 chapters has been published in the form of a book.
This is the second of Rajaji's masterpieces in Tamil that has been rendered into English so that a wider audience than just the Tamil-speaking people can benefit from savouring the presentation by Rajaji in very simple language of the wise thoughts of Raamakrishna Paramahamsa. Only a man of Rajaji's perspicacity and wisdom could lead everyone through the mind of the sage of Dakshineswar in such beautiful and simple words.
About The Author: C. Rajagopalachari :
Chakravarti Rajagopalachari is a distinguished founder member of the Bhavan. A great patriot, astute politician, thinker, visionary, a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi, he was a great statesman. A freedom fighter, he was also the Chief Minister of Madras, Governor of West Bengal, India's Home Minister and the first Indian Governor-General of Free India. Rajaji popularized books on Ramayan, Mahabharat, Bhagwad Gita ,Upanishads and several others by writing in his inimitable style which has appealed to millions of people. He wrote in English and Tamil, his mother tongue. He passed away in 1972 at the age of 94.