Book Review: Indian Scriptures - Thotalam Chellaswami

Select and Significant Flashes and Highlights from Indian Scriptures by Thotalam Chellaswami is an extremely spiritual and thoughtful segment of the Yuddha kanda of Valmiki Ramayana and is on par with Vishnu sahasranaama Stotram.

It is worth noting that while sages Vasistha, Visvamitra and Agastya played the task of gurus to Sri Raama at different stages of his being, Brahma sings the extol of Sri Raama, which was unswervingly heard by Raama himself even as Bhishma’s elucidation of Vishnu sahasranaama Stotram has also been unswervingly heard by Sri Krishna himself.

It may be known that the oft recurring phrase aatmanam manusham manye ramam dasaratha majam - I consider myself a human being, Rama, the son of king Dasaratha, occurs in the Rama Stuti segment of Yuddha Kaanda in Valmiki Ramayana.

This book explains and explores the eternal and essential spiritual messages of the vast Vedic literature, where we find fascinating themes that modern science now begins to accept that are beings of light, an extensive cosmology and detailed descriptions of the extraordinary powers of the mind.

The book is just wonderfully written in a strict, precise but clear manner and accessible to all for people who wants a book to begin to understand the vast Vedic world. Like any book of poetry, but here more than in my books that preceded it, this book is a spiritual witness. What you will read in the following pages is a travelogue in verse.

At the middle of a scorching desert of materialism, the pages of this book offer a safe path to the oasis of higher spiritual awareness. In these fascinating essays, speeches and informal conversations you discover how the Vedic literature and techniques of meditation on the mantra can help us solve all the personal and social conflicts to reach a permanent state of peace and happiness and satisfy the thirst of perfection and eternal soul.

In all the lines in this book, the author speaks with startling clarity and power, demonstrating how relevant the science of self-realization in our lives today. This book explores the secrets of the spirituality contained in the ancient Vedic literatures delving into such topics as the soul, karma, reincarnation and meditation that can awaken the spiritual vision, of which the teachers have spoken for thousands of years.

The book makes us aware of the great aspects of the life of Lord Ram and extols the virtues of the spiritual history of the Ramayana that has the ideal characteristics of Rama and precepts related to devotion, knowledge, detachment, worship and good conduct considered a treatise on philosophy.

The book raises every mundane activities of Rama on a spiritual or transcendent, instructing researcher to see their lives through the symbolic vision for his soul, where the external life is but a metaphor for the eternal journey of the soul. The book is intended to be used as a guide and a ready source of instruction for a spiritual seeker.

Throughout the book, through dialogues, parables, and the characters, the author explain spiritual truths of India and then the reader becomes involved emotionally with not only the plot, but also spiritually. And then the end of the book is not just ever after but that is an example of how to live from the spiritual standpoint.

Following that trail behind the example of Rama, it is that point to reach a new journey, the place where the final battle of the Ramayana had its beginning.

Format: Paperback ♥ Publisher: Cyberwit ♥ Pages: 385 ♥ Published: August 2015 ♥ Language: English ♥ ISBN-13: 978-8182536173