The Seven Sages

The Seven Sages

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A scintillating collection from one of our most original minds Eminent philosopher, professor and public intellectual, Ramchandra Gandhi (1937a€“2007) was regarded as a sage in his lifetime. This book brings together some of his long essays and hitherto unpublished talks and writings on themes ranging from non-violence and karma to svaraj, brahmacharya and modern Indian spirituality, that are contextualized in an introduction by close disciple A. Raghuramaraju. Bridging the moral, religious and social, the book offers many original insights: on how Sri Ramakrishna and Sri Sarada Devia€™s catholic vision of religion annihilated exclusivism; the manner in which Gandhia€™s martyrdom broke the prevailing power of evil and violence worldwide; how going beyond celibacy, brahmacharya is a joyous renunciation of sex; and on svaraj being a€˜a struggle for the kingdom of self and autonomya€™, not mere political independence. Brilliantly argued and inspiring, The Seven Sages brings Ramchandra Gandhia€™s ideas to a new audience, beyond his admirers.Selected Essays Ramachandra Gandhi A Raghuramaraju. with newly rediscovered Native American spiritual life, and so on. This is not to suggest that modern Indian spirituality alone nourishes contemporary spiritual enthusiasm but it certainly ... this is easy or difficult, whether this is political or apolitical, whether this is sexually permissive or sexually prohibitive, ... Mahatma Gandhia#39;s life, we thought, should be encouragement to us how we really can make the idea of nonviolence workanbsp;...

Title:The Seven Sages
Author: Ramachandra Gandhi
Publisher:Penguin UK - 2015-05-22

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