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Mystery of the Mahabharata (5 Vols-Set)

N V Thadani

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ISBN 10: 8180901319 / ISBN 13: 9788180901317
Published by Bharatiya Kala Prakashan, Delhi, 2007
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Contents Vol. I. Preface. Introduction. 1. The meaning of the Mahabharata. 2. A new language. 3. The systems of Hindu thought. 4. The Golden egg and the universe. 5. Theories and their application. 6. The origin and character of Sanskrt. 7. The method of interpretation. 8. The hymns of the Vedas. 9. The Gods of the Vedas. Index. Vol. II. Preface. 1. The science and philosophy of the Vedas. 2. Brahmanda and the Vedic Gods. 3. Vedic Gods and systems of philosophy. 4. Vedic Gods and systems of Hindu philosophy. 5. The ascending and descending scales of thought. 6. The essence of the Upanisads. 7. Satapatha Brahmana or creative sacrifice. 8. The theory of Hindu religion. 9. The systems of Hindu religion i. The religion of Visnu. 10. ii. The religion of Mahadeva. 11. iii. The religion of Brahma. 12. iv. The religion of Buddha. 13. v. The religion of Jaina. 14. vi. The Tantra or Sakti worship. 15. Hindu thought and the Holy Bible. Index. Vol. III. Introduction. I. The story of the epic i. Adi Parva 1. The birth of heroes. 2. The house of Lac. 3. The marriage of Draupadi. 4. Three new brides of Arjuna. 5. The burning of Khandava forest. II. Sabha Parva 6. The Assembly hall of Yudhisththira. 7. The game of dice. III. Vana Parva 8. In the forest. 9. The mission of Arjuna. 10. The pilgrimage of the Pandavas. 11. The period of probation. IV. Virata Parva 12. In the kingdom of Virata. V. Udyoga Parva 13. Preparations for war. 14. The messengers of peace. 15. The mission of Krsna. VI. Bhishma Parva 16. The field of battle. 17. The Bhagavad Gita. 18. Bhisma's battle of ten days. VII. Drona Parva 19. Drona's battle of five days. VIII. Karna Parva 20. Karna's battle of two days. IX. Salya Parva 21. The defeat of Kauravas. X. Sauptika Parva 22. The slaughter in sleep. XI. Stri Parva 23. The wail of women. XII. Santi Parva 24. The philosophy of peace. XIII. Anusasana Parva 25. The science of the soul. XIV. Asvamedha Parva 26. The sacrifice of the horse. XV. Asramavasika Parva 27. The death of Dhrtarastra. XVI. Mausala Parva 28. The passing of Krishna. XVII. Mahaprasthana Parva 29. The passing of the Pandavas. XVIII. Svargarohanika Parva 30. The ascent to heaven. II. The essence of the epic 1. The problem of the Mahabharata. 2. The method of interpretation. 3. The plan of the Mahabharata. 4. The history of the Mahabharata. 5. The essence of the epic i. Adi Parva. 6. Sabha Parva ii. Sabha Parva. 7. iii. Vana Parva. 8. iv. Virata Parva. 9. v. Udyoga Parva. 10. vi. Bhishma Parva. 11. vii. Drona Parva. 12. viii. Karna Parva. 13. ix. Salya Parva. 14. x. Sauptika Parva. 15. xi. Stri Parva. 16. xii. Santi Parva. 17. xiii. Anusasana Parva. 18. xiv. Asvamedha Parva. 19. xv. Asramavasika Parva. 20. xvi. Mausala Parva. 21. xvii. Mahaprasthana Parva. 22. xviii. Svargarohanika Parva. Index. Vol. IV. The Explanations of the Epic Part I. Introduction. I. Adi Parva 1. Introduction. 2. The birth of heroes or the systems of philosophy personified. 3. Kunti and Karna or earth and the vegetable kingdom. 4. The five Pandava brothers or the birth of man. 5. Krpa and Drona or the teachers of Jainism and Buddhism. 6. Drupada and Drona or the idea of sacrifice in Jainism and Buddhism. 7. The proficiency of the princes or the progress of man from Jainism to Buddhism. 8. The house of lac or the progress of man from Buddhism to Saivism. 9. The wedding of Draupadi or man understands the nature of sacrifice. 10. The division of the kingdom or the connection between Saivism and Buddhism. 11. The exile of Arjuna or the functions of Prana or Breath. 12. The burning of the Khandava forest or man is established in Saivism. II. Sabha Parva 13. The Assembly Hall of Yudhisthira or a picture of Saivism. 14. The Assembly Hall of the Kauravas or a picture of Buddhism and Jainism. 15. The game of Dice or Jainism versus Saivism. 16. The anguish of Draupadi or sacrifice and the idea of God. III. Vana Parva 17. On the banks of the Ganga or the progress of man from Nyaya to the Vaisesika. 1. Bookseller Inventory # 63759

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Title: Mystery of the Mahabharata (5 Vols-Set)

Publisher: Bharatiya Kala Prakashan, Delhi

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:As New

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Language: English
Pages: 1589
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The idea of the Mahabharata as great picture of a great Philosophy of Life, occurred to me almost like a dream. I have pursued it for nearly eight year and the result of my study, relating to the Vedas, is contained in this volume; and that, relating to the Mahabharata; will follow in the next. My study of the Mahabharata led me to the. Vedas, Upanisads, Satapatha Brahmana and the Systems of Hindu Philosophy; for the “story” is, even as it claims to be, picture of all sacred philosophy an literature; and it is in this light that I have explained and interpreted it.

The First Volume ends with the Gods of the Vedas, and the Second star with an examination of the Story of the Mahabharata. But, in order to give an idea of the whole, I have added a brief explanation of the main incidents of the Story in the Introduction, as it might t helpful in fixing its true scope and character. While examining words and names in accordance with the method of letter-analysis, I have, in a number of cases, omitted to give a full explanation of letters in the Introduction, as I did not wish to burden it with too many details. The reader can easily get all the meanings by reference to Chapters VI and VII, dealing with the Sanskrit language and the method of interpretation.

The main idea of the present work is that the sacred books of the Hindu: from the Vedas to the Mahabharata described as the fifth and the last Veda deal, with the one problem of all problems- the Truth of life conceived in various ways. The Vedas examine the different theories of life,-its origin, manifestation, and end-in the form of Hymns; the Brahmanas represent the Supreme creative energy conceived as Action in Sacrifice; the Upan

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