Living Vedanta by Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri
Advaita Vedānta is the heart of Indian spirituality—a vision wherein the seemingly distinct entities of the individual soul, the cosmos and the Creator are revealed to, in truth, be of one and the same eternal essence. Sadguru Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi—Amma—has dedicated her life to uplifting spiritual seekers to this exalted spiritual vision, the attainment of which is the ultimate goal of human life.
However, Amma’s conviction is that Advaita is not for mere discussion. Advaita’s value truly manifests only when it is lived—when its truth constantly reflects in one’s thoughts, words and deeds in the form of self-sacrifice, compassion and mental equanimity.
In Living Vedānta: Amma and Advaita, Swami Ramakrishnananda presents a basic overview of Advaita Vedānta as taught by Amma and the core scriptures of Indian spirituality. Using examples from Amma’s life and teachings, Swamiji goes to the heart of the Advaita tradition, helping the reader gain a better understanding of the Vedānta worldview as well as revealing what is really meant by “Living Vedānta.”