The Bhagavad Gita As the Phiosophy of Lok-Samgraha or Cosmic Consolidation A Exposition
|RAMAKRISHNA RAO K B (DR)
|DARPAN AN IMPRINT OF PRISM BOOKS
|Country of Origin
The song of The Bhagavad Gita is the Song of the Universe, and the Spirit of the Universe speaks to our soul in this song... Professor Ramakrishna Rao is a University Professor of Indian Philosophy, a thinker and a scholar. He offers his work at the feet of Krishna, and in this act of adoration he shows that he is more than a scholar and thinker. He is a lover of the Spirit of the Bhagavad Gita. Scholars and thinkers think of the Gita in time, but Professor Rao sees the Gita in Eternity. This leads him to take a single word of the Song 'lokasamgraha', where the word loka becomes for him the ALL of the universe, and samgraha becomes the communion of the finite with the infinite, in all our moments of life... By throwing a new light on the word lokasamgraha he throws more light on the whole of the Bhagavad Gita. He sees that the great Song is a Song of life, and sees the sublime oneness of the Song... In many of Professor Rao's ideas on the Bhagavad Gita we find the seeds of what must be the spiritual life of man in times to come. It will be a new life based not on books or on words, but based on the greater life of those who are in true harmony with the Song of the Universe. - from the Foreword by Professor Juan Mascaro, Cambride University, May 1984.