Introduction by Arvind Sharma
Religion in General
Dharma Alone Protects
Punya (Virtuous Action)
The Purpose of Religion
To Be a True Man
Devotion Common to all Faiths
The Unity of Religions
Qualities of Religious Teachers
The Vedic Religion: Introductory
The Religion without a Name
Distinctive Features of Sanâtana Dharma (eternal code of conduct)
The Vedas, the Root of All
The Vedas in their Original Form
The Vedic Religion and Varna (caste) Dharma
What is Varna (caste) Dharma?
Divided by Work but still of One Heart
Why only in this Country?
The conflict between tradition and modernity
The Least Expected of Brahmins
Preserving the Vedas: Why it is a Lifetime Mission
The Úâstras (scriptures) and Modern Life
The Cure for the Disease Called Modern Civilization
Religion and Society
Neither too much Ease nor too Many Comforts
Úâstra or Conscience?
The Basic Texts of Hinduism: Our Ignorance of Them
Eternal Sound and Creation (Úruti)
Western Vedic Research
Sound and Meaning
Yajna or Sacrifice
What is Advaita (non-dualism)?
The Threefold Purpose of Yajna (Sacrifice)
To Discover the One Truth
The Upanisads (revealed scriptures)
The Brahmâsûtra (the basic text for all Vedântic schools)
Veda and Vedânta: Are They Opposed to One Another?
Upanisadic Commentary on the Nature of the Self
What do the Vedas Teach Us?
Essence of Upanisadic Teaching
Nyâya (the science of reasoning)
Rational Way to Know God
We Need All Types of Knowled
Purânas (traditional stories)
Magnifying Glass of the Vedas
Itihâsas (the two great epics) and Purânas (traditional stories)
The Epics and their Greatness
Why Differences among the Gods?
Dharmaúâstra (scripture on code of conduct)
Realizing the Ideals of the Purânas
Freedom and Discipline
The Forty Samskâras (actions that purify)
Samskâra (actions that purify)
Paradise or the Path of Âtmajnâna (Self-realization)
The Eight Qualities (gunas)
Gunas in Practical Life
Samskâras Performed by Parents
Why not All Samskâras for All?
Upanayana (leading a child to the guru)
Qualities of a Brahmâcârin (student-bachelor)
Naisthika Brahmâcârya (lifelong student-bachelorhood) and Family Life
Domestic Life and Carnal Desire
The Brahmin must keep his Body Pure
Gâyatrî (invocatory prayer) & Sandhyâvandana (daily prayer)
What About Women?
The High Status of our Women
For the Practice of Dharma
Make Marriages Simple
Any Use Talking…?
Grhasth-âúrama (householder stage of life)
Grhasthâ (householder), Grhinî (wife of the householder)
Can a new Brahmin caste be created?
Aupâsana (daily rites with sacrificial fire) and Women
Varna (caste) Dharma for Universal Well-Being
Jâtis (sub-divisions of caste)—why so many Differences?
Character and Vocation by Birth
Vocations according to Guna (character and natural inclination)—not in Practice
A Wrong Notion about Brahmins
The Eternal Religion
The Fourth Varna (Sûdras) has its own Advantages
Removal of the Ego
Cry “Grow”—Don't Cry “Perish”
From Work to Worklessness
Outward Karma—Inward Meditation
How to Cultivate Character and Good Conduct
What is the meaning of worldly existence?
Do We Need Rituals?
The Starting Point of Yoga
Dharmas Common to All
How to Control the Mind
Guru Bhakti (devotion to the guru)
To Serve Others is to Feel Blessed
Towards Mental Purity
Are We Worthy of Being Angry?
Love and Sorrow