This book examines both Vedantic and Western philosophies in both their theory and practical aspects. Particular attention is given to the modernest Western critical philosopher Immanuel Kant.
The author offers a comparative study of both modern science and Western philosophies in relation to the Sanatana (Vedanta) method. Futhermore, the author seeks to illustrate that modern Science and Western philosophy are not competent paths of liberation.
The book is an good start towards beginning a comparative philosophical dialogue between the East and West. It will surely prove to be a foundation stone for future debate on the true philosophy presented by the sages in the Vedas (time unknown).
It has been written in an easy-to-understand language, the work shows good reasoning and is a comprehensive treatment of the subject.
The author concludes that the absolute not-dualism established by Adi Shankaracharya to be the perfect and the only way to liberation, the rest are only helpful for seekers at different stages on the path of evolution.
Whether beginners, scholars, researchers or spiritual aspirants, this book is extremely relevant to those interested in the study of philosophy.
About the Author:
Swami Shantidharmananda Saraswati is a scholar-saint who has been involved in the quest for spiritual knowledge for years. He received spiritual guidance and wisdom from spiritual masters at the historical pilgrimage centers - Munger, Rishikesh, Benaras and Omkareshwar. He has specialized in yoga, having received initiation from the great yogic master of modern times - Paramahansa Swami Satyananda Saraswati of Bihar School of Yoga, Munger. He currently resides and teaches in his own hermitage.