‘The Essence of the Christian Teachings’ is a selection prepared by Vinobaji from ‘New Testament’ of the Holy Bible. This work by Vinobaji is an addition to his similar other selections like ‘The talks on the gita’, ‘Bhagavat Dharm-sar’, ‘Dhammapad-nav-samhita’, ‘Japuji’ and ‘The Essence of the Quran’, under taken with the spirit of devotion and an various religions which is remarkably common to all.
The Sanskrit Sutras ‘Christ-Dharm-sar’ composed by Vinobaji, would prove a valuable addition, since it gives a chapter wise running commentary in a nut-shell.
About the Author:
Vinoba Bhave was one of the great spiritual leaders and social reformers of modern India, whose work and personal example moved the heart of all Indians, from Prime Ministers to the poor. Born in 1895, at the age of ten he took a vow of lifelong celibacy and service to others. Searching for a way of life that would embody both spiritual truth and practical action, he discovered Gandhi and joined in his work for the regeneration of India.
Vinoba participated in Gandhi’s non-violent resistance (satyagraha) to the British Raj. Later, after independence had been achieved, Vinoba started out on his extraordinary bhoodan (Land Gift) movement. Over a period of twenty years, Vinoba walked the length and breath of India, persuading landlords to give to their poor neighbors a total of over four million aces of land.
Vinoba’s social activism was founded on a lifetime’s study of the spiritual traditions of India, and also of the other major world religions. These memories reveal both the inner and outer life of a great man who has an unwavering commitment to the practice of non-violence, to an engaged spirituality, and to the power of love.