Vedic Literature forms the foundation of the glorious spiritual culture of Bharath. The evolution of the Vedic thought starting from adoring the various natural forces as manifestations of the Divine, to the ultimate proclamations of oneness with the Divine, forms the vast body of Vedic literature.
Upanishads which contain the highest Vedic philosophy, often referred to as Vedanta, are the crown of Vedic literature. The highest importance and significance of Vedas can be understood from the fact that, in Bharat, no auspicious activity can start without chanting of Vedic hymns at the beginning.
Veda Puspanjali is a bouquet of Vedic blossoms from the students of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, at the Divine Lotus Feet of the Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, the Veda Purusha Himself. At a time when generally the teaching of Vedas even in traditional schools, is confined to mere chanting of Veda mantras without going into either a study of their meaning or a contemplation on their experience, pains and efforts taken by the student compiler is worth appreciating as essential purport of the various hymns in English along with their Sanskrit text in Devanagiri script and their transliteration in English is given which makes this a unique collection.
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Sri Sathya Sai Baba was born as Sathyanarayana Raju on November 23, 1926 in the village of Puttaparthi, in the state of Andhra Pradesh in South India. He is a guru from southern India, religious leader, orator and philosopher often described as a godman and a miracle worker. He is the Embodiment of Knowledge, Embodiment of Wisdom. Ever since He declared Himself as Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, the Avatar of Present Age, incarnated in human form, as promised by Lord Krishna over 5000 years ago, He has been tirelessly teaching humanity of the right steps towards the Ultimate Goal of human life.
Sathya Sai Baba is a highly revered spiritual leader and world teacher, whose life and message are inspiring millions of people throughout the world to turn God-ward and to lead more purposeful and moral lives. His timeless and universal teachings, along with the manner in which he leads his own life, are attracting seekers of Truth from all the religions of the world. Yet, he is not seeking to start a new religion. Nor does he wish to direct followers to any particular religion. Rather, he urges us to continue to follow the religion of our choice and/or upbringing.
Sathya Sai Baba interacts with all people on a heart-to-heart basis. There are no intermediaries between himself and those who yearn for knowledge and experience of God. Every day for more than 50 years, Sathya Sai Baba has walked among and talked with the spiritual pilgrims who gather around him in increasing numbers. He offers solace and inspiration to all sincere seekers of truth.