Issue #22



Table of Contents for #22

4 Nectar of Advaitic Instruction
This extended offering of A.I. explores burning questions regarding issues such as relative free will, form and formlessness, the personal God, Vedanta and Buddhism, and more.

10 Good in the Beginning, Middle, and End
by D.S. Lokanath
A practitioner of three sacred and honored paths describes the inner dynamics of approaching Reality in three distinct but interconnected phases.

12 Contemplation and Happiness
by Swami Aseshananda
Nectar and SRV are again most privileged to be able to present another transcription of one of Swami Aseshananda’s stirring and edifying discourses, the third in a planned series which we intend to offer in issues still to come.

18 Wisdom Facets from the Gem of Truth

20 Principles of Jainism
by Swami Brahmeshananda
The former editor of the esteemed journal, Vedanta Kesari, explains some of the fundamentals of the peace-loving religion of Jainism, taking great and loving pains to harmonize and integrate it within the ancient and timeless Vedic atmosphere in which it developed.

24 The Importance of Vows
by Nan Huai Chin
A missing link to success in both earthly and spiritual life is the failure to follow through. Called “commitments” in the day to day life of the world, they are designated as “vows” in the life of ongoing spiritual disciplines, and their unsullied maintenance, surpassing even one’s usual good intentions, must be fulfilled.

28 India’s Advaita Vedanta
by Babaji Bob Kindler
Subtitled Indian Philosophy and Practice in all Religious Traditions, this offering reveals the importance of utilizing the mature wisdom contained within India’s sublime storehouse of religious and philosophical treasures, especially her precious jewel called Advaita, or Nondualism, which will heal, harmonize, and unify all problems and concerns heretofore occupying the terrain of conventional religious approaches.

35 Sister Nivedita, The Devoted One
by S. Jagadishan
In all religions and pathways, the pure and dedicated soul seems to be a great rarity. Such was the case with Swami Vivekananda’s English disciple, Sister Nivedita, whose dedication and service was unparalleled.

39 Nectar Book Reviews
In this issue of Nectar of Nondual Truth, we offer reviews on a number of books which epitomize both the nobility of the spiritual path and the necessity of taking teachings to insure success along it.