Issue #32



Table of Contents for #32


10 Vivekananda & His Western Women Followers
by Linda Prugh
As everyone familiar with the philosophies of Sankhya and other Vedic religions will say, the number five holds an important place among them. Relative to this fact, five very unique souls were directly involved with Swami Vivekananda and his salutary work, and they were all women – strong and bold women who were pioneers of Vedanta in its earliest stages of dissemination in the West well over a century ago.

13 Nivedita: The Dedicated One
by S. Jagadishan
Back in 2007, this article appeared in Nectar of Nondual Truth as an offering from the late Mr. S. Jagadishan, and we are very happy to see it reach print again, a decade hence…. 

15 The Invisible Thread
by Sindhu & Joyesh Bagchi
Of all the interested souls in the West who made their way to the great Light of Swami Vivekananda after his arrival here in 1893, Sister Nivedita holds perhaps the uppermost tier of status in terms of both dedication and service rendered. She did not just go to India to offer assistance like some more popular women of recent times, she took India as her own country and gave her entire being to its upliftment – so much so that the Indian people of today revere her and count her among them.

25 Undying Fealty to Jnanam
by Babaji Bob Kindler
The seers of India, and indeed all religious traditions, hold a special place in their hearts and minds for Self-Knowledge, knowing as they do that, as Sri Krishna states in the Bhagavad Gita, it has no peer as a purifier for souls.

32 I Have a Mother
by Suzanne Schier-Happell
Mention of the dedicated Western women of early Vedanta cannot help but call to mind Sri Sarada Devi, modern India’s Divine Incarnation of the Mother of the Universe. These fortunate women who met Her found their true Mother – Kali in human form.

37 The Law of Consequences
by Pravrajika Vivekaprana
Along profound philosophical lines, the topic of Karma receives a deep inspection by a beloved Pravrajika of the Sarada Math. All that remains now is for seekers to become keenly aware of the workings of karma and make changes that will better their lives.

40 Code of Conduct for Jain Householders
by Swami Brahmeshananda
Adding to his series of well-researched articles on the Jain tradition, a revered swami elucidates on the requirements of dedicated Jain householders, which are as austere as the rules laid down for monks.

44 American Ideals Through the Lens of Vedanta
by Annapurna Sarada
In a world whose streams of humanity are rushing towards hoarding materials and resources for purposes of pleasure and comfort, care must be taken to ensure the possession of core values. For what are possessions and comforts if one is devoid of purity and character?

48 Vedanta 101: pg 20, Vivarta & Viveka pg 48, The Sanctity of Childbirth
by SRV Associations
SRV Association’s attracting and popular heading, “Hearing Vedanta,” returns again as “Vedanta 101,” offering two articles on subjects that beg explanation and implementation into the lives of sincere seekers.