[Advaita-l] jnAna-vidyA

Srikrishna Ghadiyaram srikrishna_ghadiyaram at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 21 13:22:03 CST 2003

hariH OM !!

There is a book published by Divine Life Society,
Rishikesh titled "The Supreme Knowledge Revealed
Through Vidyas in the Upanishads" by Swami Brahmananda

The only book on the subject yet by any author
containing 101 Vidyas, making it the most
comprehensive book. Rs. 180 

Om Namo Narayanaya !!


--- "Jaldhar H. Vyas" <jaldhar at braincells.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Nov 2003, M. S. Ravisankar wrote:
> > vidyaa - vidyaa has many  meanings. One of them is
> mantra (according to
> > trishatii bhaashhya). For instance, kAdi vidyA,
> refers to the reading of
> > panchadashaaxari by kandpara (manmatha). Here,
> vidyaa simply means mantra. I
> > write this just to show how the meanings could be
> quite context sensitive
> > and take on a special derivation.
> >
> In the context of Vedanta, vidya refers to certain
> passages in the
> Upanishads which are used for meditation (upasana) 
> The Adyar Library and
> Research Centre published an interesting book by K.
> Narayanaswami Aiyer
> called "The 32 vidyas" which gives a lot of detail
> on this subject.
> (Though it is marred a bit by authors theosophical
> proclivities.)
> -- 
> Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
> It's a girl! See the pictures -
> http://www.braincells.com/shailaja/
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