[Advaita-l] Free download of the Book, “The Multifaceted Jivanmukta”

S Venkatraman svenkat52 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 17 10:49:38 EST 2018

Dear Subramanian Sir,

Is the physical copy of this available? If so where can I get a copy for myself? It’s not available on Amazon. I live in Chennai. 

Many thanks and regards,

Sent from my iPhone

> On 14-Nov-2017, at 7:36 PM, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Free download of the Book, “The Multifaceted Jivanmukta”
> <http://svfonline.net/TheMultifacetedJivanmukta.pdf>
> The book titled “The Multifaceted Jivanmukta” detailing the life and
> teachings of His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Abhinava Vidyatheertha Mahaswamin,
> the 35th Jagadguru Shankaracharya of the Sringeri Sri Sharada Peetham, was
> released, with much appreciation, on 18th October 2017, His Holiness’s
> birth centenary, by the present pontiff of the Peetham, Jagadguru Sri
> Bharathi Theertha Mahaswamin, who had earlier graciously penned a
> benedictory epistle (*Srimukha*) for the book
> His Holiness was truly multifaceted. He was not only a spiritual giant,
> *yogin*, *shastraic* scholar, and compassionate preceptor but also an able
> administrator and adept in various secular fields. While grounded in
> tradition, He was catholic in His outlook.
> The role of His Holiness both as an ideal disciple and a perfect Guru has
> been presented in depth in several chapters of this book. A detailed
> account is provided of His spiritual practices, such as *Hatha-**yoga,
> Kundalini-yoga, Nadanusandhana*, contemplation on the *Atman*, meditation
> and *samadhi* on divine forms, scripture-based reflection on the Truth and
> *Savikalpa-samadhi *and *Nirvikalpa-samadhi* on the Absolute, up to their
> culmination in His enlightenment and *jivanmukti* (liberation while living)
> even before He was 20 years of age. How He compassionately graced disciples
> and others in various ways are covered in depth. His teachings in the form
> of parables, essays and expositions too form an important part of this book.
> The intellectual acumen of His Holiness was not confined to matters
> philosophical and religious. The openness with which He considered the
> propositions of science, for instance, merits special mention. “How apt is
> it to view modern science as confirming what is said in ancient religious
> texts? Are the laws of nature sufficient to account for the appearance and
> development of the world and various life-forms? Do the laws of nature have
> a foundation? If yes, what is the nature of that basis?” – a chapter of
> this book titled “His Scientific Insight” deals with how His Holiness took
> up such issues and threw light on them, with complete regard to the
> teaching of the scripture and without discounting scientific findings in
> any way.
> This book has much to offer to all spiritual aspirants and the religious;
> to the traditionalists and the liberals; to the intellectuals and the
> common folk.
> This book can be downloaded free of cost from the following link:
> http://svfonline.net/TheMultifacetedJivanmukta.pdf
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