About the Book :
The world abounds with philosophies on who we are and what we are supposed to be doing here. Every year billions of dollars are spent trying to unravel the confusion that goes on in our minds. Because what thinking person has not asked at some stage Who am I? What is this world, this universe? Every being has to deal with fear, and fear, when closely scrutinised is largely just fear of death. Imagine living with a clear understanding of these issues; understanding that there is no death, only a transformation of the physical body; understanding that sickness and health, happiness and sorrow are simply two ends of the same spectrum, and you are the watcher of these pairs of opposites; you can be as involved or detached as you please. Vedanta is a composite body of knowledge gleaned from the Vedic texts—the blueprints from which mankind is supposed to live. Vedanta comes with a teaching tradition handed down from teacher to student in an unbroken line from a time when the edges of human understanding begin to blur. Today, more than ever the message of this tradition can bring sanity and sense into the wild and unstable existence in which we all now live.
This book is an insight into this teaching tradition. And more importantly it shows there is a way to live a meaningful life, unaffected by the gathering storm around.
About the Author :
Swamini Nityananda Saraswati (Jeanette O’Shea) was born in New Zealand. She was educated at Sacred Heart Convert and Wellington Girls College. She worked as a reporter for the Auckland Star daily newspaper covering such international events as the America’s Cup in Australia and the United States.
In 1989 she joined the Hongkong Standard in Hong Kong reporting legal matters and covered some of the more spectacular fraud and corruption trials of the day.
In 2005 she was initiated into a teaching order of Vedic Sannyasi monks. She has three sons and divides her time between New Zealand, and studying Vedanta writing and teaching in India