Sri Rudram and Purushasuktam
Translated by Swami Amritananda, 187 Pages, Paperback.
The central principle of Dharma is that there is only one God, the Ultimate Truth. That manifests itself in diverse forms for the benefit of the aspiring souls. Once this Truth is realized, all life's problems stand solved. As Swami Vivekananda observed, "Each soul is potentially divine." This potential can be made dynamic through devotion, meditation, selfless action or through philosophy. The Vedic mantras are meant to help us in all these ways. Two outstanding texts of Vedic mantras are the "Sri Rudram" and the "Purusha Suktam". These grand and mellifluous hymns addressed to the Universal Being, Called Rudra and Purusha, when chanted regularly will endow the mind with strength. To understand their real meaning commentaries are necessary. Swami Amritananda has provided a lucid explanation of the Mantras. He has pressed into service the commentaries of Sayana, Bhatta Bhaskara, Abhinava Sankara, Vishnu Suri, Skanda Swami and Ahobala to make the meaning of these mantras as clear as possible.