By Swami Satprakashananda, 310 Pages, Hardcover.
'The Universe, God, and God-Realization' begins with an excellent exposition of the religion and philosophy of Vedanta and its age-old appeal to the human mind. The Vedantic view of the cosmos and the process of its creation are carefully explained, including a lucid treatment of the difficult doctrine of maya (appearance), and moreover, a comparison of the Vedic and the Christian conceptions of creation from the Word.
The Vedanta pathways to God-realization, each suited to the capability of the aspirant, are detailed and interrelated in the concluding section. Vedanta not only affirms the Ultimate Reality as the Ideal, as the very perfection of existence, but also declares This to be the Highest End, attainable by all human beings by appropriate methods.