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Part 1  
Introduction  
Chapter 1 The origin of Indian history, and the Upnishads and Puranas.
Chapter 2 History of the origin and the development of the languages of the world;
and the origin and the development of Greek, Roman and western religions and civilizations from 4th millennium BC to 20th century AD.
Chapter 3 The eternity of the Sanskrit language; the diplomatic schemes of the British during the 18th, 19th and the 20th century to destroy the culture, religion and the history of Bharatvarsh; and its effects on Hindu writers.
Chapter 4 The words of Krishn Himself; evaluation of the most popular theories of
the world; continuity of Bhartiya civilization for 1,900 million years;
and the general chronology of Bharatvarsh of 155.52 trillion years.
   
Part 2  
Chapter 1 Twelve phase creation of the universe and the history of our brahmand
as described in the Bhagwatam.
Chapter 2 The references and the events described in the Puranas and the Upnishads relate to the entire brahmand, and not only the earth planet.
Chapter 3 The theme of all of the prime scriptures that form the body of Sanatan Dharm and the Divine personalities of 5,000 years.
Chapter 4 Sanatan Dharm is the universal religion of the Upnishads, Gita and
the Bhagwatam which Bharatvarsh has introduced for the whole world.
   
Appendices  
Shree Swamiji’s message....................................................................... 685
Abbreviations and Scriptural Bibliography..................................................... 686
Transliteration of the Hindi words............................................................. 688
Glossary........................................................................................... 689
Appendix I - Philosophy of God realization in Hindi language (songs)..................... 707
Appendix II - VII.................................................................................. 717
Index 1 (Bhartiya)................................................................................ 763
Index 2 (Western)................................................................................ 777
The world religion, interfaith, and world peace.............................................. 787
ISDL Information................................................................................. 789
Books and Tapes................................................................................. 793

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Part 1 - Chapter 1                                                                                     contents 

The origin of Indian history, and the Upnishads and Puranas......................... 51
(1) The Divineness of Bhartiya history and the definition of Bharatvarsh.......... 51
(2) The unbroken continuity of Indian civilization and its history................... 52
  Definite principles of the functioning of this world and common nature of the human beings.............................................................................. 53
  It is God Himself Who reveals all the related knowledge for the good of the souls through His eternal Saints on the land of Bharatvarsh because the Divine subject is beyond human intellect. Incapability of the material science..................... 54
  A brief history of creation, and the Puranas........................................... 55
  Bhartiya civilization after the destruction of the Mahabharat war, and the Harappan culture.......................................................................... 56
(3) How do the stories of the Puranas maintain their eternity?...................... 59
  The Puranas and the affiliated descriptions........................................... 60
  (a) The main body of the Puranas and the eternal Sages and Saints............... 60
  (b) Variations and the timely descriptions of the Puranas........................... 63
  Secret of Sages and Rishis taking rebirth and their longevity....................... 64
  The eternity of the holy rivers and places, and the peculiarity of certain Divine forms of God............................................................................... 66
(4) Revelation of the Vedas, Upnishads and the Sanskrit grammar.................. 68
  Perfect vegetarianism in the Vedas and Vedic yagyas................................ 70
  The personality of Ved Vyas and the scriptures relating to the history, religion and the path to God....................................................................... 72
  The written form of the scriptures...................................................... 73
  History, religion and the path to God................................................... 74
(5) Evidences of their Divine authenticity, and the characteristics of the myths of the world............................................................................... 74
  Evidences of the Divine authenticity of Bhartiya scriptures.......................... 74
  Divine writings cannot be analyzed in a material way................................. 76
  Myths of the world and their characteristics........................................... 77
  The source of mythological imaginations............................................... 78
(6) General theme of the Upnishads....................................................... 81
  The 33 celestial gods...................................................................... 81
  General definitions of soul, maya and God............................................. 81
  Divine forms of God, and Their abodes................................................. 82
  Illusive nature of the world............................................................... 83
  Correct understanding of the ‘self’ and ‘soul’......................................... 83
  The terms atma and brahm in the Upnishads.......................................... 84
  A fallacy about Upnishadic philosophy................................................... 86
  Another fallacy relates to the period of their availability in the world and their Divine authenticity........................................................................ 87
(7) A glimpse of the perfection of the Sanskrit grammar.............................. 89
  The Sanskrit grammar and the formation of Sanskrit words and phrases.......... 89
  The Divineness of Sanskrit language.................................................... 92

Part 1 - Chapter 2                                                                                     contents 

History of the origin and the development of the languages of the world;
and the origin and the development of Greek, Roman and western religions
and civilizations from 4th millennium BC to 20th century AD..........................
95
(1) Early civilizations and the development of writing systems in the world....... 95
  The origin of primitive writing systems................................................. 95
  Sumerians and the first writing system in the world................................... 95
  The hieroglyphics, and the language and religion of ancient Egypt.................. 96
  Sumerians and Babylonians............................................................... 97
  (Diagram showing an example of Sumerian writing systems)......................... 97
  (Diagram showing an example of Egyptian writing systems).......................... 97
  Egyptian language and Egyptian gods.................................................... 100
  The Assyrians............................................................................... 100
  The Semites................................................................................ 101
  The origin of alphabets and the languages of the world............................ 102
    The origin of alphabets.................................................................. 103
    Phoenician and Greek alphabets and languages...................................... 103
    Descendants of Greek alphabet........................................................ 105
    (Diagram of early alphabets, Phoenician to early Latin)............................. 106
    (Diagram of Square (Modern) Hebrew alphabet)..................................... 107
    (Diagram of Modern Greek alphabet).................................................. 107
    Hebrew, Aramaic, Arabic and Persian alphabets and languages.................... 108
    Avesta and Pahlavi....................................................................... 111
(2) History of Greek civilization, language and religion................................ 113
  Early civilization............................................................................ 113
  The development of Greek language.................................................... 114
  Dialects and the Modern Greek........................................................... 115
  Culture, literature and the religion of Greece.......................................... 116
  The Iliad and the Odyssey of Homer.................................................... 117
  The origin of Homer’s mythological imaginations and the customs of Greece..... 118
  Gods and goddesses of Greece........................................................... 119
  The prime gods and goddesses of Greek mythology................................... 120
  The sacrificial rites........................................................................ 122
(3) History of Roman civilization, language and religion............................... 125
  The development of Latin language and Romance languages........................ 125
  Classical and Vulgar Latin................................................................. 126
  Ancient Rome and a brief history of the Roman Empire............................ 127
  Culture, literature and the religion of the Romans.................................. 130
    Culture and life........................................................................... 130
    Bloody recreations........................................................................ 130
    Feasts...................................................................................... 130
    Early mythologies and the writings like the Aeneid and the Theogony etc......... 131
    Romulus and Remus...................................................................... 132
    The beginning of the mythologies...................................................... 135
    Roman gods and goddesses............................................................. 135
    Rites and sacrifices...................................................................... 137
    Roman religion from the 1st century AD to the 4th century AD..................... 137
  The prime origin and the concepts of the words ‘god/God’ and ‘messiah’ and the true definition of God............................................................... 143
    God......................................................................................... 143
    The true definition of God............................................................... 146
(4) A comprehensive view of the religions of the Greeks and the Romans,
and the true form of the supreme God...............................................
151
  A comprehensive view of the chief god of Greeks, Romans, and the God of
the New and Old Testaments.............................................................
151
  Various concepts of God in the West.................................................... 152
  Reconciliation............................................................................... 153
  Spiritual merits of the transcendental experiences of the pious religious people of the West................................................................................. 154
  A brief history of the religious movements in Europe................................. 156
  ‘Indulgences’ and the Reformation...................................................... 160
  How does the western concept of God compare with the celestial gods that are described in Bhartiya scriptures.................................................. 165
    The material and celestial dimensions, and the Divine dimensions of
  the supreme God (Diagram p. 164).....................................................
165
    Comparisons of the western concept of God with the celestial gods of
  our scriptures.............................................................................
166
    The philosophical illusion of western religions........................................ 169
    The universal Divine religion of Bharatvarsh.......................................... 170
    Purity of the heart and non-vegetarianism............................................ 172
    What are the intuitions?................................................................. 173
(5) History, language and the civilization of the British Isles and the
Germanic languages......................................................................
175
  The Germanic languages................................................................. 175
    East Germanic............................................................................ 176
    North Germanic........................................................................... 176
    West Germanic........................................................................... 176
    German.................................................................................... 177
    The Proto-Germanic language; Grimm, Bopp and Vernerv........................... 179
    The speculation of Proto-Indo-European language and Sanskrit morphology...... 182
  The development of the English language............................................ 184
    Old English (9th and 10th century)..................................................... 185
    Middle English (11th to 14th century).................................................. 186
    Chaos of the 13th century............................................................... 187
    Early Modern English (1500 to 1660)................................................... 188
    Borrowings................................................................................ 188
    Inflections modified...................................................................... 189
    Modern English (1660 onward).......................................................... 190
    Morphology and the vocabulary of Modern English.................................... 192
    The latest form of the most advanced English language............................. 192
  The literature.............................................................................. 184
    Brief descriptions of the notable masterpieces of the literature of England,
  and the story of Dionysian worship by the Greeks and the Romans................
192
  Early conquests and the religions of the British Isles............................... 200
    Early invaders............................................................................. 201
    Early religion of the British Isles........................................................ 202
    Rites and sacrifices of the Celts........................................................ 202
    Rites and mythology of the Germanic people.......................................... 203
  A general survey of the history of England........................................... 204
    Early history............................................................................... 204
    Hundred Years’ War between England and France.................................... 205
    Thirty years’ war between the two English families (1455-1485)................... 207
    Church of England becomes predominant............................................. 209
    The Long Parliament..................................................................... 210
    The Great Fire of London............................................................... 211
    The American Revolution or the Revolutionary War in America.................... 212
    Boston Tea Party and the Declaration of Independence.............................. 213
    East India (merchants trading) Company.............................................. 215
    The rise of the British Empire.......................................................... 216
    The Opium War (1839-1842)............................................................ 217
    The British Rule in India................................................................. 217
    The Great Depression of 1929.......................................................... 219
    Ireland..................................................................................... 219
    World War II.............................................................................. 220
    Britain after 1945........................................................................ 222

Part 1 - Chapter 3                                                                                     contents 

The eternity of the Sanskrit language; the diplomatic schemes of the British during the 18th, 19th and the 20th century to destroy the culture, religion and the history of Bharatvarsh; and its effects on Hindu writers............................ 223
(1) The eternal perfection of the Sanskrit language
which is the mother language of the world...........................................
223
  Diagram 1 - Comparison of Greek, Latin, German and English languages.......... 224
  Diagram 2 - Major languages of the European family.................................. 229
  Diagram 3 - Languages of the world..................................................... 230
  Diagram 4 - Writing systems of the world............................................... 231
  A comparative view of Sanskrit and the other languages of the world............... 232
  Languages of the world.................................................................... 232
  Sanskrit language. How it became the origin of the languages of the world........ 232
  The six unmatched features of the Sanskrit language.............................. 234
    (1) The vowel-consonant pronunciation of the alphabet............................. 234
    (2) Formation of the Sanskrit words................................................... 235
    (3) The uniqueness of the grammar.................................................... 235
    (4) The three kinds of prime Sanskrit scriptures (Vedas, Upnishads
  and the Puranas) and their style of literary presentation............................
235
    (5) The apbhransh........................................................................ 237
    Pali and Hindi language.................................................................. 239
    (6) Sanskrit, the scriptural language up till today..................................... 240
(2) Organized efforts to destroy our culture and religion,
and to mutilate our history..............................................................
245
  Evidence of their malicious intentions (to produce fabricated Sanskrit scriptures)................................................................................... 245
  First effort of Jones (1784)............................................................... 246
  Their secret planning...................................................................... 249
  A brief review of how was it executed................................................... 250
  Two more attempts of Jones to destroy the Divinity of Sanskrit language and to mutilate Bhartiya history.................................................................. 252
  The statements of Jones and the fiction of Sandracottus............................. 252
  The non-credibility of the statements of Megasthenes................................ 258
  Constructing a detailed scheme of operation (by the British)..................... 260
    Planning of the scheme.................................................................. 260
    Execution of the plan..................................................................... 261
    (1) Mutilation of our history and religion.............................................. 261
    (2) Procuration, mutilation and destruction of Sanskrit manuscripts............... 263
    The history books were destroyed...................................................... 264
    Some more instances of the past when Bhartiya religious books were destroyed 265
    The fiction of Aryan invasion, introduction of English language,
  and the suppression of Sanskrit language.............................................
266
    Max Müller. A paid employee, who translated the Rigved in a demeaning style.   The hidden secrets of his life........................................................... 268
    Letters of Max Müller..................................................................... 269
    Pandit Taranath of Calcutta............................................................. 272
    The psychological facts................................................................... 276
    Major falsehoods as promoted by the British.......................................... 279
(3) Demeaning the history and the religion of India; misguiding the whole world; and destroying and fabricating the historic records................................ 281
  Asiatic Researches group of people.................................................... 283
    H.H. Wilson, J.D. Peterson, and F. Wilford........................................... 283
    Translation of Vishnu Puran by H.H. Wilson (1786-1860)............................ 284
    Max Müller (1823-1900).................................................................. 288
    F. E. Pargiter (1852-1927)............................................................... 294
    "Ancient Indian Historical Tradition"................................................... 294
    "The Purana Text of the Dynasties of the Kali Age".................................. 295
    Vincent A. Smith (1848-1920)........................................................... 297
  A brief history of the European orientalists.......................................... 302
    (1) Sir William Jones (1746-1794) and the Asiatic Societies of Calcutta
  and London................................................................................
302
    (2) Sir Charles Wilkins (1749-1836).................................................... 304
    (3) Colonel Colin MacKenzie (1753-1821).............................................. 304
    (4) Henry Thomas Colebrooke (1765-1837)............................................ 304
    (5) August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767-1845).............................................. 305
    (6) Horace Hayman Wilson (1786-1860)............................................... 305
    (7) Franz Bopp (1791-1867).............................................................. 305
    (8) Eugene Burnouf (1801-1852)........................................................ 305
    (9) Theodor Benfy (1809-1881).......................................................... 306
    (10) Sir Alexander Cunningham (1814-1893).......................................... 306
    (11) Robert Caldwell (1815-1891)....................................................... 306
    (12) Sir Monier Monier-Williams (1819-1899)......................................... 306
    (13) Theodore Goldstucker (1821-1872)............................................... 306
    (14) Rudolf Roth (1821-1893)........................................................... 307
    (15) Friedrich Max Müller (1823-1900)................................................. 307
    (16) Albrecht Friedrich Weber (1825-1901)............................................ 307
    (17) Edward Byles Cowell (1826-1903).................................................. 307
    (18) William Dwight Whitney (1827-1894)............................................. 308
    (19) Johan Georg Buhler (1837-1898).................................................. 308
    (20) Vincent Smith (1848-1920)......................................................... 308
    (21) Hermann Georg Jacobi (1850-1937).............................................. 309
    (22) Sir George Abraham Grierson (1851-1941)....................................... 309
    (23) Frederick Eden Pargiter (1852-1927)............................................. 309
    (24) Arthur Anthony Macdonnel (1854-1930).......................................... 310
    (25) Maurice Bloomfield (1855-1928)................................................... 310
    (26) Richard Karl von Garbe (1857-1927).............................................. 310
    (27) Edward Washburn Hopkins (1857-1932).......................................... 310
    (28) Frederick William Thomas (1861-1956).......................................... 311
    (29) Sir Mark Aurel Stein (1862-1943).................................................. 311
    (30) Moris Winternitz (1863-1937)..................................................... 311
    (31) Rudolf Otto (1869-1937)............................................................ 312
    (32) Arthur Berriedale Keith (1879-1944).............................................. 312
    (33) Sir Ralph Turner (1888-1983)...................................................... 312
    (34) Sir Robert Erie Mortimer Wheeler (1890-1976).................................. 312
    (Hindu writers)
 
    (1) Dr. R.G. Bhandarkar (1837-1925)................................................... 312
    (2) Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856-1920)................................................... 313
    Those western writers did not write on Christianity. Why?.......................... 313
  How did the British fabricate and destroy the historic records of India
and misguide the whole world?.........................................................
315
    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 8th Edition (1854), Volume XI............................ 315
    Fabrication in the Bhavishya Puran..................................................... 317
    Disappearance of Narayana Sastry’s 20 years’ research manuscripts.............. 320
    A search for Kaliyug Rajvrittant......................................................... 323
  Descriptions of the kings of Magadh in the Puranas were fabricated,
historic records were destroyed, and false synchronization of edicts
and coins were created to connect them to Ashok of Maurya dynasty...........
324
    The fabrications.......................................................................... 324
    When were these fabrications done?................................................... 328
    The ingenious trickeries................................................................. 330
    How did the impious statements of animal killing and meat eating enter certain   scriptures?................................................................................. 330
    English people destroyed the originals and promoted the fabrications............. 336
    False synchronization of edicts and coins.............................................. 339
    The Divine Hindu religion called “Sanatan Dharm” is a feature of supreme God 340
  They spoiled the social structure of India along with its national developments.............................................................................. 341
  Misguided the whole world which impaired its spiritual growth
and its positive scientific developments..............................................
342
  Synopsis of the topics of Chapter 3 discussed so far................................ 344
(4) Its effect on Indian writers.............................................................. 353
  Surendranath Dasgupta (1885-1952).................................................. 353
  S. Radhakrishnan (1888-1975)......................................................... 357
    The derogative views of Radhakrishnan about Hindu religion and scriptures..... 357
    His wiliness, antipathy towards our acharyas and his inclination towards   Christianity................................................................................ 360
    He neglected and demoted the authentic Bhartiya scriptures
  and Bhartiya religion and patronized the western writers............................
363
    The reason of his being famous as an Indian philosopher........................... 367
    The writings of Radhakrishnan were more damaging to Bhartiya religion
  as compared to the European writers..................................................
368
    His Upnishad and Gita translations..................................................... 368
    His views about Bhagwan Krishn, Ram, the Vedas and the Jagadgurus............ 372
  (Gita Rahasya).................................................................. 377
  The Discovery of India.................................................................... 378
    A new trend of anti-Hinduism that has developed in the name of Hinduism...... 378
  The books and encyclopedias on Hinduism that despise Hindu religion
in the name of Hinduism, and the general religious writings of this age........
380
(5) Books on history and the religion of India that are prescribed
for study in postgraduate classes......................................................
385
  (1) "Political History of Ancient India"................................................... 385
  (2) "The Date of Mahabharat Battle"..................................................... 386
  (3) "A History of Sanskrit Literature".................................................... 386
  (4) "Nandas and Mauryas”................................................................ 387
  (5) (The ancient history of India)............................... 388
  (6) "Vaisnavism, Saivism and minor Religious Systems".............................. 389
  (7) "The Vedic Age” and “The Age of Imperial Unity"................................. 391
  Abridgement............................................................................... 398

Part 1 - Chapter 4                                                                                     contents 

The words of Krishn Himself; evaluation of the most popular theories of the world; continuity of Bhartiya civilization for 1,900 million years; and the general chronology of Bharatvarsh of 155.52 trillion years....................................... 405
(1) The perfection of Hindu scriptures, the classes of Saints,
and the words of Krishn Himself.......................................................
405
  The descended Divine personalities, classes of Saints and the perfection of Hindu scriptures............................................................................ 405
  The words of the supreme God Krishn Himself which He said
about 5,100 years ago...................................................................
408
(2) The most popular scientific theories of the world.
The West was bereft of the true knowledge of God, it knew only mythologies
411
  The evolution theory..................................................................... 411
    General concept of the evolution theory............................................... 412
    Comments................................................................................. 415
    Stone Age and Iron Age concept........................................................ 419
  General relativity of Einstein, and the hypothetical theories of creation
(Big Bang and the inflationary universe)..............................................
419
    Einstein.................................................................................... 420
    Quantum mechanics...................................................................... 421
    The hypothesis of the Big Bang and the inflationary theories
  as postulated by George Gamow and Alan Guth, etc.................................
422
    The inflationary (or the new inflationary) theory..................................... 424
    Puzzling factors to the serious scientists.............................................. 430
    Comments: The ‘Big Bang’ and the ‘inflation of the universe’ never happened.. 434
  The West was bereft of the true knowledge of God................................. 439
    The Divine characteristics of Bhartiya scriptures..................................... 440
    The western world knew only mythologies............................................. 441
(3) Creation of the universe and the development of life and civilization
on the earth planet according to the Hindu scriptures (the Upnishads
and the Bhagwatam)......................................................................
443
  Aim of creation............................................................................. 443
  Duration of creation....................................................................... 443
  Powers involved in the creation.......................................................... 444
  Lifelessness of maya, and the life aspect of a soul.................................... 444
  Forces that keep the universe running.................................................. 445
  Procedure of the creation of the universe............................................... 445
  The functioning of a planetary system................................................... 446
  Life on the earth planet................................................................... 447
  The absolute age of our sun and the earth planet with references
of the Bhagwatam..........................................................................
448
  Pralaya and the continental drift theory................................................. 450
  The exact calculations of the age of Brahma and the existing manvantar
according to the Bhagwatam..............................................................
451
  Revival of the sun, life of black holes, and the actual age of the universe.......... 453
(4) The Hindu religion was revealed 155.52 trillion years ago;
the uninterrupted Ganges valley civilization of India for 1,900 million years;
and the ice ages...........................................................................
457
  The origination of Hindu civilization and Hindu religion.............................. 457
  Ganges valley civilization of 1,900 million years, and the ice ages.................. 459
  Critics can’t be appeased; and the supreme benevolence of the acharyas.......... 462
  Miracles of the Divine wisdom of the Sages and Saints................................ 464
  The Gracious kindness of the Sages and Saints; Sanatan Dharm;
and the classification of Bhartiya scriptures according to the spiritual receptivity of a person..................................................................................
467
(5) The authentic chronology of the entire history of Bharatvarsh................... 471
  An impious mind does not accept the Divine truth..................................... 471
  Our researches and publications should be according to the guidelines of the Hindu scriptures. They should not be tinged with the derogative views of the western writers............................................................................. 472
  The Bhartiya chronology................................................................. 476
  Bhartiya chronology since 155.52 trillion years......................................... 476
  The beginning of kaliyug, 3102 BC (evidences)...................................... 478
    (1) General................................................................................ 479
    (2) Astrological............................................................................ 479
    (3) Natural................................................................................. 480
    (4) Geographical and physical........................................................... 481
    (5) Inscriptional........................................................................... 483
    (6) Scriptural and others................................................................. 484
  The dynasties of Magadh after the Mahabharat war and the important historical personalities (Gautam Buddh, Chandragupt Maurya, Jagadguru Shankaracharya, Vikramaditya and Shalivahan)..................................... 488
  Chronology of the history of Bharatvarsh since its origination.................... 500
    Dynasties of Hastinapur from Yudhishthir to Vikramaditya (date-wise chart)..... 503
    Disciplic succession of Jagadguru Shankaracharya for 2,500 years
  (date-wise chart).........................................................................
506

Part 2 - Chapter 1                                                                                     contents 

Twelve phase creation of the universe and the history of our brahmand
as described in the Bhagwatam..............................................................
 
513
  Twelve phases of the creation of this universe........................................ 513
  The formation of a brahmand............................................................ 515
  Detailed description of bhu lok (including 2 diagrams)................................ 516
  Earth planet and the science of the classification of the four yugas................. 519
  General history of Bharatvarsh according to the Bhagwatam..................... 519
    History of the past 1,972 million years, which is the present day of Brahma
  when he restored this earth planet, and the civilization started...................
521
    History of the present manvantar of Vaivaswat Manu that started about 120   million   years ago and up to 3072 BC..................................................
522

Part 2 - Chapter 2                                                                                      contents

The references and the events described in the Puranas and the Upnishads relate to the entire brahmand, and not only the earth planet.......................... 525
  The Divinity of Bhartiya scriptures...................................................... 525
  The descension of Ved Vyas.............................................................. 527
  The references and the stories of the Upnishads and the Puranas
are supernatural happenings.............................................................
528
  There are three dimensions (material, celestial and Divine) and two kinds
of space (material and celestial) in this brahmand............................
........
529
  The events described in our Upnishads and the Puranas are of seven kinds....... 529

Part 2 - Chapter 3                                                                                      contents

The theme of all of the prime scriptures that form the body
of Sanatan Dharm and the Divine personalities of 5,000 years.........................
535
  The Vedas, Upvedas and Vedan......................................................... 535
    Age of the Vedas and the Puranas...................................................... 535
    The four Vedas............................................................................ 538
    Brahman and aranyak.................................................................... 541
    The Upvedas............................................................................... 542
    The Vedangas............................................................................. 543
    As perceived by the Sages in their Divine intellect................................... 543
    Vyakaran (Sanskrit grammar)........................................................... 543
    Jyotish (Astrology)........................................................................ 545
    Nirukt, Shikcha and Chand............................................................... 545
    Kalp Sutras (four kinds).................................................................. 547
    Shraut Sutra............................................................................... 548
    Grihya Sutra............................................................................... 548
    Dharm Sutra............................................................................... 548
    Shulb Sutra................................................................................ 549
    Anukramanika ().............................................................. 549
  Period of Panini and the Sutras, the Sages and Saints who were produced
by Brahma, the characteristics of the Vedic yagyas, and the Smritis............
549
    Period of Panini and the Sutras......................................................... 549
    The eternity of Sages and Saints who were produced by Brahma................... 551
    The strictly disciplined Vedic yagyas are not for kaliyug, only bhakti to
  supreme God is advised..................................................................
553
    Smritis...................................................................................... 554
  Darshan Shastras.......................................................................... 555
    Significance of the Darshan Shastras and their period............................... 555
    Poorv Mimansa............................................................................ 556
    Nyay Darshan.............................................................................. 557
    Vaisheshik Darshan....................................................................... 559
    Sankhya Darshan.......................................................................... 560
    Yog Darshan............................................................................... 561
    Nyay, Vaisheshik, Sankhya and Yog Darshan.......................................... 563
    Brahm Sutra............................................................................... 563
    The Jain and Buddh religions............................................................ 565
  The Upnishads............................................................................. 571
  The Divine significance of Bhartiya scriptures.......................................... 571
  The Upnishads:
 
    (1) Ishopnishad............................................................................ 572
    (2) Kathopnishad.......................................................................... 573
    (3) Mundakopnishad...................................................................... 574
    (4) Mandukyopnishad..................................................................... 575
    (5) Taittariya Upnishad.................................................................. 576
    (6) Shvetashvatar Upnishad............................................................. 577
    (7) Muktikopnishad....................................................................... 578
    (8) Yogshikhopnishad..................................................................... 579
    (9) Tripadvibhushit Mahanarayanopnishad............................................ 580
    (10) Krishnopnishad...................................................................... 581
    (11) Gopal Poorv Tapiniyopnishad...................................................... 582
  The Puranas and the Itihas.............................................................. 583
    General description of the eighteen Puranas.......................................... 583
    The ten and the twenty-four avataras (descensions of God)
  Allegorizing a Divine event is a spiritual transgression..............................
593
    The age and the reproduction of the Vedas, Puranas and the Smritis;
  and an answer to the critics.............................................................
594
    General theme, significance, greatness and the historic descriptions
  of the Puranas.............................................................................
597
    The Itihas (The Ramayan and the Mahabharat)....................................... 601
    The Ramayan (Valmiki and Tulsidas)................................................... 601
    The style of description of the Ramayan of Valmiki and Tulsidas...................
603
    The Mahabharat........................................................................... 606
    The Divinity of the Mahabharat and the Puranas, and the dual representations   of agni, vayu and Sun....................................................................
610
  The Gita and the Bhagwatam............................................................ 611
    The Gita................................................................................... 611
    The Bhagwatam...........................................................................
615
    The seven Divine virtues of the Bhagwatam.......................................... 616
    The Bhagwatam in a nut shell........................................................... 621
  Acharyas, Jagadgurus and their philosophies........................................ 625
    How did they describe God?............................................................. 625
    The Jagadgurus and acharyas of the last 5,000 years and their philosophies.....
628
    Other acharyas, rasik Saints and the Divine personalities
  (of the last 1,000 years).................................................................
642
  'Grace' of a Saint and God, and the philosophy of karm............................ 647

Part 2 - Chapter 4                                                                                      contents

Sanatan Dharm is the universal religion of the Upnishads, Gita and the Bhagwatam which Bharatvarsh has introduced for the whole world.................. 649
  Sanatan Dharm and the true path to God............................................. 649
    What is Sanatan Dharm?................................................................ 649
    God and His path of attainment are both eternal....................................
651
    The definition of (the devotional) bhakti.............................................. 652
    The significance and the greatness of bhakti......................................... 653
    God is realized with His Grace and His Grace is received through bhakti......... 654
    The Grace of God reveals His knowledge, vision and love........................... 656
    Forms of God and Their Divine abodes................................................. 658
    Kinds of Divine liberation................................................................ 660
    The philosophy of the descension (avatar) of God, and Bhagwan Ram
  and Krishn.................................................................................
662
    The first tribal migration in the world.................................................. 668
    The bhakti aspect of the Puranas and the Divine authenticity of the scriptures.. 669
  The Divine teachings of the Upnishads, Gita and the Bhagwatam
(as followed and expounded by all of the Saints and the acharyas)..............

671
    The Upnishads............................................................................. 671
    The Gita, and the Bhagwatam........................................................... 673
    The outcome of various paths and practices, and the effects of
  spiritual transgressions..................................................................
675
    The recognition of a true devotee of God (gyani or bhakt), be he a sanyasi
  or a family man...........................................................................
677
    The consequence of various paths and the practices which are followed
  by the people of the world...............................................................
678
  Saints, acharyas and their religion.................................................... 680
    The gist of their teachings.............................................................. 682

 
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