Monday, 4 April 2016

Swami Saswathikananda by Dr. Tholoor Sasidharan : Book Review

The truth is always bitter and may hurt the feelings of many which leads to frowning and may ignite a controversy.  As time passes on, those who have disagreed once may accept the fact at a later stage.  This book narrates many such incidents in Swamy’s life where support was very minimal at the time of suggestion or implementation.
Sree Narayana Guru who led the spiritual, moral and social revolution against the caste system, devoted all his efforts for the uplifting of the downtrodden classes in Kerala. He was not belonging to the past as many believe and behave today. More needed in the current scenario than ever. His thoughts and teachings are the only solution for universal brotherhood. Many who stood along with him from his time onwards or followed his path, even today, as the true followers of Sree Narayana Guru keep his teachings at bay and use all available resources and privileges for personal or financial benefits. Among the followers Swamy Saswathikananda stood as an exception. There lies the importance of Swamy Saswathikananda. For him Sree Narayana guru was the light, his teachings and ways were the guiding spirit and Sivagiri Mutt the life.
Why Sree Narayana Guru is important? What makes Swamy Saswathikananda exceptional? One must study, in depth, the efforts made by Swami Saswathikananda in spreading Sree Narayana Guru’s message of universal love and brotherhood across the world, irrespective of caste, creed or religion. Find the meaning of Sree Narayana Guru’s ‘One caste, One religion, One God’ and learn how to lead a simple life without caste distinctions and religious rivalries. Find a solution to the mental agony and chaos prevailing everywhere in the world. And the solution is here…
Understanding the life of Swamy Saswathikananda, and what else is more apt? Swamy Saswathikananda : The one without a personal life! A devotee of Sree Narayana Guru.
This book is the first step to such an effort in this direction. Understand the life and devotion of Swamy Saswathikananda. The great efforts of Swamy Saswathikananda in spreading the vedantic teachings of Sree Narayana Guru across the world.
Highlights of the book:
·        A glimpse of the great teachings of Sree Narayana guru…
·        Know more about Sivagiri Mutt …
·        The Sarada Termple at Sivagiri and why it is unique…
·        Sivagiri Pilgrimage.. Its origin, rules and purpose…
·        Swamy Saswathikananda’s contributions to Sivagiri Mutt…
·        Sivagiri Police Action of 1995 …
·        His death at the age 52, in July 2002 by drowning in the Periyar River at Aluva….
·        Tributes: The reactions of the grief-stricken followers…
·        Photographs.
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Paperback: 170 pages
Publisher: Sree Narayana Sahitya Parishad, Thrissur, Kerala; 1 edition (2003)
Language: Malayalam
Price : 90/-
Including Shipping Cost : Rs. 125/-
Buy From amazon.in : Limited Copies. 
Link : http://www.amazon.in/dp/B01DQG90G4
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