According to Swami Vivekananda, “With the birth of Sri Ramakrishna the Golden Age has begun.” But today, such an assertion may appear preposterous, with no sign of such a beginning visible. Who was Sri Ramakrishna? What was the purpose of his advent? What is the true dimension of his personality? Was he an Avatara? What is the role of an Avatara? Devotees, followers, and admirers of Sri Ramakrishna encounter these questions at some juncture of their life's journey. And in answer to these questions lies the opening to the realm of an ineffable “Light”, which is the “Light of the Modern World”.
Kabbalah and Vedanta can be called “unique” as:
The dedicated proponents of each one hold that theirs is the earliest spiritual teaching in the world.
Neither teaching owes its origin to any single person.
Neither can be called a separate religion in the sense of having its own set of man-made creeds and dogmas.
The profundity of their wisdom can be considered as equal.
In this book, Two Ways of Light, Dr. Judd devotes the first two chapters in examining the six principles common to all kabbalistic schools of thought, and the three essential points of Vedanta. The third chapter shows the intrinsic harmony that exists between Kabbalah and Vedanta by comparing the six principles with the three points. And the fourth chapter illustrates the practical value of both teachings through commentaries on kabbalistic verses that compare to the individual verses of a Vedantic scripture, the Isha Upanishad.
Finally, in the fifth chapter will be found not only the reasons for the basic harmony that exists between these two ancient spiritual philosophies and the major world religions, but also the relevance they have for us tody.
This book will be of interest for:
1). Those who wish to have a greater understanding of Kabbalah and/or Vedanta, and
2). Those who are looking for greater spiritual meaning in their lives.