The Sermon On the Mount According to Vedanta

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Vedanta comes to the West not to supplant any religion, but to bring a more tangible spirituality to those who seek it. Its goal is to to help man realize the divinity within him. In that it claims, not without reason, to be the most practical of religious philosophies. And that practicality is what Swami Prabhavananda successfully conveys in his remarkably fine and lucid interpretation of "The Sermon on the Mount". Beautiful as this interpretation is in itself, it is presented by Swami Prabhavananda not as a far-off, scarcely attainable ideal, which is the way most occidentals read the Sermon, but as a practical program of daily living and conduct. So clear is the Swami's reading of this great scripture, that many a Christian by means of it will discover a simpler approach to the teaching of his Master, more direct than any he had found.
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Swami Prabhavananda (1893-1976), nacio en India. Ingreso a la Orden Ramakrisha en Kolkata, donde recibio sus votos monasticos finales. En 1923 fue enviado a America, como Swami asistente en el centro de San Fransisco. Luego de dos anos de su estadia en Los Estados Unidos, establecio el centro Vedanta de Portland. En diciembre de 1929 se mudo a Los Angeles donde fundo, en 1930, el centro Vedanta mas grade fuera de India: La Sociedad Vedanta de Hollywood con distintos subcentros, 2 conventos y 2 monasterios. El Swami es autor y traductor de varios titulos sobre cultura y religion india. Autores de la talla de Christopher Isherwood, Frederik Manchester y Aldous Huxley colaboraron con sus obras literarias en diversas maneras. Como un ultimo tributo a haber dado su vida para el resurgimiento espiritual de sus hermanos y hermanas americanos, el Swami dejo su cuerpo el dia de la Independencia Americana, el 4 de Julio de 1976. ----------------------------------------- Swami Prabhavananda (1893-1976), born in India. Joined the Ramakrishna Order in Kolkata, where he received his final vows. In 1923 he was sent as assistant Swami to the Vedanta Society of San Fransisco in the United States of America. After two years he established the Vedanta Society of Portland. In 1929 he moved to Los Angeles where he founded, in 1930, The Vedanta Society of Southern California, which is even today the largest Society outside India, with subcenters, two monasteries and two convents. The Swami authored and translated various titles on religion and Hindu culture. Christopher Isherwood, Frederick Manchester and Aldous Huxley coauthored books with the Swami and cooperated in his literary work in many ways. As a tribute to his adopted land, Swami Prabhavananda passed away on the bicentennial of America's Independence, July 4, 1976.

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