The book, –Self Offerings”, deals with the Hindu Scriptures such as Vedas, Upanishads and Bhagawad Gita. It discusses the Ithihasas, (epics), Ramayana and Mahabharata and Puranas in conveying the philosophy and the codes of conduct. The tenets of Hinduism, Nirguna and Saguna Brahma and ritualistic aspect of Hinduism are included. The university of Isvarah, the God, as said in Upanishads, states that all that is in this universe is in Oneness with Isvarah, the Lord. Understanding this reality, and living in harmony with the world, is recognizing Isvarah. Then the actions, thoughts, and words are archana (offering) to Isvarah. These harmonious offerings of oneês actions with an understanding of the Lord, is oneês Self Offerings to Isvarah.
About the Author:
Dr. Chakravarthi Shama (aka Satswarupa Chaitanya) born in India was ordained into Priesthood by Kanchi Kamakoti Peetaadhipathi, Paramacharya Sri Chandrashekara Saraswathi, Tamil Nadu, India. He and his wife Rajani Sharma (aka Shakthiswarupa Chaitanya) are students of Pujya Swami Dayanand Saraswathi, Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Saylorsburg. PA. Now they have taken diksha for Sanyasa. They have been teaching Hinduism to children and young adults for the past eight years. They retired from Louisiana State University Medical Centre, at New Orleans, I.A.