Introduction i part one The Soul in the World One Arjuna's Dilemma 3 Two Understanding the Soul 11 Three Karma Yoga: Work and Desire 29 Four Transcendental Wisdom 41 Five Life of Freedom 52 Six Mystic Yoga 60 part two The Mystery of God Seven God and His Energies 75 Eight Attaining the Supreme 83 Nine Most Confidential Knowledge 92 Ten God's Infinity 104 Eleven Vision of the Universal Form 114 Twelve The Way of Devotion 126 part three The Journey Thirteen Nature and the Soul 137 Fourteen The Three Qualities of Nature 146 Fifteen The Supreme Person 155 Sixteen Light and Dark 164 Seventeen Three Kinds of Faith 172 Eighteen The Final Message 180 Topics in the Bhagavad Gita 200 Glossary 202 Index 205
Ranchor Prime worked as an environmental project manager in Britain and India, and has published ten books on Hindu spirituality and ecology. His books include Hinduism and Ecology, 1992, and Ramayan, A Journey, 1997. He lives in London where he is a regular broadcaster and public speaker.
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