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is a modern exponent of Vedanta
Vedānta was originally a word used in Hindu philosophy as a synonym for that part of the Veda texts known also as the Upanishads. The name is a morphophonological form of Veda-anta = "Veda-end" = "the appendix to the Vedic hymns." It is also speculated that "Vedānta" means "the purpose or goal...
. His multi-disciplined academic base includes post-graduation from the University of London
-20th century:Shortly after 6 Burlington Gardens was vacated, the University went through a period of rapid expansion. Bedford College, Royal Holloway and the London School of Economics all joined in 1900, Regent's Park College, which had affiliated in 1841 became an official divinity school of the...
. For a period of over half a century, he has dedicated himself to the study, research and propagation of Vedanta and its practical application to life. He established his Vedanta Academy in 1988 amidst the hills of Malavali, 108 km from Mumbai
Mumbai , formerly known as Bombay in English, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India, and the fourth most populous city in the world, with a total metropolitan area population of approximately 20.5 million...
, and offers a full-time residential course on Vedanta to students, who affectionately refer to him as Swamiji. the Academy offers continual three-year residential courses on Vedanta. Men and women between the ages of 18 and 35 are eligible for enrolment irrespective of nationality, race or religion. English is the medium of instruction.
Parthasarathy has authored several books, presenting scriptural truths in contemporary thought and language. He has authored commentaries on the Bhagavad-Gita, Upanishads and others. Two books, Vedanta Treatise- The Eternities
and Symbolism of Hindu Gods and Rituals
, have earned best-selling status in India. His other books would be "The Fall of the Human Intellect" and "Governing Business and Relationships". His work is significantly derived on the lucidations of former vedantins like Swami Rama Tirtha
Swami Ram Tirth , also known as Swami Ram, was an Indian teacher of the Hindu philosophy of Vedanta. He was among the first notable teachers of Hinduism to lecture in the United States, traveling there in 1902. He was preceded by Swami Vivekananda in 1893, and followed by Paramahansa Yogananda in...
Parthasarathy actively tours the world, giving discourses on Vedanta to the public, as well as conducting corporate seminars.
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