Patras Note

The Notes of Avinash Patra, Sr.

The Spiritual Life and Culture of India

Description

     Publisher: The Society of Arts,  & Oxofrd University Press, United Kingdom ; I edition (September 2, 2012)

Avinash Patra, Sr. provide a new idea of immense many-sided many-staged provision for a spiritual self building and self-finding, it had some right to speak of itself by the only name it knew, the eternal religion, sanâtana dharma. It is only if we have a just and right appreciation of this sense and spirit of Indian religion that we can come to an understanding of the true sense and spirit of Indian culture.

I have described the framework of the Indian idea from the outlook of an intellectual criticism, because that is the standpoint of the critics who affect to disparage its value. I have shown that Indian culture must be adjudged even from this alien outlook to have been the creation of a wide and noble spirit. Inspired in the heart of its being by a lofty principle, illumined with a striking and uplifting idea of individual manhood and its powers and its possible perfection, aligned to a spacious plan of social architecture, it was enriched not only by a strong philosophic, intellectual and artistic creativeness but by a great and vivifying and fruitful life-power. But this by itself does not give an adequate account of its spirit or its greatness. One might describe Greek or Roman civilisation from this outlook and miss little that was of importance; but Indian civilisation was not only a great cultural system, but an immense religious effort of the human spirit.

The whole root of difference between Indian and European culture springs from the spiritual aim of Indian civilisation.


Here the author provides:

A Major framework of the Indian idea from the outlook of an intellectual criticism,

Fully described whole root of difference between Indian and European culture springs from the spiritual aim of Indian civilization.

Including the sense and spirit of Indian religion that we can come to an understanding of the true sense and spirit of Indian culture from this book.


Reviews and Awards :

"A marvelous spiritual book for Indian culture all time." - The Guardian 
"Inspiration spiritual book for all generation" - The New York Times
"As an Actress , I never ever went through such like this book, it's a wonderful presentation about India and Indian Cultural Heritage." - Elizabeth Olsen, (American actress and singer.)