Sannyasa is a universal tradition representing the original thoughts of humanity. Sannyasa Darshan covers the ancient and modern sannyasa tradition of renunciation and dedication to spiritual life. The book discusses the sannyasa lineage, including the origins of sannyasa, the ashrama system, stages of sannyasa, traditional rules and requirements, as well as the modern concept of sannyasa as it has evolved and is being lived today. Detailed accounts of the life, work and teachings of four major pathfinders in the sannyasa lineage: Sage Dattatreya, Adi Sankaracharya, Swami Sivananda, and Swami Satyanananda Saraswati are also presented. Translations of five Sannyasa Upanishads: Kundikopanishad, Bikshukopanishad, Avadhootopanishad, Paramahansa Parivrajakopanishad and Nirvanopanishad (with commentary by Swami Niranjananada Saraswati) comprise the final section of the book.
- Paperback: 466 pages
- Publisher: Yoga Publications Trust, Munger, Bihar, India (January 1, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9788185787725
- ISBN-13: 978-8185787725
- ASIN: 8185787727
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.1 x 8.5 inches