No One Is A Stranger: Dynamics of Nurturing Inter-Personal Relationships With Spiritual Values

No One Is A Stranger: Dynamics of Nurturing Inter-Personal Relationships With Spiritual Values

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Book Specification

Item Code: NAD797
Publisher: Sri Ramakrishna Math (Chennai)
Edition: 2009
ISBN: 9788178234625
Pages: 250
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 7.0 inch X 5.0 inch
Weight 170 gm

Book Description

Back of the Book

'If you cannot see God in the human face, how- can you see him in the clouds, or in images made of dull, dead matter, or in mere fictitious stories of our brain? I shall call you religious from the day you begin to see God in men and women, and then you will understand what is meant by turning the left cheek to the man who strikes you on the right. When you see man as God, everything, even the tiger, will be welcome. Whatever comes to you is but the Lord, the Eternal the Blessed One, appearing to us in various forms, as our father, and mother, and friend, and child-they are our own soul playing with us.'

Publisher’s Note

Almost every aspect of life revolves around inter- personal relationships. Since human beings have differences in temperaments, interests and capacities, there are also differences in the relationships one develops with them. Difference apart, one also needs a deeper understanding of the causes that bring people together or make them sow seeds of discord. One cannot have peace of mind if one's inter-personal relationships are passing through a rough patch. Everyone faces times when he has to respond meaningfully to such a rough patch. In the ultimate analysis, what is required in handling inter-personal relationships is inculcation of a spiritual outlook towards life. This asks for nothing less than a matured approach to life's problems. One has to understand oneself and others in the light of spiritual oneness of all human beings. When one understands it, honesty and uprightness in one's dealings--the most vital values that guide a healthy human dealing-become a natural trait of one's personality.

The Vedanta Kesari, the English monthly published from this Math, brought out a special issue with inter- personal relationship as its theme which was very well received by its readers. Considering the continued relevance of the theme, we are glad to present it in this form.


1 Introduction 1
2 The Need for Right Conduct 11
3 Human Relationships in Vedanta 15
4 Ethics in Our Human Relationships 21
5 The Place of Inter-Personal Relationships in Spiritual Life 26
6 Nurturing Inter-Personal Relations and Living the Spiritual Life-Some Guidelines 33
7 Spiritualising Human Relationships 47
8 'No One is a Stranger, My Child.' 58
9 Sri Ramakrishna on Good Relations 69
10 Reminiscences
The Virtue of Trust and Frankness 82
Two Revealing Incidents 85
Their Power and Their Love 88
'Every Act of Kindness, However Small, Helps' 90
11 The True Friend (Poem) 93
12 To a Friend 102
13 Secret of Harmonious Human Relationship 107
14 Inter-Personal Relationship in the Bhagavad Gita 119
15 Installing the LOVE Software 129
16 Building Human Relationships 133
17 Spiritualising Inter-Personal Relationships 144
18 Understanding Human Relationships in the Light of theUpanishads 153
19 Mother's Unparalleled Love 160
20 Sri Ramakrishna and His Disciples-Shining Examples in Selfless Relationships 164
21 Inter-Personal Relationships in the Workplace-A Candid View 182
22 The Teacher-Student Relationship--the Indian Scenario 192
23 'Whosoever Is Angry With His Brother' 202
24 A Fresh Look at Interfaith Relationships 206
25 Wnat They Say (e-symposiurn) 213
26 Stories that Inspire 230
Hollowness of Worldly Love
The Story of Savitri 231
'There is a Messiah Among You' 237
The Place For Building a Temple 239
Wherein Lies the Defect? 240
Triple Filter Test 241
Sources and Contributors 243

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