Thus Says Mahamati
|K. K. Mehta
|Shri Prannath Mission, Delhi
|8.50 X 5.50 inch
The present book entitled Thus Says Mahamati is a collection of some of the verses from the Tartam Vani of Lord Prannath. Mr. K.K. Mehta has deep understanding and has been scholarly devoted to the teachings of Mahamati Prannath. Based on his experience of more than six decades in this field he has made a very careful selection from the 18758 verses of Kuljam Sarup, the most sacred grantha of the followers of this sampradaya. The primary aim behind this work is to provide an easy and simple platform to the younger generation of the readers, who are having a very heavy schedule during their busy life, to keep themselves in touch with preaching of Lord Prannath. This book is a smaller version, possibly to carry along with during travelling and to peep into it while feeling a bit stressed or under tension during their tough working schedule. The verses in Roman script also include their meanings in simple and easily understandable language, mostly adopted from the books of English translation done by Dr R.K. Arora and published by Shri Prannath Mission during last few years.
Both Mr. K.K. Mehta and his life-partner Smt. Vimla Mehta have been doing a great service to the Pranamis and other interested readers of world religions in running the affairs of Shri Prannath Mission and establishing Shri Prannath Shodh Sansthan with the purpose to promote further studies and research in areas related to this Pranami sect and religious unity. They have contributed by writing a number of books, of religious interest and highly thought provoking, which are well received by the readers at large.
Mahamati Prannath, the founder of Pranami sect in India was a contemporary of of the Mughal ruler Aurangzeb. At that time the country was in the grip of religious bigotry. The king's ruthless action against the Hindus led to a series of revolts. At this juncture Mahamati not only opposed the religious discriminatory attitude of Aurangzeb but also through his disciple Chhatrasal, then ruler of Panna state in Vindhyachal, fought many battles against the Mughal army.
Mahamati gave new dimensions to the spiritual movement. He was a pioneer in carrying out a comparative study of different religions, the aim being to understand the basics for the fundamental unity among the followers of various religions and to minimize religious confrontations culminating in establishing world peace. He took upon himself the responsibility to present it in synthetic form of the divine plan of creation to show the relevance of the different conflicting texts. He advocated that the ritual approach to devotion be given off and spiritual contact with Him is set up. He condemned the social evils like untouchability, cast and creed, indifference to widows etc. at all levels. His companions included people of all religions irrespective of their social status.
Mahamati is perhaps the last saint of medieval India and was the disciple of Sadguru Swami Devchandra, a passionate devotee of Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna appeared before Devchandra and blessed him the Tartam Mantra, the most sacred 'guru mantra' of Pranamis. The title Mahamati of Prannath symbolizes 'Supreme Wisdom of the God' because of his imbibing the powers of the Supreme Lord. It is said to be fulfilling the prophesies of both Vedas and semitic scriptures.
Book's Contents and Sample Pages
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