There are three classifications of people. The theists, atheists, and the agnostics. This division exists since time immemorial. Though all believers are classified as theists, they are not homogeneous. Their faith and belief are centered around different persons or objects depending on their religion or affiliation. Even when the religion is the same, their object of worship could be different gods. Even when the God worshipped is the same, the mode of worship/prayers, etc., are different. The teachings of different gods are understood differently. The same teaching of the same God in the same scripture is interpreted differently by different persons. Each person claims that his version is the correct one to exclude others’ version and substantiates it with quotes from God. The same quote is used to justify a diametrically opposite view by rivals. With the agnostics and atheists jumping into the fray, conflicts become inevitable. Truth is shown as lies, and untruth is peddled as truth. An essential truth is forgotten, that God is one. 

 Author: Haribakth & Vaishnavi. 

Book Title: Aksara Bhagavad Gita. 

Sub Title: The Imperishable Gita.

 Date of Publication: 25th Dec 2020 

Publisher: Mark My Book LLP: Imprint: Book Mitra. 

 Pages: 596. 

Price: INR 463/- Kindle Rs 49/- 

Google Play Book Rs 12/- 

 ISBN: 978-8194416791; 

ASIN: B08TCCLVP8; Print and Kindle editions

Genre: Mixed: Philosophy / Hermeneutics/ Religion / Hinduism / Sacred Writings

This book shows how each view is the truth, a part of the same supreme whole. It also shows how to reconcile truth in the ever-changing world by factoring in the effect of time and place on truth. It shows how we can compare our conclusions with those put forth by so-called Gurus to find out if He is genuine or charlatan. It shows how the scripture is imperishable it being an incarnation of God Himself. It synthesizes understanding of different and differing scriptures by proposing a common paradigm of interpretation to be in tune with observable reality. It tells how differing interpretations and various scriptures are right, thereby bridging the communal gap. It embraces inclusivity.  

The author achieves this with out of box thinking and creative thinking. Amongst all the differences inter-se and intra-se, with not much in common between different religions and communities, he searches for a common point agreeable to all factions. Once this is discovered, developing consensus by explaining the differences and reasons, therefore, how differences only emphasize and underscore the grandeur and absoluteness of God and His scriptures is taken up. Just like unity in diversity, the underlying essence of the scriptures is the same though it may appear different due to variegatedness. 

Scriptures owe their authorship to God. God has specific distinct characteristics. Similarly, scriptures have characteristics that are inherited from the Author, God Himself. The acceptable common denominator is omniscience, omnipotence, and omnipresence, and the six opulence found in the supreme to an unlimited/infinite extent. The six opulence are strength, fame, wealth, knowledge, beauty, and renunciation to an unlimited extent. All religionists agree that only one entity, i.e. God, can have these characteristics to an unlimited extent. The author uses this consensus as a building block to put across his theory. As scriptures inherit their characteristics from God, interpretation of the same may be checked with those characteristics to ascertain the correctness or otherwise of our interpretation. 

Those characteristics are identified and designated as a parameter to which interpretation should conform. Identification of parameters, the how, why, and what of the same, and its justification form the summum bonum of this book. This may satiate the theists, but atheists and agnostics are not ignored. The principles enunciated are so generalized that Atheists and Agnostics may apply the same by using their Idol/Ideal person in place of God. 

The father-daughter duo has authored the book. Mr Ravindra Rao has penned this book under the pseudonym of Haribakth, with Vaishnavi chipping in with the cover page and illustrations contained therein. He is currently writing his next book titled Commandments is Srimad Bhagavad Gita. 

Persons desirous of buying the book may buy by clicking on the Book image. Reviewers/Researchers/translators etc. seeking free copy may email the author: haribakth@rediffmail.com

Aksara Bhagavad Gita: Imperishable Bhagavad Gita https://www.amazon.in/dp/8194416795/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_apan_glt_i_HPM774G3ESPE6J6RT12Q 

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