Swami Prabhavananda, translator
This book is based on a series of lectures that Swami Prabhavananda, the founder and longtime spiritual leader of the Vedanta Society of Southern California, gave on the Sermon on the Mount. The swami was a great admirer of the Sermon and had great reverence for Jesus Christ, whom he regarded as an incarnation of God. The book offers both the essence of Christ’s teachings and the essence of Vedanta philosophy. For those who find a conflict between Christianity and Vedanta, this book is a must. For those, too, who have lukewarm regard for the spiritual teachings of Christianity, this book is a game-changer: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” This is not a metaphor, it is a blueprint for spiritual life.