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Spiritual Literature
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Integrated Degree
School of Arts and Sciences

'Spiritual Literature' is a course offered in Fifth Semester of B. A. (Bachelor of Arts) English Language and Literature program at the School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysuru campus.

To introduce the students to the rich spiritual heritage of India; to create an ethical and moral bent of mind; to foster a sense of appreciation for the eternal values which have been a guiding light to humanity.

Unit 1

Swami Vivekananda“Chicago Addresses”, “Response to Welcome”, “Paper on Hinduism”, “An Appeal to his Country Men,” “India:The Land of Religion”(From the selections from the complete works of Swami Vikekananda).

Unit 2

Sri Ramakrishna “Master and Disciple.” “Visit to Vidyasagar” (From The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna)

Unit 3

Sri Mata Amritanandamayi “Principles of Sanathana Dharma”. (From Sri Mata Amritanandamayi’s The Eternal Truth).

Unit 4

Swami Chinmayananda “The V.I.P” “The King of Kasi,” “Even This Will Pass Away” ,The Exhibition”, “The One in the Many”, “Please Turn Over”, “The Mirrored Hall”, “The Vivacious Lady and The Mysterious Box”, “Be a Light Unto Thyself”,“Percept and Practice”. (From Swami Chinmayananda’s Parables)

Unit 5

Swami Vivekananda “The Song of the Sannyasin”, “Peace, “My Play is Done”. 
From the selections Sri Aurobindo, “Transformation”, “Golden Light”, “Tiger and Deer”. 
From the golden treasury of Indo- Anglican Poetry.

  1. Selections from the Complete works of Swami Vivekananda, Kolkatta:Advaitha Ashrama 2004.
  2. The Gospel of Sri Rama Krishna, Chennai, Kolkatta: Sri Ramakrishna Math 2002.
  3. Sri Mata Amrithanandamayi, The Eternal Truth, Kollam M A Mission Trust 2009.
  4. Swami Chinmayananda,Parables Mumbai: Central Chinmaya Mission Trust 2004.
  5. V. K. Gokak(ed), The golden treasury of Indo-Anglican Poetry New Delhi, Sahitya Academy.
  1. Swami AmrithaswaroopanathaPuri, From Amma’s Heart, Kollam: MA Mission Trust Kerala, 2011.
  2. Swami RamakrishnanandaPuri, The Timeless Path, Kollam MA Mission Trust Kerala, 2009.
  3. Swami Chinmayananda,The Holy Gita, Mumbai: Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, 2002.
  4. SwamiTapovanam, Wanderings in the Himalayas, Mumbai: Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, 2003.
  5. Prema Nandth kumar, Spiritual Masters: Swami Vivekananda, Mumbai, Indus Source Books, 2003.