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The Pranava Vada
by Bhagavan Das
with commentary by Annie Besant
published by the Theosophical Society, Adyar
This material is provided by Dr. Guy Pettitt; below this table of contents is his introductory letter on this rare resource.
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Title Volume 1, Manual 3 Title Volume 1, Manual 4
Title Manual 7
Title Page of the A-Z Index
Index A - B ...
Index B - I ...
Index I - M ...
Index M - P ...
Index P - S ...
Index S - T ...
Index - Triads Index
Index - V - Z ... to Other Works
Index - Corrections for Vol. 1, 2, and 3
Updated July 2007
From Guy Pettitt:
Dear fellow student of the ageless wisdom,
Re: The Pranava Vada
In the book A Treatise on White Magic by Alice Bailey*, the Tibetan sage, Djwhal Kuhl, reccommended the reader also to study a book called The Science of the Emotions, by Bhagavan Das. After some searching, when I managed to obtain a copy, and found it extremely wise and interesting. I became intrigued by this mans life and work. Bhagavan Dass life spanned the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He seems to have been very active in improving both education and politics in India, and a close asociate of Annie Besant with whom he co-authored a book about the Bhagavad Gita. I find him to write in a very clarifying manner, one that appeals to me a lot.
My enthusiasm led me to search out other examples of Bhagavan Dass writings, all of which I found very thought-provoking. They include The Science of Peace, The Science of Social Organisation, The Essential Unity of all Religions, The Science of the Self, Ancient Psychosynthesis and several others. Some of these I obtained from a very good specialist esoteric bookseller: Kessinger Publications <firstname.lastname@example.org> or "Kessinger Publishing, LLC" <email@example.com> or the national Theosophical Library here in Auckland, New Zealand.
Later, I discovered that the book called Pranava Vada according to Gargyayana, or The Science of the Scared Word, that the Tibetan teacher references in footnotes in A Treatise on Cosmic Fire * was also by this extraordinary man.
Locating a copy of the Pranava Vada was extremely challenging and time-consuming, but eventually I discovered a copy (in three volumes) from a source in India. It seems this book may now be quite rare, and therefore doubly valuable to those with a serious interest in discipleship or esoteric training, or simply a study of the Treatise on Cosmic Fire. I have no idea how many other copies of this book are still extant. My own copy is very fragile, and this further decided me to make an electronic copy to preserve this wonderful book for posterity. I have scanned it all, and enlarged the frames for easier reading. Because my copy is so very fragile, you may find imperfections please be patient with these.
On this CD you will find a version in .pdf (for reading using Acrobat Reader available from www.adobe.com as a free download, if you do not have it already.
It is a long book circa 1000 pages, and so I have divided it into 10 manuals (coded on the CD as variations on PVG M 1-10). You can read them on screen - or print out hard copies for yourself. NB: They are set for A4 paper, so those using American Letter size paper, please modify your print page setting percentage to less than 100% before you print.
I hope you are able to both enjoy and gain value from reading this very unusual work.
Dr Guy Pettitt
MA, MSE(Psych), MRCP, MRNZCGP, DObstRCOG
81, Cambria St., Nelson, New Zealand
Tel +64-3-548-4400 ; Fax +64-3-548-1241
E-mail gpettitt REMOVE IN EMAIL @ts.co.nz
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