Prof. V. Krishnamurthy
This is a modest compilation of 8 essays in Vedanta and around 40 summaries of speeches given by experts in Global Festival of Oneness 2021. Among the first 8 essays the eighth one is what is called Vedanta Sopanam in 27 shlokas; this constitutes the crux of the book as indicated by the design of the cover. These give you spiritually graded levels of shlokas from various scriptures. They take you from rock bottom to the highest spiritual level catering to successive age levels 20, 40, 60 and 80. The other forty summaries by me provide a wide supplement under various headings. Each of these stands on its own and can be enjoyed individually also.
V. Krishnamurthy (b.1927) was a professor of mathematics for four decades and an author of several books in mathematics. Since his retirement as the deputy director of BITS, Pilani, in 1988, he has been writing on spiritual matters and has also given numerous discourses on religious topics to Indian as well as foreign audiences. He has to his credit more than a dozen books on Hinduism and spirituality, the latest two being Thus Spake Krishna and A Primer of Spirituality.
His website www.profvk.com contains a large variety of highly read articles on Hinduism, covering fundamentals, bhakti, jnana, Vedanta, science and spirituality, translations of Sanskrit and Tamil philosophical works and also videos of his lectures through YouTube. The precision, clarity and irresistible appeal to the modern mind in all his writings and speeches go back to a rich experience as a successful communicator of mathematics during his professional life and also the spiritual training that was received from his father from early childhood. He is a recipient of half a dozen awards and honours, the latest being a Grateful 2 Gurus award by the Indic Academy.