The Fall of the Human Intellect

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A. Parthasarathy - Education - 135 pages
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The first title in an ordered series of nine written works by A. Parthasarathy, and recommended as a “first read” introduction to Vedanta philosophy.

Stress, depression, disease in individuals and militancy, vandalism, terrorism in societies is threatening humanity with extinction. The book traces back the source of this impending disaster to the continual neglect of the human intellect. It highlights the fundamental difference between intelligence and intellect. Intelligence is acquired from schools and universities while the intellect is developed through one’s personal effort in thinking, reasoning, questioning before accepting anything. The book is designed to develop the intellect and save humanity from self-destruction.




 

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Contents

PREFACE
7
HISTORY OF HUMAN
13
THE MIND WREAKS HAVOC
29
THE VITAL ROLE OF THE INTELLECT
43
INTELLECT VERSUS INTELLIGENCE
61
CONSEQUENCES
78
WHAT PAUCITY OF INTELLECT
88
WAKE UP SAVE THE WORLD
96
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A. Parthasarathy is an internationally acclaimed philosopher with a multi-disciplined academic base including post-graduation from London University. He has researched for over sixty years on the state of human beings and focused on the imperative need to revive, rehabilitate the human intellect. His dedicated service has resulted in four distinct achievements:

 

Writings
He has published nine books which present ancient philosophical teachings and wisdom of thinkers from the East and West. Three of them have earned bestselling status.

 

Vedanta Academy
Founded in January 1988 in Malavli Hills, near Mumbai, India. It offers three-year residential courses designed to build the intellect and instil higher values of life in students from India and abroad.

 

Public Discourses
His discourses have captivated audiences the world over for more than fifty years. And widely acclaimed by prestigious universities, institutions and organizations.

 

Business Seminars
He has been a distinguished resource of the Young Entrepreneur’s Organisation (YEO), Young President’s Organisation (YPO), World President’s Organisation (WPO), World Economic Forum and multinational corporations round the world.

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