Tiliheluva Neeti-kathegalu

Tiliheluva Neeti-kathegalu in Kannada is a compilation of 100+ parables narrated by His Holiness Sri Abhinava Vidyatheertha Mahaswamin, the 35 th Jagadguru Shankaracharya of Sringeri Sri Sharada Peetham. After a brief sketch of select striking traits of His Holiness, parables are presented grouped under topics such as Consequences of Desire and Anger, Righteousness and its Nuances, God and His Mercy, Fate and Freewill, Mental Purity and Dispassion for Spiritual Pursuits, Guru as the Living God, and Realisation of the Supreme. How to maintain composure even when stressed? Are desires harmful? Why no contentment despite possessions? Is everything predestined? Can destiny be overcome? Why do the innocents suffer and the wicked prosper? What constitutes right and wrong? How to follow dharma, yet be pragmatic and efficient? Who is the Guru to be sought after? How to avoid being misled by fake gurus? Karma yoga – what, why and how? “The world is an illusion” – what does this mean? What is the means to lasting happiness? Answers to oft raised questions such as these and many more, topics such as the nuances of dharma, societal norms and gratitude, besides lessons from the inspiring lives of great ones are presented rationally, yet lucidly, through 100+ parables of His Holiness Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Abhinava Vidyatheertha Mahaswamin, culled from His public discourses and personal conversations.