Modern Science has only recently stumbled upon the truth that the underlying cause for existence is the realisation of Universal Consciousness. Whether it is the contribution of physics, biology, medicine, neurobiology, psychology or other branches of science, the ongoing efforts are entirely an attempt to understand this universal consciousness.
However, these ideas are not new: and they have their roots in the Rig Veda, the world’s first book. It deals with Consciousness in entirety. Compiled by the Angirasa Rishis, the Rig Veda is an exposition of the route one can follow to successfully merge the Individual Consciousness and the Universal Consciousness.
Gleanings from Rig Veda are an attempt to cull out these transient understandings from centuries ago.
Mr. C. S. Moorthy was born in the year 1938 in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. He grew up in Mumbai where he did his schooling. He was elected as Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK in May 1978. He was conferred Master's Degree in English by Mysore University in February 1981. He retired as Chief Manager Finance of Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation in December 1998.
He came in close association with Swami Chinmayananda and became ardent follower between the years 1959 and 1969. He was mentored by Swami Chinmayananda’s then principle disciple Sri Brahmachari Natarajan, who later on became Swami Dayananda Saraswati on his own right. Mr. Brahmachari Natarajan encouraged Sri C.S. Moorthy to read Sri Jiddu Krishnamurti's books. In the year 1970, Sri C.S. Moorthy had a chance to attend the public lecture by Mr. J. Krishnamurti. This lecture inspired Sri. C.S. Moorthy and he became a great admirer.
After the demise of Mr. J.Krishnamurti in 1986, Mr. C.S. Moorthy commenced his independent research on scientific and spiritual aspects of ancient scriptures. He wrote many essays on diverse subjects. Gleanings of Rig Veda is his first book, a concentrated extract of many years of avid thoughts, readings and his deep understanding of sacred scriptures written by Rishis.