Books maketh a man

  • | Thursday | 13th June, 2019

IN GOOD FAITHGreat persons and the written word have a special linkSai R VaidyanathanJust as food nourishes the body, books provide nutrition to the soul. By being in constant touch with books, scholars make sure that they don’t let the soul starve. To fulfil the promise, Ramanuja went to Kashmir to procure an old commentary on the ‘Brahmasutras’ by philosopher Bodhayana. He was sentenced to transportation for six years and deported to Mandalay jail in Burma where his only companions were birds and books. Among the books his uncle had, Narayana’s hands went towards one particular subject — Vedanta.

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