The Vibrating Universe synthesizes the superstring theory of modern physics and the vibration concept of Advaita Vedanta and Kashmiri Saivism. The philosophical problem of monism versus pluralism as given in Indian philosophy, Western philosophy and classical as well as modern science has been analytically presented. In this attempt dualism and pluralism have been rejected and non-dualism has been re-established. A vibration theory has been successfully brought out with a fusion of the doctrines of the Vedantic vibration the Saiva vibration and the superstring vibration of modern physics. A confluence of the concepts of the non-dualistic Vedanta, Kashmiri Saiva monism, cosmology, astrophysics, superstring theory, relativity theory and quantum mechanics is clearly visible in the book. As the vibrations of a violin string produce a multiplicity of musical notes, so does the superstring that vibrates and thereby generates the apparent plurality of the universe. The Reality is one and the only one that always remains unmanifested and unperceived, although not unexperienced. The power of the Reality manifests through the plurality of the phenomenal universe - Maya or Prakrti is constituted of three strings (sattva, rajas and tamas) that vibrate to produce the pluralistic, phenomenal universe.
Dr Narasingha Charan Panda, Reader in Sanskrit, Punjab University, Vishveshvaranand Vishva Bandhu Institute of Sanskrit and Indological Studies, Hoshiarpur, is well known among the scholars of Indology as a sincere and devoted researcher, who combines in him a comprehensive understanding of scholarly issues, impartial judgement and an exemplary clarity of expression. After graduating from Utkal University and Post-graduation and M.Phil degrees from Kurukshetra University, he obtained a PhD degree in Vedic studies from Punjab University, Chandigarh and thus specialized himself in different Indological branches, like Vedic Studies, Buddhism and Kashmir Saivism. In due course of time, he has qualified himself with Acharya in Buddhism, Acharya in Darsana Sastra, C.C. in German Language and Ayurveda Ratna. Dr Panda is the joint editor of the 'Kalatattvakosa' (Vol. VI) and the 'Glossary of Key Art Terms' of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. As an ardent student and a successful researcher of Indology he has contributed numerous learned research papers and edited some valuable works to his credit.