Teachings of Tibetan Yoga by Garma C. C. (translated and anotated by) Chang

By Garma C. C. (translated and anotated by) Chang

This booklet has a few lofty disclaimer paintings at the start. That, mixed with a few of the damaged language and esoteric references at the beginning makes it a difficult learn. however it does an excellent activity of supporting the reader visualize the suggestions for numerous Tibetan Yoga ideas. when you are discovering for descriptions of the innovations or theories in the back of Tibetan Yoga, it is a lovely sturdy one.

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The Bhagavad-Gita: Krishna's Counsel in Time of War

Author note: Barbara Stoler Miller (Translator)

The Bhagavad-Gita has been an important textual content of Hindu tradition in India because the time of its composition within the first century A.D.

One of the good classics of global literature, it has encouraged such varied thinkers as Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, and T.S. Eliot; so much lately, it shaped the middle of Peter Brook's celebrated creation of the Mahabharata.

About the Translator
Until her dying in 1993, Barbara Stoler Miller used to be Samuel R. Mil- financial institution Professor of Asian and heart jap Cultures at Barnard collage, Columbia college. a number one translator of Sanskrit liter- ature and good versed in Indian tune and paintings, Dr. Miller edited and translated quite a few works of poetry and drama.

Her translations in- clude Love tune of the darkish Lord, a verse translation and learn of the medieval Indian non secular erotic poem Gitagovinda, and Yoga: self-discipline of Freedom, a translation of the Yoga Sutra attributed to Patanjali. Dr. Miller studied philosophy as an undergraduate at Barnard university and held a doctorate in Sanskrit and Indic reports from the college of Pennsylvania. She taught at Barnard for twenty-five years.

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Happiness by Joan D. Chittister

By Joan D. Chittister

All people desires to feel free. Many, in spite of the fact that, wrongly think that happiness comes from having adequate funds, status, own convenience, worldly good fortune, or perhaps dumb good fortune. Happiness simply appears to be like so elusive and arbitrary -- anything all too frequently simply out of reach.

Joan Chittister sees happiness another way. To her it's not a spinoff of wealth or good fortune yet, quite, a private caliber to be discovered, mastered, and fearlessly wielded. Happiness, she says, "is an organ of the soul that's intended to be nourished." In those pages Chittister develops “an archeology of happiness” as she conducts a happiness “dig” via sociology, biology, neurology, psychology, philosophy, historical past, and global religions. Sifting during the knowledge of the a while, Chittister deals inspiring insights that might aid seekers all over learn how to domesticate precise and lasting happiness inside of themselves.

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Self-Knowledge by Swami Nikhilananda

By Swami Nikhilananda

Self-Knowledge is a translation by way of Swami Nikhilananda of the sacred textual content, Atmabodha, composed by means of the eighth century thinker and mystic of India, Sankara. Self-Knowledge units forth the rules of Non-dualistic Vedanta: the divinity of the soul, the cohesion of lifestyles, the oneness of the Godhead, and the concord of religions.

As Swami Nikhilananda writes within the preface, "The very identify of the booklet - Self-Knowledge - indicates its perennial curiosity and common worth. Self-Knowledge is key. All different kinds of information are of secondary value; for a man's motion, feeling, reasoning, and pondering are based upon his notion of the Self. His view of existence should be both materialistic or non secular in response to his perception of himself. consequently it behooves all people to domesticate Self-Knowledge constantly. Self-Knowledge serves the sensible goal of destroying discomfort and agony (which are regularly because of lack of expertise of the Self) and likewise the confident finish of aiding each person get pleasure from perfect peace and blessedness right here and always."

This 246 web page publication comprises an advent (114 pages) at the philosophy of Non-dualistic Vedanta and an appendix with 14 of Sankara's non secular hymns recited by way of numerous Hindus in the course of their day-by-day devotions.

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Presenting the Past: Anxious History and Ancient Future in by S. P. Udayakumar

By S. P. Udayakumar

The interface of identification building practices and the position of information of the prior in that continuous method manifests itself in modern Hindu-Muslim kin and political governance. Presenting' the Past reports the spiritual, cultural, sociological, and ideological dimensions of the Hindutva historiographical venture going from side to side into the geographical regions of historical past, fantasy, socialization, and governance. Taking Ram' and the department of the Indian society into Rambhakts (Ram devotees) and non-Rambhakts because the center, Udayakumar proceeds by way of interpreting the heavily comparable set of texts: the Ramayana, Ramarajya (State of Ram) imageries in political discourses, the Babri Masjid/Ramjanmabhumi controversy in Ayhodhya and the Ramraksha governance of the BJP-led executive in New Delhi.

With research of occasions relationship to the Twenties and the institution of Muslim separatism and Hindu fundamentalism, extending to the Nineteen Nineties whilst the Sangh Parivar's narrative of nationwide historical past' reached its top with the demolition of the Babri Masjid and the attainment of nation energy, and terminating in 2004 whilst the BJP misplaced strength and prominence on the middle, this illuminating discourse is instantly obtainable to scholars and students of up to date Indian politics and society.

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Saivism in Philosophical Perspective: A Study of the by K. Sivaraman

By K. Sivaraman

Saivism is among the pervasive expressions of Indian spiritual tradition stretching to the dim prior of pre-history and surviving as a residing strength within the proposal and lifetime of thousands of Hindus particularly in Southern India and northern Ceylon. the current paintings is scholarly reconstruction of Saivism in its attribute and classical from as Saiva Siddhanta, focusing regularly at the philosophical doctrine and offering a conceptual research of its formative notions, difficulties and techniques. Anteceding the increase of the nice structures of Vedanta together with that of Sankara, Saiva Siddhanta in its totally systematized shape as Mystical Theology within the 13th and fourteenth centuries represents a confident response to the theological, moral and aesthetic features of Vedanta as a complete. A sufferer examine of this a lot overlooked part of religo-philosophical improvement of India may still end up valuable for a extra balanced realizing of Indian religiosity, offering a corrective to the view entertained now not with out justification that Indian non secular notion doesn't affirms the values of freedom, love and character. This methodical learn, appended with very exhaustive word list, bibliography and index and two-hundred pages of references and foot-notes is designed to satisfy the necessities of great scholars of japanese non secular concept.

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Chinnamasta: The Aweful Buddhist & Hindu Tantric Goddess by Elizabeth Anne Benard

By Elizabeth Anne Benard

This can be the 1st monograph which examines the infrequent Buddhist and Hindu Tantric Goddess, Chinnamasta, her rituals, her names and types (namarupa) and their symbolism via evaluating and contrasting her sadhanas (spiritual practices) in Hinduism and Buddhism. the complete Hindu ''Chinnamastatantra'' part from the Sakta Pramoda, the Buddhist ''Chinnamunda Vajravarahisadhana'' and the ''Trikayavajrayoginistuti'' are translated for the 1st time into English. considering that Chinnamasta is an extraordinary goddess, her texts weren't popularized or made ''fashionable'' in accordance with the dictates of a selected team at a selected time. The earliest extant texts date from the 9th and 10th centuries-a time whilst Hindu and Buddhist Tantras have been constructing lower than universal affects within the similar areas in India. Having such texts approximately Chinnamasta Chinnamasta from those centuries, possible start to comprehend the mutuality of a normal Tantric culture and the exclusivity of a selected Hindu or Buddhist Tantric culture. as a result the examine, not just examines Chinnamasta, but additionally makes an attempt to appreciate what's a Tantric culture.

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