Vasistha s Yoga

Vasistha s Yoga
Author: Swami Venkatesananda
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 780
Release: 2010-03-18
ISBN 10: 1438422849
ISBN 13: 9781438422848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vasistha s Yoga Book Review:

This is Swami Venkatesananda's longer Yoga Vasistha. Its purpose is to provide a means to eliminate psychological conditioning and to attain liberation. Containing the instructions of the sage Vasistha to Lord Rama, this scripture is full of intricately woven tales, the kind a great teacher might tell to hold the interest of a student. Table of Contents Blessing Scheme of Transliteration Foreword Introduction Prayer Part One: On Dispassion Part Two: On the Behaviour of the Seeker The Story of Suka Self-effort Part Three: On Creation The Story of Lila The Story of Karkati The Story of the Sons of Indu The Story of Ahalya The Story of the Great Forest The Story of the Three Non-existent Princes The Story of Lavana Part Four: On Existence The Story of Sukra The Story of Dama, Vyala and Kata The Story of Bhima, Bhasa and Drdha The Story of Dasura Kaca's Story Part Five: On Dissolution The Story of King Janaka The Story of Punya and Pavana The Story of Bali The Story of Prahlada The Story of Gadhi The Story of Uddalaka The Story of Suraghu The Story of Bhasa and Vilasa The Story of Vitahavya Part Six: On Liberation Discourse on Brahman The Story of Bhusunda Description of the Lord Deva Puja The Story of the Wood apple The Story of the Rock The Story of Arjuna The Story of the Hundred Rudras The Story of the Vampire The Story of Bhagiratha The Story of Sikhidvaja and Cudala The Story of the Philosopher's Stone The Story of Cintamani The Story of the Foolish Elephant The Story of Kaca The Story of the Deluded Man The Story of Bhrngisa The Story of Iksvaku The World Within the Rock The Story of the Sage from Outer Space The Story of Vipascit The Story of the Hunter and the Deer The Story of Kundadanta Index

The Concise Yoga Vasistha

The Concise Yoga Vasistha
Author: Swami Venkatesananda,Christopher Key Chapple
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2010-03-31
ISBN 10: 1438422857
ISBN 13: 9781438422855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Concise Yoga Vasistha Book Review:

The Concise Yoga Vasistha a clear, provocative summary of one of the leading texts of Hinduism. Swami Venkatesananda continues the long tradition of elaborating on and clarifying the teachings of the sage Vasistha. It captures the verve of the original text while eliminating needless repetition. For the specialist, this book makes available a handy guide to the original Sanskrit without sacrificing philosophical depth. To the comparative religionist, it provides an occasion for understanding how Hinduism has been able to accommodate seemingly opposite schools of thought without giving way to the platitudes which mar many syncretic movements.

The Supreme Yoga

The Supreme Yoga
Author: Swami Venkatesananda
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 761
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105122910800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Yoga Vasistha the Art of Self Realization

Yoga Vasistha   the Art of Self Realization
Author: Aum Namoh Narayana
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2014-09-25
ISBN 10: 9781502491930
ISBN 13: 1502491931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Yoga Vasistha - The Art of Self RealizationBy Aum Namoh Narayana

Yoga as Medicine

Yoga as Medicine
Author: Timothy McCall
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0553384066
ISBN 13: 9780553384062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga as Medicine Book Review:

Examines the history of yoga, describes its many health benefits, details various ailments that yoga can help prevent or treat, and explains basic yoga techniques, including postures, breathing, meditation, and safety.

Supreme Yoga

Supreme Yoga
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9788120819757
ISBN 13: 8120819756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supreme Yoga Book Review:

The Yoga Vasistha has been a favourite book of spiritual seekers in India these several centuries. Its special appeal lies in its thoroughly rational approach, and in its presentation of Vedanta as a philosophy to bridge the gulf between the secular and the sacred, action and contemplation, in human life, through a comprehensive and lofty spirituality. This monumental scripture is the greatest help to the spiritual awakening and the direct experience of the Truth. This is certain. If this is what you want, you are welcome to the Yoga Vasistha. An oft-recurring expression in this scripture is kakataliya'-a crow alights on the coconut palm tree and at that very moment a ripe coconut falls. The two unrelated events thus seem to be related in time and space, though there is no causal relationship. Such is life. Such is 'creation'. But the mind caught up in its own trap of logic questions why, invents a 'why' and a 'wherefore' to satisfy itself, conveniently ignoring the inconvenient questions that still haunt an intelligent mind. Vasistha demands direct observation of the mind, its motion, its notions, its reasoning, the assumed cause and the projected result, and even the observer, the observed and the observation-and the realisation of their indivisible unity as the infinite consciousness.

Inscriptions of Orissa

Inscriptions of Orissa
Author: Snigdha Tripathy
Publsiher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Total Pages: 301
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9788120810778
ISBN 13: 8120810775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inscriptions of Orissa Book Review:

The present volume, the result of the intellectual labour, covers a subject of immense value for those interested in the reconstruction of ancient and mediaeval history and culture of Orissa, the major part of which is still in darkness. Based on the original documents in the form of copper plate and stone records, discovered from different parts of Orissa, it presents almost a complete picture of the history and culture of the period (C.A.D. 5th-8th century A.D.) in Orissa as part of the wider scene that obtained in the Indian sub-continent.The volume deals with as many as sixty valuable epigraphic records that fall within the period set for the book which have been divided into five sections along with an extensive introductory analysis of the texts studied from various aspects. It presents a chronologically classified list of inscriptions which are of undoubted historical importance. In its originality of materials and the manner of presentation, the volume is sure to remain a source book for the research scholars in this field of their study.

The Bharadv jas in Ancient India

The Bharadv  jas in Ancient India
Author: Thaneswar Sarmah
Publsiher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Total Pages: 382
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9788120806399
ISBN 13: 8120806395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bharadv jas in Ancient India Book Review:

On the Hindu sage Bharadvaja, his descendants, and their contributions to the practices in Hinduism.

Dreams Illusion and Other Realities

Dreams  Illusion  and Other Realities
Author: Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 366
Release: 1986-02-15
ISBN 10: 9780226618555
ISBN 13: 0226618552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dreams Illusion and Other Realities Book Review:

"Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty . . . weaves a brilliant analysis of the complex role of dreams and dreaming in Indian religion, philosophy, literature, and art. . . . In her creative hands, enchanting Indian myths and stories illuminate and are illuminated by authors as different as Aeschylus, Plato, Freud, Jung, Kurl Gödel, Thomas Kuhn, Borges, Picasso, Sir Ernst Gombrich, and many others. This richly suggestive book challenges many of our fundamental assumptions about ourselves and our world."—Mark C. Taylor, New York Times Book Review "Dazzling analysis. . . . The book is firm and convincing once you appreciate its central point, which is that in traditional Hindu thought the dream isn't an accident or byway of experience, but rather the locus of epistemology. In its willful confusion of categories, its teasing readiness to blur the line between the imagined and the real, the dream actually embodies the whole problem of knowledge. . . . [O'Flaherty] wants to make your mental flesh creep, and she succeeds."—Mark Caldwell, Village Voice

Ancient Indian Historical Tradition

Ancient Indian Historical Tradition
Author: F.E. Pargiter
Publsiher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
Total Pages: 376
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9788120814875
ISBN 13: 8120814878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Indian Historical Tradition Book Review:

Our knowledge of the most ancient times in India rests mainly on tradition. The Puranas, the Mahabharata, and in a minor degree of Ramayana profess to give accounts from tradition about the earliest accurrences. The Rgveda contains historical allusions, of which some record contemporary persons and events, but more refer to bygone times and persons and are obviously based on tradition. Almost all the information therefore comes from tradition. The results obtained from an examination of Puranic and epic tradition as well as of the Rgveda and Vedic literature are set forth in the present book, which happens to be a pioneering work in the area by an important orientalist of the nineteenth century.

NARADA BHAKTI SUTRA

NARADA BHAKTI SUTRA
Author: SWAMI CHINMAYANANDA
Publsiher: Central Chinmaya Mission Trust
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 8175975970
ISBN 13: 9788175975972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

NARADA BHAKTI SUTRA Book Review:

Swami Chinmayananda's commentary on Narada Bhakti Sutra dances with the nuances of an ecstatic and enduring relationship with the Lord of ones heart that becomes the bed-rock of a devotees life. This divine love is all-consuming, yet purging and freeing in its impact. The devotee trusts the Lord like a friend, cherishes Him like a child and is faithful to Him like a wife. Where then is the need or the place for any other worldly relationship? Joy or sorrow, it is the Lord alone for him. He will play, pray, fight and frolic only with the Lord in his hearts shrine. Go for it! Get engulfed by a relationship that lasts lifetimes, riding on waves and giant waves of beatific beauty!

Dasbodh Spiritual Instruction for the Servant

Dasbodh   Spiritual Instruction for the Servant
Author: Saint Shri Samartha Ramdas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2010-05-08
ISBN 10: 9780615373270
ISBN 13: 0615373275
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dasbodh Spiritual Instruction for the Servant Book Review:

Dasbodh is spiritual instruction to a servant presented in the form of a discussion between a Master and listeners. Dasbodh is unique among spiritual texts as it not only gives spiritual instruction and expostions on a broad range of principles of Advaita Vedanta, it also provides guidance on how to succeed and excel in society, business, politics and family life. In Dasbodh the reader will find the core teaching of the lineage of Nisargadatta Maharaj and Ranjit Maharaj, the Inchgiri Sampradaya. Highly revered by hundreds of millions of Indian devotees over that past three centuries, this text is truly a "Grantharaj," a King among spiritual books. (480 Pages)(480 Pages)

The Religion and Philosophy of the Veda and Upanishads

The Religion and Philosophy of the Veda and Upanishads
Author: Arthur Berriedale Keith
Publsiher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
Total Pages: 683
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9788120806450
ISBN 13: 812080645X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Selfless Self

Selfless Self
Author: Ann Shaw
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2016-02-03
ISBN 10: 9780992875626
ISBN 13: 0992875625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selfless Self Book Review:

A powerful life-transforming book that answers the ultimate questions of "Who am I? Why am I here? What is the purpose of existence?" Never before has Truth been revealed in such a simple, direct and pragmatic way. A roadmap to Self-Realization. This is a direct line to truth, your truth!

Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis

Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Loren M. Fishman, MD,Eric L. Small
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-05-18
ISBN 10: 1934559830
ISBN 13: 9781934559833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis Book Review:

Yoga for people with multiple sclerosis? Absolutely! Today, people with a wide range of medical problems use yoga successfully. Because of its emphasis on relaxation, breathing, and deliberate movement, it can be especially beneficial for individuals dealing with a neurologic disease like multiple sclerosis. Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis, coauthored by Dr. Loren Martin Fishman and Eric Small, a yoga teacher who first embraced these techniques as a way to manage his own symptoms of multiple sclerosis, is a comprehensive guide to applying the principles of yoga to the management of MS. The first section is a straightforward but gentle introduction to yoga - a therapeutic approach to the practice itself. The second part is functionally oriented. Different yoga poses that work toward a common goal, such as combating fatigue, reducing spasticity, and increasing range of motion, are included and illustrated. This user-friendly guide Describes how yoga works Includes photographs and descriptions of each pose Explains effects, advantages, and contraindications Contains starter poses that will help the uninitiated or physically challenged to gently achieve a posture Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis: A Journey to Health and Healing is an excellent guidebook and tool for people with MS, people who undertake yoga on their own, and for all members of the medical and yoga communities.

Ancient Indian Social History

Ancient Indian Social History
Author: Romila Thapar
Publsiher: Orient Blackswan
Total Pages: 341
Release: 1978
ISBN 10: 9788125008088
ISBN 13: 812500808X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Indian Social History Book Review:

A collection of papers that interprets afresh, known facts about the early period of Indian history up to the end of the first millennium AD. The papers discuss several associated themes such as society and religion, social classification and mobility and the study of regional history. A useful reference book for postgraduate students of History.

Vedic Mythology

Vedic Mythology
Author: Arthur Anthony Macdonell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 189
Release: 1897
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCD:31175010702184
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Of Gods and Books

Of Gods and Books
Author: Florinda De Simini
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2016-11-07
ISBN 10: 3110478811
ISBN 13: 9783110478815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Of Gods and Books Book Review:

India has been the homeland of diverse manuscript traditions that do not cease to impress scholars for their imposing size and complexity. Nevertheless, many topics concerning the study of Indian manuscript cultures still remain to receive systematic examination. Of Gods and Books pays attention to one of these topics - the use of manuscripts as ritualistic tools. Literary sources deal quite extensively with rituals principally focused on manuscripts, whose worship, donation and preservation are duly prescribed. Around these activities, a specific category of ritual gift is created, which finds attestations in pre-tantric, as well as in smārta and tantric, literature, and whose practice is also variously reflected in epigraphical documents. De Simini offers a first systematic study of the textual evidence on the topic of the worship and donation of knowledge. She gives account of possible implications for the relationships between religion and power. The book is indsipensible for a deeper understanding of the cultural aspects of manuscript transmission in medieval India, and beyond.

A Dictionary of the Vedic Rituals

A Dictionary of the Vedic Rituals
Author: Chitrabhanu Sen
Publsiher: Concept Publishing Company
Total Pages: 172
Release: 1978
ISBN 10: 9788170229452
ISBN 13: 8170229456
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Mahabharata Volume 2

The Mahabharata  Volume 2
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 871
Release: 2014-08-14
ISBN 10: 022622368X
ISBN 13: 9780226223681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mahabharata Volume 2 Book Review:

The Mahabharata, an ancient and vast Sanskrit poem, is a remarkable collection of epics, legends, romances, theology, and ethical and metaphysical doctrine. The core of this great work is the epic struggle between five heroic brothers, the Pandavas, and their one hundred contentious cousins for rule of the land. This is the second volume of van Buitenen's acclaimed translation of the definitive Poona edition of the text. Book two, The Book of the Assembly Hall, is an epic dramatization of the Vedic ritual of consecration that is central to the book. Book three, The Book of the Forest, traces the further episodes of the heroes during their years in exile. Also included are the famous story of Nala, dealing with the theme of love in separation, and the story of Rama, the subject of the other great Sanskrit epic, the Ramayana, as well as other colorful tales.