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Swami in a Strange Land
Swami in a Strange Land

Specification:

  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
  • By :Joshua M. Greene (Author)
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2018
  • Pages : 328 pages
  • Weight : 
  • Size : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
  • ISBN-10  9387944093
  • ISBN-13: 978-9387944091

Description

Foreword by Klaus K. Klostermaier, PhD

The Biography of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
A remarkable journey into the deepest dimensions of the human experience, Swami in a Strange Land shows how one man with a dream can change the world.
In 1965, a seventy-year-old man—soon to be known as Prabhupada—set sail from India to America with a few books in his bag, pennies in his pockets and a message of love in his heart. He landed in New York at the peak of the revolutionary counterculture movement of the ’60s and went on to spark a global spiritual renaissance that led to the creation of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, which has changed millions of lives.

Through the depiction of Prabhupada as both an enlightened luminary and a personable, funny and conscientious individual, Swami in a Strange Land shows why cultural icons such as George Harrison and Allen Ginsberg incorporated Prabhupada’s teachings into their lives and why millions more around the globe embarked upon the path of bhakti yoga in his footsteps.

Carefully researched, skilfully crafted and extraordinarily intimate, this narrative follows Prabhupada as he rises from an anonymous monk to a world-renowned spiritual leader. Set in locations as far ranging as remote Himalayan caves and the gilded corridors of Paris’s City Hall, this book traces the rise of Eastern spirituality in the West—and in particular, the rise of yoga culture and vegetarianism and the concepts of karma and reincarnation.

Joshua M. Greene has produced films for PBS and Disney, has served as vice president for New York’s largest PR firm and was appointed director of strategic planning for the United Nations Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders. He was also an adjunct professor at Hofstra University in New York.

“Joshua Greene reveals the true, thrilling adventure story of Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada” —Sharon Gannon, author and co-founder of Jivamukti Yoga
“Overflowing from his heart was a treasure of spiritual love that he yearned to share with the world. And miraculously, he did—within a few years Prabhupada had inspired a movement that spread across the planet. ” —Radhanath Swami, author, the Journey Home.

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      Break the Norms
      Break the Norms

      Specification:

      • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
      • By :Chandresh Bhardwaj (Author)
      • Cover : Paperback
      • Language : English
      • Edition : 2017
      • Pages : 188 pages
      • Weight : 
      • Size : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
      • ISBN-13  978-9386348500

      Description

      Foreword by his holiness, the Dalai Lama.

      Questioning everything you think you know about God and truth, life and death, love and sex

      Have you ever felt like you’re living out of a script written for you by others – in your personal and professional life?

      In Break the Norms, author Chandresh Bharadwaj explains that there are no right answers in spirituality, but asking the right questions can help you discover who you are and who you are becoming.

      He illuminates the unconscious beliefs we carry about matters of sex, love, ego and death. He then offers self-inquiry practices to help you separate your own truth from the products of the status quo. This compelling book is a clarion call to embrace your own spiritual authority.

      Overturn your assumptions and unlearn your suffering. Discover the real reason for being alive.

      Chandresh Bhardwaj is a seventh-generation lineage holder from a family of Indian gurus practicing the Tantric tradition. He conducts talks all over the globe, including Sweden, The Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Belgium, Canada and the US. He is the founder of the Break the Norms Movement and the not-for-profit Uncensored Spirituality Foundation.

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          By God’s Grace
          By God’s Grace

          Specification:

          • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
          • By :Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati (Author)
          • Cover : Paperback
          • Language : English
          • Edition : 2018
          • Pages : 216 pages
          • Weight : 
          • Size : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
          • ISBN-10 8184959648
          • ISBN-13  978-8184959642

          Description

          The life and teachings of Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati

          Foreword By His Holiness the Dalai Lama

          Preface by Rabbi David Rosen

          Practical wisdom, a connection to the Divine, and global action – these are the traits of Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati that have made him one of India’s most renowned and beloved spiritual teachers. His lessons are profoundly simple, frequently wrapped in humor, and applicable to all.

          By God’s Grace traces Pujya Swami’s story from the jungles of India to the company of various world leaders, from Himalayan villages to the podiums of the United Nations, the World Economic Forum and other venues of global exchange. His projects are unprecedented and include a clean-up of the 1,560-mile-long Ganges River and a six-million-word encyclopaedia of Hinduism.

          Accompanied by vivid photographs of various moments of his life, this book is a fascinating portrait of the achievements and teachings of an acclaimed spiritual pioneer. A vibrant picture of an impassioned life, By God’s Grace is a breath-taking tapestry of exotic journeys, meetings with remarkable people, and practical wisdom from his extraordinary life.

          American-born Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, PhD, moved to India in 1996. She was officially ordained by Pujya Swamiji into the tradition of sanyas and lives at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, where she serves Pujya Swamiji’s humanitarian projects, teaches meditation, gives discourses, and counsels individuals and families.

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              The Mind of J. KrishnamurthiThe Mind of J. Krishnamurthi
              The Mind of J. Krishnamurthi

              Specification:

              • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
              • By : Luis S.R. Vas (Author, Editor)
              • Cover : Paperback
              • Language : English
              • Edition : 1989
              • Pages : 336 pages
              • Weight : 
              • Size : 14 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm
              • ISBN-10 8172242131
              • ISBN-13  978-8172242138

              Description

              New reformatted edition, the Mind of J. Krishnamurti is a must read for those who want to know the brilliant mind of J. Krishnamurti. Call him what you like, a philosopher, theosophist, psychologist, spiritualist or a teacher he has carved a place among the greats. The book contains a collection of commentaries, reviews and evaluations of his thoughts. It is a compendium perceived and understood by his many admirers among who were Aldous Huxley and Henry Miller.

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                  The Mind of Adi ShankaracharyaThe Mind of Adi Shankaracharya
                  The Mind of Adi Shankaracharya

                  Specification:

                  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                  • By : Y. Keshava Menon (Author)
                  • Cover : Paperback
                  • Language : English
                  • Edition : 1976
                  • Pages : 136 pages
                  • Weight : 
                  • Size :  12.9 x 0.9 x 19.8 cm
                  • ISBN-10 817224214X
                  • ISBN-13  978-8172242145

                  Description

                  New Enlarged Edition, Though he is considered one of the foremost of India's philosophers, Shankara is also one of the most misunderstood. Much of the misunderstanding of Shankara's position may be due to the absence of a lucid presentation of his life and works in a comprehensive and readable form. This short monograph is an attempt to meet that need for the benefit of those who have no previous acquaintance with philosophy. Shankara was one of the most subtle of Indian philosophers and though for him intellectual dexterity was not an end in itself, the reader will find some reasoning worthy of his steel in the following pages.

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                      The Inner Life of Krishnamurti
                      The Inner Life of Krishnamurti

                      Specification:

                      • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                      • By :  Aryel Sanat  (Author)
                      • Cover : Paperback
                      • Language : English
                      • Edition : 2018
                      • Pages : 316 pages
                      • Weight : 
                      • Size : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
                      • ISBN-13  978-9386867599

                      Description

                      Private Passion and Perennial Wisdom

                      J. Krishnamurti was a revolutionary in the deepest sense of that word.

                      To the world at large, he was a renowned philosopher, orator, author and educator, whom the theosophists regarded as World Teacher – a messianic figure who would bring about world enlightenment.

                      But who was he in his private life?

                      Krishnamurti broke away from the Theosophical Society in 1929 declaring the need for complete spiritual freedom through self-awareness. To further his cause around the globe, he established the Krishnamurti Foundation. For over 60 years, he publicly shunned belief systems and presuppositions of any sort. However, evidence suggests that his life was saturated with the esoteric, with frequent episodes of hallucinations and out-of-body experiences.

                      Krishnamurti’s personal life is a strange and sublime story, not the least because most of it was kept secret for more than five decades. The Inner Life of Krishnamurti is the ripened fruit of author Aryel Sanat’s 30-plus years of meticulous research into the life and works of the enigmatic truth-seeker.

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                          Chanakya: His Teachings and AdviceChanakya: His Teachings and Advice
                          Chanakya: His Teachings and Advice

                          Specification:

                          • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                          • By :  Ashwani Sharma (Author)
                          • Cover : Paperback
                          • Language : English
                          • Edition : 1998
                          • Pages : 100 pages
                          • Weight : 
                          • Size : 12.9 x 1.3 x 19.8 cm
                          • ISBN-10  8172246021
                          • ISBN-13  978-8172246020

                          Description

                          Chanakya was a political strategist, statesman, teacher, and philosopher. He was responsible for the founding of the Mauryan Empire, one of the largest empires of ancient India.

                          Chanakya is renowned as the author of Arthashastra, a treatise on governance and economics. He has also written the Needhi Shastra, which lays down moral code for an effective functioning of society. His views on many aspects of governance and politics have proved relevant even to this day. Chanakya: His Teachings And Advice contains a selection of Chanakya’s pithy observations on various subjects. It contains his opinion of women, and it also presents very pragmatic advice on topics like friendship and spirituality.

                          Chanakya possessed a keen and penetrating intellect, and his wisdom and foresight set him apart as a statesman and kingmaker. He was also a keen observer of life and he offers many useful aphorisms and and observations on Everyday Life.

                          This enlarged edition of Chanakya: His Teachings And Advice, in paperback, was published in 1998 by Jaico Publishing House.

                          Key Features:

                          The book is filled with short and pithy quotes from Chanakya, on many topics concerning life
                          These views and rules have been neatly organised into relevant chapters.

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                              The Mind of Swami VivekanandaThe Mind of Swami Vivekananda
                              The Mind of Swami Vivekananda

                              Specification:

                              • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                              • By :  Gautam Sen (Author)
                              • Cover : Paperback
                              • Language : English
                              • Edition : 1975
                              • Pages : 216 pages
                              • Weight : 
                              • Size : 12.9 x 1.3 x 19.8 cm
                              • ISBN-13  978-8172242121

                              Description

                              New enlarged edition, Swami Vivekananda is regarded as the patriot saint of modern India and an inspirer of her dormant national consciousness. His inspiring personality was well known both in India and the West. This spiritual leader of India leapt into fame at the Parliament of Religions held in Chicago, at which he represented Hinduism. His vast knowledge of Eastern and Western culture as well as his deep spiritual insight, brilliant conversation, broad human sympathy and colourful personality evoked popular interest in Hindu philosophy. He introduced the philosophy of Vedanta to the west and preached the ideal of a strength-giving and man-making religion. Service to man as the visible manifestation of the God head was the special form of worship he advocated. In this volume Gautam Sen pieces together the representative portions of the Swami's philosophy along with a running commentary of his own.

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                                  Basic Writings of S. RadhakrishnanBasic Writings of S. Radhakrishnan
                                  Basic Writings of S. Radhakrishnan

                                  Specification:

                                  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                  • By : Robert A. McDermott (Author)
                                  • Cover : Paperback
                                  • Language : English
                                  • Edition : 1972
                                  • Pages : 340 pages
                                  • Weight : 
                                  • Size :20 x 14 x 4 cm
                                  • ISBN-13  978-8172242343

                                  Description

                                  New enlarged edition, Sri Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950) was still in his teens when he attained enlightenment through a remarkable experience, as if undergoing death of the physical body, while remaining in full consciousness. He left home for the sacred hill of Arunachala where he taught the purest form of Advaita Vedanta (non-duality) through the simple discipline of self-inquiry. His teaching, his principal instruction to all his devotes was always to meditate on the question "Who am I"?. In this book Arthur Osborne gives an account of the life and teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi. It has a special relevance to our age with its outlines of a religion based on the Indian scriptures which is essentially spiritual, without ceasing to be rational and ethical.The writings of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan philosopher and former President of India, constitute one of the best possible introductions to Indian thought and culture. They are the most important body of work in the development of recent Indian and Western studies in comparative philosophy. This volume contains a representative selection of Radhakrishnan' s most significant writings in these area. It explains the aims, key concepts and major predispositions of Radhakrishnan' s thoughts and deals with his interpretation of Indian philosophy, his systematic version of Vedanta, his reinterpretation of Hindu dharma and Yoga and his consistent plea for the universal synthesis 'on the plane of spirit'.

                                      $19
                                      The Mind of Ramana MaharshiThe Mind of Ramana Maharshi
                                      The Mind of Ramana Maharshi

                                      Specification:

                                      • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                      • By : Arthur Osborne  (Author)
                                      • Cover : Paperback
                                      • Language : English
                                      • Edition : 1959
                                      • Pages : 276 pages
                                      • Weight : 
                                      • Size :12.9 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm
                                      • ISBN-10  8172242115
                                      • ISBN-13  978-8172242114

                                      Description

                                      New enlarged edition, Sri Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950) was still in his teens when he attained enlightenment through a remarkable experience, as if undergoing death of the physical body, while remaining in full consciousness. He left home for the sacred hill of Arunachala where he taught the purest form of Advaita Vedanta (non-duality) through the simple discipline of self-inquiry. His teaching, his principal instruction to all his devotes was always to meditate on the question "Who am I"?. In this book Arthur Osborne gives an account of the life and teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi. It has a special relevance to our age with its outlines of a religion based on the Indian scriptures which is essentially spiritual, without ceasing to be rational and ethical.

                                          $19
                                          Bhagavad Gita--Text and Translation: The Lord's Song (Annie Besant)
                                          Bhagavad Gita--Text and Translation: The Lord's Song (Annie Besant)
                                          SPECIFICATION:
                                          • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar
                                          • By : Annie Besant
                                          • Cover : Hardcover
                                          • Language : English
                                          • Edition : 2003999
                                          • Pages : 260
                                          • Weight : 150 gm.
                                          • Size : 3.6 x 0.9 x 4.9 inches
                                          • ISBN-10: 8170591740
                                          • ISBN-13: 978-8170591740
                                          DESCRIPTION:
                                          Among the priceless teachings that may be found in the great Hindu poem of the Mahabharata, there is none so rare and and precious as this, 'The Lord's Song'. Since it fell from the divine lips of Shri Krishna on the field of battle and stilled the surging emotions of his disciple and friend, how many troubled hearts has it quieted and
                                          strengthened, how many weary souls has it led to Him! It is meant to lift the aspirant from the lower levels of renunciation, where objects are renounced, to the loftier heights where desires are dead, and where the Yogi dwells in calm and ceaseless contemplation, while his body and mind are actively employed in discharging the
                                          duties that fall to his lot in life.

                                          That the spiritual man need not be a recluse,that union with the divine Life may be achieved and maintained in the midst of worldly affairs, that the obstacles to the union lie not outside us but within us-such is the central lesson of the BHAGAVADGITA

                                          Annie Besant in the preface to the book.
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                                          The Monad by C. W. Leadbeater
                                          The Monad by C. W. Leadbeater
                                          SPECIFICATION:
                                          • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House Adyar, Chennai
                                          • By : Charles W. Leadbeater
                                          • Cover : Paperback
                                          • Language : English
                                          • Edition : 2012
                                          • Pages : 167
                                          • Weight : 200 gm.
                                          • Size : 18.1 x 12.0 x 1.1
                                          • ISBN-10: 8170592887
                                          • ISBN-13: 978-8170592884
                                          DESCRIPTION:
                                          'It is a matter of exceeding difficulty to express the elation of the personality to the ego...I think that on the whole the best way to put it is to say that the former is a fragment of the latter, a tiny part of him expressing itself under serious difficulties. We meet a person on the physical plane; we speak to him; and we think and say that we know him. It would be little nearer to the truth to say that we know a thousandth part of him. 'Even when clairvoyance is developed- even when a man opens the sight of his causal body, and looks at the causal body of another man- even then, though he sees a manifestation of the ego on his own plane, he is still far from seeing the real man.'
                                          Extract from the first chapter

                                          The Monad is a collection of essays written by C.W.Leadbeater and published in Theosophical magazines between 1913 and 1920, pertaining to the higher consciousness of man. It casts light with a clairvoyant psychic development, the Buddhic consciousness and the meaning of Time. This small volume deals with subjects that are of the highest importance for students of Theosophy, and over the years it has become a classic of Theosophical literature.
                                          $27
                                          The Nature of Our Seeking [Hardcover] Sri Ram, N.
                                          The Nature of Our Seeking [Hardcover] Sri Ram, N.
                                          SPECIFICATION:
                                          • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House Adyar, Chennai
                                          • By : N. Sri Ram
                                          • Cover : Paperback
                                          • Language : English
                                          • Edition : 1989
                                          • Pages : 262
                                          • Weight : 286 gm.
                                          • Size : 17.9 x 11.9 x 1.7 cm
                                          • ISBN-10: 8170590728
                                          • ISBN-13: 978-8170590729
                                          DESCRIPTION:
                                          Mr. N.Sri Ram, the author of this book, was International President of The Theosophical Society for over 20 years over the period 1953-73. He brings to his writings a background of eastern wisdom combined with keen awareness of modern thought and knowledge, as well as a sensitive understanding of human problems. His special felicity of style enables him to convey profound ideas in a lucid and absorbing manner.
                                          $32
                                          Science and the Sacred
                                          Science and the Sacred
                                          SPECIFICATION:
                                          • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House Adyar, Chennai
                                          • By : Ravi Ravindra
                                          • Cover : Paperback
                                          • Language : English
                                          • Edition : 2000
                                          • Pages : 359
                                          • Weight : 500 gm.
                                          • Size : 6 x 4 x 0.5 inches
                                          • ISBN-10: 8170593816
                                          • ISBN-13: 978-8170593812
                                          DESCRIPTION:
                                          ' I personally find this book captivating and mesmerizing. It is very important because it speaks not only to the spiritual and psychological health of humankind, but to the survival of our planet. It is refreshing to read the opinions of a first-rate mind who is willing to unabashedly speak out about the primacy of spirit and to call into question many of the assumptions western scientists make about the world, most of which go unchallenged in our culture.'

                                          Dr Larry Dossey, MD, author of Space, Time and Medicine, Beyond Illness and Recovering the Soul.
                                          $32

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