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Saundarya Lahari - The Ocean of Beauty by T.R. Srinivasa Ayyangar, Pandit Subrahmanya Sastri
  • Product Code: Book665
  • Edition : 2012
  • Pages : 289
  • Weight : 350
  • Size : 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : T.R. Srinivasa Ayyangar, Pandit Subrahmanya Sastri
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 8170591929, 978-8170591924
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

About the Book

Saundarya-lahari is a beautiful poem with spiritual, mythical and tantric principle intricately women into it. It consists of a hundred and three hymns in praise of the Goddess Tripurasundari. The first forty-one stanzas are referred to generally as the Ananda-lahari (the Ocean of Spiritual Bliss), while the second part gives its name to the whole book. The highest forms of worship envisaged by the Vedic seers are far above the level of many. Therefore, other suitable forms of worship have been formulated. One such is the Sri Vidya, worship of the Supreme in its feminine aspect. In this text, Sri Samkaracarya expounds that worship in its pristine purity.

Introduction

THE Saundarya-lahari, 'the Ocean of Beauty', eminently shares the characteristics of (i) a poem displaying the finest touches of poetical fancy, (ii) a Stotra, hymn, in praise of the Goddess Tripurasundari, (iii) a series of Mantra-s, mystic formulae, to be used by the Upasaka along with the corresponding Yantra-s, diagrams, wherein the Devi is to be conceived as abiding, and (iv) an exposition of the Agama-s and Tantra-s, bearing on the worship of the Supreme Being in Its aspect of the Sakti, Creative Energy, known as the Sri- vidya, embodying the underlying principles of Vaidika-dharma and as such having the sanction of the Veda-s. In its first forty-one stanzas it encompasses the Ananda-lahari, the Ocean of the Blissfully Sublime. AS the very names and the design of the two parts indicate, it points, on the one hand, to the way of approach to the Paramatman, attainable only through true spiritual devotion and knowledge of the real nature of the Paramatman, supplemented by the successful accomplishment of the highest Yoga of Nirvikalpa-samadhi; on the other hand, it leads in effect to the merging of the Jivatman of the Upasaka into the non-differentiated Brahman, so exquisitely expounded in the Upanisad-s and other authoritative works dealing with the Monistic ideal of the Vedanta, through the worship of the qualified Brahman, so well portrayed in Stotra-s, Agama-s, Tantra-s, Purana-s and the Karma-kanda, thus typifying Nirgunopasana through Sagunopasana in essence. A unique feature or the Sanatana-dharma of the ancient Rsi-s of this Punya-bhumi of ours, which has enabled this time-hallowed system of theirs to endure through the ages, consists in the fact that it is elastic and comprehends systems adapted to the capacity, idiosyncrasy and stage of development attained by the various classes of persons owing allegiance to it, from individuals on the highest to the lowest rungs of the ladder of spiritual evolution. The highest forms of worship envisaged by the Vedic Seers of yore stand far above the ken of the vast majority, for whose delectation suitable forms of worship of Visnu, Siva, the Sakti and other Vedic deities have been elaborated by the large number of Agama-s, Tantra-s, Purana-s, Itihasa-s, etc., all within the ambit of the Vedic ideal. and these have cap- tured the imagination of these classes and continue to hold sway over their minds even to the present day. One of such forms of worship is the Sri-vidya, the worship of the Supreme Being in Its feminine aspect of the Sakti. Creative Energy. which embraces two forms: (i) the Internal. meant for the more advanced. assuming the character of worship of the Supreme Being in the aspect of Siva conjoint with the Sakti, at the various centres of energy of the human body. passing through various stages on to the highest. eschewing all rituals and ceremonies; and (ii) the External. intended for the less evolved. assuming the form of worshipping Yantra-s inscribed on the Bhurja leaf. gold and other metallic plates. coloured linen or slabs. to the accompaniment of the repetition of particular Mantra-s made up of the Matrka-s. with appropriate gestures. postures. facing of particular cardinal points. offerings of Dhupa, Dipa, Naivedya, etc. - all with a view to acquiring special psychic powers. gratification of specific desires. etc. of the Upasaka, The former. known as the Samaya-marga, is based on the Samhita-s of the Subhagama-pancaka, the works of five great Seers, and does not in any way, run counter to Vedic principles. The latter, known as the Kaula-marga and dealt with in the sixty-four Tantra-s, although primarily intended for the worship of the Devi, has in course of time afforded scope for the inclusion of vulgar practices (Vamacara) smacking of Kapalika and Ksapanaka usages, appealing to the venal side of human nature and exercising a demoralizing influence on the votaries to an extent not countenanced by the Veda-s, These unwholesome features of the Sakta cult began to weigh on the minds of high-souled reformers of the type of Samkara-bhagavatpada, who soon opened a crusade against such practices by expounding the sublime truths of the Samaya-marga in their writings and preachings, with a view to uphold the beautiful methods of the Samaya doctrine and supplant the ugly features of the Kaula-marga, Hence this work is appropriately called the Saundarya-lahari, the Ocean of Beauty, washing out in its torrent the filth accumulated in the Kaula-marga and restoring the purity of the Sri- vidya in relation to its external forms and ceremonies. In this laudable attempt he seems to have been ably served, in a later generation, by Laksmidhara and Bhaskararaya, two celebrated scholars and stalwart mystics acquainted with the inner working of the worship of the Sri-vidya, in their commentaries on several works relating to it. Laksmidhara's zeal for the preservation of the Samaya-marga in all its purity and for the reform of the Kaula-marga is so great that he even steps beyond the province of a mere commentator and differs from the author of the original work in matters of detail, where he thinks his own personal experience of the recondite practices warrants him to do so.

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Esoteric Buddhism by A.P. Sinnett (Paperback)
  • Product Code: Book664
  • Edition : 2008
  • Pages : 212
  • Weight : 370
  • Size : 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : A.P. Sinnett
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 8170595436, 978-8170595434
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

About the Book

This book was published in 1883 and probably constituted the earliest sketch of esoteric teachings given in plain language. 'Karma' and 'Reincarnation' and other such terms, almost unknown in the West, thereafter came to be used in literary and theological circles. The author candidly acknowledges that it was the 'favour' (of the Adepts) rather than 'effort' on his part that helped the writing of the book. He received teachings from great Spiritual Teachers or Mahatmas through Madame Blavatsky. The book gives occult details concerning the Universe and its planets, going beyond the material world. Along with The Occult World, which preceded, and The Growth of the Soul, which followed it, the present book is a study as envisaged in the Third Object of the Theosophical Society, To investigate unexplained laws of Nature and the powers latent in man'. The title is somewhat misleading as the book does not refer directly to the teachings given by the Buddha.

About the Author

The name of Mr A. P. Sinnett (1840-1921) will always be held in high esteem in the annals of Theosophy. He was the first person to give a broad outline of what the Ancient Wisdom teaches about God, Nature and Man. He used his knowledge to awaken the West to Theosophy and India to national life.

He was educated in London and took up journalism as a career. He served the London newspaper The Globe, The Hong Kong Daily Press in China, The Standard in London, and in 1872 he became the editor of The Pioneer, a leading English newspaper in India. He was greatly attracted by the occult phenomena produced by H. P. Blavatsky and joined the Theosophical Society in 1879. Soon after, he began to receive letters from the Mahatmas. He served as Vice-President of the Theosophical Society three times. He was a man of wide-ranging interests. A keen student of chemistry, he had a laboratory of his own. Besides the famous book The Occult World, he wrote novels and plays based on Theosophy. The novel Karma was very well received, as also his play: Marriage

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The Gospel of Islam by Duncan Greenlees (Paperback)
  • Product Code: Book663-P
  • Edition : 2000
  • Pages : 199
  • Weight : 300
  • Size : 18.0 x 12.5 x 1.3 cm.
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : Duncan Greenlees 
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 817059278X, 978-8170592785
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

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Thought Forms - Illustrated with + 50 color plates by Annie Besant, Charles W. Leadbeater (Hardcover)
  • Product Code: Book171
  • Edition : 2015
  • Pages : 77
  • Weight : 300
  • Size : 22.0 x 14.6 x 1.1 cm.
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Author : Annie Besant, Charles W. Leadbeater
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 817059202X, 978-8170592020
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

Back of Book:

Hardly a moment of our waking life passes without any thoughts. We take it that these being silent and unnoticed by others are just nothings. How serious an error this could be, is clearly brought out in this book with the aid of many picturesque coloured plates and graphic drawings. Every passing thought is that much of a power for good or evil, for us and others as well, in the measure of its quality and intensity. Here is the first lesson on leading a responsible life. Publishers' Note:THIS book was first published in 1901. Since that time it has been through successive printings in English and has been published in several languages. In the eighth reprint some passages no longer relevant today have been deleted and some explanatory footnotes added. The main thesis of the book remains intact and the original language of the authors has been retained. The original colour plates, painted under the direction of the authors, have been used.

Foreword:

THE text of this little book is the joint work of Mr. Leadbeater and myself. The drawing and painting of the thought-forms observed by Mr. Leadbeater or by myself, or by both of us together, has been done by three friends-Mr. John Varley, Mr. Prince and Miss Macfarlane, to each of whom we tender our cordial thanks. To paint in earth's dull colors the forms clothed in the living light of other worlds is a hard and thankless task; so much the more gratitude is due to those who have attempted it. They needed colored fire, and had only ground earths. We have also to thank Mr. F. Bligh Bond for allowing us to use his essay on Vibration Figures, and some of his exquisite drawings. Another friend, who sent us some notes and a few drawings, insists on remaining anonymous, so we can only send our thanks to him with similar anonymity.

It is our earnest hope-as it is our belief-that this little book will serve as a striking moral lesson to every reader, making him realize the nature and power of his thoughts, acting as a stimulus to the noble, a curb on the base. With this belief and hope we send it on its way.

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The Yoga Upanisads (On the Basis of the Commentary of Sri Upanisad Brahmayogin) by T.R. Srinivasa Ayyangar
  • Product Code: Book662
  • Edition : April 1, 2008
  • Pages : 502
  • Weight : 800
  • Size : 22.0 x 14.0 x 1.1 cm.
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Author : T.R. Srinivasa Ayyangar
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 8185141584, 978-8185141589
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

Back of the Book

The Adyar Library and Research Center was founded in 1886 by Henry steel Olcott first president of the Theosophical society for research in eastern civilization philosophy and religion. Its aim is to promote understanding among the peoples of the world through knowledge among the peoples of the world through knowledge of the higher aspects of their respective cultures.

The collections of the library consist of about 18,000 manuscript containing about 45,000 works both palm leaf and paper and some 2,00,000 pointed volumes. The manuscripts are mostly form India and in Sanskrit. The printed books include old and reared Ideological works and also a fine collection of books on the different religious and philosophies in Sanskrit English and various other languages eastern and western and volumes of important ideological journals.

Brahmavidya the Adyar library Bulletin is being published annually since 1937 presenting papers and studies on religion philosophy and various aspects of Sanskrit and other oriental literature as well as editions of ancient texts and translations.

From the Jacket

The Adyar Library is reprinting the yoga Samanya Vedanta Vaisnava Sakta and Samnyasa Upanisad-s with the commentary of Upanisad Brahmayogin and their translations. The yoga Upanisad-s this volume contains English translation of twenty translations Upanisad-s like Advayataraka Amrtanada Yogatattva Nadabindu Hamsa etc. They teach the Astangayoga Rahayoga layayoga Hatayoga Mantrayoga Karmayoga etc. Their aims is to help man in controlling his mind so that he can realize the oneness of the individual self with the supreme self and thereby attain final Liberation.

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The Etheric Double - The Health Aura by A.E. Powell (Paperback)
  • Product Code: Book661
  • Edition : 2016
  • Pages : 156
  • Weight : 300
  • Size : 22.0 x 14.0 x 1.1 cm.
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : A.E. Powell
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 8170595649, 978-8170595649
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

First published in 1925. This is first in the series of five books by the same author. This classic text has long been used as a resource book by students and scholars of astral phenomena. It's subject is the subtle body which all human beings possess, physical in nature but invisible to ordinary eyes. Of interest to healers, body workers, and all students of esoteric lore, Powell's discussion of the anatomy of the subtle body, its energy centres and functions, is perceptive and comprehensive.

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Rebirth of the Occult Tradition: How the Secret Doctrine of H. P. Blavatsky Was Written (Paperback)
  • Product Code: Book660
  • Edition : January 1, 1990
  • Pages : 78
  • Weight : 250
  • Size : 24.4 x 16.4 x 0.8
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : Boris De Zirkoff 
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 0835675351, 978-0835675352
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

An account of how H.P. Blavatsky composed her famous Secret Doctrine, including correspondence concerning the text. This book also discusses how the Secret Doctrine led to the rebirth of the occult tradition. A great book for readers and students of theosophy and those with an interest in the Secret Doctrine. A very complete and interesting story about one of the greatest books ever written on theosophy. Illustrations of those corresponding, original letters, and artwork are included.

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Power and Use of Thought by Charles Webster Leadbeater (Paperback)
  • Product Code: Book659
  • Edition : December 1992
  • Pages : 48
  • Weight : 100
  • Size : 7.1 x 0.1 x 4.7 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : Charles Webster Leadbeater
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 8170591902, 978-8170591900
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

In this slim volume, author provides valuable guidelines on the correct use and control of the power of thought and emotion and of our responsibility for their effect upon others for good or evil. To change the world for the better, the first step is to change ourselves. To do this requires us to know our weaknesses, our strengths. Then may we utilize the magnificent power within for the benefit of humanity.

Specification: Product Code: Book659 Edition : December 1992 Pages : 48 Weight : 100 Size : 7.1...
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The Divine Plan by Geoffrey Barborka (Paperback)
  • Product Code: Book658
  • Edition : January 25, 1972
  • Pages : 564
  • Weight : 1.200
  • Size : 7 x 1.4 x 9.5 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : Geoffrey A. Barborka,
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 8170592917, 978-8170592914
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

Back of the Book

H. P. Blavatsky's The Secret Doctrine testifies to the existence of a Divine Plan, the knowledge of which the author of this book has sought to convey. Since the full and complete exposition of The Secret Doctrine is only attainable by means of the 'seven keys' to its understanding, the author has also attempted to present this book as a guide towards their under-standing, expressly for those who wish to read and study these ancient teachings. It is his hope that this work may prove to be of assistance to all who read it.

Preface

THE chief purpose of this book is to present a guide-book for those who wish to read and study The Secret Doctrine. It is not the intention to give a complete survey of H. P. Blavatsky's great work, but rather to offer a method for pursuing its study. Yet it is hoped that those who follow this guide-book will acquire a more comprehensive understanding of the teachings of the Ancient Wisdom.
Since Secret Doctrine Classes represent the major Theosophical effort undertaken by the writer for several years, first-hand knowledge has been gained of the problems confronting many who endeavor to study H. P. Blavatsky's writings. Again and again has the wish been expressed that there could be a book that would be of assistance in the study of the teachings. To meet this need, this work is offered. The effort has been made to overcome the difficulties that students encounter; hence the manner in which it is prepared. What actually caused the writing of the book came about in this way.

The writer was requested to take part in a symposium to be presented at the 1956 Summer School convening at the Headquarters of the American Section of The Theosophical Society at Wheaton, Illinois. This formed part of the proceedings of the regular annual convention held at this Theosophical center. The symposium was entitled: ' Methods of Approach to the Study of The Secret Doctrine.' The theme was of paramount importance, since this was the very line of endeavor being carried on in classes. Because of the problems encountered in class study, the decision was made to present a practical approach to the subject, emphasizing the aspect of how to read the volumes.

The idea was stressed that The Secret Doctrine was written from the Platonic standpoint rather than the Aristotelian. Therefore a universal outlook must be sought for primarily. So often, difficulty is experienced in understanding the teachings because of attempting to view them ' from below '-that is, from the individual's viewpoint-rather than ' from above,' from a cosmic standpoint. Therefore, the effort must be made to look down from above, as though a panoramic picture were being unrolled. There is no need to be concerned about details in the first glance-that is, in the first effort to understand a doctrine. The details may be examined later and placed in proper sequence. The example of man's sevenfold principles was instanced. Too often the seven principles are viewed from below'. Thus, the Sthilla-iarira (physical body) is considered first, and the other six principles super-imposed upon it. Because of this, it becomes difficult to comprehend the significance of Atman (man's divine self), from below. Instead, viewed from above, Atman is a universal principle; it is even united with its Originating Source. It sends its radiance through the six emanated principles, which are all linked with the Self (Atman). Thus man from the standpoint of the Esoteric Philosophy is a Saptaparna-an unfolding ' seven-leaved man-plant '; not an entity consisting of seven separate principles which may be peeled apart as one separates an onion (as H. P. B. has expressed it).

With specific reference to The Secret Doctrine: the suggestion was made that one should not attempt to read it in the way that an ordinary book is read. Especially is this the case if one has no knowledge of Theosophy and is not acquainted with the terms used-not to mention Hebrew or Sanskrit words. How, then, could such a person commence reading the work ? The recommendation was made that The Secret Doctrine should be read by ' subjects,' rather than page by page, using the index to jot down references to the chosen topic, then reading all the pages connected with the theme. Ways for conducting study-classes were considered, and selected pages were indicated for especial reading. The response of the assemblage was most heartening. So much enthusiasm was shown that it brought about an unexpected turn of events. After the meeting, while waiting at the railway station of the small mid-western town for the arrival of the train to take us on our homeward journey, the group of Theosophists were silently contemplating the beauty of the evening and also reflecting upon the session of the afternoon. Although the sun had set, the horizon was radiant with a golden glow, and a balmy breeze scarcely swayed the tall trees in the distance. Overhead night-hawks were languidly coasting back and forth without so much as flapping their wings. The evening reverie was interrupted by a startling question (startling because of its implications) : ' Why don't you write a book along the lines you were describing at the Convention-it would be such a help to Theosophists!

' Thus was the idea born-the inspiration was provided. Ah, but the labor involved! Little did my wife realize how calls would be forthcoming for her to hunt up references; to search for passages containing desired topics; to comb the index for items which were not listed! It is one thing to specify the type of citation desired, but quite another to find it. In passing, it may be remarked that in this type of work, sifting is of primary importance; mere references (which are plentifully provided) generally prove to be of little value-yet each one must be examined. Each item, as well as being appropriate to the particular subject, must fit into the great over-all pattern. The labor is something like putting a picture-puzzle together: each individual piece must fit exactly into its proper place -otherwise it must be left out, waiting until the appropriate setting is provided for its use. Needless to say, the task is much more difficult than writing without citations.

It is one thing to have an idea, quite another to formulate it into a vine actuality, still another to accomplish it. Here one is reminded of the era’s philosophical concept explaining the coming into being of a cosmos through s it’s the instrumentality of the Three Logo. First there is the Unmanifested with Logos-providing the idea of the cosmos-to-be. The second stage, the Hilo- Second Logos, conveys the idea from the unmanifested to the manifest-,t a bridging the gap between that which is non-manifest to the plane of miniport festation. The third stage, the Third or Manifested Logos, proceeds to make the idea manifested.

Howsoever, the work was commenced. Some thoughts were jotted ok is down, a frame-work outlined, memoranda garnered, quotations searched ) for, and chapter one was started. Two or three copies of The Secret Doctrine, V or of each volume, always lay opened on tables along with shorthand note-; the books. (For those who may be interested in the actual process, or method d be employed: a rough draft was put down in shorthand. If satisfactory it ) jot was then transcribed direct on the typewriter. Oftentimes revised in long acted hand, worked over with emendations and then typed. Sometimes a third and or fourth revision were necessary, especially if searching would bring to light a more apt citation.)

As the writing progressed, it became evident that the first ideas were ents. undergoing alteration; a larger theme was developing. It was just as mid- though my assistant's favorite ilea had actually come to pass-and the rend, verse was recited: ' I shall send thee a fire when they work is commenced.' the (Words addressed by the Lord of the Shining Face to the Lea of the Earth ought Book II, Stanza I, slake 3.)

In actuality, something had really happened. There was no doubt light- about it; it necessitated a revision of the manuscript. A completely new aping plan had come into being; the result-the present book.

As this guide-book is declared to be ' written in the form of a Com-dong monetary on H. P. Blavatsky's Secret Doctrine,' it hardly seems necessary to help remark that citations are plentiful. This method was adopted for the following reasons. In order to read The Secret Doctrine understandingly it t the is necessary to know: (1) the meaning of a term itself-in the case of Ming Sanskrit, going to the root-meaning of the word is of great importance; sired (2) the manner in which the term is used in relation to the passage; (3) the hang meaning of the whole passage; (4) the relation of the passage to the doctrine In as a whole; (5) whether the term or passage is used in a generalizing sense wary or specifically; (6) whether a symbolical meaning is being employed; :rally (7) whether more than one interpretation is applicable. Thus by having item, citations placed in desired positions, the reader may follow the sequence ) the without need of turning for verification to the original.

Then this factor, too, would be taken care of: in Secret Doctrine )lace Classes the writer is constantly challenged in regard to statements made or Lag is views expressed, in which the request is made to ' quote page and line '. than Therefore, by supplying the original citations, those who wish to view the actual words of The Secret Doctrine may do so. They may check the ideas that are being presented with the source-book. This will prove to be of great value to lecturers who would like to see authentic passages under ' subjects,' instead of being obliged to hunt through an index, only to discover that they are unable to locate the passage desired. There need be no doubt as to the authenticity of citations, for the writer is as zealous as the most enthusiastic supporter in holding to the original teachings as presented by H. P. Blavatsky. Therefore the original edition is always used and quoted verbatim.

Yet another difficulty confronting study-classes is the matter of different editions of The Secret Doctrine, since the work has been published so very many times. This problem has been solved in the following manner. The various editions may be classified into three main groups: (1) the original edition, published in two volumes in London, 1888, (entitled the First Edition) ; followed by the Second Edition and then by all subsequent editions adhering to the original pagination (whether reproduced photo-statically or by type-setting processes). (2) The Third and Revised Edition, published in two volumes in 1893, the revision resulting in a different set of pages. This edition has been reprinted many times: in 1902, 1905, 1908, 1911, 1913, 1918, 1921 and 1928. (3) The editions published at Adyar, India, first in 1938, entitled the Fourth (Adyar) Edition, followed by the Fifth and Sixth Editions in 1946 and 1952: in six volumes, Volumes 1 and 2 of this edition represent Volume I of the original edition; volumes 3 and 4 equivalent to Volume II of the original edition. These editions resulted in yet another change in pagination. Volume 5 of this edition consists of the work known as the ' third volume,' first printed in 1897 after H. P. Blavatsky's passing, while Volume 6 is solely an index.

Each citation carries references to these three classified groups in the following manner: the volume and page references included in parentheses after each citation refer to the pagination of the original edition. Following this reference a footnote indicates the volume and page of the Adyar editions -always referred to as the 6 volume edition, for quick identification. This is followed by the volume and page of the 3rd edition (signifying the third and revised edition with its subsequent London reprinting). The fifth volume (of the Adyar editions), representing the third volume of the London editions, is alone referred to for citations from that volume.

Wherever possible, page references are given to original editions: this applies to H. P. Blavatsky's other writings-The Key to Theosophy, The Voice of the Silence, Isis Unveiled, Five Years of Theosophy, The Theosophical Glossary, and Transactions of the Blavatsky Lodge. It was deemed superfluous to add The Secret Doctrine after every citation. The references in parentheses following quoted passages-which are clearly indicated by means of indentation-always refer to that work; likewise the abbreviation S.D.

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The Science of Yoga: The Yoga-Sutras of Patanjali in Sanskrit by I. .K. Taimni (Paperback)
  • Product Code: Book657-P
  • Edition : January 1, 2007
  • Pages : 448
  • Weight : 820
  • Size : 8.3 x 5.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : I. .K. Taimni (Author)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 8170592127, 978-8170592129
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

Book Summary of The Science Of Yoga: The Yoga-sutra-s Of Patanjali In Sanskrit With Transliteration In Roman, Translation And Commentary In English Patanjali\'s Yoga-sutra is considered to be the most authoritative treatise on Yoga. Condensed in one hundred and ninety-six aphorisms, or sutra-s, are the essential philosophy and technique of Yoga. Over the centuries, scholars and teachers of Yoga have attempted to expand these sutra-s with commentaries and explanations. This Dr. Taimni is a comprehensive work giving the text of the Yoga-sutra in Sanskrit, transliteration in Roman, followed by a translation and commentary. It covers the field of evolution, the unfoldment of consciousness, the practical approach to a spiritual way of life, the unravelling of the great mystery of existence, and the culminating experience of samadhi, the goal of the kingly science of Yoga. It presents to the serious student the fundamental teachings of Yoga, its science, philosophy and technique,

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The Science of Yoga: The Yoga-Sutras of Patanjali in Sanskrit by I. .K. Taimni (Hardcover)
  • Product Code: Book657
  • Edition : February 25, 1999
  • Pages : 448
  • Weight : 820
  • Size : 7 x 1.2 x 8.5 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : I. .K. Taimni (Author)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 8170592119, 978-8170592112
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

PATANJALI'S Yoga-sutras is considered to be the most authoritative treatise on Yoga. Condensed in on e hundred and ninety-six aphorisms or sutras are the essential philosophy and technique of Yoga. Over the centuries, scholars and teachers of Yoga have attempted to expand these sutras with commentaries and explanations. This book by Dr Taimni is a comprehensive work giving the text of the Yoga-sutras in Sanskrit, transliteration in Roman, followed by a translation and commentary. It covers the fields of evolution, the unfoldment of consciousness, the practical approach to a spiritual way of life, the unraveling of the great mystery of existence, and the culminating experience of samadhi, the goal of the kingly science of Yoga. It presents to the serious student the fundamental teachings of Yoga, its science, philosophy and technique, in the light of modern thought.

About the Author:

Dr I. K. Taimni (1898-1978) was for many years Professor of Chemistry at the Allahabad University in India. He guided research and contributed many research papers to technical journals of several countries. In addition to his professional work, he made a deep study of Kashmir Shaivism and this, combined with his profound knowledge of Theosophy, was brought to bear on his writings. He was awarded the Subba Row Gold Medal for his contribution to theosophical literature. His books have run into many editions and are translated into several languages. 

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The Key to Theosophy by H P Blavatsky (Paperback)
  • Product Code: Book656
  • Edition : 2007
  • Pages : 296
  • Weight : 350
  • Size : 18.3 x 12.3 x 1.2 cm
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : H P Blavatsky (Author)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 8170592615, 978-8170592617
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

 

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A Study in Consciousness by Annie Besant (Paperback)
  • Product Code: Book143
  • Edition : 2014
  • Pages : 347
  • Weight : 400
  • Size : 18.0 x 12.2 x 2.0 cm
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : Annie Besant (Author)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 8170595517, 978-8170595519
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

 This book is intended as an aid to students in their study of the growth and development of consciousness, offering hints and suggestions which may prove serviceable to them. It does not pretend to be a complete exposition, but rather, as its subtitle states, a contribution to the science of psychology. Far ampler materials than are within my reach are necessary for any complete exposition of the far-reaching science which deals with the unfolding of consciousness. These materials are slowly accumulating in the hands of earnest and painstaking students, but no effort has yet been made to arrange and systematize them into a coordinated whole. In this little volume I have only arranged a small part of this material, in the hope that it may be useful now to some of the toilers in the great field of the evolution of consciousness, and may serve in the future, as a stone in the complete building. It will need a great architect to plan that temple of knowledge, and skilful master masons to direct the building; enough, for the moment, to do the apprentice task, and prepare the rough stones for the use of more expert workmen.
ANNIE BESANT

About the Author:

Annie Besant (1847-1933), second President of the Theosophical Society (1907-1933) was described as a 'Diamond Soul', for she had many brilliant facts to her character. She was an outstanding orator of her time, a champion of human freedom, educationist, philanthropist and author with more than three hundred books and pamphlets to her credit. She also guided thousands of men and women all over the world in their spiritual quest. In her earlier days in England, she did remarkable work as a Freethinker and Fabian socialist, and supported many noble causes including women's suffrage. From 1893, she lived in India and worked indefatigably for the cultural and spiritual renaissance of the country. She organized the Home Rule movement and inspired Indians with a dynamic vision of India's future.

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Human Regeneration: Lectures and Discussions by Radha Burnier (Paperback)
  • Product Code: Book655
  • Edition : 2006
  • Pages : 150
  • Weight : 240
  • Size : 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : Radha Burnier (Author)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 8170591694, 978-8170591696
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

 

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The Perfume of Egypt and other Weird Stories by C W Leadbeater (Paperback)
  • Product Code: Book647
  • Edition : 2004
  • Pages : 271
  • Weight : 300
  • Size : 18.0 x 11.9 x 1.6 CM
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : C.W. Leadbeater (Author)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 817059457X, 978-8170594574
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

The Stories told in this book happen to be true of course I do not for a moment expect the ordinary reader to believe that, and I shall be perfectly satisfied if I succeed if I succeed in shilling away for him the tedium of a railway journey, or if I can add for him a touch of pleasure to a comfortable evening before the fire or a lazy afternoon on the river.

For the few whose interest in these subjects is mot merely superficial, I may add that some of the events related and personal experiences of my own, and that the others are reproduced exactly as they were told to me by persons in whose veracity I have every confidence. In every case, except those of Jagannath and The Baron Room, I myself have heard the story directly from the person principally concerned in it, so that there is no place her for the subtle alterations which are inevitably introduced into tales that have passed through many hands. These things happened. And although it may be difficult for one who has made no study of the subject to believe them, those who are familiar with the literature of the occult will readily be able to parallel most of these occurrences.

I have written other and more serious books in which such things as these are scientifically explained; in this volume my only desire is to help my readers to pass pleasantly a few hours of leisure time.

Back of the book

The author of this book, C. W. Leadbeater was a clairvoyant whose range of experience of occult phenomena and unusual happenings was extraordinary. The Perfume of Egypt is a collection of weird stories, mostly about ghosts, which is both fascinating and informative, because they represent either personally experiences of the author or what he had heard directly from authentic sources. Readers will find this collection pleasurable and very entertaining. 

Mr. Leadbeater himself brings to attention in his Foreword that in other more serious books he has given scientific explanations for the apparently fantastic stories about ghosts and other occult phenomena.

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Seek Out the Way by Rohit Mehta (Paperback)
  • Product Code: Book647
  • Edition : 2002
  • Pages : 124
  • Weight : 150
  • Size : 
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : Rohit Mehta (Author)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 8170591465, 978-8170591467
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

 

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Esoteric Writings of T. Subba Row (Paperback)
  • Product Code: Book654
  • Edition : 2002
  • Pages : 575
  • Weight : 
  • Size : 
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : T. Subba Row (Author)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 8170593646, 978-8170593645
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

This collection of articles on varied and unusual subjects by a briljant young Brahman scholar, lawyer, mystic and occultist, is a mine of information. During the brief years before his death in 1890, author Swami T. Subba Row not only wrote these articles, but also gave a series of lectures at the annual Convention of the Theosophical Society, later published as Philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gītā. In his early years, Subba Row did not show any exceptional signs of mystical knowledge, but in his twenties knowledge welled up from within. 'It was as though a storehouse of occult experience, long forgotten, had been suddenly opened to him'.

The book will prove to be an asset for students of mystical philosophy and the reader will find fascinating information about for instance:

The twelve signs of the zodiac
The age of Lord Buddha's death
Nadigrantham-s
Hatha yoga
The mystic significance of Indian places of pilgrimage
And many other occult subjects . . .

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A Yoga of Light (Paperback) by Geoffrey Hodson
  • Product Code: Book653
  • Edition : October 1, 1991
  • Pages : 
  • Weight : 200gm
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  • Author : Geoffrey Hodson (Author)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 8170590140, 978-8170590149
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

 

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Two Books of the Stanzas of Dyzan (Paperback) by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
  • Product Code: Book652
  • Edition : January 15, 1986
  • Pages : 235
  • Weight : 200gm
  • Size : 5 x 4.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : H. P. Blavatsky (Author)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 817059006X, 978-8170590064
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

The “ Stanzas of Dzyan” are the core of H.P. Blavatsky’s  The Secret Doctrine. This book  lays bare the underlying structure of her work so that the whole may be more easily grasped. The Prologues and Epilogues  which H.P.B provided are have been included, also the headings of the Stanzas of both Books, and of each verse of the Second Book.

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The Solar System (Hardcover) by A.E. Powell
  • Product Code: Book636
  • Edition : 2015
  • Pages : 371
  • Weight : 800gm
  • Size : 8.5 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : A.E. Powell (Author)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 8170591686, 978-8170591689
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

 About The Book

The Solar System offers a comprehensive picture of the streams of life, passing from stage to stage of development, to the level of humanity and beyond. This valuable work is the last of a series of books that present a coherent and sequential account of the finer bodies of Man and his role in the Scheme of Evolution. It was preceded by The Etheric Double, The Astral Body, The Mental Body, and The Causal Body, all of them by the same author.
Human evolution takes place as the soul experiences birth in different races and civilizations. The vast panaroma presented here and the details of the human constitution contained in the other books of the author, awaken insight into the glorious nature of the cosmic process, and the great future awaiting the human being on his pilgrimage towards the Eternal.

Introduction

Both before and since the publication in 1893 of The secret Doctrine, by H. P. Blavatsky, there has become available for students of occultism a good deal of information regarding the Solar System and the streams of life amongst which is our own humanity—which evolve in that system. In 1883 appeared Esoteric Buddhism by A. P. Sinnett, followed in 1896 by The Groth of the soul by the same author. In 1897 was published. The Ancient Wisdom by Annie Besant, and in 1903 this great student of the occult delivered an important series of lectures, afterwards published in book form, under the title The Pedigree of Man, dealing in greater detail than anything previously published with the Solar System, with its Chains, Rounds, Globes, Sib-races, etc. Further elaboration and details have been added by C. W. Leadbeater in various books, notably The Inner Life, Volumes I and II. and A textbook of Theosophy.
In 1913 appeared that monumental work, Man: whence, flow and Whither? In addition to these, two fascinating volumes, entitled The Story of Atlantis and Lost Lemuria,with maps of those continents, from the pen of W. Scott-Elliot, appeared in 1896 and 1904 respectively, describing in very full detail the races that inhabited those lands, and their civilisations.

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Principles of Theosophical Work
  • Product Code: Book649
  • Edition : 1, December, 1991
  • Pages : 171
  • Weight : 500gm
  • Size : 
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : I.K. Taimni (Author)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 8170591686, 978-8170591689
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

 

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Essentials of Occult Chemistry & Modern Science
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  • Edition : 2000
  • Pages : 122
  • Weight : 
  • Size : 
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : Hari Jeevan Arnikar (Author)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 8170594065, 978-8170594062
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

 

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Changing Minds
This book by Dr. Desmarais is by all means a positive contribution in the field of Yoga, Indology and cognitive neurosciences. It covers Eastern and Western, ancient and modern, religion and metaphysics, psychology and epistemology, as well as the cultural heritage for these. The book is arranged in six chapters using our common concept of show as a metaphysical stage: getting ready for the show; entering the theatre; taking the stage; all the world as stage; following the plot; thickening of the plot; and finally, the lights come up. This has its source in the Samkhya metaphor of prakrti as analogous to a divine actor, on the world stage and in a cosmic drama. Another symbolic metaphor that comes before our mind is that of Ardhanarinatesvara of Lord Siva, depicted as the Cosmic divine Supreme actor endowed with half-female in his person. The reader, the spectator or audience member, symbolizes the Purusa of Samkhya and yoga.

CONTENTS

Acknowledgements, Foreword, Abbreviations, Introductions: Getting Ready for the Show, 1. Entering the Theatre 2. Taking the Stage 3. All the World's a Stage 4. Following the Plot 5. The Plot Thickens 6. Lights Up, References, Index
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Kalatattvakosa (Vol. 5) A Lexicon of Fundamental Concepts of the Indian Art
This series endeavoured to evolve an important modern device to grasp the essential thought and knowledge system of the Indian tradition. Through an indepth investigation into the primary sources of various disciplines, the series aims at facilitating the reader to comprehend the interlocking of different disciplines. The present volume is the fifth in the series. It is the manifestation of the vicaragni (fire of thoughts) kindled by the earlier seers and continued by later thinkers that highlights a number of visual art forms. The form or shape remains the basic element despite its multiple representations and their explanations.
This series endeavoured to evolve an important modern device to grasp the essential thought and...
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Kalatattvakosa (Vol. 6) A Lexicon of Fundamental Concepts of the Indian Arts, Appearance/Symbolic Form Abhasa
Kalatattvakosa series of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts has endeavoured to evolve an important modern device to grasp the essential thought and knowledge system of the Indian artistic and cultural tradition. Through an indepth investigation into the primary sources of various Indological disciplines, the series aims at facilitating the reader to comprehend the interdisciplinary approach of Indological and arthistorical research. The present volume: Abhasa (Appearance/Symbolic form) is the sixth manifestation of the series devoted to key concepts of Indian art and deals with the abstract or symbolic forms containing closely related eitht terms where the basic concept of abhasa, appearance or seemliness or reflection is inherent. Abhasa helps to realise the structure even in the field of symbolic or invizsible form. This volume contains eight articles on the following concepts abhasa, Sadrsya-sarupya, anukarana/ anukrti/ anukirtana, chaya, bimbapratibimba, linga, pada and vrttiriti.
Kalatattvakosa series of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts has endeavoured to evolve...
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Kalatattvakosa Vol. 1: Pervasive Terms Vyapti
Kalatattvakosa series of the IGNCA has endeavoured to evolve an important modern device to grasp the essential thought and knowledge system of the Indian tradition. Through an in depth investigation into the primary sources of various disciplines the series aims at facilitating the reader to comprehend the interlocking of different disciplines.
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Hindu Spirituality (Vol. 2)
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  • Size :8.4" x 5.4" x 1.2"
  • Weight :680g.
  • Author :K. R. Sundararajan / Bithika Mukerji
  • ISBN :8120819373, 978-8120819375
  • Publisher :Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt.. Ltd.
  • Edition :January 30, 2004
  • Cover :Hardcover
  • Language :English
  • Pages :584

The term Hindu is referred to the religious life of the people of India, and Spirituality understood as wisdom about the way back into the ground of pluralism of religious forms. These two volumes are structured along the division between the classical and the post classical.Twenty seven scholars from around the world shed light on the spiritual beauty of Hinduisms poetry art and temples, festivals and music, as well as the contributions of modern pioneers such as Swami Vivekananda Sri Aurobindo, Mahatma Gandhi and others.

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The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep
"If we cannot carry our practice into sleep," Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche writes, "If we lose ourselves every night, what chance do we have to be aware when death comes? Look to your experience of sleep to discover whether or not you are truly awake."

This book gives detailed instruction foundational practices done during the day. In the Tibetan tradition, the ability to dream lucidly is not an end in itself, rather it provides an additional context in which one can engage in advanced and effective practices to achieve liberation.

Dream yoga is followed by sleep yoga, also known as the yoga of clear light. It is a more advanced practice, similar to the most secret Tibetan practices. The goal is to remain aware during deep sleep when the gross conceptual mind and the operation of the senses cease. Most of us do not even consider this depth of awareness a possibility, yet it is well-known in Tibetan Buddhist and Bon spiritual traditions.

The result of these practices is greater happiness and freedom in both our waking and dreaming and dreaming states. The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep imparts powerful methods for progressing along the path to liberation.
"If we cannot carry our practice into sleep," Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche writes, "If we lose...
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Rajput Painting
To enter the world of Rajput Painting is to enter a dream world of fantasy and colour, of heroes and heroines gorgeously attired in brilliant hues, of epic poems and love songs, of courtly majesty and India's romantic past. This beautiful survey conveys the spirit of the great Hindu classical tradition that existed in all the arts, including painting and literature, from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. In this richly illustrated book, Roda Ahluwalia sets Rajput Painting in its historical and art-historical background, looking at local styles in the principalities of Rajasthan, Central India and the Punjab. She explores the themes -- mainly taken from folk tales and epic literature, erotic and religious poems, myths, legends and music - as well as the influence of Mughal painting and the importance of the cult of Krishna. The illustrations, taken mainly from the superb collections of the British Museum and the British Library, include many previously unpublished images, allowing a rare insight into this world of colour and romance.

Table of Contents

Foreword and Acknowledgements
History and Religion
Romance, Divinity and Courtly Portraiture
Early Rajput Painting
Rajasthan: Mewar
Bundi and Kotah
Amber and Jaipur
Marwar
Bikaner
Kishangarh
Central India: Malwa
Bundelkhand
Pahari Painting: Early Pahari painting
Later Pahari painting
The Nineteenth Century
Notes
Bibliography
Illustration References
Index.
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Tantra
A Complex body of religious practices that spread throughout the Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain traditions; a form of spirituality that seemingly combines sexuality, sensual pleasure, and the full range of physical experience with the religious life-Tantra has played a central yet conflicted role in the Western imagination ever since the first "discovery" of Indian religions by European scholars. Always radical, always extremely other, Tantra has proved to be a key factor in the imagining of India. This book offers a critical account of how the phenomenon came to be.

Tracing the complex genealogy of Tantra as a category within the history of religions, Hugh B. Urban reveals how it has been formed through the interply of popular and scholarly imaginations. tantra emerges as a product of mirroring and misrepresentation at work between East and West-a dialectical category born of the ongoing play between Western and Indian minds. Embracing historical detail, textual analysis, popular cultural phenomena, and critical theory, this book shows Tantra as a shifting amalgam of factasies, fears, and wish fulfilment, at once native and other, that strikes at the very heart of our constructions of the exotic Orient and the contemporary West.

Review:

A powerful book demonstrating how the Western study of Hinduism, Indian religious texts, and American popular culture have become related to one another in exceptionally intimate and creative ways. Urban refuses to narrate yet another postcolonial narrative about the evil West, producing instead a subtle and much more accurate reading of the cultural encounter that produced, intentionally or not, a new form of erotic mysticism-Western Tantra." - Jeffrey J. Kripal, author of Kali's Child: The Mystical and the Erotic in the Life and Teachings of Ramakrishna
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Tantra
Tantra: The Cult of the Feminine reveals a practical and balanced, modern view of the secret teachings of Tantric yoga. Tantra known in India for several millennia, brings us a different view of life, the world, and oneself which is at once new and archaic, exotic yet very close to the roots of each of us. Being neither a sect nor a religion, it is a yogic discipline that awakens not only the sacredness and magic of the sexual act, but of life itself.

Van Lysebeth discloses the sexual techniques of Tantra that can be used by Western couples to enhance relationships and help open the door to a new kind of enlightenment. He also reveals the wisdom of tantra--the essential belief that our universe is a creation of the physical and spiritual union of the Mala and Female principles, manifested in the human plane as Love. He shows us how the repression of feminine values in our patriarchal civilization is the esoteric cause of many of the modern world`s crises. Tantra affirms that a true understanding of feminine values can bring about much-needed changes in our society. Van Lysebeth`s warmth and insight brings modern readers to new dimensions of feeling and understanding!
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Nonviolence As a Way of Life, 2 Vols

"This book is intended for those who are struggling to understand and confront the epidemic of violence in our world but are not familiar with the nonviolent alternatives. Among those alternatives is the tradition of ahimsa, which has been advocated and practiced by the Jains for the last twenty-five centuries. Inspired by the Jains, this collection of essays speaks with many “voices” – personal reflections, scholarly studies, religious insights n to provide examples, guidance, and encouragement to those trying to cope with the violence that has become so prevalent. The essays should speak to a broad audience, but most especially to young people (late teens to early twenties), who are surrounded by violence practically from their birth and in virtually all aspects of their life: home, school, community, work, and media. The book will help them see:


1. What is involved in a nonviolent approach to the world, and how to apply it in various aspects of their daily lives. ?


2. That there are many of us out there n of different genders, race, professions, social classes, and religious affiliations, on every continent n who take nonviolence very seriously and try to live in accordance with its principles and values. ?


3. That there are many groups, institutions, and organizations that practice nonviolence and who can offer guidance, counsel, and help. ? The central aims of this book are to let those dealing ? with or surrounded by violence know that there is another way, and to encourage them to try to live in accordance with that way n the way of nonviolence.


The discourse of the twentieth century was dictated by its ""big"" events-two world wars, the Holocaust, the killing of millions of people during the times of political turmoil in India, China, Cambodia, the Soviet Union, and numerous other countries, and the nuclear arms race during the Cold War. The haunting images of broken bodies and destroyed countries, and the thoughts of how easily all life on this planet could be destroyed, brought to our eyes and minds the realization of the unprecedented levels of physical destruction of which we are now capable.


In the frenzy of war, those who are violent are hailed as heroes and saviors. Those who refuse to choose sides, those who do not shoot and murder, those who resort to nonviolence, are regarded as traitors and cowards. Yet when the weapons stop firing, when the surviving ""heroes"" are relegated to hospitals and psychiatric wards, it is the healers who take the central role. What is so dearly needed for all of those who are hurting are hospitality and healing acceptance and care. The brokenness of our world has reached such an alarming level that it appears to undermine the distinction between victimizers and victims: those who victimize others do so because they themselves have been victimized, because they themselves have been hurting. And the forms and levels of hurting have become so numerous that playing the blame game and insisting on justice is often beside the point. What is sorely needed is not another instance of hurting but its opposite: healing. This is why, on the pages that follow, you will find so many stories of hospitality: toward strangers, toward refugees, toward orphaned or imprisoned children, toward the elderly"

"This book is intended for those who are struggling to understand and confront the epidemic...
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Kalidas Granthavali (कालिदास-ग्रन्थावली)
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  • Size :9.9 x 6.5 x 1.8 inches
  • Weight : 1 kg.
  • Author : (Kalidasa) Pandit Shriramtej Sjastro
  • ISBN : 938032619X, 978-9380326191
  • Publisher :Chaukhamba Sanskrit Prakashan
  • Edition :October 10, 2014
  • Cover :Hardcover
  • Language :English
  • Pages :796
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    Saundaranandam Mahakavyam (सौन्दर महाकाव्यम)
    • Product Code :BK9042
    • Author : Jagdisha Chandra Mishra
    • Publisher :Chaukhamba Sanskrit Prakashan
    • Edition :2010
    • Cover :Hardcover
    • Language :Sanskrit & Hindi
    • Pages : 4+48+440

      Language: Sanskrit Text with Hindi Translation

      Specification Product Code :BK9042 Author : Jagdisha Chandra Mishra Publisher :Chaukhamba Sanskrit Prakashan Edition :2010...
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      Tariniparijatatantram (तारिणीपारिजाततन्त्रम)
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      • Size :8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
      • Weight :400 gm.
      • Author :Radheshyam Chaturvedi
      • ISBN :9385005588, 978-9385005589
      • Publisher :Chaukhamba Sanskrit Prakashan
      • Edition :2016
      • Cover :Hardcover
      • Language :Sanskrit Text to Hindi Translation
      • Pages :18+222

        Language: Sanskrit Text with Hindi Translation
        Pages: 240

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