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Reflections on Resemblance, Ritual and Religion

The classical Vedic texts that deal with large-scale sacrificial ritual and those writings that deal with domestic ritual have traditionally been treated as unrelated. The former are devoted to the explication of rituals that are dominated by wealthy male elites; the latter concern humble private ceremonies more open to famale participation. Reflections on Resemblance, Ritual and Religion argues that there is in fact, a fundamental connection between these two large and important bodies of Indic religious literature.

The classical Vedic texts that deal with large-scale sacrificial ritual and those writings that deal...
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Schopenahuer's Encounter with Indian Thought

Schopenhauer is widely recognized as the Western philosopher who has shown the greatest openness to Indian thought and whose own ideas approach most closely to it. This book examines his encounter with important schools of Hindu and Buddhist philosophy and subjects the principal apparent affinities to a careful analysis. Initial chapters describe Schopenhauer's encounter with Indian thought in the context of intellectual climate of early nineteenth-century Europe. For the first time, Indian texts and ideas were becoming available and the belief that they could bring about a second Renaissance-an "Oriental Renaissance"-was widespread. Schopenhauer shared in this enthusiasm and for the rest of his life assiduously kept abreast of the new knowledge of India. Principal sections of the book consider the two main pillars of Schopenhauer's system in relation to broadly comparable ideas found, in the case of Hindu thought, in Advaita Vedanta, and within Buddhism in the Madhyamika and Yogacara schools. Schopenhauer's doctrine of the world as representation, or a flow of impressions appearing in the consciousness of living beings, is first considered. The convergence between this teaching and India idealism, especially the doctrine of illusory appearance (maya), has long been recognized. Schopenhauer himself was aware of it, emphasizing that it was the result not of influence but of a remarkable convergence between Eastern and Western thought. This convergence is subjected to a much more detailed examination than has previously been carried out, undertaken in the light of twentieth-century Indology and recent studies of Schopenhauer. The second main pillar of Schopenhauer's system, the doctrine of the world as will, is then examined and its relationship to Indian thought explored.

Schopenhauer is widely recognized as the Western philosopher who has shown the greatest openness to...
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Chinnamasta

About the Author


Elisabeth Benard became interested in India at the age of twelve years when her father first brought back Hindu image from a trip to India. For many years she looked at these image in her family library never dreaming that one day she would become a scholar in Indian religions. She researched in India under the auspicious of the American Institute of Indian Studies and received her doctorate from Columbia University. She has lectured widely in the United States, including at Smithsonian Institute and Asia Society, as well as in India and Japan. She has taught at Princeton, Rutgers University, Collage of Wooster and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Presently she is teaching Hinduism, Women in Religion, and Asian Religions at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.


ABOUT THE BOOK:

This is the first monograph which examines the rare Hindu and Buddhist Tantric Goddess, Chinnamasta, her rituals, her names and forms (namarupa) and their symbolism by comparing and contrasting her sadhanas (spiritual practices) in Hinduism and Buddhism. The entire Hindu "Chinnamastatantra" section from the Sakta Pramoda, the Buddhist "Chinnamunda Vajravarahisadhana" and the "Trikayavajrayoginistuti" are translated for the first time into English. Since Chinnamasta is a rare goddess, her texts were not popularized or made "fashionable" according to the dictates of a particular group at a particular time. The earliest extant texts date from the ninth and tenth centuries-a time when Hindu and Buddhist Tantras were developing under common influences in the same places in India. Having such texts about Chinnamasta Chinnamasta from these centuries, one can begin to understand the mutuality of a general Tantric tradition and the exclusivity of a particular Hindu or Buddhist Tantric tradition. Hence the study, not only examines Chinnamasta, but also attempts to understand what is a Tantric tradition.


Foreword


Elisabeth Benard’s work on the Hindu-Buddhist goddess Chinnamastã is a product of indefatigable energy, not overlooking any lead from Sanskrit and Tibetan texts or from knowledgeable informants. So to cast light on a goddess that was strangely obscure and yet implicates any Indian goddess properly to be called wondrous or arousing of awe. Although completed in the United States, her treatise does not follow a History of Religions approach with a baggage of technical terms. Besides, Dr. Benard avoids the guessing and speculations that characterized some previous references to this goddess. Throughout she employs a direct communication with the reader while soberly basing her conclusions on stated sources.


One welcome feature of Benard’s book is the translation of much material from the Sakta Pramoda. Another fine feature is the treatment of the goddess’s names, both the 108 and 1,000 list. Her classification of the names by the rasas of Hindu drama is probably unique.


This work is a solid contribution to the theories of the Hindu and Buddhist Tantras and their symbolism, in particular as related to the goddess.



About the AuthorElisabeth Benard became interested in India at the age of twelve years when...
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Jaiminiya Mahabharata "Asvamedhika Parva" - Part I
  • Product Code :BK7082 Size :8.1" X 5.3" Weight :315 gm Publisher :Gita Press Gorakhpur Edition :2007 Cover :Paperback Language :Sanskrit Text and English Translation Pages :364

Foreword

As we know, Gita Press is committed to publish literature that is helpful in exhilarating morality, building national character and inculcating fervour for developing devotion to the universe. For this purpose, Gita press has in its agenda, the publication of puranic literature, rare books on religious subjects, Upanisads, Gita, Ramayana and Mahabharata etc. Under this process Gita Press published the Asvamedhika Parva of Mahabharata composed by Maharsi Jaimini, a great scholar, poet, philosopher and also astrologer. His book on astrology is regarded as a mature composition on the subject.


It is said that Maharsi Jaimini composed also Mahabharata- much bigger in comparison to Mahabharata composed by Krsnadvaipayana vyasa. But the current of time swallowed most of it and now remains only Asvamedhika parva which gives a vivid description of Asvamedha Yajna performed by Yudhisthira. There are three thousand Slokas in the Asvamedha parva of Mahabharata composed by Vyasadeva and four thousand Slokas are there in the Asvamedhika Parva of Jaiminiya Mahabharata. It may give an idea how voluminous the complete Jaiminiya Mahabharata must have been.



A few years before it was a rare book. For the first time Gita Press published it in monthly 'Kalyan' in a serial form and afterwards in a book form with original Sanskrit text and Hindi translation. Now it has been decided to present an English translation with original Sanskrit text for the benefit of non-Hindi readers of the country and also abroad.
From the point of story telling it starts with presenting Yudhisthira quite aggrieved on account of the sin he committed in the form of mass massacre in the war. He seriously thinks to abandon the kingship and go to the forest for practicing penance. Vyasa ap

Specification Product Code :BK7082 Size :8.1" X 5.3" Weight :315 gm Publisher :Gita Press Gorakhpur...
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Shri Durga Saptashati (Sanskrit Text with Hindi Translation)

The Durga Saptashati is well accepted religious text of Hindu religion. Durga Saptashati is full of religious mystery with blessed story of goddess Bhagavati. The devotees motivated by desire and desireless both recite this book with great reverence and attain their desired goal. The book contains is it the procedure of reciting it along with Kavacha, Argal, Kilaka, Vaidika and Tantrika Ratrisukta, Devyatharvashirsha, Navarna Vidhi, original text, Durgashtottaranamastotra, Sri Durgamanasa worship, all the three Rahasyas (secrets), prayer of pardon (Kshama Prarthna), Siddhikunzikastotra and waving light before the idol.



  • Author : Gita Press, Gorakhpur

  • Language : Hindi

  • Cover: Paperback

  • Publisher: Gita Press, Gorakhpur

  • Size : 13.3 cm x 20.3 cm

  • Pages : 240

  • Weight of the Book: 180 gms

The Durga Saptashati is well accepted religious text of Hindu religion. Durga Saptashati is full...
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Nachiketa and Other Stories

The three stories depicted here are from the Upanishads, which are also called Vedanta or "the end of the Veda". This is because they from the last branch of Vedic literature where one finds in them the final aim of the Vedas- that of self-realisation.


The first story is that of young Nachiketa, who struggles to comprehend the truth of life and death. He approaches Yama, the God of Death, and is tested by the Lord before found worthy of divine instruction. The second story is about Satyakama's search for the ultimate reality or "Brahman". Here, nature is the best teacher as Satyakama experiences Brahman directly rather than through verbal instruction by his guru, Gautama. In the third story, Prajapati - the father, the guru and the guide - utters a single syllable "DA" as instruction to the dissatisfied gods, humans and demons who are seeking contentment and peace. "DA" was understood and interpreted differently by the pupils in light of their own experiences.


These three stories are, in essence, about the guru and the pupil, where one who embarks on the path of true knowledge surely achieves it.

The three stories depicted here are from the Upanishads, which are also called Vedanta or...
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Chandragupta Maurya - Amar Chitra Katha
Nearly 2300 years ago, Chandragupta Maurya brought about the political unification of north India and established an empire that successfully resisted the Macedonian invasion. His empire extended form Mysore (present-day Karnataka) in the south to the dorders of Persia (present-day Iran) in the northwest.

Many Legends describe the early career of Chandragupta, making it difficult to distinguish fact form fantasy in the stories about his later years. But what remains true is that he was the first true emperor of India, as no king before him had ever built such a vast kingdom.

Vishakhadatta’s famous play on Chandragupta, Mudra Rakshasa, was written in the 9th century AD. Two Sanskrit works followed this, nearly 700 years later – Mudra Rakshasa Katha by Mahadeva Tirtha of Tanjore and Mudra Rakshasa Katha Sara by Ravikartana of Kerala, both of which serve as introductions to earlier play.
Kempu Narayana, a scholar at the court of Krishnaraja Wedeyar III of Mysore, made a study of these works on chandragupta, and 1823, wrote mudra Manjusha in Kannada. This Amar Chitra Katha is based on Kempu Narayana’s pioneering work. Though Chandragupta was born in the north, he spent his last days at Shravanabelagola in
Nearly 2300 years ago, Chandragupta Maurya brought about the political unification of north India and...
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Chandra Shekhar Azad - Amar Chitra Katha
Chandra Shekhar Azad was a great revolutionary who lived and died for the Motherland. When Ramprasad Bismil, the leader of the Uttar Pradesh Revolutionaries, was caught and hanged by the British for his role in the Kakori conspiracy, Azad assumed the leadership.

Azad eluded the British for ten years. Together with his band of dedicated young men he fought to liberate India form the foreign rules. The activities of Azad and his associates contributed in no small measure to the awakening of the Indian masses – a task which the national leaders of the day were trying to achieve through peaceful means.

Azad had a strong physique, plenty of common sense and patriotic zeal. The British described him as a terrorist. But he considered himself a freedom fighter. Though the national leaders of the time did not approve of his cult of violence, they had great affection and regard for Azad.
Chandra Shekhar Azad was a great revolutionary who lived and died for the Motherland. When...
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Amar Singh Rathor - Amar Chitra Katha
Rajasthan and Bundelkhan abound in stories of valour and sacrifice. Names like Rana Pratap and Chhatrasal are the bright lights that dazzle like the sun. but there are smaller stars as well, like Alha-Udal and Bappa Rawal, to whom history accords a brief tribute. Amar Singh Rathor belongs to this galaxy of stars.

Amar Singh Rathor, a brave Rajput warrior, was the Commander of Shah Jahan’s army, and was held in great esteem by the Mughal Emperor himself. He was brave with a great sense of self-worth. As long as Shah Jahan honoured him, he fulfilled his duties zealously. But when the king. Tricked by his jealous and scheming courtiers, hurt Amar Singh Rathor’s pride and self-respect, he fought the emperor with his small but courageous army and died a martyr’s death.

The story in this Amar Chitra Katha is about Amar Singh Rathor’s brave death, and the ensuing battle by two valiant young lads to bring back his body form Shah Jahan. It is based on the bood Amar Singh Rathor by the late Shri Gheesaram.
Rajasthan and Bundelkhan abound in stories of valour and sacrifice. Names like Rana Pratap and...
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Adventures of Krishna - Paperback Comic Book
Lord Krishna is one of the most endearing deities of Indian mythology and considered to be one of the avatars of Lord Vishnu. Goddess Lakshmi, the divine consort of Lord Vishnu, was born upon earth as his companion during his many incarnations.

Krishna is, at times, the simple cowherd indulging the milkmaids in playful lbanter. At other times, he is the supreme intellectual – engaged in the exposition of the Gita philosophy. Krishna’s beguiling childish pranks and his dignified wisdom have, in turn, infjuenced the Hindu consciousness for centuries.

This Amar Chitra Katha valume brings to you three adventures of invincible Lord Krishna. The first title in this volume narrates the story of Narakasura whose deeds were so dark that his name has always been identified as a symbol of darkness. Many who celebrate the festival of lights, deepavali, believe they are actually rejoicing the death of Naraka and the consequent emancipation of all good spirits.

The second story deals with Jarasndha, who was the emperor of northern India at a time when the Pandavas ruled Indraprastha. Most of the kings of North India had acknowledged Jarasandha’s suzerainty out of fear. To establish the supremacy of the Pandavas, it was necessary to subdue him. Although Jarasandha was considered unconquerable, he had a vital flaw only known to Krishna. How the lord brought about the fall of the mighty and evil emperor is narrated in this tale. The third tale is about Paundraka Vaasudeva, who shared his name with Krishna Vaasudeva. His sycophants made him believe that he was as strong and powerful as Krishna and, in fact, that he was perhaps the real Vishnu incarnate. How he fell into disgrace and met with disaster is fold in this story. All the three stories in this volume are based on the Bhagawat Purana.
Lord Krishna is one of the most endearing deities of Indian mythology and considered to...
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Ayurveda Virilization
  • Product Code :BK10555
  • Author :P.H. Kulkarni
  • ISBN :8170307465,978-8170307464
  • Publisher :Sri Satguru Publication
  • Edition :2002
  • Cover :Paperback
  • Language :English
  • Pages :189

"Prof. Dr. Kulkarni is well known Ayurvedic Physician. Research Guide in Ayurveda, University of Pune. Founder Director, Institute of Indian medicine/Ayurveda Academy. Editor of seven Medical Journals including ' Deerghayu International'. Author of Twelve books related to Ayurveda. Worked as Patron, President, Secretary, Treasurer of many Ayurvedic, Medical and Social Organisations at national and international level. Dr. Kulkarni has established Ayurvedic Centers in many countries of the world and traveled extensively for propogation, education and research in Ayurveda. Prof. Kulkarni is receipient of many national and international awards including Pax Mundi Fellowship (Dag Hammarkjold Awards Committee) for Professional Excellence."

Specification Product Code :BK10555 Author :P.H. Kulkarni ISBN :8170307465,978-8170307464 Publisher :Sri Satguru Publication Edition :2002...
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Devi Mahatmya

The Devi-Mahatmya is well-known to both devotees and scholars of the Indian Great Goddess. The central task in this study is to explore how an anonymous Sanskrit text articulates a view of ultimate reality as feminine when there is virtually no precedent in the Sanskrit for such a view. To accomplish this task, an appropriate method of scriptural analysis is developed. This involves an examination of Hindu understanding of the Puranas and of the Devi-Mahatmya in particular, along with consideration of several recent scholarly discussions, in India and elsewhere. The study culminates in annotated translations of the text's hymns.

About the Author
Thomas B. Coburn is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Religious Studies and has many academic works to his credit.

  • Product Code: BK11580
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition : January 1, 2002
  • Pages : 359
  • Weight : 500 gm.
  • Size : 0.5 x 5.6 x 8.7 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover 
  • Auther : Thomas B. Coburn
  • Language : English
  • ISBN: 8120805577, 978-8120805576
Description: The Devi-Mahatmya is well-known to both devotees and scholars of the Indian Great Goddess....
$55.00 $49.50
Heart of Wisdom

An understanding of emptiness, the ultimate nature of reality, lies at the heart of Buddhist view and practice. The Heart Sutra, one of the best known and most popular of Mahayana Buddhist scriptures, contains the essence of Buddha's teachings on emptiness and the methods to develop the wisdom that understands this ultimate reality. In this explanation of the Sutra, Geshe Kelsang reveals its explicit and implicit meanings, and relates them to the five Mahayana paths that lead to full enlightenment. He also explains how an initial understanding of emptiness can be used in conjunction with the Sutra to overcome both internal and external obstacles to our happiness.

About the Author
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was born in Tibet and is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. Living in the West since 1977, he is the author of a series of highly acclaimed books that transmit perfectly the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our contemporary life. He has also founded over 300 Centres throughout the world for the study and practice of Mahayana Buddhism. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review
'An excellent book... for the serious student of Buddhism a better book would be hard to come across'. - The Middle Way 'Geshe Kelsang's introduction is both excellent and comprehensive'. - North American Board for East West Dialogue --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

  • Product Code: BK11579
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition : January 1, 2006
  • Pages : 198
  • Weight : 300 gm.
  • Size : 0.5 x 5.6 x 8.7 inches
  • Cover : paperback
  • Auther : Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
  • Language : English
  • ISBN: 8120817281, 978-8120817289
Description: An understanding of emptiness, the ultimate nature of reality, lies at the heart of...
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Yoga as Philosophy and Religion

Yoga is the steadiness of the mind, with the annihilation of the mental states, into a particular type of graduated state leading to self-realization. The earliest exponent of this system called Rajayoga, the highest of all yoga's as distinguished from Hathayoga and Mantrayoga was Patanjali who wrote Aphorisms on Yoga in 150 B.C. The present treatise relates to the system of Rajayoga as enunciated by Patanjali and explained by his commentators Vyasa, Vacaspati, Vijnanabhiksu and others. It deals with the foundation of the yoga practices their philosophical, psychological, cosmological, ethical and religious doctrines. It compares the essential features of the yoga system with other systems of philosophical thought and establishes, in particular, its affinity to the system of Samkhya. The work consists of fifteen chapters divided into two parts bound in one volume. Part I (Chapters I-VII) deals with Yoga Metaphysics, delineating mainly the characteristics and functions of Prakrti and Purusa, the reality of the external world and the process of Evolution. Part II (Chapters VIII-XV) expounds Yoga Ethics and Practice with emphasis on Yoga method stages of Samadhi and kindred topics. This study is documented with a preface giving an outline of the topic, an appendix on Sphota, the relation of words with their ideas and things and a general index. Contents is Book I. Yoga Metaphysics, Prakrti, Purusha, Thereality of the external world,the process of evolution, the evolution of the categories, evolution and change of qualities, evolution and God, Book II. Yoga ethics and practice, mind and moral states, the theory of karma, the ethical problem, yoga practice, the yogangas, stages of samadhi, God in yoga, matter and mind, Appendix, Index.

  • Product Code: BK11578
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition : February 5, 2007
  • Pages : 200
  • Weight : 250 gm.
  • Size : 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Auther : Surendra Nath Dasgupta
  • Language : English
  • ISBN: 8120802187, 978-8120802186
Description: Yoga is the steadiness of the mind, with the annihilation of the mental states,...
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Putreshthi Anushthan

Language: Sanskrit Text To Hindi Translation
Pages: 583

  • Product Code: BK11577
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition : 2011
  • Pages : 583
  • Weight : 640 gm.
  • Size : 8.4 x 5.4 x 1 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover 
  • Auther : Mridula Trivedi / T.P. Trivedi 
  • Language : Hindi
  • ISBN: 8120834933, 978-8120834934
Description: Language: Sanskrit Text To Hindi TranslationPages: 583 Specification: Product Code: BK11577 Publisher : Motilal...
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Media and the Transformation of Religion in South Asia

This volume of provocative essays explores the effects of the religious transformation taking place in India as sacred symbols assume the shapes of media images. LIfted from their traditional forms and contexts many relgious symbols, beliefs and practices are increasingly refracted through such media as god posters, cosmic books audio recordings and programs of video cassette..

Review:

The editors must be commended for bringing out a volumes on little researched about dimension of religious change forms of transmissions in India.......volume goes miles in suggesting ways to contextualise technology-market-people complex as a research t

  • Product Code: BK11576
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition : January 1, 1998
  • Pages : 306
  • Weight : 550 gm.
  • Size : 8.5 x 5.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover 
  • Auther : Lawrence A. Babb
  • Language : English
  • ISBN: (Hardcover) 8120814487, 978-8120814486 (Paperback) 8120814533, 978-8120814530
Description: This volume of provocative essays explores the effects of the religious transformation taking place...
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Practical Buddhism

Practical Buddhism is a collection of insights and tales about practicing dharma in everyday life. These humorous accounts of the mundane successes and failures of the author and his friends offer practical guidance for anyone wishing to align their daily lives with Buddhist values and ideas. Stories about answering the door, quarreling dogs, coping with city traffic, living with cellphones, greeting others, etc. employ wit and irony to demonstrate that really effective progress in improving one s character is often made in mundane ways. The anecdotes and reflections that the author shares in this book is straight from his own life. Of course, each of us has grown up in different circumstances and encounters different situations in our lives, but no matter what culture or historical era we're from, our human minds function in very similar ways. Each of us wants to be happy and avoid suffering although different people, possessions, and places may bring us happiness or suffering. Despite this desire for happiness not misery, we lack the knowledge of what the causes for each are. In fact, we often find that the words we said or deeds we did with the conviction that they would bring us joy resulted in the opposite. The moment we get the gorgeous new car we've craved, we've entered "car hell" for the car will surely break down at the most inopportune times. The repairs will cost more than we like and may not completely fix the problem. Alongside "car hell" are situated "computer hell," "iPod and Blackberry hell," "relationship hell," and on and on. We keep looking outside of ourselves for someone or something that will bring us the satisfaction and joy we seek, yet these continually elude us. And to the contrary, the difficulties we shun find us anyway.

About the Author
Kenneth Liberman is Professor Emeritus at the University Oregon. He is the author of Dialectical Practice in Tibetan Philosophical Culture (Rowman & Littlefield), Husserl's Criticism of Reason (Lexington Books) and More Studies in Ethnomethodology (SUNY Press). He presently divides his time among Sera Jey Monastic University in Bylakuppe, India, where he serves as the Phd Proctor/Professor, and research assignments as the Hans Christian Anderson Visiting Professor at Suddansk Universitet in Denmark and University Research Fellow at the Universita di Trento in Italy.

  • Product Code: BK11575
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition : June 11, 2016
  • Pages : 256
  • Weight : 400 gm.
  • Size : 8.8 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover 
  • Auther : Kenneth Liberman
  • Language : English
  • ISBN: 8120810252, 978-8120810259
Description: Practical Buddhism is a collection of insights and tales about practicing dharma in everyday...
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Panini's Grammatik

Otto Bohtlingk was one of the greatest, its not the greatest Indologists of the nineteenth century. This was Bohtlingk's first publication which appeared in 1839-40 in two volumes. The present edition, combining those two volumes, contains Panini's sutras accompanied by a German translation and notes and the Dhatupatha and Ganapatha along with other useful indices. The Astadhyayi of Panini is even today very hard to follow and was in Bohtlingk's time an extremely challenging text. It was a pioneering work and it ought to have been evaluated in that spirit. As stated by Renou (1969), Bohtlingk's edition of the Astadhyayi was considered the standard edition in Europe. It was responsible for what might be called a 'revolution' in linguistic thinking both in Indo-European linguistics as well as in general linguistics. The investigation of Sanskrit grammar proved to be a stimulus for the study of the history of Indo-European languages. It was realized for the first time in the history of linguistics that a word could be neatly broken into root, stem-forming suffix and desinence. Bohtlingk's was the first standard text and continued to be used until new editions with detailed exegetical explanations came into being.

  • Product Code: BK11574
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition : 2001
  • Pages : xxxix, 480p.+357
  • Weight : 
  • Size : 24.8 x 16.8 x 6 cm
  • Cover : Hardcover 
  • Auther : Otto Von Bohtlingk 
  • Language : English
  • ISBN: 8120840240, 978-8120840249
Description: Otto Bohtlingk was one of the greatest, its not the greatest Indologists of the...
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Vijnapti-Matrata-Siddhi : 3 Vol. Set

The Cheng weishi lun (=CWSL; T.1585), purporting to be a composite commentary on Vasubandhu's Trimsika Vijnaptimatratasiddhi, is a translation-compilation by Xuanzang (600-664 CE). with the assistance of his pupil Kuiji (632-682 CE). Xuanzang's main mission in this endeavour appears to be twofold: (i) the establishment and elucidation of the thesis of vijnaptimatra, and this predominantly on the basis of Dharmapala-Silabhadra's expositions; (ii) the harmonization of the earlier yogacara doctrinal interpretations, and in so doing also the definitive establishment of the superiority of the Mahayana bodhisattva ideal. The CWSL may be said to be one of the most precious gems in the whole of the Chinese Tripitaka. In the preface to his Shuji, Kuiji eulogizes the CWSL thus: This treatise purifies true cognition. Its expositions include the provisional as well as the ultimate teachings, going far beyond the early teachings of the historical Buddha. Its doctrines penetrate into the subtlest. They catch hold of the Prajnaparamita tenets and ride on their colourful brilliance. The treatise summarizes the essential teachings of the sutras, seeking out their hidden teachings and assimilating their purposes. It further incorporates the best of all the sastras, gathering up the most wonderful. The CWSL is a compilation containing the ten individual commentaries on Vasubandhu's Trimsika by 1. Dharmapala; 2. Gunamati; 3. Sthiramati; 4. Bandhusri; 5. Nanda; 6. Suddhacandra; 7. Citrabhanu; 8. Visesamitra; 9. Jinaputra and 10. Jnanacandra which are herewith collected together and translated in detail in a single text.

About the Author
XUANZANG (600 664) is one of the most illustrious figures in the history of scholastic Chinese Buddhism. In the Cheng weishi lun, completed in 659, Xuanzang presents Vasubandhu s Tri?sika in the context of its Indian commentaries and on the background of Yogacara works such as the Yogacarabhumi, Dasabhumi and bhidharmasamuccaya. Xuanzang had brought these and many other texts back to China in 645 after studying in India for fifteen years. He subsequently translated seventy-five works, making him the most productive of all Chinese translators from the Sanskrit, and by completing what Bodhiruci/Ratnamati and Paramartha had started out, he was the first to make the Yogacara systematically available in China. VASUBANDHU (ca. 350 430 A.D.) was born in Puru?apura in Gandhara and is, next to his half-brother Asa?ga (ca. 330 405 A.D.), the most famous personage of the Yogacara school. He originally belonged to the Sravakayana school of the Sarvastivadins and had already made a name for himself through the composition of numerous treatises when he was won over to the Mahayana by Asanga, sometime in his forties. Vasubandhu counts as the great systematizer of Buddhism and is one of the six great ornaments six great commentators of the Buddha s teaching.

  • Product Code: BK11573
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition : January 1, 2018
  • Pages : 1926
  • Weight : 3.700 kg.
  • Size : 10.6 x 7 x 4.7 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover 
  • Auther : Louis De La Vallee Poussin (Author), Gelong Lodro Sangpo (Author), Gelongma Migme Chodron (Author), Alexander 
  • Leonhard Mayer (Author)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN: 8120840674, 978-8120840676
Description: The Cheng weishi lun (=CWSL; T.1585), purporting to be a composite commentary on Vasubandhu's...
$200.00 $180.00
J. Krishnamurti: As I knew Him

Reprint of a classic study on Krishnamurti, long accounts of author's many meetings and interviews with the religious leaders. Highly readable.

About the Author
Weeraperuma is extremely well acquainted with all the writings of J. Krishnamurti as well as the corpus of literature, in different languages, on Krishnamurti, Thinker, lecturer and writer, he worked at the British National Bibliography (British Library) as well as other London Libraries adn has published several works on Library Science.

  • Product Code: BK11571
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition : December 15, 1998
  • Pages : 183
  • Weight : 270 gm.
  • Size : 8.4 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Auther : Susunaga Weeraperuma
  • Language : English
  • ISBN: Paperback: (Paperback) 8120814274, 978-8120814271 (Hardcover)                  (Hardcover: 8120814444, 978-8120814448
Description: Reprint of a classic study on Krishnamurti, long accounts of author's many meetings and...
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Pratikatamak Tarkashastra Praveshika (Vol. 1)

Pratikatamak Tarkashastra Praveshika (Vol. 1): An Introduction to Symbolic Logic


  • Product Code: BK11570
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition : January 1, 2016
  • Pages : 118
  • Weight : 780 gm.
  • Size : 
  • Cover : Hardcover 
  • Auther : Ashok Kumar Verma 
  • Language : Hindi
  • ISBN: 8120841107, 978-8120841109
Description: Pratikatamak Tarkashastra Praveshika (Vol. 1): An Introduction to Symbolic Logic Specification: Product Code: BK11570...
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A History of Sanskrit Literature

Sanskrit is indeed the language not only of kavya or literature but of all the Indian sciences, and excepting the Pali of the Hinayana Buddhists and the Prakrt of the jains, it is the only language in which the last 2 or 3 thousand years, and it has united the culture of Indian and given it a synchronous form in spite of general differences of popular speech, racial and geographical, economical and other differences, It is the one ground that has made it possible to develop the idea of Hindu nationhood in which kinship of culture plays the most important part. Under the shadow of one Vedic religion there had indeed developed many subsidiary religions, Saiva, Vaisnava, Sakta, etc., and within each of these, there had been many sects and subsects which have often emphasised the domestic quarrel, but in spite of it all there is a unity of religions among the Hindus, for the mother of all religious and secular culture had been Sanskrit.

Maurice Winterintz' work in three volumes seems to be the most comprehensive treatment of Sanskrit Literature. Prof. S.N. Dasgupta was approached for English translation of its 3rd Volume, after Winternitz death. Later he was approached by Calcutta University to undertake his own work on the subjects that formed the content of Volume 3rd of Professor Winternitz' work. Volume I deals with Kavya and Alamkara and Volume II is expected to deal with other Technical Sciences.

  • Product Code: BK8101-2
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition : July 1, 2013
  • Pages : 962
  • Weight : 1.450 km.
  • Size : 9.6 x 6.7 x 2.5 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover 
  • Auther : Surendranath Dasgupta (Author), Sushil Kumar De (Author)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN: 8120841107, 978-8120841109
Description: Sanskrit is indeed the language not only of kavya or literature but of all...
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Perceiving in Advaita Vedanta

Advaita Vedanta is the non dualistic school of vedanta primarily explicated by Samkara. The purpose of this study is to undertake an analysis of the epistemological issues inherent in the Advaita Vedanta theory of the Knowing and the known to explicate their two tiered theory of knowledge from a phenomenalistic perspective and at the same time to make sense of the overarching unity that prevails over the duality and division. The interpretation and analysis is based on Dharmaraja's Vedanta Paribhasa and its commentary Paribhasa Prakasika. The theory of perception of the text of VP is Gupta's primary focus. The present work also includes a translation of the perception chapter of the text of VP and a free reconstruction of the gloss provided on it by PP. Additionally the book contains extensive critical notes clarifying some of the complex ideas contained in VP and PP.

  • Product Code: BK11569
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition : January 1, 1995
  • Pages : 314
  • Weight : 500 gm.
  • Size : 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover 
  • Auther : Bina Gupta
  • Language : English
  • ISBN: 8120812964, 978-8120812963
Description: Advaita Vedanta is the non dualistic school of vedanta primarily explicated by Samkara. The...
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Sri Maa the Guru and the Goddess

The Guru and the Goddess includes three works for study and sadhana. The first is a translation and commentary of the Kasyapa Sutras. The second section is a Sanskrit text and translation of the Guru Gita. The third section is a Sanskrit text and translation of the Lalita Trisati Stotram.

  • Product Code: BK11568
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition : July 1, 1995
  • Pages : 274
  • Weight : 430 gm.
  • Size : 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Auther : Satyananda Saraswati 
  • Language : English
  • ISBN: 8120813987, 978-8120813984
Description: The Guru and the Goddess includes three works for study and sadhana. The first...
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Isvarapratyabhijna-Vimarsini (3 Vols. Set)

Commentary and supercommentary, with text, on åIâsvarapratyabhijänåa, classical verse work, expounding the Trika philosophy in Kashmir Sivaism, by Utpala, fl. 900-950.

  • Product Code: BK11567
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition : January 1, 1986
  • Pages : xcvii + 1047p. (Set) 
  • Weight : 1.800 kg.
  • Size : 8.7 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover 
  • Auther : K. A. Subramania Iyer (Author), K. C. Pandey (Author), R. C. Dwivedi (Author)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN: 8120800192, 978-8120800199
Description: Commentary and supercommentary, with text, on åIâsvarapratyabhijänåa, classical verse work, expounding the Trika philosophy...
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The Central Conception of Buddhism

This short treatise explains in detail the principle of Radical Pluralism which asserts that the elements alone are realities while every combination of them is a mere name covering a plurality of separate elements. The principle has been elucidated by its contrast with Arambhavada which maintains the reality of the whole as well as of the elements and with Parinama-vada which ascribes absolute reality to the whole. The work is divided into sixteen sections dealing with Skandhas, Ayatanas, Dhatus, Elements of mind, Pratityasamutpada, Karma, Impermanence in Sankhya-Yoga, Theory of Cognition, Pre-Buddhaic Buddhism etc. It has two appendices dealing with the views of Vasubandhu on the fundamental principles of Sarvastivada and the classification of all elements of existence according to the Sarvastivadins. The two indices appended to the work record proper names and Sanskrit terms occurring in the work.

About the Author
Th. Stcherbatsky (1866-1942) was one of the pioneering scholars of Buddhist Studies whoe wrote, edited and translated several works.

  • Product Code: BK11566
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition : January 1, 2005
  • Pages : 112
  • Weight : 200 gm.
  • Size : 6 x 0.5 x 8.8 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Auther : Th Stcherbatsky
  • Language : English
  • ISBN: 8120805127, 978-8120805125
Description: This short treatise explains in detail the principle of Radical Pluralism which asserts that...
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Couplets from Kabir (Kabir Dohe)

The book contains Kabir's couplets. Under each verse has been given a few lines in prose to help the reader grasp the underlying importance of the message of the saint-poet.
(reprint)The fifteenth century saint-poet Kabir's extempore outpourings of songs and couplets numbering thousands have been hailed widely for their deep spiritual fervour and poetic quality. They are widely read with rapture and regard by old and young alike in India. Some of his poems were translated into English by Tagore in 1915 and later by a couple of others. These have been popular among the English-speaking people at home and abroad. Kabir's couplets which are considered as rich gems for their spiritual message and worldly wisdom have not been rendered into English so far. Here is rhymed English verse translation of three hundred of them from a wide cross-section of the multifaced genius' utterances. Under each verse have been given a few lines in prose to help the reader grasp the underlying import of the message of the saint-poet.

Review
''Kabir is both a mystic and a great poet. Many in Hindi and elsewhere look up to him as a courageous social activist and the great saint of the Nirguna stream. The Dohas have been well known for their message and insight, their directness and telling effect.'' - --Focus Malayalam Writing Today

''I am happy to record my appreciation to the translation of Sant Kabir's dohas made by Sh. Gananath Das in the simple and expressive way in which Kabir himself wrote his dohas.'' - --Dr. Ram Kumar Verma

About the Author
G.N. Das retired from the Indian Administrative Service in the year 1972. After retirement he produced a book entitled Kabir on philosophy of the saint poet. He has also produced a verse translation in Oriya of one hundred selected poems of the saint-poet and one hundred of his couples entitled Kabir Satak.


  • Product Code: BK11564
  • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition  :   January 13, 2011
  • Pages  :   133
  • Weight   :   250 gm.
  • Size   :   8.4 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Cover   :   Paperback
  • Auther :   G.N. Das (Author), G. N. Das (Editor)
  • Language   :    English
  • ISBN: 8120815254, 978-8120815254
Description: The book contains Kabir's couplets. Under each verse has been given a few lines...
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Sanskrit is Fun: A Sanskrit Coursebook for Beginners (Set of 3 Books)

The first group of books entitled Sanskrit is Fun (Parts I-III) introduce the learners to the Devanagari alphabets, grouping the letters according to their place of articulation, called 'Family', which comprises both the vowels and consonants. Learners are first taught how to draw the letters. Learning and teaching is also helped by the humorous presentation of the letters in the form of animals figures. The next step is to add vowel to the consonants, and then to teach joint (compound) consonants. Finally words and sentences are formed.


  • Product Code: BK11563
  • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition  :   January 1, 2015
  • Pages  :   209
  • Weight   :   640 gm.
  • Size   :   13.9 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Cover   :   Paperback
  • Auther :   Warwick Jessup  (Author), Elena Jessup (Author)
  • Language   :    English
  • ISBN: (Paperback: 8120840844, 978-8120840843)

                    (Paperback: 8120835972, 978-8120835979)

Description: The first group of books entitled Sanskrit is Fun (Parts I-III) introduce the learners...
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Interpreting Across Boundaries

This volume is a "state-of-the art" assessment of comparative philosophy written by some of the leading practitioners of the field. While its primary focus is on gaining methodological clarity regarding the comparative enterprise of "interpreting across boundaries" the book also contains new substantive essays on Indian, Chinese, Japanese and European thought. Comparative or cross-cultural philosophy can be seen as a relative newcomer to the field of philosophy. It has its antecedents in the emergence of comparative studies in nineteenth century European intellectual history, as well as in the sequence of East-West Philosophers Conferences at the University of Hawaii, which began in 1939. This book will prove to be of great significance in helping to define a field that is only now becoming fully self-conscious, methodologically and substantively, about its role and function in the larger enterprises of philosophy and comparative studies.


  • Product Code: BK11562
  • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition  :   January 1, 1989
  • Pages  :   326
  • Weight   :   680 gm.
  • Size   :   9 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Cover   :   Hardcover
  • Auther :   Gerald James Larson (Author), Eliot Deutsch (Author)
  • Language   :    English
  • ISBN: 8120806220, 978-8120806221
Description: This volume is a "state-of-the art" assessment of comparative philosophy written by some of...
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Buddhist Thought and Ritual

Buddhist thought and ritual will appeal to anyone interested in acquiring an authentic grasp of Buddhism as it lives and functions in today's world. The wide spectrum of Buddhist practice is represented here by the men and women who contributed to this volume. The focus on thought and ritual captures the organic interrelationship of these religious components and moves away from the compartmentalization characteristic of much religious scholarship. The reader discovers the central tenets of Buddhism, Anatta, Pratityasamutpada, Sunyatta, Nirvana and others, not as free floating curiosities, but in terms of their contemporary relevance and active participation in the formation of society and culture. Likewise, commonly practiced rituals such as the Paritta Ceremony and Mantra Recitation are analyzed in terms of their role in living Buddhism.
 
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The reader discovers the central tenets of Buddhism, Anatta, Pratityasamutpada, Sunyatta, Nirvana and others, not as free-floating curiosities, but in terms of their contemporary relevance and active participation in the formation of society and culture. Likewise, commonly practiced rituals such as the Paritta Ceremony and Mantra Recitation are analyzed in terms of their role in living Buddhism.


  • Product Code: BK11559
  • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition  :   January 1, 2001
  • Pages  :   199
  • Weight   :   300 gm.
  • Size   :   8.4 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Cover   :   Paperback
  • Auther :   David J. Kalupahana
  • Language   :    English
  • ISBN: 8120817737, 978-8120817739
Description: Buddhist thought and ritual will appeal to anyone interested in acquiring an authentic grasp...
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Vajrasamadhi-Sutra: Wonhyo's Exposition

Wonhyo (617-686 A.D.) was the dominant figure in the history of Korean Buddhism and one of the most influential thinkers in the Korean philosophical traditio. He was also a prolific writer, whose works cover the gamut of Indian and Sinitic Buddhist materials. Wonhyo's Exposition of the Vajrasamadhi-Sutra is one the finest examples of a scriptural commentary ever written in the East Asian Buddhist tradition. The Exposition is the longest of Wonhyo's extant works and is widely regarded as his masterpiece. His commentary is especially important for understanding the crucial role that the notion of the inherence of enlightenment played in the development of East Asian Buddhist thought and the ways in which this notion influenced Buddhist meditative practice. This book is one of the first attempts to translate the complete text of an indigenous East Asian Buddhist sutra commentary into English. The translator has deliberately chosen to err on the side of literalness in order to convey the substance and flavor of the text. In order to help guide the reader through the labyrinth of interlocking sections that make up Wonhyo's Exposition, he has superimposed an outline schem over his translation of Wonhyo's text.


  • Product Code: BK11559
  • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition  :   January 1, 2011
  • Pages  :   424
  • Weight   :   680 gm.
  • Size   :   8.6 x 5.6 x 1.2 inches
  • Cover   :   Hardcover
  • Auther :   Robert E. Buswell Jr.
  • Language   :    English
  • ISBN: 812083500X, 978-8120835009
Description: Wonhyo (617-686 A.D.) was the dominant figure in the history of Korean Buddhism and...
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Love and Sympathy in Theravada Buddhism

Love and Sympathy in Theravada Buddhism discusses the context and contents of the Theravada teachings on love, sympathy, and the collective meditative set of four sublime attitudes (brahmavihara) universal love, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. The presentation is based upon the first four of the five collections of Buddha's discourses, a stylistically homogeneous compilation of the earliest strata of Theravada scripture compiled before 350 B.C. After discussing the Pali material relevant to these topics in the first five chapters of this work, the author includes a detailed examination and critique of their position in Chapter Six. His concern is with the motives to social action as well as the psychological and soteriological import of the Theravada teachings on love, sympathy, and the sublime attitudes. Only through seeing these facets can the unique vision of Theravada Buddhism be appreciated.


  • Product Code: BK11559
  • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition  :   January 1, 2008
  • Pages  :   128
  • Weight   :   220 gm.
  • Size   :   8.4 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Cover   :   Paperback
  • Auther :   Harvey B. Aronson
  • Language   :    English
  • ISBN: 8120814037, 978-8120814035
Description: Love and Sympathy in Theravada Buddhism discusses the context and contents of the Theravada...
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The Symbolism of the Stupa

In his preface to The Symbolism of the Stupa Prof. Craig Reynolds writes ''The stupa is a symbolic form that pullulates throughout South Southeast and East Asia. In its Indian manifestations it is an extreme case in terms of architectural function: it has no use and has a basic simplicity. In this state of the art' study Adrian Snodrass reads the stupa as a cultural artifact. The monument concretizes metaphysical principles and generates multivalent meanings in ways that can be articulated with literary texts and other architectural forms.'' This study analyses a pattern of interrelated meanings generated by the form of the stupa. It does so by reference to myth, to ritual and to doctrine, viewing the architectural form from within the conceptual framework of the tradition to which it belongs. This approach involves questions of aim and methodology. A deeper understanding of a symbol is gained by studying the grid or net formed by its symbolic homologies.The pattern of meaning that emerges from the juxtaposition of cognate symbols does not exhaust the significance of the symbol, which is ultimately beyond worlds, but it reinforces its intimations, indicating a logical cohesion and integrity which in itself is an intimation of the all-pervasiveness of Principle. It is precisely this pattern of inter-reflection or symbols that this study attempts to delineate. By bringing together cognate symbols in apposition, it attempts to mark out the field of symbolic interactions which the stupa generates.

  • Product Code: BK11558
  • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition  :   February 1, 2007
  • Pages  :   470
  • Weight   :   910 gm.
  • Size   :   7.8 x 1.2 x 10.2 inches
  • Cover   :   Hardcover
  • Auther :   Vaman Shivram Apte
  • Language   :    English
  • ISBN: 8120812050, 978-8120812055
Description: In his preface to The Symbolism of the Stupa Prof. Craig Reynolds writes ''The...
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Tibetan Buddhist Medicine and Psychiatry - The Diamond Healing

Tibetan medicine is a confluent trinity of the Indic, Hellenic and Sinic traditions of medicine wherein the spatial tangents have met and harmonized. The Diamond Healing illuminates the living order of Tibetan wisdom to bring a universal frame of reference to replace the broken image of mechanical notions of the 19th century.

The book will usher in a new understanding of Indo-Tibetan medicine. It summons its intrepid readers to explore further shores of this
transcendent system, which is a holistic approach viewing the individual as a healthy being in body and mind while disease indicates a disturbance of this homeostasis. Tibetan medicine treats the individual as a whole in which the physical and trans-physical faculties combat the disequilibrium of his total being. Contemporary science has gone a long way to establish that the universe is non-material, matter is energy, space is real and processes are as valid as facts, and that the principle of complementa-rity validates the subjective content of human experience.

Tibetan medicine is a unique and holistic system of healing. It has been continuously practiced for over a thousand years, but has still to take its place in the history of medicine as we know it in the West.

This volume presents for the first time a comprehensive introduction to the arcane Tibetan art of healing. The author has provided a well-documented, original and detailed study of Tibetan psychiatry, the world`s oldest system of medical psychiatry. Translated here--for the first time in English--are three fascinating chapters about mental illness from the rGyud-bzhi, the ancient and most important Tibetan medical work. Reproductions of the rare Tibetan texts are also included. Supplementing these translations are extensive explanations of Tibetan psychiatric theory and treatment drawn from the author`s research and interviews with Tibetan refugee doctors in India and Nepal. Great care has been taken to identify over 90 pharmacological substances used in Tibetan psychiatric medicines, and these are listed in an appendix along with their English and Latin
botanical names.

Deeply researched and clearly written, this work will be of interest to both scholars and general readers in the fields of Buddhist studies, holistic healing, Oriental medicine, transpersonal psychology, ethnopsychiatry and medical anthropology.

Review:

 "Based on the holistic Buddhist concept of mind-body, Tibetan medicine is a system of psycho-cosmo-physical healing whose philosophy and healing techniques have much to offer towards the world-wide campaign against disease." TENZIN CHOEDHAR, Personal Physician to H.H. The Dalai Lama

"...a well organized and exceptionally clear introduction to this complex and seemingly esoteric healing system. The book lays special emphasis on the Tibetan medical approach to mental illness-a form of illness for which it has proven particularly successful..."-Yoga Journal

"...the most comprehensive summary of this tradition yet to appear in the English language... an intelligent, balanced, thorough synthesis of information..." - ReVision Magazine

"...intriguing book...Ms. Clifford's thoroughly researched, well-written account would strengthen any library." - Venture Inward

"...an authoritative work on one branch of Ayurvedic medicine." - American Health

"...an important introduction to a rapidly disappearing Eastern medical tradition." - Choice

"...serves to fill a long-felt lacuna in the literature of Asian medicine." - The Johns Hopkins University Pres Bulletin

"This volume presents for the first time a comprehensive introduction to the arcane Tibetan art of healing." - American Journal of Acupuncture

"A very useful book for health practitioners, psychologists and psychiatrists." - International Journal of Humanities & Peace, 1991

"This work presents a clear introduction of this seemingly complex and esoteric system of health." - The Beacon, Nov.-Dec. 1990

  • Product Code: BK8364
  • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition  :   April 30, 2003
  • Pages  :   288
  • Weight   :   450 kg.
  • Size   :   8.5" x 5.7" x 1" inches
  • Auther :   Terry Clifford
  • Language   :    English
  • ISBN: 8120812050, 978-8120812055
Description: Tibetan medicine is a confluent trinity of the Indic, Hellenic and Sinic traditions of...
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Sanskrit-Hindi Kosh

The present work consists of seven chapters that deal with the Bodhisattva doctrine as expounded in the principal Buddhist Sanskrit Literature. Chapter 1 describes the nature of the Bodhisattva doctrine with particular stress on the distinct chatacteristics of arhat, Bodhisattva and sravaka. Chapter II recounts the different factors including the influence Persian religio-cult, Greek art and Christian ethics that contributed to the rise and growth of the Boddhisattva doctrine. Chapter III expounds the production of the thought of Enlightenment for the welfare and liberation of all creatures. Chapters IV describes thirty-seven practices and principles conducive to the attainment of Enlightenment. Chapter V expalins the ten perfections that lead to welfare, rebirth, serenity, spiritual cultivation, and supreme knowledge. Chapter VI states different stages of spiritual progress in the aspirant`s long journey to the goal of final emancipation and Chapter VII relates the events of the Gautama Buddha`s past lives as Bodhisattva. The book contains comprehensive notes and references besides a general index appended at the end. It is written in a very lucid style that speaks of the writer`s scholarly acumen and mastry of literary art.

  • Product Code: BK8338
  • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition  :   January 1, 2015
  • Pages  :   1376
  • Weight   :   1 kg.
  • Size   :   7.6 x 5.9 x 2 inches
  • Cover   :   Hardcover
  • Auther :   Vaman Shivram Apte
  • Language   :    English
  • ISBN: 8120820983, 978-8120820982
Description: The present work consists of seven chapters that deal with the Bodhisattva doctrine as...
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