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Reflections on Resemblance, Ritual and Religion
Reflections on Resemblance, Ritual and Religion

Specification:

  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
  • By : Brian K. Smith
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 1998
  • Pages : 280 pages
  • Weight : 
  • Size : 7.9 x 5.5 x 1.6 inches
  • ISBN-10 : 8120815327
  • ISBN-13 : 978-8120815322

Description:

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 female 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.

$29
One Hundred Eight Vedic Upanishads (3 Vol. in 3 Parts)
One Hundred Eight Vedic Upanishads (3 Vol. in 3 Parts)
Specification
  • Publisher : Chaukhamba Sanskrit Prakashan
  • By : Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2010
  • Page : 1596
  • Weight : 3.50 kg.
  • Size : 10 x 7.2 x 5.2 inches
  • ISBN-10 : 9380326009
  • ISBN-13 : 978-9380326016
  • Product Code : BK9022
Description

The Eternal Upanishads represent the profound essence, the succulent juice and the perennial spiritual philosophy of the Vedas, expounded and elucidated to make them practical and accessible for spiritual aspirants. They are magnificent, stupendous, forceful and powerful instruments in the hands of true seekers that provide spiritual foresight and vision of the ultimate Truth and reality. The Upanishads are integral part of the Vedas; each Veda has a number of Upanishads in it. The present series classifies these Upanishads in true vedic tradition, i.e. they are listed and separated into different volumes strictly according to the Vedic sequence and the Vedas they appear in. Each verse of each Upanishad has been extensively explained using simple language supplemented by elaborate notes so that these profound metaphysical treatises can be made accessible to even a lay man. Towards this end, extensive appendices have been added to elucidated the different concepts in simple words. Concepts such as OM, Naad, Naadis, Chakras, Yoga, Atma, Viraat, Moksha etc. are all elaborately explained in these separate appendices, a Mantra index in roman in also included. The present volume contains 16 principal Upanishads of the Rig Veda. The sequence of their listing in this volume strictly follows the sanction of the Upanishads themselves, as is Clear in Muktikopanishad, cant 1, verse no. 56. Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia born on 8th August, 1955 in Burdwan district of West Bengal, is a humble and unpretentious bachelor, who has dedicated his entire life to the service of Lord Ram. At present he is residing in the holy pilgrim city of Ayodhya (U.P. India) since 1985. Preface A steady Light which is swifter than thought (mind) is present amongst moving (animate) things to show the way to happiness. All the Go

$135
One Hundred Eight Vedic Upanishads (4 Vol. in 6 Parts)
One Hundred Eight Vedic Upanishads (4 Vol. in 6 Parts)
Specification
  • Publisher : Chaukhamba Sanskrit Prakashan
  • By : Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2016
  • Pages : 2910
  • Weight : 
  • Size :
  • ISBN-10 : 9385005391
  • ISBN-13 : 978-9385005398
  • Product Code : BK9023
Description
$290
One Hundred Eight Vedic Upanisads (Vol. 1)
One Hundred Eight Vedic Upanisads (Vol. 1)
Specification
  • Publisher : Chaukhamba Sanskrit Prakashan
  • By : Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia
  • Cover :  Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2010
  • Pages : 412
  • Weight : 
  • Size : 
  • ISBN-10 : 9380326017
  • ISBN-13 : 978-9380326016
  • Product Code : BK9021
Description

The Eternal Upanishads represent the profound essence, the succulent juice and the perennial spiritual philosophy of the Vedas, expounded and elucidated to make them practical and accessible for spiritual aspirants. They are magnificent, stupendous, forceful and powerful instruments in the hands of true seekers that provide spiritual foresight and vision of the ultimate Truth and reality. The Upanishads are integral part of the Vedas; each Veda has a number of Upanishads in it. The present series classifies these Upanishads in true vedic tradition, i.e. they are listed and separated into different volumes strictly according to the Vedic sequence and the Vedas they appear in. Each verse of each Upanishad has been extensively explained using simple language supplemented by elaborate notes so that these profound metaphysical treatises can be made accessible to even a lay man. Towards this end, extensive appendices have been added to elucidated the different concepts in simple words. Concepts such as OM, Naad, Naadis, Chakras, Yoga, Atma, Viraat, Moksha etc. are all elaborately explained in these separate appendices, a Mantra index in roman in also included. The present volume contains 16 principal Upanishads of the Rig Veda. The sequence of their listing in this volume strictly follows the sanction of the Upanishads themselves, as is Clear in Muktikopanishad, cant 1, verse no. 56.

$45
Kenopanishad
Kenopanishad
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
  • By : Yamuna Prasad Tripathi
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2015
  • Pages : 105
  • Weight : 240 gm.
  • Size : 7 x 5 x 0.2 inches
  • ISBN-10: 8120823818
  • ISBN-13: 978-8120823815
DESCRIPTION:
Kenopanishad: Mantra, Padachched, Anvaya, Shabd, Shabdarth, Bhavarth, Vyakhya aur Angreji anuvad sahit
$25
Vedic Mathematics Teacher's Manual, Vol. 1
Vedic Mathematics Teacher's Manual, Vol. 1
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
  • By : Kenneth R. Williams
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2005
  • Pages : 177
  • Weight : 360 gm.
  • Size : 7.9 x 5.5 x 1.6 inches
  • ISBN-10: 8120827864
  • ISBN-13: 978-8120827868
DESCRIPTION:
Vedic Mathematics was reconstructed from ancient Vedic texts early last century by Sri Bharati Krsna Tirthaji (1884-1960). It is a complete system of mathematics which has many surprising properties and applies at all levels and areas of mathematics, pure and applied. It has remarkable coherence and simplicity that make it easy to do and easy to understand. Through its amazingly easy methods complex problems can often be solved in one line. The system is based on sixteen world-formulae (sutras) that relate to tha way in which we use our mind. The benefits of using Vedic Mathematics include more enjoyment of maths, increased flexibility, creativity and confidence, improved memory, greater mental agility and so on. This Elementary Manual is the second of three self-contained Manuals designed for teachers who with to teach the Vedic system, either to class or to other adults/teachers. It is also suitable for anyone who would like to teach themselves the Vedic methods.
$44
Ten Upanishads
Ten Upanishads
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : Divine Life Society
  • By : Swami Sivananda
  • Cover : Papaerback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2001
  • Pages : 247
  • Weight : 360 gm.
  • Size : 8.5 x 5.7 x 0.4 inches
  • ISBN-10: 8170520975
  • ISBN-13: 978-8170520979
DESCRIPTION:
There is no book in this world which is as thrilling and illuminating as the Upanishads.The Upanishads contain the spiritual experiences of the Seers
and Rishis of India. Constant study of the Upanishads will elevate your mind
and help you to reach the first stage of Jnana. Meditation on OM with
menaing and feeling will enable you to attain Self-realization. The ten
upanishads covered in this book are,Yogasara Upanishad,Vedantasara
Upanishad,Siva-jnanamitra Upanishad,Advaitamrita
Upanishad,Svarupabodha Upanishad,Brahmarahasya
Upanishad,Brahmanubhava Upanishad,Vicharabindu Upanishad,Jyotirbindu
Upanishad and Anadabindu Upanishad.

About the Author

A medico by profession,Swami Sivananda moved towards spirituality and
established the Sivananda Asram at Rishikesh in the year 1934. His lucid
teachings and writings atracted many and the Ashram became one of the
most revered spirituality centres. Many of his disciples established their
Ashrams decvoting themselves to the propogation of the teachings of their
master. One such,Swami Satyananda Saraswati,established the
internationally famous Bihar School of Yoga and produced many master
peices on the subject like asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha and other
titles,best sellers on amazon.com
$18
The Ten Principal Upanishads
The Ten Principal Upanishads
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
  • By : Shree Purohit Swami (Author), W. B. Yeats (Contributor)
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2003
  • Pages : 160
  • Weight : 250 gm
  • Size : 5.1 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches
  • ISBN-10: 8129100746
  • ISBN-13: 978-8129100740
DESCRIPTION:
The Upanishads are the most sacred texts of the Hindu religion, considered to contain the ultimate truth and the knowledge that leads to spiritual emancipation. They are the finest examples of Indian metaphysical and speculative thought. Out of the traditional 109 Upanishads, ten of them are considered to be the principal ones: Isha, Kena and Katha, Prashan, Mundaka, Mandukya, Tattiriya, Aitareya, Chhandogya and rihadaranyaka. The Ten Principal Upanishads is an introduction of the primary Upanishads to the uninitiated.
$20
Ishavasyopanishad (Hindi)
Ishavasyopanishad (Hindi)
Specification:
  • Publisher : Yoga Publication Trust
  • by : Swami Satyananda Saraswati
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : Hindi
  • Edition : 2013
  • Pages : 94
  • Weight : 180 gm.
  • Size: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • ISBN-10: 9381620709
  • ISBN-13: 978-9381620700
Description:


    $21
    ISHAVASYA UPANISHAD SSS
    ISHAVASYA UPANISHAD SSS
    Specification:
    • Publisher : Yoga Publication Trust
    • by : Swami Satyananda Saraswati
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Language : English
    • Edition : 2006
    • Pages : 274
    • Weight : 250 gm.
    • Size: 8.6 x 5.5 x 0.2 inches
    • ISBN-10: 8185787212
    • ISBN-13: 978-8185787213
    Description:

    The Ishavasya Upanishad is a small text of eighteen verses that comprises the last chapter of the Yajur Veda. Considered to be the seed of the entire Indian philosophy, it is one of the most profound literary works to date. This masterful commentary a different light is thrown on the mantras, reaching a depth of understanding not conventionally found. The volume also includes Swami Sivananda's teachings on the Ishavasya Upanishad. 

      $21
      ISHAVASYA UPANISHAD SNS
      ISHAVASYA UPANISHAD SNS
      Specification:
      • Publisher : Yoga Publication Trust
      • by : Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati
      • Cover : Paperback
      • Language : English
      • Edition : 20114
      • Pages : 126
      • Weight : 240 gm.
      • Size: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
      • ISBN-10: 9381620989
      • ISBN-13: 978-9381620984
      Description:

      Swami Niranjanananada's commentary on this Upanishad makes the depth of its wisdom accessible to all. The clarity of thought and language allows the highest thinking and understanding of the vedic times to become comprehensible. The commentary indicates how the teachings of the Upanishad are relevant to the spiritual aspirant of the twenty-first century. Life, action, knowledge and the process of meditation are explained in a light that inspire the reader to connect and explore. 

        $19
        Yajurveda Samhita by R T H GriffithYajurveda Samhita by R T H Griffith
        Yajurveda Samhita by R T H Griffith
        Specification:
        • Publisher : Indica Books
        • By : R T H Griffith
        • Cover : Hardcover
        • Language : English
        • Edition : 2002
        • Pages : 
        • Weight : 750 gm.
        • Size : 8.6 x 5.9 x 1.3 inches
        • ISBN-10: 8171101364
        • ISBN-13: 978-8171101368
        • Product Code: BK14276
        Description:

        The present edition of Yajurveda with English version of Mahidhara and Uvata's commentary by Griffith has become conspicuous with the salient feature, the old usage of English version has been replaced by the corresponding modern usage in order that the contents of the translation may be easily made out even by a layman. For instance, the old pronominal forms like, thy, thou, thee, thine, etc. have been replaced by the corresponding terms in modern English. The old English usage of verbal forms has also been supplanted with the corresponding usage in modern English.


          $28
          Rgveda Samhita by Ravi, Prakash Arya
          Rgveda Samhita by Ravi, Prakash Arya
          20Specification:
          • Publisher : Indica Books
          • By :  Prakash Arya Ravi
          • Cover : Hardcover
          • Edition : October 15, 2005
          • Pages : 520
          • Weight : 3 Kg..
          • Size : 9.5 x 6.1 x 5.2 inches
          • Language : English
          • ISBN-13 : 978-8171101382
          • ISBN-10 : 8171101380
          • Product Code : BK14219
          Description:

          To sum up it can be said that only two bhasyas dominate the domain of Vedic exegesis, one by Sayana and other by Dayananda. H.H. Wilson put his efforts to produce Sayana's Sanskrit Bhasya into English in an excellent way. So the author of present lines thought it imperative to include his translation for his edition of RV, so that the English readers will be able to acquaint themselves with the intent of Sayana's bhasya and thereby the literal intent of the RV.

          $89
          Vedanta - The Solution to Our Fundamental Problem
          Vedanta - The Solution to Our Fundamental Problem
          Specification
          • Product Code :BK7744
          • Size :8.5" x 5.5" x 0.7"
          • Weight :400 gm
          • Author :D.Venugopal
          • ISBN :817276457X, ISBN-13: 978-8172764579
          • Publisher :Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
          • Edition :2012
          • Cover :Paperback
          • Language :English
          • Pages :324
          Description

          The book presents the traditional Vedantic teaching written in a simple and clear language which can be understood by a common man.
          The book presents the Vedantic teaching on the lines of the unfolding according to the sampradaya by Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati & Swami Paramarthananda Saraswati. This is an admirable piece of authentic work, which is true to the sampradaya.

          About The Author : D. Venugopal :
          D. Venugopal is a student of Swami Parmarthananda and has also studied at Pujya Swamij'is gurukulam at Anaikatti from 2002 to 2005.

          $25
          Ashiwini Kumars - Tales from the Vedas
          Ashiwini Kumars - Tales from the Vedas
          Specification
          • Product Code :2568
          • Material :Paper Book
          • Size :9.2" x 6.8" Pages
          • Cover :Paperback
          • Language :English
          Description
          $6
          Vedic Mythology
          Vedic Mythology
          Specification
          • Product Code :BK6995
          • Size :9.5" x 7.4" x 0.7"
          • Weight :600 gm.
          • Author :A.A. Macdonell
          • ISBN :8121509491, ISBN-13: 978-8121509497
          • Publisher :Munshiram Manoharlal Publication Pvt.Ltd
          • Edition :2000
          • Cover :Hard Cover
          • Language :English
          • Pages :189
          Description

          This book occupies a very important position in the study of the history of religions. It traces the earliest stage in the evolution of beliefs which constitute the source of religious concepts of the majority of the modern Indians. The book is divided into seven chapters and is well documented with Sanskrit and general index. This book is definitely a valuable contribution to the Vedic mythology. Contents: Introduction Vedic Conceptions of the World and Its Origin The Vedic Gods Mythical Priests and Heroes Animals and Inanimate Objects Demons and Fiends Eschatology Arthur Anthony Macdonell, M.A., Ph.D. (1854-1930), of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, was Boden Professor of Sanskrit and Fellow of Balliol.

          $28
          The Atharvaveda: Sanskrit text with English Translation
          The Atharvaveda: Sanskrit text with English Translation
          Specification
          • Product Code :BK6996
          • Size :6.8 x 2 x 10
          • Weight :1.410 kg.
          • Author :Devi Chand
          • ISBN :8121501725, ISBN-13: 978-8121501729
          • Publisher :Munshiram Manoharlal Publication Pvt.Ltd
          • Edition :1999
          • Cover :Hard Cover
          • Language :English
          • Pages :949
          Description

          Are the Vedas three or four in number? The Western scholars basing their arguments on the Purusasukta and the word abhicara meaning sorcery and charms have concluded that the Vedas are three and Atharvaveda does not belong to the main body as it deals with black magic. This conclusion is wrong; for, the Atharvaveda deals with all those evils that have plagued mankind from the dawn of creation and suggests remedies in the form of medicines and prayers. From the point of view usefulness, the Atharvaveda is the best for man, as it has prayers for his well-being. Devi Chand's translation is based on Swami Dayanand's interpretation. He has also made use of the commentaries of eminent Indian and foreign Vedic scholars. He has spared no pains to bring home the message of the Atharvaveda to contemporary man. The notes, index and the introduction adds to the value of this book. All those interested to find solutions to the myriad problems that affect them everyday shall find this book highly useful. Printed Pages: 949.

          $49
          The Yajurveda: Sanskrit text with English Translation
          The Yajurveda: Sanskrit text with English Translation
          Specification
          • Product Code :BK6997
          • Size :9.5" x 6.6" x 1.1"
          • Weight :780 gm.
          • Author :Devi Chand
          • ISBN :8121502942, ISBN-13: 978-8121502948
          • Publisher :Munshiram Manoharlal Publication Pvt.Ltd
          • Edition :2009
          • Cover :Hard Cover
          • Language :English
          • Pages :480
          Description

          The Vedas are the foundation on which the imposing Hindu religious edifice is built. The Yajurveda contains hymns taken from the older Rigveda and prose passages which are new. The hymns display considerable deviation from the original Rigvedic text. It can be called a priestly manual; for it lays down rules for the performance of various sacrifices. It has two samhitas or a collection of hymns of mantras; these are Taittiriya Samhita and Vajasaneya Samhita, popularly known as Black and White Yajur respectively. The subject-matter of both the samhitas is almost the same, though the arrangement is somewhat different. Of the two the Vajasaneya Samhita is planned in a more systematic and orderly manner than the other. It also contains some texts which are not found in the Taittiriya Samhita. This translation of Yajurveda by Devi Chand is based upon Swami Dayanand's interpretation. The translator has provided references in the footnotes to the different views of other scholars. To bring home to the common man the message of the Yajurveda, he has spared no pains to remove all obscurities inherent in the old form of Sanskrit which was in vogue three thousand years ago. The introduction and the index are added to help the reader. Everyone interested in the Vedas will find this book indispensable. Printed Pages: 480.

          $35
          Rgveda for the LaymanRgveda for the Layman
          Rgveda for the Layman
          Specification
          • Product Code :BK6998
          • Size :5.8" x 1.8" x 8.5"
          • Weight :1.100 Kg.
          • Author :Shyam Banerji
          • ISBN :8121510430, ISBN-13: 978-8121510431
          • Publisher :Munshiram Manoharlal Publication Pvt.Ltd
          • Edition :2002
          • Cover :Hard Cover
          • Language :English
          • Pages :889
          Description

          This book provides a complete view of the world's most ancient scripture, the Rgveda. Here each Vedic word, which at first sight appears cryptic and mysterious has been explained in lucid terms after analyzing it down to its root and sound, so that the real intention of the rsi who compiled the hymn is made clear. Those readers who are interested in the real ethos of our First Book of Knowledge on which is based our Hindu dharma and culture, will find this sample survey of One Hundred hymns most engrossing and helpful in understanding the whole ethos of the Vedas. Printed Pages: 889

          $54
          Indian Alchemy: Soma in the Veda
          Indian Alchemy: Soma in the Veda
          Specification
          • Product Code :BK6999
          • Size :5.8" x 1" x 8.8"
          • Weight :560 gm.
          • Author :S. Kalyanaraman
          • ISBN :8121508800, ISBN-13: 978-8121508803
          • Publisher :Munshiram Manoharlal Publication Pvt.Ltd
          • Edition :2004
          • Cover :Hard Cover
          • Language :English
          • Pages :346
          Description

          The book is an epoch-making work-a paradigm-shift in Vedic studies-which identifies soma as electrum (gold-silver metallic compound). Soma is referred to in the Rgveda as the soul of the yajna (atmayajnasya). The path-breaking identification is based on textual evidence and a penetrating analysis of the Indian alchemical tradition, spanning nearly five millennia. The author is also the discoverer of the integrating role played by the mighty Sarasvati river adored in the Rgveda as the best of mothers, best of rivers and best of goddesses. Sarasvati and soma are no longer mythology but relevant to present-day children, respectively, as the repository of groundwater sanctuaries in north-west India and the metallurgical tradition starting with the Bronze Age Civilization, c. 3000 BC. Sarasvati and soma are the symbols of the great Indian traditions of devi worship and personification and deification of natural, material phenomena. The tirthas along the rivers are reminders of the critical nature of water management problems all over India and soma as an integral part of the yajna process, is the embodiment of the scientific, technological and materialist temper of ancient India. Printed Pages: 346.

          $32
          An Early Upanisadic Reader
          An Early Upanisadic Reader
          Specification
          • Product Code :BK7002
          • Size :8.5" x 0.5" x 10.9"
          • Weight :1.200 kg.
          • Author :Henrich Hans Hock
          • ISBN :8120832132, 9788120832138
          • Publisher :Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
          • Edition :2007
          • Cover :Paperback
          • Language :English
          • Pages :213
          Description

          The present volume is intended as a supplement to Lanman's Sanskrit Reader. It is hoped that its focus on the early upanisads makes the transition easier from Lanman's classical and epic selections to the language of the Vedic tradition.

          $34
          The Upanisads
          The Upanisads
          Specification
          • Product Code :BK7003
          • Size :8.4" x 5.4" x 0.9"
          • Weight :450 gm.
          • Author :N. Jayashanmugam
          • ISBN :8120840666, ISBN-13: 978-8120840669
          • Publisher :Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
          • Edition :2016
          • Cover :Paperback
          • Language :English
          • Pages :426
          Description

          The style of the Upanisads is very peculiar. But still it was quite intelligible to the great scholars of the Vedas (mahasrotriyah) about
          whom we hear from the Chandogya Upanisad. We live in an age far removed from the age of these great scholars. As a result, we find the texts of the Upanisads to be very difficult to comprehend. Now commentators come to our help. They elucidate the texts and make them
          intelligible to us.


          A good commentator should have three essential qualities. First, he should be well versed in all the original texts of the Upanisads. Second, he should have the skill to logically analyse the texts and successfully bring out their true import through the analysis. Third, he should be absolutely sincere in interpreting the texts. Generally speaking, the commentator is learned and skilful but not sincere in the work undertaken by him. Instead of elucidating the texts for the sake of making them intelligible he often uses elucidation as a means for getting support for his preconceived notions. As a result, he gives up the primary senses of the original words and puts into them his own personal ideas.


          This book is intended to offer a new perspective to the study of the Upanisads. It will be surely helpful to all students of Indian
          Philosophy, particularly those studying the texts of the Upanisads. It contains valuable information and insights not obtainable from the
          current literature on the subject.


          There are twelve authoritative Upanisads. This study covers eight out of the twelve-Isa, Kena, Katha, Mundaka, Mandukya, Svetasvatara, Chandogya and Brhadaranyaka. Its aim is to prove how discrimination and reliance on the original texts are the real sources of help in reading the Upanisads. The help given by the commentator is acceptable to the extent he is faithful to the original texts. Otherwise it is not indispensable. Trustworthiness of a commentary is determined not by the large support received from scholars but solely by the measure of its fidelity to the original scripture.


          The Upanisads: A Study of the Original Texts is intended to offer a new perspective to the study of the Upanisads. It will be surely helpful to all students of Indian Philosophy, particularly those studying the texts of the Upanisads. It contains valuable information and insights not obtainable from the current literature on the subject.

          $32
          Epic Undertakings
          Epic Undertakings
          Specification
          • Product Code :BK7004
          • Size :5.9" x 1.2" x 8.9"
          • Weight :685 gm.
          • Author :Robert P. Goldman/ Muneo Tokunaga
          • ISBN :8120833821, ISBN-13: 978-8120833821
          • Publisher :Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
          • Edition :2009
          • Cover :Hard Cover
          • Language :English
          • Pages :401
          Description

          Recent years have witnessed continued and growing interest in the massive and fascinating poems now as the Sanskrit This interest has manifested itself in the continuing translations of texts, a steady stream of publications and numerous scholarly meetings of Sanskrit epic scholars. A number of these scholars assembled in Helsinki to constitute the Epic Section of the 12th World Sanskrit Conference in the summer of 2003. The present volume places before the Indological community the sixteen learned papers presented at the conference by the distinguished group of scholars who were in attendance. The topics and methodologies of the authors are as varied and diverse as the contents of the monumental poems themselves but each contribution sheds new light on some aspect of the genetic and/or receptive history of these works, their relationship to each other and to other Indic texts, or the representation and analysis of specific characters and episodes in the poems.

          $32
          Ishadidashopanishad: Ten Principal Upanisads With Sankarabhasya (Volume I)
          Ishadidashopanishad: Ten Principal Upanisads With Sankarabhasya (Volume I)
          Specification
          • Product Code :BK7005
          • Size :7.1" x 4.7" x 1.6"
          • Weight :685 gm.
          • Author :Govind Shastri
          • ISBN :8120802861 ISBN-13: 978-8120802865
          • Publisher :Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
          • Edition :2017
          • Cover :Paperback
          • Language :Sanskrit Text
          • Pages :1012
          Description

          There are over one hundred Upanisads, of which, the following ten commented upon by Sankaracarya, are regarded as genuine and, therefore, most authoritative: Isa, Kena, Katha, Prasna, Mundaka, Mandukya, Taittiriya, Aitareya, Chandogya and Brhadaranyaka.


          The Isa-Upanisad teaches that both knowledge (vidya) and action (avidya) are necessary for attaining immortality. The Kenopanisad lays down that Brahman alone is the power that makes the senses function. The Kathopanisad contains the famous dialogue between Naciketa and Yama. The Prasnopanisad contains Pippalada`s answers to philosophical questions put by his six disciples. The Mundakopanisad classified knowledge into Para and Apara and discusses the nature and the means of meditation upon Brahman, its result and, Brahmanirvana. The Mandukyopanisad describes, in course of explaining omkara, the three stages of soul, known as Jagarita, Svapna and Sususpti, as well as the fourth stage of Advaita. The Taittiriyopanisad deals with certain Dhyanas and instructions as means to the realisation of Brahman. The Aitareyopanisad discusses cosmogony, rebirth and immortality. The Chandogyopanisad discusses, inter alia, the significance of the mystic syllable om, meaning of Gayatri, the problem of being and non-being, appearance and reality, individual and universal spirit, subtlety and immanence of Atman, self and reality, etc. And, lastly, the Brhadaranyakopanisad contains some interesting parables and accounts of philosophical importance, ritualistico-philosophical description of the cosmos, poetico-physiological description of the self etc.

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