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The Technique Of Maha Yoga (Self Enquiry)
The Technique Of Maha Yoga (Self Enquiry)
Specification:
  • Publisher : Sri Ramanasramam
  • by : Sri Ramana Maharshi and N.R.Narayana Aiyer
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2012
  • Pages : 77
  • Weight : 310gm.
  • Size : 21.3 x 14 x 1.3 cm
  • ISBN-10: 8182881528
  • ISBN-13: 978-8182881525
Description:

It helps a sadhaka to conduct self-enquiry as taught by Ramana Maharshi being a manual of maha yoga. It makes one adept in gaining atma vidya or self-knowledge adopting easy means. It guides one to make an inward journey.

The slim book is indeed a gem,a boon for sadhakas of self-enquiry as taught by Bhagavan Ramana.Written in 1962 by a devotee who was for many years in the Presence of Ramana and earnestly practiced his teachings,this book a first-class sadhakas' manual,anticipates every question that is apt to arise in the mind of the practicant and answers them all in Bhagavan's own words,mostly culled from Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi. Every sentence in this book,written in an utterly,simple,direct,clear,unpretentious language,comes out of the author's own sadhana and experience of Bhagavan's teaching.After reading this hard-to-put down down book..the reader is sure to be convinced that Atma Vidya,Self knowledge,as Ramana has assured us is easy indeed easy.However Ramana has stipulated ..One has to go Inward and investigate the source of I with a pure mind. This book tells us in Bhagavan's words how to purify and thus still our mind s the inevitable prelude to the dawn of Self Realization and how the obstacle of vasanas can surely be surmounted by sashaka's sincere,meticulous, sadhana which

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    The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi in His Own WordsThe Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi in His Own Words
    The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi in His Own Words
    Specification:
    • Publisher : Sri Ramanasramam
    • by : Arthur Osborne
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Language : English
    • Edition : 2002
    • Pages : 211
    • Weight : 470gm.
    • Size : 14 x 1.5 x 21.5 cm
    • ISBN-10: 8188018155
    • ISBN-13: 978-8188018154
    Description:

    It brings forth the teachings of Ramana Maharshi through a selection from his dialogues amd written works. In other words, it is a compendium of the sage’s instructions.

    About the Author

    Arthur Osborne (1906-70) was one of the most well known of the devotees of Raman Maharshi.He is particularly well known for his work as founder Editor of THE MOUNTAIN PATH,the spiritual journal published bySRI RAMANASRAMAM.He was it's Editor till1970.An Oxford graduate in history,he was on the faculty of Chulalongkon University in Bangkok,Siam.He was interned for sometime in the 1940's by the Japanese (during came to India in 1945--straight to World War II).After release and evacuation in 1945,he came to India--straight to the Ashram of Maharshi.His family members were living there ,already.He sought refuge at the feet of Maharshi and became an ardent devotee.So did the family members. Author Osborne is the Editor of The Collected Works of Ramana Maharshi.Another popular work of his is Ramana Maharshi and the Path of Self-knowledge.He has many other works to his credit.

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      The Collected Works of Sri Ramana MaharshiThe Collected Works of Sri Ramana Maharshi
      The Collected Works of Sri Ramana Maharshi
      Specification:
      • Publisher : Sri Ramanasramam
      • by : Ramana Maharshi
      • Cover : Paperback
      • Language : English
      • Edition : 2002
      • Pages : 318
      • Weight : 600gm.
      • Size : 7.6 x 6.4 x 5.4 inches
      • ISBN-10: 8188018066
      • ISBN-13: 978-8188018062
      Description:

      This work contains all the inspired compositons of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, in poetry and prose, along with translations from the Advaitic texts that he considered to be the most direct teachings for the attainment of the Supreme State of Realization. Altogether they represent a clear, direct guide for seekers of truth, whether they follow the path of Bhakti (devotion) or Jnana (knowledge).

      The Thirteenth Edition has just been released.A few additions of prominent disciples have been added but most of the pages still remain Arthur Osborne's. Ramana was a silent Teacher, if there was one. It would be more appropriate to call him the Silent One, for teaching denotes duality, the teacher and taught, while Ramana was, as a devotee wrote, the Pure Non-dual Essence. His most direct and profound teaching was transmitted in silence. However, how many were there that could immediately hear or experience the unspoken, the unwritten word? Devotees and visitors asked questions and out of his boundless compassion Bhagavan answered them in his own inimitable way, as the following excerpts will show. It was in 1911 that the first westerner, Frank Humphreys, then a policeman stationed in India, discovered Sri Ramana and wrote articles about him which were first published in The International Psychic Gazette in 1913. However, Sri Ramana only became relatively well known in and out of India after 1934 when Paul Brunton, having first visited Sri Ramana in January 1931, published the book A Search in Secret India, which became very popular. Resulting visitors included Paramahansa Yogananda, Somerset Maugham (whose 1944 novel The Razor's Edge models its spiritual guru after Sri Ramana), Mercedes de Acosta, Julian P. Johnson, and Arthur Osborne. Sri Ramana's relative fame spread throughout the 1940s. However, even as his fame spread, Sri Ramana was noted for his belief in the power of silence and his relatively sparse use of speech, as well as his lack of concern for fame or criticism.His lifestyle remained that of a renunciate. This work contains almost everything written by Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. His inspired compositions, and a number of translations from ancient Advaitic texts, representing the essence of his teachings. They fall into two categories--those which exemplify the path of surrender through love and devotion to the Divine, and those which are more doctrinal. The first group includes the Five Hymns to Sri Arunachala of which the first poem, The Marital Garland Of Letters "is among the most profound and moving poems in any language" and expresses the attitude of the soul aspiring for union with God. Sri Bhagavan has affirmed that seekers who study these works are certain to attain the bliss of liberation.

      Editorial Reviews

      The words of this sage still flame out in my memory like beacon of lights. "I pluck golden fruit from rare meetings with wise men" wrote Trans-Atlantic Emerson in his diary, and it is certain that I plucked whole basketfuls during my meetings with this man. Our best Philosophers of Europe could not hold a candle to him... --Paul Brunton in his famous book :In Search Of Secret India

      About the Author

      Sri Ramana Maharshi (December 30, 1879- April 14, 1950), born Venkataraman Iyer, was an Indian sage. He was born to a Tamil-speaking Brahmin family in Tiruchuzhi, Tamil Nadu. After having attained liberation at the age of 16, he left home for Arunachala, a mountain considered sacred by Hindus, at Tiruvannamalai, and lived there for the rest of his life. Arunachala is located in Tamil Nadu, South India. Although born a Brahmin, after having attained moksha he declared himself an "Atiasrami", a Sastraic state of unattachment to anything in life and beyond all caste restrictions.Sri Ramana maintained that the purest form of his teachings was the powerful silence which radiated from his presence and quieted the minds of those attuned to it. He gave verbal teachings only for the benefit of those who could not understand his silence.His verbal teachings were said to flow from his direct experience of Consciousness (Atman) as the only existing reality. When asked for advice, he recommended self-enquiry as the fastest path to moksha. Though his primary teaching is associated with Non-dualism, Advaita Vedanta, and Jnana yoga, he recommended Bhakti to those he saw were fit for it, and gave his approval to a variety of paths and practices. Family Background Sri Ramana was born in a village called Tiruchuli near Madurai in Tamil Nadu, South India on Arudra Darshanam day, into an orthodox Hindu Tamil (Iyer) family, the second of four children of Sundaram Iyer (1845-1892) and Azhagammal (?-1922), and named Venkataraman at birth. His siblings were Nagaswamy (1877-1900), Nagasundaram (1886-1953) and sister Alamelu (1891/92-1953). Venkataraman's father was a respected pleader.[6] [edit] Childhood Venkataraman seemed a normal child with no apparent signs of future greatness. He was popular, good at sports, very intelligent but lazy at school, indulged in an average amount of mischief, and showed little religious interest. He did have a few unusual traits. When he slept, he went into such a deep state of unconsciousness that his friends could physically assault his body without waking him up. He also had an extraordinary amount of luck. In team games, whichever side he played for always won. This earned him the nickname 'Tangakai', which means 'golden hand'[7]. When Venkataraman was about 11, his father sent him to live with his paternal uncle Subbaiyar in Dindigul because he wanted his sons to be educated in English so they would be eligible to enter government service and only Tamil was taught at the village school in Tiruchuzhi. In 1891, when his uncle was transferred to Madurai, Venkataraman and his older brother Nagaswami moved with him.

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        Talks With Sri Ramana MaharshiTalks With Sri Ramana Maharshi
        Talks With Sri Ramana Maharshi
        Specification:
        • Publisher : Sri Ramanasramam
        • by : Munagala Venkataramana
        • Cover : Hardcover
        • Language : English
        • Edition : 2003
        • Pages : 724
        • Weight : 980gm.
        • Size : 8.9 x 5.8 x 1.4 inches
        • ISBN-10: 8188018082
        • ISBN-13: 978-8188018086
        Description:

        Sri Ramana Maharshi’s teaching – self-enquiry – is the core of this work. Sri Ramana gave answers to many a question from his devotees and visitors reflecting his philosophy and teaching. He did even answer questions from various other faiths with warmth and compassion, typical to his core nature.

        Editorial Reviews

        This is not a book to be lightly read and laid aside;it is bound to prove to be an unfailing guide to increasing numbers of pilgrims to the Light Everlasting.Despite the fact that the great Sage of Arunachala taught for the most part through silence,he did instruct through speech also,and that too,lucidly,without baffling and beclouding the minds of his listeners.One would wish that every word that he uttered had been preserved for posterity.But we have to be thankful for what little of the utterances has been put on record.Sri Ramana's central teachng is:Self-inquiry.Instead of wanting to know this and that,seek to know the Self.Ask'Who Am I?' instead of asking about hundred other things.Self-inquiry ought to be the easiest of all tasks.But it seems to be the most difficult because we have become strangers to our Self.What one has to do is simple..to abide as the Self.This is the ultimate truth.This is one's eternal,natural,inherent state.Sri Ramana's teachings found in the "Talks"will bring hope to everyone.No one need think that he is beyond the pale of redemption. --Dr..T.M.P.Mahadevan

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          Sri Ramana Leela: A Biography of Bhagavan Sri Ramana MaharshiSri Ramana Leela: A Biography of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi
          Sri Ramana Leela: A Biography of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi
          Specification:
          • Publisher : Sri Ramanasramam
          • by : Pingali Surya Sundaram
          • Cover : Paperback
          • Language : English
          • Edition : 2004
          • Pages : 317
          • Weight : 500gm.
          • Size : 8.3 x 5.1 x 1.2 inches
          • ISBN-10: 8182880009
          • ISBN-13: 978-8182880009
          Description:

          This is one of the biographies of Ramana Maharshi. It portrays many rare incidents That are not features in other biographics.  There are many rare incidents in this work that are not to be found in the other biographies. 

          The words of this sage,Sri Ramana Maharshi still flame out in my memory like beacon lights."I pluck golden fruit from rare meetings with wise men" wrote Emerson in his diary,and it is certain that I plucked whole basketfuls during my talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi.Our best philosophers of Europe could not hold a candle to him.. --Paul Brunton This introduction by Paul Brunton should induce any seeker to understand Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. This book was first published in Telugu language in the year 1936.This was one of the three biographies of Sri Bhagavan published during his bodily life time.Perused and corrected prsonally by the great sage himself this book is a must for every follower of Sri Ramana Maharshi.

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            For Those With Little Dust: Selected Wiritings Of Arthur OsborneFor Those With Little Dust: Selected Wiritings Of Arthur Osborne
            For Those With Little Dust: Selected Wiritings Of Arthur Osborne
            Specification:
            • Publisher : Sri Ramanasramam
            • by : Arthur Osborne
            • Cover : Paperback
            • Language : English
            • Edition : 2018
            • Pages : 318
            • Weight : 580gm.
            • Size : 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
            • ISBN-10: 818288148X
            • ISBN-13: 978-8182881488
            Description:

            This book consists of a number of selected writings of Arthur Osborne, an ardent devotee of Sri Ramana Maharshi. Across varied topics such as philosophy, devotion, biographical writings, this book reflects totally on the persona of a great saint. It has a part which contains poems all reflecting on numerous religious, ethical and devotional aspects

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              The Knight Writings
              The Knight Writings
              Specification:
              • Publisher : Zen Publications
              • by : Ed Nathanson
              • Cover : Paperback
              • Language : English
              • Edition : 1999
              • Pages : 190
              • Weight : 500gm.
              • Size :
              • ISBN-13: 978-8188071043
              • ASIN: 8188071048
              Description:

              The Knight Writings chronicles the internal struggle of a spiritual journey -- the personal battle to bring the principles of truth and love to places locked inside by fear.

              The knights of old provide a model for this struggle. These are not the knights of storybooks and fantasy but the knights who preceded the romantic figures remembered by history.

              This book asks its readers to look closely at their personal and spiritual beliefs and the gap between them. It proposes that spiritual truths cannot truly be known prior to the acceptance of oneself personally.

              Not for the spiritually squeamish, the knight’s path to God passes through the most distressing territory of all -- the ego. Despite the difficulty of this course, readers may find that this is the only way to make something that doesn’t exist disappear.

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                Consciousness Writes
                Consciousness Writes
                Specification:
                • Publisher : Zen Publications
                • By : Ramesh S. Balsekar
                • Cover : Paperback
                • Language : English
                • Edition : 2010
                • Pages : 200
                • Weight : 250 gm.
                • Size : 22 x 14 x 1.5 cm
                • ISBN-13: 979-8188071028
                Description:
                Can Spiritual Understanding be imparted through letters?

                It’s a long-distance love affair. The Master is in Mumbai, most of his disciples thousands of miles away. The Teaching deals with Advaita, or non-duality. And as the Teaching gently seeps deeper, doubts and questions sprout; and often, the only way the disciple can seek guidance from the Master is through mail. The correspondence that flows is truly remarkable since it is both subjective and objective, unique and universal, personal and impersonal. To the disciple the correspondence may denote letters from one individual to another. For the Master, they are merely words emanating from Consciousness to Consciousness. Consciousness Writes offers you the fragrance of Advaitic teaching and a rare glimpse into the Master-disciple relationship -- enveloped in the warmth of intimacy and the sparkle of Ramesh’s wit.
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                  Selected Writings of M.M. Gopinath Kaviraj
                  Selected Writings of M.M. Gopinath Kaviraj
                  Specification:
                  • Publisher : Indica Books
                  • By : Gopinath Kaviraj
                  • Cover : Paperback
                  • Edition : May 30, 2008
                  • Pages : 202
                  • Weight : 250 gm..
                  • Size : 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
                  • Language : English
                  • ISBN-1 0: 818656960X
                  • ISBN-13 : 978-8186569603
                  • Product Code : BK14228
                  Description:

                  Includes 11 articles in English by the renowned pandit, each one throws a flood of light on topics in varied interest. Some articles which have not so far been published in any of the previous compilations published from time to time by different organisations.

                  About Author:

                  Gopinath Kaviraj (1887-1976) does not need presentation in the world of modern Indian philosophy and thought.
                  After brilliant studies, Kaviraj ji was for many years librarian in the Sanskrit College, Varanasi, and took advantage of this opportunity to read and research on every topic of Indian and contemporary thought, as well as editing and publishing some seventy-two books in the field of Indology. He later became Principal of the Sanskrit College until 1937, when he voluntarily retired to devote himself to research and sadhana. He was conferred the titles of Mahamahopadhyaya in 1934 and of Padmavibhusana in 1964.
                  Kaviraj ji possessed a vast and profound erudition, and the depth of his thought was remarkable. He studied every branch of Indian thought, though he came to be known mainly as an expositor of yoga and Tantra. He wrote articles on a wide range of subjects in English, Hindi, Bengali and Sanskrit. But, besides being an epoch-marking scholar, he was also a man of noble personality and a true sadhaka. He was disciple of the renowned yogi Swami Vishuddhananda, and became later a bhakta of Sri Anandamayi Ma, on whose ashram at Varanasi he spent the last days of his life.
                  This book presents a collection of his articles in English.

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                  Commentary On Arunachala Stuti Panchakam Nun MalaiCommentary On Arunachala Stuti Panchakam Nun Malai
                  Commentary On Arunachala Stuti Panchakam Nun Malai
                  Specification:
                  • Publisher : Sri Ramanasramam
                  • by : Smt. T.R. Kanakammal
                  • Cover : Paperback
                  • Language : English
                  • Edition : 2009
                  • Pages : 714
                  • Weight : 900gm.
                  • Size : 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
                  • ISBN-10: 8182881021
                  • ISBN-13: 978-8182881020
                  Description:

                  This commentarial work is on the two works of Sri Ramana maharshi: Arunachala Stuti and Upadesa Nun Malai. It through the commentary, originally in Tamil, spreads the fragrance of the teachings of the sage.

                  This book contains Sri Bhagavan’s original poetic works and the translation of Smt. T. R. Kanakammal’s commentaries on them.

                  Smt. Kanakammal is an old ashramite who had spent four years in the immediate presence of Sri Bhagavan till his Mahasamadh

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                    Spandapradipika A Commentary on the Spandakarika by Bhagavadutpalacarya (Sanskrit Edition)
                    Spandapradipika A Commentary on the Spandakarika by Bhagavadutpalacarya (Sanskrit Edition)
                    Specification:
                    • Publisher : Indica Books
                    • By : Mark S.G. Dyczkowski
                    • Cover : Paperback
                    • Edition :  2000
                    • Pages : 58
                    • Weight : 150 gm.
                    • Size : 8.2 x 5.6 x 0.2 inches
                    • Language : English
                    • ISBN-10 : 818656912X
                    • ISBN-13 : 978-8186569122
                    • Product Code: BK14267
                    Description:

                    This commentary is by Bhagavadutpala, also known as Utpala Vaisnava, who lived in 10th century Kashmir. It is important both because it is early and especially because it contains copious references to Pancaratra sources - the earliest dateable ones so far recovered.


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                      The Aphorisms of Siva The Siva Sutra with Bhaskara's Commentary, the Varttika
                      The Aphorisms of Siva The Siva Sutra with Bhaskara's Commentary, the Varttika
                      Specification:
                      • Publisher : Indica Books
                      • By : MARK S.G. (Translated with exposition and notes by) DYCZKOWSKI 
                      • Cover : Paperback
                      • Edition : 1998
                      • Pages : 248
                      • Weight : 500 gm.
                      • Size : 
                      • Language : English
                      • ISBN-13 : 9788186569078
                      • Product Code : BK14251
                      Description:

                      The Shiva Sutra was revealed to Vasugupta by Shiva in order to counter the effects of dualism. This revelation initiated the hermeneutics of syntheses and exegesis climaxed by the great Abhinavagupta. The Shiva Sutara is the most important scripture in the Trika system of Kashmir Shaivism. As a book on yoga, it explains the nature and cause of bondage and the means to liberation from bondage.
                      Bhaskara is in the direct lineage of Vasugupta. To Bhaskara’s commentary, Mark Dyczkowski has added his translation of an anonymous commentary as an aid to understanding Bhaskara’s interpretation. This anonymous writer also serves as a bridge between Kshemaraja’s and Bhaskara’s commentaries, drawing from both. The commentary on each sutra is thus in three layers. Bhaskara’s commentary is first, followed by the anonymous commentary; after which Dyczkowski adds his own exposition and compares Bhaskara and Kshemaraja.

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                      Shri Tantralokah: Text with English Translation and Exposition Chapter 8 & 9 with Commentary; Series no. 4
                      Shri Tantralokah: Text with English Translation and Exposition Chapter 8 & 9 with Commentary; Series no. 4
                      Specification:
                      • Publisher : Indica Books
                      • By : Gautam Chatterjee
                      • Cover : Paperback
                      • Edition : July 30, 2013
                      • Pages : 198
                      • Weight : 500 gm.
                      • Size : 8.5" x 5.5"
                      • Language : English
                      • ISBN-10 : 8186117164
                      • ISBN-13 : 978-8186117163
                      • Product Code : BK14235
                      Description:

                      Tantraloka is a magnum opus in the horizon of Indian philosophy. This great work, created by the well-known polymath Acharya Abhinavaguptapada (tenth century ce), is a compendium of all Tantrika rituals and essence drawn from the light of all pre-treatises on Indian Tantra till the time of the creator. This text consists of thirty- seven chapters. It reflects on Tantra from the background of Kashmir Shaivism which is known as the monistic philosophy of Pratyabhijna. Abhinavagupta explains here at length about the ways to worship the Supreme Consciousness in order to attain this state of Absolute ecstasy and liberation in one single life of mankind. This work is before the English-speaking world for the first time in a hermeneutic way. With a great lineage of Pandit Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar and Pandit Suniti Kumar Chaturjya, Gautam Chatterjee is initiated by Pt. Gopinath Kaviraj, and has been a close associate of Thakur Jaidev Singh and Pt. Vraj Vallabh Dwivedi in the discipline of Kashmir Shaivism. Graduated in Mathematics, Gautam is now the founder president of Abhinavagupta Academy, a centre for consciousness studies in Banaras, developed a lucid way to yoga practices to enrich the richest Tantric tradition of monistic Shaivism in Kashi, spiritually and ontologically, and also metaphysically. Author of his oft-quoted book White Shadow of Consciousness, Shree Gautam teaches in Banaras Hindu University.  

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                      Abhinavagupta's Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita  Gitartha Samgraha [Paperback]Abhinavagupta's Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita  Gitartha Samgraha [Paperback]
                      Abhinavagupta's Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita Gitartha Samgraha [Paperback]
                      Specification:
                      • Publisher : Indica Books
                      • By : Boris Marjanovic
                      • Cover : Hardcover
                      • Edition : January 1, 2004
                      • Pages : 372
                      • Weight : 650 gm.
                      • Size : 8.7 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches
                      • Language : English
                      • ISBN-10 : 9381120064
                      • ISBN-13 : 978-9381120064
                      • Product Code : BK14180
                      Description:

                      Abhinavagupta, undoubtedly the greatest genius of India in the fields of philosophy, aesthetics, poetics, dramaturgy, Tantra and mysticism, is being rediscovered only in the last few decades. Although several scholars, in India and abroad, are engaged in studying his works, it is surprising that there are still few translations available.
                      Abhinavagupta explains in his commentary that he undertook this work because he felt that his predecessors when commenting on the Bhagavad-Gita had not understood its secret or esoteric meanings. With the main purpose to explain these esoteric meanings, Abhinavagupta elaborates the secret doctrine of the purification of the sense-organs through the alternation of enjoyment of worldly objects and deep meditation. He claims that the continuous exchange of two contradictory experiences, i.e. gratification of the senses which brings satisfaction and samadhi in which sense-organs are reduced to one’s own atman, quickly brings the highest good.
                      The great merit of the present translation of Abhinavagupta’s “summary of the (real and secret) meaning of the Bhagavad-Gita” lies in the following: First, it includes the text and translation of the Kashmiri version of the Bhagavad-Gita, which in places differs from the one commented upon by Shankara (there are fifteen additional verses, and many verses partially differ from the verses found in other recensions). Besides, it brings out the specific meanings in the context of Kashmir Shaiva philosophy and yoga, without being influenced by Samkhya or Vedanta. The translation and explanatory notes show a deep understanding of Kashmir Shaiva metaphysics and yoga.
                      The present work will fulfil an important role by presenting a different version of the Bhagavad-Gita in the light of Kashmir Shaivism. It will also be inspiring for anyone interested in the practice of the secret yoga of the Gita.

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                      Abhinavagupta's Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita  Gitartha Samgraha [Hardcover]
                      Abhinavagupta's Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita Gitartha Samgraha [Hardcover]
                      Specification:
                      • Product Code: BK14180
                      • Publisher : Indica Books
                      • Edition : January 1, 2004
                      • Pages : 372
                      • Weight : 650 gm.
                      • Size : 8.7 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches
                      • Cover : Hardcover
                      • Author : Boris Marjanovic 
                      • Language : English
                      • ISBN-10: 9381120064
                        ISBN-13: 978-9381120064
                      Description:

                      Abhinavagupta, undoubtedly the greatest genius of India in the fields of philosophy, aesthetics, poetics, dramaturgy, Tantra and mysticism, is being rediscovered only in the last few decades. Although several scholars, in India and abroad, are engaged in studying his works, it is surprising that there are still few translations available.
                      Abhinavagupta explains in his commentary that he undertook this work because he felt that his predecessors when commenting on the Bhagavad-Gita had not understood its secret or esoteric meanings. With the main purpose to explain these esoteric meanings, Abhinavagupta elaborates the secret doctrine of the purification of the sense-organs through the alternation of enjoyment of worldly objects and deep meditation. He claims that the continuous exchange of two contradictory experiences, i.e. gratification of the senses which brings satisfaction and samadhi in which sense-organs are reduced to one’s own atman, quickly brings the highest good.
                      The great merit of the present translation of Abhinavagupta’s “summary of the (real and secret) meaning of the Bhagavad-Gita” lies in the following: First, it includes the text and translation of the Kashmiri version of the Bhagavad-Gita, which in places differs from the one commented upon by Shankara (there are fifteen additional verses, and many verses partially differ from the verses found in other recensions). Besides, it brings out the specific meanings in the context of Kashmir Shaiva philosophy and yoga, without being influenced by Samkhya or Vedanta. The translation and explanatory notes show a deep understanding of Kashmir Shaiva metaphysics and yoga.
                      The present work will fulfil an important role by presenting a different version of the Bhagavad-Gita in the light of Kashmir Shaivism. It will also be inspiring for anyone interested in the practice of the secret yoga of the Gita.

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                      The Yoga Upanisads (On the Basis of the Commentary of Sri Upanisad Brahmayogin) by T.R. Srinivasa Ayyangar
                      The Yoga Upanisads (On the Basis of the Commentary of Sri Upanisad Brahmayogin) by T.R. Srinivasa Ayyangar
                      Specification:
                      • 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
                      Description:

                      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.

                      $48
                      The Hathayogapradipika of Svatmarama Text, Commentary, and Translation (With Commentary Jyotsna of Brahmananda and English Translation)The Hathayogapradipika of Svatmarama Text, Commentary, and Translation (With Commentary Jyotsna of Brahmananda and English Translation)
                      The Hathayogapradipika of Svatmarama Text, Commentary, and Translation (With Commentary Jyotsna of Brahmananda and English Translation)
                      Specification:
                      • Product Code: Book651
                      • Edition : December 31, 2000
                      • Pages : 215
                      • Weight : 550 gm
                      • Size : 8.7 x 1 x 5.7 inches
                      • Cover : Hardcover
                      • Author : K. Kunjunni Raja (Author)
                      • Language : English
                      • ISBN : 8185141371, 978-8185141374
                      • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House
                      Discription:

                      About the Book:

                      This attempts to reconcile the Raja-Yoga of Patanjali with Hatha-yoga. Hatha is considered to be made up of two syllables ha meaning the moon and tha meaning the sun. They correspond to the breath which flows through the left and the right nostrils. Hatha-yoga is the preliminary step and ends in Raja-yoga Consciously or unconsciously. The Saivagama urges students not to give up the practice of asana and pranayama for keeping the body in perfect health.

                      From the Back of the Book

                      The Adyar Library and Research Centre was founded in 1886 by Henry Steel, 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 of the higher aspects of their respective cultures.The collections of the Library consist of about 18,000 manuscripts, containing about 45,000 works, both palm-leaf and paper, and more than 2,00,000 printed volumes. The manuscripts are mostly from India and in Sanskrit. The printed books include old and rare Indological works and also a fine collection of books on the different religions and languages, eastern and western; and volumes of important Indological journals.Brahmavidya the Adyar Library Bulletin is being published since 1937, presenting studies on religion, philosophy and various aspects of Sanskrit and other oriental literature as well as editions of ancient texts and translations.

                      $38
                      Robin Murphy's Commentary on Organon of Medicine
                      Robin Murphy's Commentary on Organon of Medicine
                      Specification:
                      • Product Code :BK13985
                      • Author :Robin Murphy
                      • Pages :560
                      • Weight :550 gm.
                      • Language :English
                      • ISBN :8180564630, 978-8180564635
                      • Publisher :B Jain Publisher
                      • Edition :2004
                      • Cover :Hardcover
                      • Size :5.6 x 1.3 x 8.6 inches
                        Description:

                        This book is intended for practicing doctors in alternative medicine, paramedical staff, amateur practitioners and social workers. Even an experienced allopath doctor will find valuable information regarding rheumatic diseases, its causes and diagnosis and cure by holistic approach. 

                        $31
                        The Brahmasutras and Their Principal Commentaries A Critical Exposition (3 Volume Set)The Brahmasutras and Their Principal Commentaries A Critical Exposition (3 Volume Set)
                        The Brahmasutras and Their Principal Commentaries A Critical Exposition (3 Volume Set)
                        From the Jacket

                        Brahmasutras and Their Principal Commentaries is a vigorous, animate and thought-provoking treatise on the interpretation of the Vedantasutras of Badarayana. Dr. Sharma has delved deeply into the three principal traditions of their interpretation established by acaryas: Sankara, Ramanuja, and Madhva.

                        This is the first work on the Sutras to give parity of treatment to all the three principal traditions of interpretation by placing them in their own milieu and bringing them into close thematic relation with one another, allowing full scope for each one to speak in its authentic voice. The exegetical, the expository and the analytic aspects of the interpretations have been given the fullest attention in a coordinated form, for the first time.

                        Besides the bhasyas of the acaryas, we are here treated to a sumptuous feast of the niceties and nuances of their exposition and reinforcement by their distinguished subcommentators like Vacaspati Misra, Amalananda, Sudarsana Suri, Jayatirtha, Vyasatirtha, Vadiraja, Raghuttama, Raghunatha, Raghaendra Swamin, and others whose works are not available to us in English translations. The disquisitions from these unexplored classics of the Vedanta system are sure to regale the tarkarasikas among students of philosophy in the East, in the West, and in the Far East.

                        It is only such a thoroughgoing study of the Sutras and their classical commentaries that can help us in our voyage of discovery to where the Sutras of Badarayana intend to lead us.

                        Dr. B.N.K. Sharma was a distinguished Sanskrit scholar and retired as Professor and Head of the Department of Sanskrit and Ardhamagadhi, Ruparel College, Mumbai. His other important works are: Madhva’s Teachings in His Own Worlds; Philosophy of Madhvacarya; and History of Dvaita School of Vedanta and its Literature.

                        Cover: Hard Cover
                        Edition : 2008
                        Publisher : Munshiram Manoharlal Publication Pvt.Ltd
                        ISBN : 9788121500357
                        Language : English
                        Pages : 1835
                        $54
                        Manusmrti - Shri Kulluk Bhatt Virachitaya with the commentary of Kullukabhatta
                        Manusmrti - Shri Kulluk Bhatt Virachitaya with the commentary of Kullukabhatta
                        About the Book:

                        Manu is variously referred to as the father of human race, as one of the ancient sages, as having established fire, as a semi-divine being who received from God Himself the laws and regulations, as a king in the Krta-yuga, as the author of a work on Arthasastra. In the Manu Smrti Manu is referred to as a king.

                        Manu's work has been held in high esteem. The work of Manu is an epitome of the ancient culture of India.

                        Comprising twelve chapters, the Manu Smrti deals with the usual Smrti topics which can be divided into four classes, viz. Acara, Prayascitta, Vyavahara and Rajadharma.

                        Kulluka's commentary combines the merits of brevity and lucidity. It is by far the most well-known and most widely read.
                        $30
                        From Mind to Super Mind - A Commentary on Bhagavad GitaFrom Mind to Super Mind - A Commentary on Bhagavad Gita
                        From Mind to Super Mind - A Commentary on Bhagavad Gita
                        Specification
                        • Product Code :BK7102
                        • Size :8.5" x 5.5"
                        • Weight :350 gm.
                        • Author :Rohit Mehta
                        • ISBN :8120809653, 9788120809659
                        • Publisher :Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
                        • Edition :2006
                        • Cover :Paperback
                        • Language :English
                        • Pages :244
                        Description


                        The message of the Gita has an important and a practical bearing on the problems of the modern age. It shows a way out of the complexities of the mind to complete and unfettered freedom of the Super-Mind. This path is not meant only for the few, it can be trodden by all who seek freedom from life's entanglements. In an age where the individual is becoming more and more insignificant due to the impacts of political, economic and social forces, the Gita brings to man a message of hope and cheer, for it shows a way of life which leads to the regaining of his lost significance, and the spiritual regeneration of man is indeed the way to the creation of a happy society.


                        Introduction


                        The Great Scriptures of the world are beyond the limitations of time and space: they are Eternal and Universal. The Bhagavad Gita belongs to this category of scriptures and as such it is not a Book merely for the Hindus; its message has a universal application. It is as fresh today at it was when given to Arjuna many centuries ago. In fact modern man is in need of the message of the Bhagavad Gita if he is to find freedom from the tensions and anxieties brought into his life by the scientific and technological developments of today.


                        What indeed is the problem of the modern man ? The new advances in science and technology have brought about an utter confusion of values in the life of men and women living in the present-day civilization. There is increasing stress on quantitative rather than qualitative values. His inner life is poor and he is striving to free himself from the thralldom of this poverty by acquiring more and more of the material things that science and technology have made available. Man is seeking a physical solution to a problem which is fundamentally psychological. He thinks that science, being so powerful can solve the problem of speed, it can give no guidance as to the direction that one must follow. He has lost sight of the fact that while science can give comfort, it cannot give happiness; for happiness consists not in the possession of things, but in freeing the mind of all its inhibitions so that it is rendered pure and innocent. While the modern age has known the conquest over matter, it has yet to learn the secrets of conquering the mind – and without the latter the former is not only meaningless but positively dangerous. Man may have gained in knowledge, but he lacks wisdom. Unless he can transform knowledge into wisdom, his future and the future of the entire race is dark and dismal. In other words, man needs today, above everything else, a Right Philosophy of life.

                        $12

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