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Erase The Ego (Paperback) by Sri Ramana MaharshiErase The Ego (Paperback) by Sri Ramana Maharshi
Erase The Ego (Paperback) by Sri Ramana Maharshi
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  • Publisher : Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
  • Author : Sri Ramana Maharshi
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2018
  • Pages : 56
  • Weight : 65 gm.
  • Size : 7.1 x 4.7 x 0.2 inches
  • ISBN-10 : 8172765142
  • ISBN-13 : 978-8172765149
Description:

Sri Ramana Maharshi (1879 to 1950 A.D.)

Venkataramana was a lad in his teens in Madurai in South India. Urged by an inner call, the body played the truant, slipped away from home and soon found himself in the solitary caves of the Arunachala Hills. There he forgot the world, and, insensible to hunger and thirst and reckless of the ravages which crawling creatures wrought on his body, he immersed himself in concentrated meditation.

After a number of years of his phenomenal tapas, incredibly unrelieved by any break whatsoever, he emerged with the realization of the Supreme Reality and of the identity of his Self with it. Liberated by that realization from the chains of finitude, he became a Jivanmukta. Proclaimed a Maharsh from that time, Bhagavan Ramana, as he was reverently adored lived ever after in his ashram at Tiruvannamalai in Sahaja Samadhi, always established in the Spirit and overlooking the things, of the World with a smiling serenity.

A living witness to Advaita anubhava, Sri Ramana spent the remainder of his days conveying counsel through his unparted lips and providing comfort by the beam of his gracious eyes to the countless disciples and devotees who sought refuge at his holy feet from their ills of mind and body. ‘Know thy Self and the world will not torment thee was the central teaching of this modern edition of Vamadeva of yore.

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    Candipathah (Sanskrit Text with English translation)
    Candipathah (Sanskrit Text with English translation)
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    • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass 
    • Author : A. P. N. Pankaj & Bhavana Pankaj
    • Cover : Hard Cover
    • Language : English
    • Edition : 2013
    • Pages : 461
    • Weight : 740 gm.
    • Size : 8.8 x 6.1 x 1.4 inches
    Description:

    About the Book
    Candipatha, a part of the Markandeya Purana, which is one of the eighteen major Puranas, is its most important segment. Apart from Sridurgasaptasati, which forms the core of Candipatha, there are, preceding and succeeding it, several hymns of equal importance and, in the course of its ritual performance, all these hymns, as an integral totality, have to be recited as indicated in this book.

    Candipatha celebrates the Feminine Power, Durga – Sakti – with her innumerable names, across in this sacred text, represents the quintessential woman. She is the source, substratum and ultimate Life Force. All the gods, men, birds, animal, even demons, all the elements, all moving and stationary objects are but Her fragmental particles. The universe is Her playground as well as Her play. At will, She creates, sustains and dissolves it. In Candipatha we see Her in Her full glory, majesty and splendor. As the Mother, She loves and protects Her children and as the invincible Kali, She decimates the forces of evil when they threaten righteousness, peace and Her devotees in the world.

    The present publication includes, in addition to Sridurgasaptasati and the other associate hymns, a detailed Introductory Essay, which besides discussing the contents and importance of this work and its symbolism, provides a panoramic view of the Mother worship through the millennia. The four appendices include (i) Names, Adjectives, Incarnations, Epithets, etc., of the Mother Goddess (ii) Weapons mentioned in the text and their functions (iii) Glossary of important terms and (iv) the First-line index of Sanskrit verses, chapter-wise.

    About the Author
    A.P.N. PANKAJ, an alumnus of D.A.V. College, Amritsar and St. Stephens College, Delhi, taught Sanskrit for some years in the former before joining State Bank of India where over a period of nearly thirty-five-years, he held a range of assignments and retired from its staff College at Hyderabad. These years gave him an opportunity to pursue his interest in the management and behavioural sciences. Since early days, he has been writing and giving lectures on the subjects related to the Indian culture, philosophy and religion and has deeply studied the Upanishads, Bhagavadgita, Pauranic literature and, especially, Sri Ramacaritamanasa of Gosvami Tulasidasa. He has translated more than half a dozen works from / into English / Hindi / Sanskrit. Besides writing a book on the asrama – system of the Hindu society and editing / writing nearly a dozen books on the medieval Hindi poets, he has also written and led discussions / symposia on the value – based system of education and the concept of development in Indian tradition.

     

    BHAVANA PANKAJ, after studying English literature and Mass Communication at Punjab University, Chandigarh, spent some years as a journalist and television anchor. She currently pursues her love for the written word by writing, editing and translations on subjects ranging from Indian classical and dance to health care and education. An occasional film- maker, Bhavana has written books for children, on Vinoba Bhave and two books on a hospital in Jaipur. With equal felicity in Hindi and English, she also lends her voice as sutradhar on stage. Poetry is among her hobbies and she writes / translates poems in / from Hindi / English. 

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    Reflections on Resemblance, Ritual and Religion
    Reflections on Resemblance, Ritual and Religion
    Specification:
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
  • Author : Brian K. Smith
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 1998
  • Pages : 280 pages
  • Size : 7.9 x 5.5 x 1.6 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • ISBN-10 : 8120815327
  • ISBN-13 : 978-8120815322
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    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.

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    A Concise Introduction to Indian Medicine
    A Concise Introduction to Indian Medicine
        Specification
        • Product Code : BK812083058X
        • Author : Guy Mazars
        • Cover : Hardcover
        • ISBN : 812083058X978-8120830585
        • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
        • Edition : 2006
        • Language : English
        • Pages : 142
        $24
        My Gita
        My Gita
        Description

        In My Gita, acclaimed mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik demystifies The Bhagavad Gita for the contemporary reader. His unique approach—thematic rather than verse-by-verse—makes the ancient treatise eminently accessible, combined as it is with his trademark illustrations and simple diagrams.
        In a world that seems spellbound by argument over dialogue, vi-vaad over sam-vaad, Devdutt highlights how Krishna nudges Arjuna to understand rather than judge his relationships. This becomes relevant today when we are increasingly indulging and isolating the self (self-improvement, self-actualization, self-realization—even selfies!).We forget that we live in an ecosystem of others, where we can nourish each other with food, love and meaning, even when we fight.
        So let My Gita inform your Gita.

        AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

        Devdutt Pattanaik writes and lectures on the relevance of mythology in modern times. He has written over 500 articles in newspapers, and thirty books, which include Jaya : An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata, Sita: An Illustrated Retelling of the Ramayana, 7 Secrets of Hindu Calendar Art, 7 Secrets of Shiva, 7 Secrets of Vishnu, 7 Secrets of the Goddess, The Book of Ram, 99 Thoughts on Ganesha, Shikhandi and Other Tales They Don’t Tell You and Myth=Mithya: Decoding Hindu Mythology. He lives in Mumbai. For more information on Devdutt and his books, visit devdutt.com

        Specification
        • Product Code : BK8729
        • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
        • Edition : November 10, 2015
        • Pages : 256
        • Weight : 160 gm.
        • Size : 5.1 x 0.6 x 7.8 inches
        • Binding : Paperback
        • Author : Devdutt Pattanaik
        • Language : English
        • ISBN-10: 8129137704
          ISBN-13: 978-8129137708
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        Devi : The Devi Bhagavatam Retold
        Devi : The Devi Bhagavatam Retold
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        The Devi Bhagavatam, also known as the Devi Bhagavata Purana, ‘the old book of the goddess’, is an integral part of ancient Indian mythology. It is important for the Shakta sect of Hinduism, which describes the Devi as the foundation of the world and equivalent in stature to Brahman, the supreme being.

        The original text was written in Bengali and consists of 318 chapters and 18,000 verses, all praising the Devi as supreme and describing instructions for her worship, including temples and rituals such as the annual ritual of Durga Puja which is celebrated all over India, especially in Bengal. The Devi, the mother of the Universe, is worshipped in India in her many forms as Goddess Durga, Kali, Shakti and Saraswati, to name a few.

        Menon’s Devi : The Devi Bhagavatam Retold, is a condensed version of The Devi Bhagavatam and describes the legends of the Goddess in all her forms and interpretations. The books opens with the birth of Ved Vyasa, who is also regarded as the author of the Mahabharata and narrates poignant instances from his relationship with his son Suka, such as the dialogue between them over the decision to enter Grihastashrama. Also described is the incarnation of the Devi as Goddess Durga and the epic tale of her destruction of the evil demons Rakthabija and Mahishasura. The tale depicting the origin of the holy Indian rivers, Ganga, Padma and Saraswati, is one of the many rich stories connected to our ancient origins, woven into the tapestry of this literary piece on Indian mythology.

        Specification
        • Product Code : BK8685
        • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
        • Edition : October 10, 2010
        • Pages : 514
        • Weight : 630 gm.
        • Size : 8.8 x 6.1 x 1.5 inches
        • Binding : Paperback
        • Author : Ramesh Menon
        • Language : English
        • ISBN-10: 8129115549
          ISBN-13: 978-8129115546
        $33
        Bhagavata Purana (Set of 2 Books)
        Bhagavata Purana (Set of 2 Books)
        Description

        Even after he has composed the awesome Mahabharata, the Maharishi Vyasa finds no peace. Narada Muni says to him, Ordinary men will be delighted by your work, but what about the Sages of heaven and earth? You have described the human life, its strife and its ends, but you have not yet described the Lord himself. You must turn your great gift to that task; only then will you find peace. Veda Vyasa composes the Bhagavata Purana, in eighteen thousand slokas and twelve kandas. He teaches it to his illumined son Suka, who narrates the Secret Purana to Yudhishtira s heir, King Parikshit, on the banks of the Ganga. The Bhagavata Purana is a living embodiment of the Lord Narayana and claims to bestow moksha merely by being heard. Just before Krishna, the Avatara, leaves the world, Uddhava says to him, leave us a tangible form, Lord, in which we can find you, touch you, and be near you. Krishna enters the Bhagavata Purana with all of his being. This book is a full literary rendering of the Bhagavata Purana, bringing all the wonder, wisdom and grace of the Book of God to the modern reader.

        Specification
        • Product Code : BK8676
        • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
        • Edition : January 1, 2011
        • Pages : 1449
        • Weight : 1.640 kg.
        • Size : 5.1 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches
        • Binding : Paperback
        • Author : Ramesh Menon
        • Language : English
        • ISBN-10: 8129116618
          ISBN-13: 978-8129116611

           

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        Yantra Images by Dilip Kumar
        Yantra Images by Dilip Kumar
        Description:

        Religion is the root of Indian culture. Rituals and believes are the integral part of Hindu Religion. It becomes more powerful when a devotee develops reverence into it.
        Fundamentally a society, which has faith in religion, believes in their own deities or gods and goddesses and pay their homage to them. Apart from ritual commodities, mantras and its chanting, yantras or mandalas play a special and important role in ritual ceremony. It is considered that if mantras are devatas (deities) then yantras are the abode of them. Without yantras, the ritual of deities remains incomplete.
        In order to attain perfection in worship, it is suggested that puja with yantras of their related deities is more beneficial.
        This book comprises of yantras used for all major gods, goddesses and deities accomplished with meaningful colour and geometrical composition.

        Specification:
        • Product Code: BK14277
        • Publisher : Indica Books
        • Edition : January 1, 2010
        • Pages : 89
        • Weight : 360 g.
        • Size : 8.6 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches
        • Binding : Hardcover
        • Author : Dilip Kumar
        • Language : English
        • ISBN-13: 978-8186117071
          ISBN-10: 8186117075
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        Yajurveda Samhita by R T H GriffithYajurveda Samhita by R T H Griffith
        Yajurveda Samhita by R T H Griffith
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        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.

        Specification:
        • Product Code: BK14276
        • Publisher : Indica Books
        • Edition : 2002
        • Pages : 
        • Weight : 750 g.
        • Size : 8.6 x 5.9 x 1.3 inches
        • Binding : Hardcover
        • Author : R T H Griffith
        • Language : English
        • ISBN-10: 8171101364
          ISBN-13: 978-8171101368
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        Who is this Shama Churn?
        Who is this Shama Churn?
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        Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee was invited as the sole representative from India to participate in the Parliament of World Religions held at Val St. Hugon, France in 1997 convened by Dalai Lama and sponsored by UNO, UNESCO, UNCHR. At this Parliament of World Religions, he upheld the tenets of Sanatana yogadharma to the world with a clarion voice. His brilliant exegesis on the subject of love, peace and solidarity one world, one religion, one God, one man at the Parliament of World Religions received tumultous applause. All those present at this Parliament like representatives from all religions; scientists; philosophers; journalists; the audience; being spellbound by his profound wisdom and eloquence, conferred on him paens of praise. French newspapers commented on him to be a “wise worthy dignified sage”; “a seer”; “a visionary”, etc.
        A civic reception graced by luminaries from all walks of life was accorded to him on 10 June 1998 in Calcutta.

        About the Author

        Yogacharya Vacaspati Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee, author of this book was born in 1933 in West Bengal. The sudden demise of his mother when he was away in service intensely agonized him. He grew averse to material pursuits and became spiritually inclined. He received initiation in Kriyayoga in April 1961. He reached the pinnacle of Kriyayoga within a short span. His three Gurus were stalwarts in this discipline. His first Guru was Sri Annada Charan Sastri (Bhattacharya) disciple of Panchanan Bhattacharya, an elevated disciple of Yogiraj Sri Shama Churn Lahiree. After Sastrirji’s demise, Dr. Chatterjee obtained initiation from Sundarlal Lala of Varanasi, disciple of Sri Harinarayan Paladhi. who was the disciple of Yogiraj and later from Sri Satyacharan Lahiri, grandson of Yogiraj. Today Yogacharya Vacaspati Chatterjee is acknowledged as a World Kriyayoga Master.
        Being an ardent devotee of Sanatana Dharma's Polestar, Yogiraj Shama Churn Lahiree and to propagate His ideals and tenets before the masses so that they derive the right path, the right enlightenment, he has penned many books in Bengali, illustrating the science of Kriyayoga. Most of his books have been published in Indian languages like Hindi, Oriya, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati. Tamil, Malayalam, Assamese editions are awaiting publication. Purana Purusha Yogiraj Sri Shama Churn Lahiree has been published in French also. His other books (English editions) are also awaiting publication. He has authored quite a number of articles delineating the science hence rationality of Kriyayoga.
        He has founded “Yogiraj Shyamacharan Sanatan Mission” and the temple of Yogiraj at Kakdwip, West Bengal, India with the objective that mankind can derive the Kriyayoga revived by Yogiraj. He has organized philanthropic activities through this Mission. To further Yogiraj-consciousness he has travelled throughout India and in many places in the Orient and Occident. People irrespective of caste, creed, colour, nation, language, Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Jains, untouchables, renouncers, are all coming under his aegis and are finding in him their haven and panacea for all evils. He has a large following throughout India and abroad like USA, England, France, Spain, Canada, Australia, South Korea, Bangladesh, etc.

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        • Product Code: BK14275
        • Publisher : Indica Books
        • Edition : April 26, 2012
        • Pages : 220
        • Weight : 250 g.
        • Size : 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
        • Binding : Hardcover
        • Author : Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee
        • Language : English
        • ISBN-10: 8186117121
          ISBN-13: 978-8186117125
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        Vijnana Bhairava The Practice of Centering AwarenessVijnana Bhairava The Practice of Centering Awareness
        Vijnana Bhairava The Practice of Centering Awareness
        Description:

        The Vijnana Bhairava is one of the most important Tantras of Kashmir Shaivism as far as the practical aspect of yoga of this school is concerned. It teaches 112 dharanas or ways of centring awareness and entering divine consciousness, which include ordinary and extraordinary experiences, as well as Tantric methods of spiritual practice such as kundalini, mantra and mudra. This ancient text is of great relevanee for a spirituality of our times which has to integrate all aspects of life.
        The present edition, translation and commentary is unique since it contains the oral teaching of the last great master of the Kashmir Shaiva tradition, Swami Lakshman Job. In his explanation of the dharanas he gives the deep significance and practical application of various methods of yoga which give direct access to states of higher consciousness.


        About the Author

        Swami Lakshman Joo (1907-91), also called Swami Lakshmanji Raina or Ishvara Svarupa, was a great yogi from an early age. He embodied a rare unity of a mystic and a pandit, being well-versed in Sanskrit and in the texts of the non-dualistic tradition of Kashmir Shaivism. He was also called the Abhinavagupta of the twentieth century, being the last authority of Kashmir Shaivism, who was teaching scholars and guiding seekers on the spiritual path. He edited several Sanskrit texts and published Hindi translations and commentaries, such as Abhinavagupta’s Gitarthasamgraha Sambapanchashika, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, Abhinavagupta’s Paratrishika Vivarana and others. Some of his teachings and lectures have been published in English: Kashmir Shaivism: The Secret Supreme, The Awakening of Supreme Consciousness, Self Realization in Kashmir Saivism, and in Hindi: Trikashastra-Rahasya Prakriya. His commentary on the Shiva Sutras has already been published.

        Specification:
        • Product Code: BK14272
        • Publisher : Indica Books
        • Edition : January 1, 2007
        • Pages : 207
        • Weight : 360 g.
        • Size : 5.6 x 0.5 x 8.6 inches
        • Binding : Paperback
        • Author : Swami Lakshman Joo
        • Language : English
        • ISBN-10: 8186569359
          ISBN-13: 978-8186569351
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        Varanasi Vista: Early Views of the Holy City
        Varanasi Vista: Early Views of the Holy City
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        Form the Jacket

        One of the oldest inhabited cities in the world and the holiest in India. Varanasi has attracted pilgrims from all over India for over 2500 years. No account of the travels of Indian visitors and pilgrims to the city, however, is available because of the non-existence of the tradition of recording impressions of such visits by Indians

        Nor is there any record of foreign travelers visiting Varanasi until four centuries ago. It was then that travelers form the West started visiting Varanasi on a regular basis, and left animated accounts their visit. Later a number of landscape artists, almost entirely from Britain, began coming to India towards the end of the eighteenth century, and made superb sketches of Varanasi when they visited the city.

        The views of Varanasi by the visiting landscape artists gave not only the outside word but also the Indians themselves the first ever visual impression of the scenic splendours of the holy city,. Until then so such visual record existed because of the lack of the genre of landscape painting in an otherwise rich Indian art.

        Assembled from public and private art collections in India and abroad, these views are now being published together, along with a short survey of travelers;' accounts of their visit to Varanasi, for the first time.

        About the Author

        Jagmohan Mahajan has written extensively on British landscape artists in India as also on Ganga. His publications include Picturesque India: Sketches and Travels of Thomas and William Daniell. The Raj Landscape: British Views of Indian Cities and the Ganga Trail: Foreign Accounts of the River Scene.

        Specification:
        • Product Code: BK14271
        • Publisher : Indica Books
        • Edition : May 30, 2008
        • Pages : 90
        • Weight : 1600 g.
        • Size : 17.3 x 11.4 x 0.6 inches
        • Binding : Paperback
        • Author : Jagmohan Mahajan
        • Language : English
        • ISBN-10: 8186569715
          ISBN-13: 978-8186569719
        $62
        Towards The Pilgrimage Archetype The Pancakrosi Yatra of Banaras (Pilgrimage & Cosmology Series)
        Towards The Pilgrimage Archetype The Pancakrosi Yatra of Banaras (Pilgrimage & Cosmology Series)
        Description:

        Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy (1947-76) was one of the best minds that India has produced in the twentieth century. Son of a Tamil father and an English mother, his life was a living example on how to build bridges between Eastern and Western cultures.
        By profession an art critic and a museum curator, Ananda K. Coomaraswamy was also a masterful exponent of metaphysics. As much at home with Plato, Aristotle and Aquinas as with Shankara and the other Vedic commentators, familiar with the Scriptures of all the main religions and proficient in many languages, he used to teach metaphysical principles by explaining the symbolism of traditional works. In his writings Coomaraswamy never displays his vast knowledge for the sake of mere erudition, but rather uses his amazing scholarship for a well-crafted plan: to show that below the endless variety of art forms and traditional beliefs a common thread runs deep — the acceptance of the sacred as the ultimate means to validate the multiplicity of everyday experience.
        This book is a compilation of quotations from his works and letters, and it constitutes a good introduction to his thought. His theories are here applied to concrete situations, related to the problems of modern India, and could still suggest a third way to avoid both the traps of modern technocracy and the temptation of fundamentalism. It should not surprise us that his views are still relevant to the present situation: his opinions are rooted in truths that are neither political nor historical, neither ideological, or simply religious, nor even merely intellectual. They are rather related to that inner wisdom that embraces, without crushing it, all the distinctiveness of human experience.

        Specification:
        • Product Code: BK14270
        • Publisher : Indica Books
        • Edition : January 1, 2011
        • Pages : 221
        • Weight : 300 g.
        • Size : 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
        • Binding : Paperback
        • Author : Rana P.B Singh
        • Language : English
        • ISBN-10: 8186569308
          ISBN-13: 978-8186569306
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        Spandapradipika A Commentary on the Spandakarika by Bhagavadutpalacarya (Sanskrit Edition)
        Spandapradipika A Commentary on the Spandakarika by Bhagavadutpalacarya (Sanskrit Edition)
        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.

        Specification:
        • Product Code: BK14267
        • Publisher : Indica Books
        • Edition : January 1, 2000)
        • Pages : 58
        • Weight : 150 g.
        • Size : 8.2 x 5.6 x 0.2 inches
        • Binding : Paperback
        • Author : Mark S.G. Dyczkowski
        • Language : English
        • ISBN-10: 818656912X
          ISBN-13: 978-8186569122
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        The Sanskrit Language: An Overview - History and Structure, Linguistic and Philosophical Representations, Uses and Users by Pierre-Sylvain Filliozat (2000)
        The Sanskrit Language: An Overview - History and Structure, Linguistic and Philosophical Representations, Uses and Users by Pierre-Sylvain Filliozat (2000)
        Specification:
        • Product Code: BK14265
        • Publisher : Indica Books
        • Edition : November 1, 2000
        • Pages : 136
        • Weight : 300 g.
        • Size : 5.6 x 0.3 x 8.6 inches
        • Binding : Paperback
        • Author : Pierre-Sylvain Filliozat
        • Language : English
        • ISBN-10: 8186569170
          ISBN-13: 978-8186569177
        Description:

        The Sanskrit Language by P.S. Filliozat has the rare distinction of being both an introductory book and a new ground-breaking study. It is an introductory book because the reader gets an accurate overview of the language, and it is also a new ground-breaking study because Filliozat’s approach harmonizes two different and complementary stands that often have been at war: the Western historical and comparative approach and the indigenous pandit tradition. Sanskrit is described here from these two points of view: what the native speakers knew and felt about their language, and what the foreign scholars did discover in their historical and comparative quest.
        In the Indian branch of the Indo-European family of languages, Sanskrit is unique by its antiquity and stability. It has remained a living language over four milleniums. It owes its quality to the efforts of linguistic awareness of the first poets and the learned who used it in the practice of the Vedic religion. Right from the ancient times the grammarian Panini codified the procedures of formation of Sanskrit words. Some centuries later, his commentator Patanjali codified the procedures of interpretation of text. Sanskrit is properly the language generated and interpreted with such codes. The cultured Sanskrit user or pandit is one who has not only learnt the language, but also knows to use it and to analyse it with the same tools. Thus Sanskrit has always been a powerful instrument of culture and intellectual creation. It has been the learned language of pandits, a link language between the diverse regions of the entire Indian subcontinent, the medium of all scientific and technical knowledge, a language of religious teaching and practice. It has spread over the whole of Asia to the East of Iran.

        About Author:

        Prof. Pierre-Sylvain Filliozat teaches Sanskrit in Paris and conducts researches in several fields of Indology, Sanskrit grammar, poetry and poetics, history of Indian mathematics, Tantra, especially the Sanskrit Shaivagama literature, history of Indian architecture, etc. He has published books and articles in French, English and Sanskrit, on the Grammar of  Panini, the Mahabhashya of Patanjali, Alamkarashastra, Sanskrit poetry, Shaivagama, temple architecture in Karnataka, etc.

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        Raja Yoga by Wallace Slater
        Raja Yoga by Wallace Slater
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        • Product Code: BOOK891
        • Publisher : Indica Books
        • Edition : 2006
        • Pages : 
        • Weight : 300 g.
        • Size : 
        • Binding : Paperback
        • Author : Wallace Slater
        • Language : English
        • ISBN-10: 8170594790
          ISBN-13: 978-8170594796
        Description:

        Yoga is the discovery of the Self and the inspiration of the spirit within. Each step in Raja Yoga is intended to assist the student in developing the moral and ethical foundations necessary for yoga: control of the physical body through postures and diet; pranayama, or breathing techniques; control of the emotions and senses; and control of the mind. "Based on the author's experience and deep study, Raja Yoga is a valuable guide to all beginners of yoga. The student is given the opportunity to discover the path within and the guru to guide one to the true Self."

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        Rhythm of History [Dec 01, 2011] Osborne, Arthur
        Rhythm of History [Dec 01, 2011] Osborne, Arthur
        Specification:
        • Product Code: BK14264
        • Publisher : Indica Books
        • Edition : 1 December 2011
        • Pages : 164
        • Weight : 200 g.
        • Size : 6.9 x 4.8 x 0.4 inches
        • Cover : Paperback
        • Author : Osborne
        • Language : English
        • ISBN-13: 978-9381120002
          ISBN-10: 9381120005
        Description:

        Arthur Osborne found that while academics investigated the causes of historical incidents, their research was limited, for the most part, to obvious physical causes, but they failed to clarify the overarching but hidden principles that, in his eyes, governed actions and made history. In this book he suggests a different approach to history, giving its due importance to spiritual ideas and teachers, and proposing that ideas shape the physical conditions of society more than the other way round. In his own words:
        “The purpose of the present book is not so much to suggest any new philosophy or interpretation of history as to draw attention to a rhythm that runs through it, establishing parallels and coincidences large and obvious enough not to be open to dispute. These will be sufficient at least to show that history is not purely haphazard and yet is also not simple progress.”
        Arthur Osborne observed that so-called progress was not what it appeared to be and that modern civilization is not necessarily an advance on the discoveries and understanding that ancient civilizations had garnered and demonstrated in their development. He outlined the parallels — not be confused with uniformity — in the different phases through which the great civilizations of mankind passed. In the eighteenth century there was a radical divergence between the West and East, which is being overcome by the surging of a single world civilization.

        About Author:

        Arthur Osborne (1906-70) is best known for his book Ramana Maharshi and the Path of Self-Knowledge, one of the first books to make known to the world the south Indian sage Sri Ramana Maharshi, to whom Arthur Osborne devoted the last part of his life. 

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        Philosophical Traditions of India: An Appraisal by R. Torella (2011-12-01)
        Philosophical Traditions of India: An Appraisal by R. Torella (2011-12-01)
        Specification:
        • Product Code: BK14263
        • Publisher : Indica Books
        • Edition : 1 December 2011
        • Pages : 267
        • Weight : 500 g.
        • Size : 21.6 x 14.2 x 2.3 cm
        • Cover : Paperback
        • Author : R. Torella 
        • Language : English
        • ISBN-10: 8186569960
          ISBN-13: 978-8186569962
        Description:

        India’s progressive emergence on the world stage, in terms unimaginable just a few decades ago, obliges us to reconsider its image as nurtured by the West for over two thousand years: a prestigious image maybe, but also greatly reductive, as the privileged home of occult knowledge, ecstasy and asceticism, or — quite the opposite — of fabulous riches and voluptuous pleasures. Rather than getting to know India, the West has preferred to dream of it: one result has been that Indian thought, albeit unanimously celebrated as the seat of the highest wisdom, has not been granted even the smallest place on the great stage of the history of philosophy.
        This book presents the thought of pre-modern India first and foremost by outlining the cultural parameters within which it arose and developed, and should be read; often associated with religious experience, but also essentially independent of it; sometimes differing in form and outcome, but more often very close to Western thought, and certainly never “alien”.
        “This is a marvellous piece of compact insight in all respects: a summary as well as a fresh view of the whole area, always sound and based on first hand experience with the material. I really mean it when I would like to call it the best modern survey of our field at an extraordinary high level of penetration.”
        —Prof. Ernst Steinkellner, University of Vienna, Austrian Academy of Sciences

        About Author:

        Raffaele Torella is professor of Sanskrit at University of Rome “Sapienza”, where he has also taught for long Indian Philosophy and Religion, and Indology. His preferred fields of research are Kashmir Shaivism, linguistic speculation, Buddhist epistemology and manuscriptology. Among his main publications, there is the first critical edition and annotated English translation of Utpaladeva’s Ishvarapratyabhijna-karika and Vritti, the fundamental theoretical work of Pratyabhijna philosophy and of Hindu Tantrism as a whole (MLBD, Delhi 2002); the Italian translation of the Shivasutra with Kshemaraja’s commentary (Milan 1999); Eros and Emotions in India and Tibet (Einaudi, Turin 2007; in Italian). He has been the scientific responsible and co-author of the section “Science in India” in the multivolume work History of Science (Rome 2002; in Italian). Along with Bettina Bäumer, he has recently organized the first International Workshop on Utpaladeva at Indian Institute for Advanced study in Shimla (2010).

        $29
        Swami Karpatri - The Linga and the Great Goddess [Paperback]
        Swami Karpatri - The Linga and the Great Goddess [Paperback]
        Specification:
        • Product Code: BK14262
        • Publisher : Indica Books
        • Edition : January 1, 2009
        • Pages : 368
        • Weight : 650 g.
        • Size : 8.5 x 5.6 x 1 inches
        • Cover : Paperback
        • Author : H.H. Shankaracharya (Author), Swami Swarupananda Sarasvati (Author), Jean Louis Gabin (Author), Gianni Pellegrini (Author)
        • Language : English
        • ISBN-10: 9381120072
          ISBN-13: 978-9381120071
        Description:

        Swami Karpatri (1907-82), a revered contemporary sannyasin of exceptional personality, was renowned for his deep scriptural knowledge, which he used in his many writings and speeches to light up the Hindu orthodox point of view. The two significant articles presented here deal with the meaning of the Linga and the nature of the Great Goddess. Besides doctrinal and mythological clarifications, we find a sophisticated debate about the nature of Sakti between two traditional schools: Nyaya and Mimamsa, which could be compared with those held in the times of Adi Sankara.
        This bilingual edition (Hindi–English) presents a new translation — the fruit of a collective work — besides the original text in Devanagari, in the first book by Svami Karpatri published in English. The notes explain the philosophical parts or reveal misleading interpolations and omissions commited by the first translator of these articles, Alain Daniélou.
        Prefaced by His Holiness Jagadguru Shankaracarya of Dvarakapitha and Jyotispitha, Svami Svarupananda Sarasvati, who was a close companion of Svami Karpatri, this book clarifies many fundamental thoughts of Sanatana Dharma related to Siva and Sakti.

        $26
        Swami Karpatri - The Linga and the Great Goddess
        Swami Karpatri - The Linga and the Great Goddess
        Specification:
        • Product Code: BK14261
        • Publisher : Indica Books
        • Edition : January 1, 2009
        • Pages : 368
        • Weight : 650 g.
        • Size : 8.5 x 5.6 x 1 inches
        • Cover : Hardcover
        • Author : H.H. Shankaracharya (Author), Swami Swarupananda Sarasvati (Author), Jean Louis Gabin (Author), Gianni Pellegrini (Author)
        • Language : English
        • ISBN-13: 978-8186569887
          ISBN-10: 818656988X
        Description:

        Swami Karpatri (1907-82), a revered contemporary sannyasin of exceptional personality, was renowned for his deep scriptural knowledge, which he used in his many writings and speeches to light up the Hindu orthodox point of view. The two significant articles presented here deal with the meaning of the Linga and the nature of the Great Goddess. Besides doctrinal and mythological clarifications, we find a sophisticated debate about the nature of Sakti between two traditional schools: Nyaya and Mimamsa, which could be compared with those held in the times of Adi Sankara.
        This bilingual edition (Hindi–English) presents a new translation — the fruit of a collective work — besides the original text in Devanagari, in the first book by Svami Karpatri published in English. The notes explain the philosophical parts or reveal misleading interpolations and omissions commited by the first translator of these articles, Alain Daniélou.
        Prefaced by His Holiness Jagadguru Shankaracarya of Dvarakapitha and Jyotispitha, Svami Svarupananda Sarasvati, who was a close companion of Svami Karpatri, this book clarifies many fundamental thoughts of Sanatana Dharma related to Siva and Sakti.

        $26
        The Book of Aghor Wisdom: Mahaprabhu Aghoreshwar Baba Bhagwan Ram
        The Book of Aghor Wisdom: Mahaprabhu Aghoreshwar Baba Bhagwan Ram
        Specification:
        • Product Code: BK14253
        • Publisher : Indica Books
        • Edition : January 1, 2012
        • Pages : 413
        • Weight : 450 g.
        • Size : 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches
        • Cover : Paperback
        • Author : Mahaprabhu Aghoreshwar Baba Bhagwan Ram
        • Language : English
        • ISBN-10: 8186569669
          ISBN-13: 978-8186569665
        Description:

        The Aghoris believe that their tradition was started by Shiva himself, and was propounded further by Jagadguru Dattatreya. Baba Kinaram (1563-1714), a very renowned saint in Banaras, revived the tradition.
        The followers of the Aghora path try to cultivate a state of mind and social practice totally non-discriminatory. Seeing the Divine in everything and everybody, they transcend all category distinctions, all prescriptions and proscriptions of the “normal” social structure such as high and low, purity and pollution, pure and impure, or male and female.
        In the twentieth century, Aghoreshwar Mahaprabhu Baba Bhagwan Ram (1937-92) was the greatest avadhut in the Aghora tradition. He had an overwhelming spiritual quest ever since his infancy, and attained enlightenment at the age of fourteen or fifteen. He thus became an Aghoreshwar, the highest of all spiritually realized saints in the Aghora tradition, a walking, talking deity, Shiva incarnate. People felt that Baba truly loved everyone who went to him. His life was no longer for his own self; he lived for those who came to him. Hundreds of thousands of devotees, simple villagers, spiritual seekers and high dignitaries would flock around him.
        In the holy city of Banaras Baba laid the foundation of Shri Sarveshwari Samooh in 1961, an organization to fight social evils like leprosy, dowry and illiteracy. To fulfil hese goals, Baba started an ashram and a leprosy hospital by the name of Awadhut Bhagwan Ram Kusht Sewa Ashram (The Awadhut Bhagwan Ram Leprosy Service Ashram) at Parao, Varanasi.
        Baba’s teachings were imparted more through everyday conversations rather than through sermons. On his advice, his words were compiled into a book that will have the essence of all his messages. Thus was written Aghor Vachan Shastra in Hindi and the present book, its English translation.
        Baba Bhagwan Ram is credited to have changed the place that Aughar ascetics occupy in society. While earlier they were regarded as being, literally, on the social fringe, inhabiting cremation grounds, today they have become a part of the mainstream of religious life in Banaras and elsewhere, using the powers of their spiritual practices for social benefit.

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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:
        • Product Code: BK14251
        • Publisher : Indica Books
        • Edition : 1998
        • Pages : 248
        • Weight : 500 g.
        • Size : 
        • Cover : Paperback
        • Author : MARK S.G. (TRANSLATED WITH EXPOSITION AND NOTES BY) DYCZKOWSKI (Author)
        • Language : English
        • ISBN-13: 9788186569078
        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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        Taittiriyaka-Vidya-Prakasah by Vidyaranya
        Taittiriyaka-Vidya-Prakasah by Vidyaranya
        Specification:
        • Product Code: BK14246
        • Publisher : Indica Books
        • Edition : January 1, 2009
        • Pages : 126
        • Weight : 150 gm.
        • Size : 6.9 x 4.3 x 0.3 inches
        • Cover : Paperback
        • Author : Bithika Mukerji
        • Language : English
        • ISBN-10: 8186569847
          ISBN-13: 978-8186569849
        Description:

        The “commentary” on the Taittiriyopanishad is entitled Taittiriyaka-vidya-prakashah, that is “the exposition of the teaching of the Taittiriyopanishad” . It is to be seen that almost all Upanishads propound the unity of the Self with Brahman in two ways, first, by negation and second, by the mode of indicative descriptions. Both these methods are to be met with in the Taittiriyopanishad. Indeed this Upanishad is the fountainhead for both methods which converge to the same point in the famous declaration: brahmavidyapnotiparam (the knower of Brahman attains the supreme). What Vidyaranya has accomplished in this independent work is best described as a “meta-commentary”, being not a mere gloss on the existing commentary, but an independent exercise in interpretation of the Upanishads themselves guided at every step by the turns in the commentary of Sankaracharya. In sum it may be viewed as the medieval counterpart of modern academic interpretations of the Upanishads vis-a-vis the exegesis of Sankaracharya.
        The prevalent view is that Vidyaranya and the Vedic commentator Sayana were brothers. It is further believed that “Vidyaranya” (lit. forest of learning) is the ascetic name of Madhavacharya, the very powerful minister in the Kingdom of Vijayanagar which came into existence under his aegis in ce1336. He renounced the world when yet at the height of his worldly powers and became an ascetic, who was the thirty-third occupant of the prestigious seat of Sankaracharya at Sringeri.

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        A Man With a Message to Humanity: The Story of an Enlightened Guru with Autobiographical Notes, Letters and Messages
        A Man With a Message to Humanity: The Story of an Enlightened Guru with Autobiographical Notes, Letters and Messages
        Specification:
        • Product Code: BK14245
        • Publisher : Indica Books
        • Edition : October 31, 2011
        • Pages : 268
        • Weight : 270 gm.
        • Size : 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
        • Cover : Paperback
        • Author : IP-Meera Grimes
        • Language : English
        • ISBN-13: 978-9381120019
          ISBN-10: 9381120013
        Description:

        Swami Vaidyanathan (1913-90) was an awakened and extraordinary individual of the modern age; a rare combination: master of music (both Indian and Western), science, and philosophy. True to the wisdom of the Upanishads, he was awakened by the sheer questioning of the meaning of the word “young”. He pondered, “What is young?” He looked at the photo of his childhood in his mind and then looked at his present body and questioned, “Who is me, this or that?” His deep deliberation took his mind backwards in time and at one point he went beyond where there was no sun, or moon. This happened when he was 23 years old, studying the atom under Lord Rutherford in Cambridge, England. Later, overpowered by compassion at seeing the world’s suffering, he dedicated his life to assuage the suffering of people and unite humanity. He found a solution and called his thesis, Masquism. He did not compromise on his principles even in trying circumstances. He lived as a walking messenger of God with the message that made him a world Guru. He loved humanity as a father would love his family, leaving his message as his offering and contribution to human welfare and unity. This book gives an overall biography of Remaji with his insight, struggles, and his last two years of letters to the author.

        About Author:

        Meera Grimes is a disciple of Swami Vaidyanathan and the custodian of all his writings. She was awarded the prestigious title Kalaimamani by the Tamil Nadu Government in 1983 for her outstanding performances on Harikatha. She is the author of two books: Harikatha and Offspring of God and the Play of God. Nowadays she spends all her time is preserving and editing Swami Vaidyanathan’s writings.

        $24

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