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Candipathah (Sanskrit Text with English translation)
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Ptv. Ltd.
  • Author : A. P. N. Pankaj & Bhavana Pankaj
  • Language : English
  • Edition : January 3, 2013
  • Pages : 461
  • Weight : 740g.
  • Size : 8.8 x 6.1 x 1.4 inches
  • Cover : Hard Cover

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. 

Specification Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Ptv. Ltd. Author : A. P. N. Pankaj &...
$38.00
Erase The Ego (Paperback) by Sri Ramana Maharshi
  • Publisher : Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
  • Author : Jaideva Singh
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2018
  • Pages : 56
  • Weight : 65 gm.
  • Size : 7.1 x 4.7 x 0.2 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • ISBN-10 : 8172765142
  • ISBN-13 : 978-8172765149

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.

Specification: Publisher : Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Author : Jaideva Singh Language : English Edition :...
$12.00
Pictorial Mahabharata
  • Publisher : Sri Ramakrishna Math
  • Edition : August 6, 2012
  • Pages : 272
  • Weight : 900g.
  • Size : 11 x 8.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Auther : Swami Raghaveshananda and Padmavasan
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10: 8178236699
    ISBN-13: 978-8178236698
  • SKU: BK11519


The Mahabharata is one of the cherished heritages of the whole Hindu world and forms the basis of a Hindu's thoughts and his moral and ethical ideas. It is a wonderful story that shows the triumph of virtue and defeat of vice. This book presents this great epic in simple language for children.

Specification: Publisher : Sri Ramakrishna Math Edition : August 6, 2012 Pages : 272 Weight :...
$30.00
Sri Ramanuja Gita Bhasya
  • Publisher : Sri Ramakrishna Math
  • Edition : August 19, 2009
  • Pages : 620
  • Weight : 680g.
  • Size : 8.6 x 5.6 x 1.2 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Auther : Translated by Swami Adidevananda
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10: 8178235188
    ISBN-13: 978-8178235189
  • SKU: BK11518


Ramanuja is a noted commentator on Vedanta from the Vaisnava point of view. In Ramanuja's interpretation of Vedanta, devotion to God and his grace are stressed as the exclusive means for release from the cycle of birth and death. Ramanuja is not as well known as Shankara, but his teachings are important for Vedanta students. With text in Devanagari and English rendering, and index of first lines of verses.

Specification: Publisher : Sri Ramakrishna Math Edition : August 19, 2009 Pages : 620 Weight :...
$26.00
Adhyatma Ramayana: The Spiritual Version of the Rama Saga
  • Publisher : Sri Ramakrishna Math
  • Edition : March 1, 1988
  • Pages : 376
  • Weight : 550g.
  • Size : 7.2 x 0.6 x 9.5 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Auther : Swami Tapasyananda
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10: 8171200044
    ISBN-13: 978-8171200047
  • SKU: BK11517


Ramanuja is a noted commentator on Vedanta from the Vaisnava point of view. In Ramanuja's interpretation of Vedanta, devotion to God and his grace are stressed as the exclusive means for release from the cycle of birth and death. Ramanuja is not as well known as Shankara, but his teachings are important for Vedanta students. With text in Devanagari and English rendering, and index of first lines of verses.

Specification: Publisher : Sri Ramakrishna Math Edition : March 1, 1988 Pages : 376 Weight :...
$26.00
Swami Brahmananda As We Saw Him (Of Monastic and Lay Devotees)
  • Publisher : Sri Ramakrishna Math
  • Edition : 2010
  • Pages : 589
  • Weight : 550g.
  • Size : 5.8 x 1.2 x 8.7 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Auther : Swami Atmashraddhananda
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10: 8178235498
    ISBN-13: 978-8178235493
  • SKU: BK11516


About the Book

Swami Brahmananda (1863-1922)was a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna who regarded him as his spiritual son. Also known as Raja maharaja or simply maharaj Swami Brahmananda was the first President of the Ramakrishna Order. A Man of deep meditative temperament and down to earth wisdom and hamour, Maharaja quietly carried the mantle of guiding the fledling ramakrishan order in its first 21 year as also provided spiritual guidance to numerous spiritual aspirats monastic and lay, who came in touch with him. This book is a compilation of their reminiscences and personal accounts culled form various sources.

Preface
Swami Brahmananda As we Saw Him is yet another addition to the rich reminiscences literature published by the Ramakrishna Order. Like the other books of the same genre, we are sure this book too will be received with enthusiasm and fervour. Reminiscences, on account of their sheer real-life connectivity, are an easy method to abstruse principle or concept of spirituality. They are, hence, widely welcomed by spiritual seeks everywhere.

As noted the Publishers Note, this book may be considered as a companion volume to The Eternal Companion, the book containing Swami Brahmanandas short life and teachings. Though some of the reminiscences were included in the earlier edition of Eternal Companion, this volume contains many more additional reminiscences. These reminiscences have been culled from diverse sources, a complete list of which is provided at the end of the book. Many of these reminiscences are appearing in his from for the first time (for instance the one by Swami Ashokananda). A good number of reminiscences included were originally written or recorded in Bengali but their English translation have appeared in var

Specification: Publisher : Sri Ramakrishna Math Edition : 2010 Pages : 589 Weight : 550g. Size...
$26.00
Sundarakandam of Srimad Valmiki Ramayana (Hardcover)
  • Publisher : Sri Ramakrishna Math
  • Edition : January 1, 2006
  • Pages : 286
  • Weight : 450g.
  • Size : 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.6 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Auther : Translator/Swami Tapasyananda
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10: 8171203337
    ISBN-13: 978-8171203338
  • SKU: BK11515

Origonal Sanskrit with english Translation Valmiki's Ramayana,consisting of 24000 verses,is one of the most famous epics in the world's literature.Apart from it's literary grandeur,it is also looked upon by the Hindus as a holy text. Of the six sections or Kandas of the Ramayana,the present volume comprises the fifth,known as th Sundarakandam.Consisting as it does of 2885 Sanskrit verses,the Sundarakandam deals with the heroic exploits of Hanuman in one day and night,during which he crossed over to Lanka,discovered Sita,inflicted crushing defeat on Rakhasa forces,set fire to Lanka and returned to the southern shore of the Indian contiinent to convey the news of Sita's discovery to Rama at Kiskhindha. Devotee-scholars of India who equate the whole of the Ramayana with the Veda,consider the Sunderakandam as it's Upanishad,the essential portion.It's study is considered equal to the study of the whole Ramayan.Pious Hindus atach great psychic potency to this text,and use it for ceremonial recitation for the attainment of various worldly blessings also.

Specification: Publisher : Sri Ramakrishna Math Edition : January 1, 2006 Pages : 286 Weight :...
$26.00
Photographs of Sri Ramakrishna - Sarada Devi
  • Publisher : Sri Ramakrishna Math
  • Edition : October 1, 2003
  • Pages : 92
  • Weight : 550g.
  • Size : 11 x 0.4 x 8.8 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Auther : Swami Vidyatmananda (John Yale) and Dr. Purba Sengupta
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10: 8178231182
    ISBN-13: 978-8178231181
  • SKU: BK11514

This book was brought out in honor of the 150th birth anniversary of Sarada Devi. It contains the most important pictures taken of Ramakrishna and Sarada Devi. Included where possible is the story of the picture and other background information.

The price is reduced due to a special limited subsidy.

Specification: Publisher : Sri Ramakrishna Math Edition : October 1, 2003 Pages : 92 Weight...
$22.00
Sri Ramakrishna, the Great Master
  • Publisher : Sri Ramakrishna Math
  • Edition : December 1, 2010
  • Pages : 1376
  • Weight : 1.500 kg.
  • Size : 5.8 x 2.9 x 8.7 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Auther : Swami Saradananda (Author), translated by Swami Jagadananda (Editor)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10: 8178234831
    ISBN-13: 978-8178234830

This large volume is the original translation of Sri Ramakrishna: The Great Master. There is some controversy that the separate two-volume edition is not properly translated as is this, the original edition. The book itself is an exhaustive study of the life of the Hindu saint and God-man Ramakrishna. Book includes extensive glossary and index.

Specification: Publisher : Sri Ramakrishna Math Edition : December 1, 2010 Pages : 1376 Weight...
$32.00
Reminiscences of Swami Brahmananda: The Mind-Born Son of Sri Ramakrishna
  • Publisher : Sri Ramakrishna Math
  • Edition : December 3, 2006
  • Pages : 297
  • Weight : 180 gm.
  • Size : 7.7 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : Swami Bhaskarananda
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10: 817823422X
  • ISBN-13: 978-8178234229

These reminiscences, translated and explained by Swami Bhaskaranda from the original Bengali book, Brahmananda Leelakatha, by Brahmachari Akshayachaitanya, reveal many wonderful ways in which Swami Brahmananda touched the hearts of those fortunate enough to have met him. The Swami's multifaceted personality, along with his deep insights into life and human nature, establish these reminiscences as a true spiritual treasury. Includes a short biography, photos and illustrations, glossary and more.
Review

Swami Vivekananda once referred to Swami Brahmananda as a spiritual dynamo. These reminiscences related by Brahmachari Akshayachaitanya and freely translated by Swami Bhaskarananda clearly reveal the innumerable ways in which he radiated that spiritual power. His calm majestic personality is sweet, soothing, inspiring and enlightening. Though often lost in profound mystical moods, this man of God could be down-to-earth as well, dealing with day-to-day details of many centers of the Ramakrishna Order, expressing his sympathetic concern for devotees and, most importantly, showering his divine love on all. His deep insights into life and human nature touched the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to come into contact with him. It is said God has the nature of a child. Childlike himself, Swami Brahmananda was witty with an irrepressible sense of humor who delighted in playing practical jokes on many unsuspecting monks and devotees. These reminiscences are indeed a veritable spiritual feast for sincere seekers of God. --Swami Prabuddhananda, head of the Vedanta Society of Northern California

To reminiscence is to simply recall. But when one reminisces ... about a spiritual giant of Swami Brahmananda s stature, it becomes an act of meditation. Swami Brahmananda, a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna and the first President of the Ramakrishna Order, has left behind a rich legacy of how to live a spiritual vibrant life. His lofty state of mind, practical wisdom and a deep love and sympathy for all those who came in touch with him, is a legend in the Ramakrishna tradition. Swami Bhaskarananda, the translator of the present volume, has taken great pains to provide a faithful and clear translation, with copious explanatory notes and a glossary. He has also added a short biographical sketch of Swami Brahmananda. ... Nothing could be of greater help in the contemporary world where the need for such books is keenly felt, but rarely met. --Publisher, Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai

To reminiscence is to simply recall. But when one reminisces ... about a spiritual giant of Swami Brahmananda s stature, it becomes an act of meditation. Swami Brahmananda, a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna and the first President of the Ramakrishna Order, has left behind a rich legacy of how to live a spiritual vibrant life. His lofty state of mind, practical wisdom and a deep love and sympathy for all those who came in touch with him, is a legend in the Ramakrishna tradition. Swami Bhaskarananda, the translator of the present volume, has taken great pains to provide a faithful and clear translation, with copious explanatory notes and a glossary. He has also added a short biographical sketch of Swami Brahmananda. ... Nothing could be of greater help in the contemporary world where the need for such books is keenly felt, but rarely met. --Publisher, Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai

About the Author
Swami Bhaskarananda, a senior monk of the Ramakrishna Order of India, is the President of the Vedanta Society of Western Washington in Seattle, an affiliated branch of the Ramakrishna Order. He functions as spiritual guide, teacher and lecturer on Vedanta, which is another name for Hinduism. Swami Bhaskarananda is the author of The Essentials of Hinduism; Life in Indian Monasteries; Meditation, Mind and Patanjali's Yoga; and Journey From Many to One: Essentials of Advaita Vedanta. He translated and commented on The Philosophical Verses of Yogavasishtha and the Reminiscences of Swami Brahmananda. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Global Vedanta, a journal of the worldwide Vedanta movement. The Swami was born and raised in India. After earning his university degrees, he joined the Order in 1958. His first seventeen years of monastic life were spent in India. While in India he was stationed at the Order's headquarters near Calcutta for 12 years, where he served as a member of the Working Committee of the Order for many years. In 1974 the Ramakrishna Order's headquarters sent him to serve at the Vedanta Society in Seattle. Swami Bhaskarananda, along with two other religious leaders, formed the Interfaith Council of Washington. He is a past President of the Council and is currently a member of its Advisory Board. The Swami has traveled extensively in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe and Asia giving talks on invitation and conducting spiritual retreats. He is the spiritual head of the Vedanta Society of Hawaii and the Vivekananda Vedanta Society of British Columbia, Canada.

Specification: Publisher : Sri Ramakrishna Math Edition : December 3, 2006 Pages : 297 Weight :...
$22.00
Dhvanyaloka by (Acharya Shiv Prasad Dwivedi)
  • Publisher : Chaukhamba Publications
  • Edition : April 1, 2013
  • Pages : 742
  • Weight : 1 kg.
  • Size :
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Auther : SRI SHIV PRASAD DWIVEDI
  • Language : Sanskrit Text with Hindi Translation
  • ISBI: 9382443835, 978-9382443834

Language: Sanskrit Text with Hindi Translation Pages: 762

Specification: Publisher : Chaukhamba Publications Edition : April 1, 2013 Pages : 742 Weight :...
$25.00
Panini: His Work and Its Traditions (Vol 1) (English and Sanskrit Edition) (Sanskrit)
  • Product Code: BK14080
  • Edition : April 1, 1997
  • Pages : 763
  • Weight : 1.65 kg.
  • Size : 6 x 1.8 x 9 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : George Cardona  
  • Language : English, Sanskrit
  • ISBN-10: 8120804198 ISBN-13: 978-8120804197
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass

This is the first volume of a study of Panini`s work, its antecedents and the traditions of interpretation and analysis to which it gave rise. This revised second edition included the text of Panini`s Astadhyayi with indications of changes that were introduced to this text and a discussion concerning such changes. Subsequent volumes take up in full detail issues of interpretation, method, and theory associated with the Astadhyayi. This first volume is meant to provide a basic for such detailed discussions.

Specification: Product Code: BK14080 Edition : April 1, 1997 Pages : 763 Weight : 1.65 kg. Size...
$99.00
A Sanskrit Primer by Edward Delavan Perry
  • Product Code: BK14079
  • Edition : 2 edition (September 22, 2016)
  • Pages : 230
  • Weight : 210 gm
  • Size : 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.4 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : Edward Delavan Perry
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10: 8120802071, ISBN-13: 978-8120802070
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass

Sanskrit Primer provides a useful outline for a rapid review of Sanskrit grammar and language. It combines in a brief and careful manner Buhler's exercises with explanations of Whitney. The whole subject is covered in forty-five lessons systematically arranged. Vocabularies are prefixed to each exercise. Sanskrit-English and English-Sanskrit glossaries are appended to facilitate easy understanding.

Specification: Product Code: BK14079 Edition : 2 edition (September 22, 2016) Pages : 230 Weight...
$26.00
Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi (Hardcover)
  • Product Code: 14079-H
  • Publisher : Sri Ramanasramam
  • Edition : August 19, 2013
  • Pages : 724
  • Weight : 900 gm.
  • Size : 6 x 1.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Auther : Sri Munagala Venkataramiah 
  • Language : English
  • ISBN: 8188018082, 978-8188018086

TALKS IS ALL PURE GOLD -Major Alan Chadwick During the four years from 1935 to 1939,Munagala Venkataramiah,a veteran devotee and author of this work,painstakingly recorded the conversations that took place in the old hall between Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi and his devotees. People from all faiths and every walk of life came to sit at Sri Bhagavan s feet:Whether ignorant or erudite,a simple peasant or royalty,they traveled from the far corners of the earth to place their doubts before him or just to sit in his divine presence. His infinite compassion and unique insight ensured that none left his ashram empty handed. Their questions covered every aspect of the spiritual search and every problem troubling the human mind:Maharshi s answers gently led the questioner to the correct solution,each question answered according to the questioner s own level of spritual development.All had their doubts dispelled,their hearts suffused with peace and their beings uplifted in his presence.This book is a truthful chronicle of such happenings. Reflecting the warmth,the humour and the deep spirtual atmosphere generated by the Master s presence,this work is a treasure-house for all who seek the highest truth.Sri Bhagavan s teaching,self-enquiry,is the core of this work.However,doctrinal questions from the various faiths,Hindu,Christian,Buddhist,Theosophical etc., have also been answered by the Maharshi.His explanations have revealed the common thread underlying all faiths and the absolute unity of the spiritual quest,irrespective of the diverse paths encountered on the journey to the Highest Goal. First printed in the year 1955 the book has been reprinted sixteen times. Somerset Maugham visited India and met Sri Ramana Maharshi.It is said that the famous important work of Somerset Maugham 'Razors's Edge' is based on the philosophy of Sri Ramana Maharshi.

Review

Specification:  Product Code: 14079-H Publisher : Sri Ramanasramam Edition : August 19, 2013 Pages :...
$32.00
Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi
  • Product Code: 14079-P
  • Publisher : Sri Ramanasramam
  • Edition : August 19, 2013
  • Pages : 724
  • Weight : 850 gm.
  • Size : 6 x 1.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Auther : Sri Munagala Venkataramiah 
  • Language : English
  • ISBN: 8188018074, 978-8188018079

TALKS IS ALL PURE GOLD -Major Alan Chadwick During the four years from 1935 to 1939,Munagala Venkataramiah,a veteran devotee and author of this work,painstakingly recorded the conversations that took place in the old hall between Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi and his devotees. People from all faiths and every walk of life came to sit at Sri Bhagavan s feet:Whether ignorant or erudite,a simple peasant or royalty,they traveled from the far corners of the earth to place their doubts before him or just to sit in his divine presence. His infinite compassion and unique insight ensured that none left his ashram empty handed. Their questions covered every aspect of the spiritual search and every problem troubling the human mind:Maharshi s answers gently led the questioner to the correct solution,each question answered according to the questioner s own level of spritual development.All had their doubts dispelled,their hearts suffused with peace and their beings uplifted in his presence.This book is a truthful chronicle of such happenings. Reflecting the warmth,the humour and the deep spirtual atmosphere generated by the Master s presence,this work is a treasure-house for all who seek the highest truth.Sri Bhagavan s teaching,self-enquiry,is the core of this work.However,doctrinal questions from the various faiths,Hindu,Christian,Buddhist,Theosophical etc., have also been answered by the Maharshi.His explanations have revealed the common thread underlying all faiths and the absolute unity of the spiritual quest,irrespective of the diverse paths encountered on the journey to the Highest Goal. First printed in the year 1955 the book has been reprinted sixteen times. Somerset Maugham visited India and met Sri Ramana Maharshi.It is said that the famous important work of Somerset Maugham 'Razors's Edge' is based on the philosophy of Sri Ramana Maharshi.

Specification:  Product Code: 14079-P Publisher : Sri Ramanasramam Edition : August 19, 2013 Pages :...
$28.00
The Science of Yoga: The Yoga-Sutras of Patanjali in Sanskrit by I. .K. Taimni (Paperback)
  • Product Code: Book657-P
  • Edition : January 1, 2007
  • Pages : 448
  • Weight : 820
  • Size : 8.3 x 5.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : I. .K. Taimni (Author)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 8170592127, 978-8170592129
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

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

Specification: Product Code: Book657-P Edition : January 1, 2007 Pages : 448 Weight : 820 Size : 8.3...
$44.00
A Yoga of Light (Paperback) by Geoffrey Hodson
  • Product Code: Book653
  • Edition : October 1, 1991
  • Pages : 
  • Weight : 200gm
  • Size : 
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : Geoffrey Hodson (Author)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 8170590140, 978-8170590149
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

 

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$27.00
Bhagavad Gita - Text and Translation: The Lord's Song (Hardcover) By Annie Besant
  • Product Code: Book652
  • Edition : January 25, 1847
  • Pages : 260
  • Weight : 150 gm
  • Size : 3.6 x 0.9 x 4.9 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Author : Annie Besant (Author)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 8170591740, 978-8170591740
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

Among the priceless teachings that may be found in the great Hindu poem of the Mahabharata, there is none so rare and precious as this, 'The Lord's Song'. Since it fell from the divine lips of Shri Krishna on the field of battle and stilled the surging emotions of his disciple and friend, how many troubled hearts has it quieted and strengthened, how many weary souls has it led to Him! It is meant to lift the aspirant from the lower levels of renunciation, where objects are renounced, to the loftier heights where desires are dead and where the Yogi dwells in calm and ceaseless contemplation, while his body and mind are actively employed in discharging the duties that fall to his lot in life. That the spiritual man need not be a recluse, that union with the divine Life may be achieved and maintained in the midst of worldly affairs, that the obstacles to that union lie not outside us but within us - such is the central lesson of the Bhagavad-Gita.

But, as all the acts of an Avatara are symbolical, we may pass from the outer to the inner planes and see in the fight of Kurukshetra the battlefield of the soul, and, in the sons of Dhritarashtra, enemies it meets in its progress Arjuna becomes the type of the struggling soul of the disciple and Shri Krishna is the Logos of the soul. Thus the teaching of the ancient battlefield gives guidance in all later days and trains the aspiring soul in treading the steep and thorny path that leads to peace. To all such souls in East and West come these divine lessons, for the path is one, though it has many names and all souls seek the same goal, though they many not realize their unity.

Specification: Product Code: Book652 Edition : January 25, 1847 Pages : 260 Weight : 150 gm...
$24.00
The Hathayogapradipika of Svatmarama Text, Commentary, and Translation (With Commentary Jyotsna of Brahmananda and English Translation)
  • 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

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.

Specification: Product Code: Book651 Edition : December 31, 2000 Pages : 215 Weight : 550 gm...
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Gayatri The Daily Religious Practice of the Hindus (Paperback) by I.K. Taimni
  • Product Code: Book650
  • Edition : December 31, 2009
  • Pages : 225
  • Weight : 300gm
  • Size : 7 x 4.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : I.K. Taimni  (Author)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 817059079, 978-8170590798
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

Gayatri is the most renowned of the Vedic mantras. Addressed to Savitr, symbolizing the Supreme light of all Lights, it forms part of a traditional Hindu sacrament. But in reality, there is nothing Hindu about it. A lofty prayer unmatched in its sublimity, it is as well a prayer for the whole of humanity. A japa or meditative utterance of it needs no accompanying rite and anyone can reverentially participate in it. Prof. Taimni succinctly treats all aspects of the sacred mantra.

About the Author:

He was Professor of Chemistry at he University of Allahbad in India and was a distinguished member of The Theosophical Society. His deep interest in the yogic path resulted in the publication of The Science of Yoga a study of the well known Sutras of Patanjali which elicited worldwide appreciation. He also provided expositions of the Kashmir Saiva philosophy.

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Putreshthi Anushthan

Language: Sanskrit Text To Hindi Translation
Pages: 583

  • Product Code: BK11577
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition : 2011
  • Pages : 583
  • Weight : 640 gm.
  • Size : 8.4 x 5.4 x 1 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover 
  • Auther : Mridula Trivedi / T.P. Trivedi 
  • Language : Hindi
  • ISBN: 8120834933, 978-8120834934
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Pratikatamak Tarkashastra Praveshika (Vol. 1)

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


  • Product Code: BK11570
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition : January 1, 2016
  • Pages : 118
  • Weight : 780 gm.
  • Size : 
  • Cover : Hardcover 
  • Auther : Ashok Kumar Verma 
  • Language : Hindi
  • ISBN: 8120841107, 978-8120841109
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Perceiving in Advaita Vedanta

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

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

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

  • Product Code: BK11568
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition : July 1, 1995
  • Pages : 274
  • Weight : 430 gm.
  • Size : 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Auther : Satyananda Saraswati 
  • Language : English
  • ISBN: 8120813987, 978-8120813984
Description: The Guru and the Goddess includes three works for study and sadhana. The first...
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Stress and It's Management by Yoga

This monograph mainly covers our studies on the causes and management of the most common and disabling disorders of stress and strain of life. It is now well established that the brain with its known centres for sensory, intellectual and emotional functions plays the main role in maintaining a balanced condition of our body and mind by liberating required amount of neurohumors and hormones. Any disturbances of this homeostasis by genetic or environmental factors would ultimately lead to the development of the Stress Disorders. At first the changes are functional and later on bodily changes of Stress Disorders appear. In the treatment, during the acute stage, the use of tranquillizers and other drugs may help. However, if the disturbance persists, the practice of Yoga would help greatly to get over the neurohumoral changes occurring in the brain. Hence the integrated practice of Yoga has an important role to play in the prevention and treatment of Stress Diseases. All these aspects have been dealt with in the book in sufficient detail.

Review
''With the increasing recognition all over the world of the importance of Yoga in maintenance of health and well being, this book will be worth reading by all medical practitioners.'' --D.D. Banker

''This is an excellent book and is an important contribution to Yoga Therapy.'' --The Theosophical Journal

About the Author
Prof. K.N. Udupa has been working in the Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University for more than 24 years. Presently, he is an Emeritus Medical Scientist of the Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi.

  • Product Code: BK11565
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition : January 1, 2007
  • Pages : 395 
  • Weight : 500 gm.
  • Size : 8.4 x 5.5 x 1.3 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Auther : K.N. Udupa (Author), R.C. Prasad (Author) 
  • Language : English
  • ISBN: (Paperback) 8120800524, 978-8120800526 (Hardcover)  8120800001, 978-8120800007
Description: This monograph mainly covers our studies on the causes and management of the most...
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Couplets from Kabir (Kabir Dohe)

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

                    (Paperback: 8120835972, 978-8120835979)

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

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

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

The mysteries of the the 5th canto of the Srimad Bhagavatam have puzzled students of Vedic and astronomy. Confronted with a descritpion of the universe that seems at variance with the information provided by the speculation that the scientist based their knowledge from the very limited perception of their resources at hand, and such as astronomical calculations based on knowledge that constantly varies due to renewed and improved instruments at different stage makes it an unsatisfactory, and unpermanent knowledge. This is why the author here shows that the 5th canto's cosmography and the accounts of the solar system found in the Jyostisa-sastras are not contradictory, but represent distinct yet mutually consistent in comprehending the universe with important features beyond the range of ordinary sense perception.

Editorial Reviews
The mysteries of the the 5th canto of the Srimad Bhagavatam have puzzled students of Vedic and astronomy. Confronted with a descritpion of the universe that seems at variance with the information provided by the speculation that the scientist based their knowledge from the very limited perception of their resources at hand, and such as astronomical calculations based on knowledge that constantly varies due to renewed and improved instruments at different stage makes it an unsatisfactory, and unpermanent knowledge. This is why the author here shows that the 5th canto's cosmography and the accounts of the solar system found in the Jyostisa-sastras are not contradictory, but represent distinct yet mutually consistent in comprehending the universe with important features beyond the range of ordinary sense perception.

  • Product Code: BK11554
  • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition  :   January 1, 2000
  • Pages  :   251
  • Weight   :   290g.
  • Size   :   8.4 x 5.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Cover   :   Paperback
  • Auther :   Richard L. Thompson
  • Language   :    English
  • ISBN: 8120819543, 978-8120819542
Description: The mysteries of the the 5th canto of the Srimad Bhagavatam have puzzled students...
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The Ritual of Battle: Krsna in the Mahabharata

This book is a study of India s great epic, the Mahabharrata, against the background of Indo-European myth, epic, and ritual. It builds upon the pioneering studies in these areas by Georges Dumezil and Stig Wikander to work toward the goal of understanding how this epic s Indo-European heritage is interpreted and reshaped within the setting of bhakti or devotion-al Hinduism. The book begins with a comparative typology of traditional classical ep-ics, arguing that epic is a distinctive mythical genre, and that the Maha-bharrata in particular should be studied as part of an Indo-European epic (and not just mythical) continuum. The reshaping of Indo-European theme is then examined in relation to the Mahabharrata s central mystery : the figure of Krsna, hero and ally of the Pandava brothers in their struggles against their cousins, the Kauravas, and incarnation of Visnu. The study argues that Krsna figures in the epic at the center of a coher-ent theological ensemble that builds upon continuities in Indo-European, Vedic, and particularly Brahmanic sacrificial idioms. Ultimately, Krsna guides the forces of dharma or righteousness through a great sacrifice of battle whose eschatological background recalls Indo-European and Vedic themes, while projecting them into the Hindu bhakti cosmology of universal dissolutions, recreations, and divine grace. The study vigorously opposes attempts to explain Krsna by arbitrary theories of the Mahabharrata s growth through interpolations.

About the Author
Alf Hiltebeitel is Professor in the Department of Religion at George Washington University. Dr. Hiltebeitel is the editor of Criminal Gods and Demon Devotees: Essays on the Guardians of Popular Hinduism, also published by SUNY Press, and he is the author of The Cult of Draupadi, Vol. 1, Mythologies: From Gingee to Kuruks.

  • Product Code: BK9902
  • Publisher  :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition  :   January 1, 2017
  • Pages  :   368
  • Weight   :   410g.
  • Size   :   8.3 x 5.4 x 1 inchesCover   :   Hardcover
  • Auther :   Alf Hiltebeitel
  • Language   :    English
  • ISBN : 8120840348, 978-8120840348
Description: This book is a study of India s great epic, the Mahabharrata, against the...
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The Cult of Draupadi (Vol. 1) by Alf Hiltebeitel

This is the first volume of a projected three-volume work on the little known South Indian folk cult of the goddess Draupadi and on the classical epic, the Mahabharata, that the cult brings to life in mythic, ritual and dramatic forms. It focuses on the Draupadi cult's own double mythology, moving from its storieis about Draupadi's 'primal temple' near the capital of the medieval South Indian Kingdom of Gingee to its version of the Mahabharata war on the North Indian plain of Kuruksetra. Throughout, Hiltebeitel intertwines 'regional' data, gathered from both oral and written sources, with the 'epic', drawn from the cult's own performative traditions as well as from classical versions of the Mahabharata in both Tamil and Sanskrit. He re-examines many issues critical to Indological studies and takes up them while breaking new ground in investigating the further rapport between the Hindu goddess and the Indian epic. Future volumes will treat the rituals of the Draupadi cult and the Mahabharata as seen through a Draupadi cult retrospective.

About the Author

Alf Hiltebeitel is Professor in the Department of Religion at George Washington University. Dr. Hiltebeitel is the editor of Criminal Gods and Demon Devotees: Essays on the Guardians of Popular Hinduism, also published by SUNY Press, and he is the author of The Cult of Draupadi, Vol. 1, Mythologies: From Gingee to Kuruks.

  • Product Code: BK9901
  • Publisher  :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition  :   January 1, 2017
  • Pages  :   368
  • Weight   :   410g.
  • Size   :   8.3 x 5.4 x 1 inches
  • Cover   :   Hardcover
  • Auther :   Alf Hiltebeitel
  • Language   :    English
  • ISBN : 8120810007, 978-8120810006
Description: This is the first volume of a projected three-volume work on the little known...
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Sufis,Mystics and Yogis Of India

About the Author

Hailing from Allahabad. Sri Bankey Behari started life as a lawyer as a junior of Dr. K. N. Katju and later practised law independently. He was engaged in the famous Meerut Conspiracy and other Raja Cases. He compiled many law books. Gradually drawn to mysticism. he came into close contact with Mahatma Gandhi, Sri Ramana Maharshi and later Sri J. Krishnamurti and Sri Aurobindo. Finally he gave up every material belonging and became a sannyasin.

For eight years he went into isolation. observed vow of silence. studied, wrote and contemplated on all that is best in all religions including Christianity and Sufism. But the Gita and the Bhagavata attracted him most. As a result of sixteen years' work on the Gita, he wrote a commentary on it which won him a Doctorate in Theology.

From 1940, he was an inmate of Brindaban practising intense sadhana at the feet of a realised soul. Sankirtan and the Gita were his guide-posts and his goal in life was to see Lord Radha-Krishna face to face. "Where then is the place for my photograph in my life?" he asked.

Sri Bankey Behari passed away in 1975.

Preface

The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan-that Institute of Indian Culture in Bombay-needed a Book University, a series of books which, if read, would serve the purpose of providing higher education. Particular emphasis, however, was to be put on such literature as revealed the deeper impulsions of India. As a first step, it was decided to bring out in English 100 Books, 50 of which were to be taken in hand, almost at once.

It is our intention to publish the books we select, not only in English but also in the following Indian languages: Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tami

  • Product Code: BK9898
  • Publisher     :   Bharatiya Vidhya Bhawan
  • Edition  :   August 19, 2017
  • Pages  :   498
  • Weight   :   400g.
  • Size   :   7 x 4.75 x 0.9 inches
  • Cover   :   Paperback
  • Auther :   Bankey Bahari
  • Language   :    English
  • ISBN : 8172765576, 978-8172765576
Description: About the AuthorHailing from Allahabad. Sri Bankey Behari started life as a lawyer as...
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