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A Search In Secret India: The Classic Work on Seeking a GuruA Search In Secret India: The Classic Work on Seeking a Guru
A Search In Secret India: The Classic Work on Seeking a Guru
Specification:
  • Publisher : Sri Ramanasramam
  • by : Paul Brunton
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2003
  • Pages : 320
  • Weight : 530gm.
  • Size : 14 x 2.4 x 21.6 cm
  • ISBN-10: 1844130436
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844130436
Description:

A Search in Secret India is one of the great classics of spiritual travel writing. With a keen eye for detail combined with a generosity of view, Paul Brunton describes taking a circular journey round India: living amongst yogis, mystics and gurus, seeking the one who would give him the peace and tranquillity that come with self-knowledge.

    $32
    Vishnu: An Introduction
    Vishnu: An Introduction
    Specification:
    • Publisher : Vakils Feffer & Simons
    • by : Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Language : English
    • Edition : 1998
    • Pages : 130
    • Weight : 550 gm.
    • Size : 10.8 x 8.1 x 0.4 inches
    • ISBN-10: 8187111127
    • ISBN-13: 978-8187111122
    Description:

    This book takes us through Vaishnava imagery, philosophy, beliefs, customs, history, folklore and myth to describe the meaning of Vishnu worship in our time. Highlights include lucid explanations, over 200 illustrations, a pictorial key to numerous symbols associated with Vaishnava customs and a map showing important Vishnu temples.

      $28
      Vishnu An Introduction
      Vishnu An Introduction
      Specification:
      • Publisher : Vakils Feffer & Simons
      • by : Devdutt Pattanaik
      • Cover : Paperback
      • Language : English
      • Edition : 2007
      • Pages : x, 122p.
      • Weight : 550 gm.
      • Size : 10.9 x 8.3 x 0.4 inches
      • ISBN-10: 8187111909
      • ISBN-13: 978-8187111900
      Description:

      Vishnu: An Introduction attempts to highlight the many aspects of the preserver of the cosmos. As the sustainer of the elements, the lord of ten principal avatars, and the god of a thousand names – Rama, Krishna, Varaha, Narasimha, Narayana – Vishnu is an enigma and an intellectual challenge. The book untangles the bulk of this Godhead’s philosophy. Through a narrative that is eminently simple, and images that compliment a lucidly-written text, the book guides the reader through Vaishnava belief, history, folklore and myth.

        $25
        Vasantagauravam - Essays in Jainism
        Vasantagauravam - Essays in Jainism
        Specification:
        • Publisher : Vakils Feffer & Simons
        • by : Jayandra Soni
        • Cover : Paperback
        • Language : English
        • Edition : 2001
        • Pages : 224
        • Weight : 950 gm.
        • Size : 10.7 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches
        • ISBN-10: 8187111518
        • ISBN-13: 978-8187111511
        Description:

        Vasantagauravam is a collection of fifteen essays on the many facets of Jaina philosophy, and its practice, particularly in South India, between the second and the thirteenth century. Drawing from archaeological findings and ancient texts, it covers a range of topics – from Ajitasenacarya’s status in the sect, to the patronage extended by the Kasamba, Calukya and Hoysala dynasties, to the rise of women ascetics in the Jaina tradition. Furthermore, it looks west, and studies the occidental scholar’s perception of Jain thought. With its objective analyses and valuable insights, the book is certain to enthrall spiritualists and seekers.

          $30
          Understanding Ramayana as Rama Within
          Understanding Ramayana as Rama Within
          Specification:
          • Publisher : Vakils Feffer & Simons
          • by : G.L. Narayan
          • Cover : Paperback
          • Language : English
          • Edition : 2006
          • Pages : xiii, 42
          • Weight : 550gm.
          • Size : 10.7 x 8 x 0.4 inches
          • ISBN-10: 8187111771
          • ISBN-13: 978-8187111771
          Description:

          Understanding Ramayana as Rama Within is an attempt at enacting the Ramayana using the body – both the physical and the metaphysical ones – as the stage. With Ravana representing the ego, Laksmana the body, Sita the mind, and Ram the soul, the book traces the spiritual journey from the outward to the inward. It speaks of the divinity that is man. With vibrant paintings and colour plates, the book is as much a visual treat as it is an intellectual delight.

            $28
            The Life Science of Divine Geeta
            The Life Science of Divine Geeta
            Specification:
            • Publisher : Vakils Feffer & Simons
            • by : R.K. Lohiya
            • Cover : Paperback
            • Language : English
            • Edition : 2011
            • Pages : 82
            • Weight : 150gm.
            • Size : 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.2 inches
            • ISBN-10: 8184620489
            • ISBN-13: 978-8184620481
            Description:

            The Life Science of Divine Geeta conveys Krishna’s Message as relevant to modern era with practical lessons for mental peace and happiness in present day life. As addendum thereto, he has penned logic based Universal Religion Manav Dharma As Culture of Human Happiness suited to today’s global society. This book deserves first reading by all men and women seeking stress free joyous life and the bliss of heart.

              $24
              Srimad Rajchandraji’s Atma-Siddhi In Search of the Soul
              Srimad Rajchandraji’s Atma-Siddhi In Search of the Soul
              Specification:
              • Publisher : Vakils Feffer & Simons
              • by : Chandrika
              • Cover : Paperback
              • Language : English
              • Edition : 2006
              • Pages : x, 347p.
              • Weight : 390
              • Size : 9 x 6 x 1 inches
              • ISBN-10: 8187111828
              • ISBN-13: 978-8187111825
              Description:

              Atma-Siddhi, a 142 verse philosophical poem, is a dialogue between the master and the pupil, on the subject of the soul and its journey through this world of material manifestations. Written in lyrical and lucid Gujarati, by the great Jain saint, Srimad Rajchandraji, it is as relevant today, as when it was first written more than a hundred years ago. A contemporary of Gandhiji, Srimadji was considered by the Mahatma to be his spiritual mentor. Attaining enlightenment at an unbelievably young age of 32 years, Srimadji, remains, even today, one of those iconic spiritual teachers, who balanced, with ease and grace, the life of a householder with that of a sage.The book is an interpretation that underscores the validity of Srimadji’s work, for young and old, the spiritually and not so spiritually inclined, in a manner that is interesting as well as insightful.

                $23
                Paths to Peace - Religion, ethics and tolerance in a globalizing world
                Paths to Peace - Religion, ethics and tolerance in a globalizing world
                Specification:
                • Publisher : Vakils Feffer & Simons
                • by : Dirk Collier
                • Cover : Paperback
                • Language : English
                • Edition : 2013
                • Pages : 214
                • Weight : 450
                • Size : 9.2 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
                • ISBN-10: 8184620756
                • ISBN-13: 978-8184620757
                Description:

                Black and white. Left and right. Believers and infidels. Us and them. The list is endless and should make it painfully obvious: differences between people are inherently dangerous Difference divides; it breeds prejudices, fear and hatred; and sometimes, it kills. This is what Paths to Peace is about: how to avoid the traps of hatred, even if there is no hope of avoiding, removing or convincing those with whom we disagree. No religion or cultural tradition is immune to the poison of fanaticism and hatred. In each and every one of them, however, paths to peace can be found.

                  $24
                  Lord of Beginnings: Stories of the Elephant-Headed Deity, Ganesha
                  Lord of Beginnings: Stories of the Elephant-Headed Deity, Ganesha
                  Specification:
                  • Publisher : Vakils Feffer & Simons
                  • by : Radhika Sekar
                  • Cover : Paperback
                  • Language : English
                  • Edition : 2004
                  • Pages : 52
                  • Weight : 300
                  • Size : 11.1 x 0.2 x 8.4 inches
                  • ISBN-10: 8187111682
                  • ISBN-13: 978-8187111689
                  Description:

                  Radhika Sekar’s book is an enchanting exploration of the life of the god of all beginnings, Ganesha. The collection of stories should answer the questions that trouble every curious child. How did Ganesha get an elephant’s head? Why is his right tusk broken? How did Mushaka, the little mouse, become the portly god’s chariot? And who is Ganesha’s wife? Written in a style that is deliberately shorn of all violent terminology, these gentle tales will appeal to every child.

                    $18
                    Lakshmi, The Goddess of wealth and Fortune: An Introduction
                    Lakshmi, The Goddess of wealth and Fortune: An Introduction
                    Specification:
                    • Publisher : Vakils Feffer & Simons
                    • by : Devdutt Pattanaik
                    • Cover : Paperback
                    • Language : English
                    • Edition : 2014
                    • Pages : 110
                    • Weight : 500
                    • Size : 10.8 x 8.2 x 0.4 inches
                    • ISBN-13: 978-8184620191
                    • ASIN: 8184620195
                    Description:

                    Lakshmi, the goddess of material abundance, affluence, authority and auspiciousness is one of the most popular deities of the Hindu pantheon. The book presents a comprehensive description of the goddess, and helps the reader appreciate the Hindu approach to wealth and power. Simultaneously, it also delves into the temples, symbols, festivals, and names associated with her, and the rituals that promise material fulfillment.

                      $30
                      Krishna The Cowherd Prince
                      Krishna The Cowherd Prince
                      Specification:
                      • Publisher : Vakils Feffer & Simons
                      • by : Soumya S Ayer
                      • Cover : Paperback
                      • Language : English
                      • Edition : 2006
                      • Pages : 44
                      • Weight : 210
                      • Size : 10.5 x 8.5 x 0.2 inches
                      • ISBN-13: 978-8184620443
                      • ASIN: 8184620446
                      Description:

                      Krishna is one of India’s most adored gods, at once mischievous and reflective. Krishna: The Cowherd Prince captures the playfulness of this deity, by narrating stories from his life – be it his encounter with the demon Pootana, or his clash with Mother Yashoda after stealing butter. Written in simple rhymes, and juxtaposed with vibrant traditional paintings, the book will acquaint the child with the Blue God.

                        $20
                        Krishna - A Joyous Celebration of the Divine
                        Krishna - A Joyous Celebration of the Divine
                        Specification:
                        • Publisher : Vakils Feffer & Simons
                        • by : Chandrika
                        • Cover : Paperback
                        • Language : English
                        • Edition : 2011
                        • Pages : 369
                        • Weight : 1750
                        • Size : 11.2 x 8.3 x 1.2 inches
                        • ISBN-10: 8184620381
                        • ISBN-13: 978-8184620382
                        Description:

                        The book is a celebration of Krishna… in many ways. It pays tribute to the long, varied and unbroken tradition of Krishna paintings, from the exquisite miniatures of north India to the extravagant Tanjore paintings of the south, enlivening each page with their spiritual euphoria. The book does more. It brings a selection from the rich cornucopia of bhakti (devotional) poetry – verses of singers and saints, poets and philosophers, who have called out, in love and longing, to the incomparable Blue God. Together they make Krishna, a complete sensuous experience. Written in lucid and lyrical language, one idea emerges through the book with clarity – Krishna is relevant, more relevant today, than even when he first walked the earth as man.

                          $52
                          Hinduism An Introduction
                          Hinduism An Introduction
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                          • Publisher : Vakils Feffer & Simons
                          • by : Shakunthala Jagannathan
                          • Cover : Paperback
                          • Language : English
                          • Edition : 2009
                          • Pages : viii, 84p.
                          • Weight : 500gm.
                          • Size : 10.9 x 8.2 x 0.3 inches
                          • ISBN-13: 978-8184620214
                          • ASIN: 8184620217
                          Description:

                          One of the oldest living religions in the world, with approximately a billion adherents, Hinduism is both a school of thought and a way of life. Drawing from a colossal pool of texts written across the ages – from the Upanishads and the Vedas to the Gita and the Puranas – the religion melds together a range of voices. Yet, given the complexity of its philosophical thrust, the contradictions in its discourse, and the sheer immensity of its bank of wisdom, Hinduism remains a mystery, even to its followers. Hinduism: An Introduction attempts to simplify an undeniably complex belief-system, and shed light on its eternal laws.

                            $24
                            Hanuman - An Introduction
                            Hanuman - An Introduction
                            Specification:
                            • Publisher : Vakils Feffer & Simons
                            • by : Devdutt Pattanaik
                            • Cover : Paperback
                            • Language : English
                            • Edition : 2015
                            • Pages : 134
                            • Weight : 550gm.
                            • Size : 10.9 x 8.1 x 0.3 inches
                            • ISBN-10: 8187111941
                            • ISBN-13: 978-8187111948
                            Description:

                            Brother of Bhima, Son of Vayu, Guardian of Sita, Devotee of Rama, Hanuman is at once, the lord of strength and the lord of devotional surrender. Hanuman: An Introduction takes the reader through the life and philosophical impetus of India’s beloved Monkey God. Drawing from a rich pool of sources, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Puranas  and juxtaposing text with image, the book is an exploration of one of Hinduism’s most popular deities.

                              $27
                              Hanuman by Radhika Sekar
                              Hanuman by Radhika Sekar
                              Specification:
                              • Publisher : Vakils Feffer & Simons
                              • by : Radhika Sekar
                              • Cover : Paperback
                              • Language : English
                              • Edition : 2007
                              • Pages : 66
                              • Weight : 330gm.
                              • Size : 10.7 x 8.3 x 0.2 inches
                              • ISBN-10: 8187111887
                              • ISBN-13: 978-8187111887
                              Description:

                              Hanuman is the lord of many identities: the son of Vayu (the keeper of the winds), the patron deity of yoga, the most devout of all disciples in Ramayana, and the beloved of Indians, young and old. Radhika Sekar’s Hanuman celebrates the many aspects of the monkey-god, and gives us a glimpse into his life: from his early years with Anjana and Surya, to his later life, marked by unflagging dedication to Rama. Narrated in a language that is engaging, uncomplicated, and free of violent terminology, the book is certain to delight every child!

                                $22
                                Ganesha/The Auspicious...The Beginning
                                Ganesha/The Auspicious...The Beginning
                                Specification:
                                • Publisher : Vakils Feffer & Simons
                                • by : Shakunthala Jagannathan, Nanditha Krishna
                                • Cover : Paperback
                                • Language : English
                                • Edition : 2006
                                • Pages : viii, 107p.
                                • Weight : 500gm.
                                • Size : 8.2 x 0.2 x 10.8 inches
                                • ISBN-10: 8184620047
                                • ISBN-13: 978-8184620047
                                Description:

                                Among the many Gods worshipped in India, Ganesha has a pride of place – as the lord of beginnings, the remover of obstacles, the endearing elephant-headed deity. But was Ganesha always our beloved God? How did he weave his way into a country’s affections? Moving effortlessly between legend and history, parables and archeology, the book sheds light on the rise of a God. With photographs and attractive line-drawings, this book speaks as effectively through visual as it does through words.

                                  $25
                                  Festival of Light: Deepavali Legends from around India
                                  Festival of Light: Deepavali Legends from around India
                                  Specification:
                                  • Publisher : Vakils Feffer & Simons
                                  • by : Radhika Sekar
                                  • Cover : Paperback
                                  • Language : English
                                  • Edition : 2011
                                  • Pages : 65
                                  • Weight : 300gm.
                                  • Size : 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.2 inches
                                  • ISBN-13: 978-8184620450
                                  • ASIN: 8184620454
                                  Description:

                                  Deepavali – one of India’s biggest and most popular festivals,  comes with a treasure-trove of legends. Festival of Lights narrates each of them. It tells the young reader why Indians light a hundred lamps on diwali, why they worship Goddess Lakshmi, why they hope. With seven stories on Naraka’s defeat, Mahadevi’s triumph, and Rama’s conquest, the book is certain to enthrall a child.

                                    $22
                                    Yogiraj: The Life and Teachings of Shri Shankar MaharajYogiraj: The Life and Teachings of Shri Shankar Maharaj
                                    Yogiraj: The Life and Teachings of Shri Shankar Maharaj
                                    Specification:
                                    • Publisher : Zen Publications
                                    • by : Vassant Shirvaikar
                                    • Cover : Paperback
                                    • Language : English
                                    • Edition : 2014
                                    • Pages : 198
                                    • Weight : 330gm.
                                    • Size : 5.5 x 2 x 8.5 inches
                                    • ISBN-13: 978-9384363208
                                    • ASIN: 9384363200
                                    Description:

                                    ‘YogirajShri Shankar Maharaj was a Siddha yogi, a compassionate and unusual Guru not bound by rules or convention. He was bent and deformed in body, and usually appeared to be half-witted and inebriated from the brandy he drank. However when situation demanded, he would use his yogic powers to appear like a child to some, a tall muscular yogi to others, and even as Lord Shiva and Lord Hanuman to some others.

                                    Shri Shankar Maharaj belonged to the NathPanth though he never wore the traditional attire of the sect. Maharaj spoke with a lisp and preferred not to preach himself, using instead disciples like TaisahebMehendale and SardarMirikar to spread the message of Dnyaneshwari, a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita by Sage Dnyaneshwar – a work that was very dear to Maharaj.

                                    Maharaj extended his abundant grace to the rich and poor alike and was loved by all. Also his teachings were not limited to the Hindu tradition. In fact, he taught Muslims like Khansaheb the true meaning of Islam and induced them to do daily namaz. His contemporaries – Chile Maharaj of Kolhapur, known as the avatar of Lord Dattatreya, Fakir Baba, well-known sage from Maharashtra, and HazratBabajan, the renowned lady Sufi sage from Pune – considered him as their spiritual ‘brother’.

                                    When Maharaj took samadhi in 1947 in Pune he was about 150 years of age. To this day hundreds of devotees visit his samadhi located on Pune-Satara road.

                                    Yogiraj chronicles the life and teachings of this spiritual giant in the words of some of his most prominent disciples.

                                      $24
                                      Worshipping the Divine Oneness of Arunachala-Ramana
                                      Worshipping the Divine Oneness of Arunachala-Ramana
                                      Specification:
                                      • Publisher : Zen Publications
                                      • by : Muktha Manu & Peter Berking
                                      • Cover : Paperback
                                      • Language : English
                                      • Edition : 2013
                                      • Pages : xv, 167p.
                                      • Weight : 300gm.
                                      • Size : 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
                                      • ISBN-13: 978-9382788010
                                      • ASIN: 9382788018
                                      Description:

                                      ‘Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi and the Holy Hill of Arunachala are the names given to that Ultimate Truth which is beyond all names and forms. The identity of these two forms as the one Ultimate Truth, the Self, leads us to call Bhagavan ‘Arunachala-Ramana’. He realized not only Arunachala, but every being and everything as His own Self. Arunachala-Ramana had no merely localised experience of ‘I’ as the body-mind complex; He realized the ‘I’ as this universal, all-pervading Self.
                                      The name and form of Arunachala-Ramana is the entry door to realization of this universal, all-pervading Self for spiritual seekers. He has appeared as the Guru to guide them on this journey to the ultimate fulfilment of one’s life to realize the Self.
                                      Those who worship the Holy Hill of Arunachala by per-forming Giripradakshina receive blessings to accelerate reaching their goal to merge with that Self into which Arunachala-Ramana has merged. Arunachala-Ramana has said time again that the Holy Hill of Arunachala waits to respond eagerly and tenderly to even the devotee’s weakest yearning to fulfill the Ultimate Goal of Life.
                                      As Arunachala-Ramana said, He has not gone anywhere, but dwells in devotees’ hearts, and is eternally there as the Self.

                                        $24
                                        Worry and Be Happy: The Audacity of HopelessnessWorry and Be Happy: The Audacity of Hopelessness
                                        Worry and Be Happy: The Audacity of Hopelessness
                                        Specification:
                                        • Publisher : Zen Publications
                                        • by : Karl Renz
                                        • Cover : Paperback
                                        • Language : English
                                        • Edition : 2013
                                        • Pages : 219
                                        • Weight : 300gm.
                                        • Size : 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
                                        • ISBN-13: 978-9382788041
                                        • ASIN: 9382788042
                                        Description:

                                        ‘Decoding Karl is akin to understanding electricity: simply cannot be done. Its effects, though, may be felt and described. That’s what you may encounter here in Worry And Be Happy.
                                        It’s the welcome release from needing any release which makes Karl’s display of ‘the audacity of hopelessness’ in this book so enchanting and endearing.
                                        If you believe you have ‘made it spiritually’ it may be worthwhile to test your ‘understanding’ through an encounter with Karl. Honestly though, in such a situation, he is not the kind of guy you would particuiarly enjoy meeting! In the now overcrowded world of sagely Advaita gurus dishing out profound insights into our real nature, Karl stands out as a sore thumb. Like a drunken Kung-Fu master, Karl, in his crazy off-balance style, mocks and punctures the validity of these insights - displaying unshakable balance!
                                        With sparkling and soothing humour, Karl mesmerizingly rips through anything and everything that can be ripped through, to the mixed dismay and wonder of onlookers. And underlining it all is an unmistakable unshakability. In fact, it is this effortless unshakability which manifests through Karl that draws seasoned seekers to him. They flock to him either through resignation or a renewed desire for a breakthrough. Thankfully, once there, neither seems to matter!

                                          $22
                                          The Physics of KarmaThe Physics of Karma
                                          The Physics of Karma
                                          Specification:
                                          • Publisher : Zen Publications
                                          • by : Dwaraknath Reddy
                                          • Cover : Paperback
                                          • Language : English
                                          • Edition : 2013
                                          • Pages : 166
                                          • Weight : 260gm.
                                          • Size : 6.9 x 0.5 x 8.3 inches
                                          • ISBN-10: 9382788050
                                          • ISBN-13: 978-9382788058
                                          Description:

                                          The approach is both scholarly and mystic. Pages soaked with fundamental upanishadic ideas regarding mind. Consciousness, ego, along with concepts of Relativity and quantum physics… scintillating lines… Clarity of vision of author's flight on two wings of reason and intuition." -- Swami Jitatmananda, Renowned International Vedantic Teacher, Sri Ramakrishna Mission, Rajkot. All science is disciplined observation leavened by insight. Beginning with particular experience and common sense. Science arrives at general and uncommon sense. In this sense, everyone is a scientist. But most of the time we do not proceed far enough, nor do we bring the discipline on to much of our experience. In these musings Sri Dwaraknath Reddy has given us a chance to share his experience and he invites us to analyse our own. -- Dr. E.C.G. Sudarshan, Reputed Maths-Science professor, University of Texas, Austin, USA

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                                            The Meaningful Trivialities from the Source
                                            The Meaningful Trivialities from the Source
                                            Specification:
                                            • Publisher : Zen Publications
                                            • by : Ramesh S. Balsekar
                                            • Cover : Paperback
                                            • Language : English
                                            • Edition : 2000
                                            • Pages : 84
                                            • Weight : 90gm.
                                            • Size : 6.3 x 4.5 x 0.2 inches
                                            • ISBN-13: 978-8188071098
                                            • ASIN: 8188071099
                                            Description:

                                            Ramesh S. Balsekar is one of the most profound spiritual Masters of this Age. He is both a brilliant writer and a captivating speaker. Shortly, after retiring as the President of the Bank of India, he met the sage Nisargadatta Maharaj and began translating for Maharaj’s daily morning talks. It was not long before Ramesh too experienced the Ultimate Understanding. He is therefore a wonderful blend of East and West, spiritual and material. His compassion and gently humor infuse the Teaching with an energy that can only be described as uniquely Ramesh.

                                            Many spiritual veterans will warn you against the dangerous Karl since he ruthlessly bulldozes any and every truth you may want to cozy up to. Relentlessly kicking the knower where it hurts most-at the core of knowingness itself - Karl precipitates an existential crisis. So, dont be surprised if Karls prattle, bereft of prescription or intent, abruptly stops you dead in your tracks only to, in the words of the Sage Jnaneshwar, 'see yourself without the aid of a mirror!'

                                              $18
                                              The Glory of Giripradakshina of the Holy Hill of ArunachalaThe Glory of Giripradakshina of the Holy Hill of Arunachala
                                              The Glory of Giripradakshina of the Holy Hill of Arunachala
                                              Specification:
                                              • Publisher : Zen Publications
                                              • by : Muktha Manu & Peter Berking
                                              • Cover : Paperback
                                              • Language : English
                                              • Edition : 2013
                                              • Pages : xiii, 220p.
                                              • Weight : 360gm.
                                              • Size : 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
                                              • ISBN-13: 978-9382788034
                                              • ASIN: 9382788034
                                              Description:

                                              The Holy Hill of Arunachala is one of the oldest and most sacred holy places in India. Lord Shiva, the very embodiment of wisdom, out of His supreme compassion and to bless the world, manifested in the form of the Holy Hill. This led devotees to start the practice of Giripradakshina, walking around the Holy Hill as an act of reverence and worship.
                                              Devotees who come from far and wide together to worship the Swayambhu lingam thus understand that they are not doing Giripradakshina around an ordinary hill of rocks and mud, but to Lord Arunachala Himself. It is one of the most important forms of worship of Lord Shiva and, in fact, one of the most efficacious forms of sadhana.
                                              Giripradakshina has been practiced since time immemorial by saints, sages, devotees, and siddhas. Authoritative references to this fact are found in the Vedas, Puranas, Stotras, and devotional hymns. The importance of Giripradakshina and the benefits that accrue from it have been proclaimed by Lord Shiva Himself. He is ever ready to grant the prayers of devotees who go around the Hill, remembering its nature and seeking its blessings.
                                              Bhagavan Ramana declared that the holy Hill of Arunachala is the heart of the earth, the spiritual centre of the world. He expressed His adoration in action, by doing Pradakshina to the Sacred Hill countless times. While emphasizing the importance of Self-enquiry, Bhagavan Sri Ramana taught His devotees the importance of Giripradakshina by His own example.
                                              Let us humbly Pray to Arunachala Ramana to Grace us with the strength to do the circumambulation of the Holy Hill of Arunachala with devotion.

                                                $25
                                                The Eternal Wisodm of DnyaneshwariThe Eternal Wisodm of Dnyaneshwari
                                                The Eternal Wisodm of Dnyaneshwari
                                                Specification:
                                                • Publisher : Zen Publications
                                                • by : Dr. Vassant Shirvaikar
                                                • Cover : Paperback
                                                • Language : English
                                                • Edition : 2013
                                                • Pages : xliv, 348p.
                                                • Weight : 450gm.
                                                • Size : 5.9 x 1 x 8.9 inches
                                                • ISBN-10: 9382788085
                                                • ISBN-13: 978-9382788089
                                                Description:

                                                Seven centuries ago Saint Dnyaneshwar wrote a commentary on Gita called Bhavarthadeepika, now popularly known as Dnyaneshwari after its author. He wrote it on the instructions of his Guru Nivruttinath who wanted to bring to the common man the Vedanta philosophy of Upanishads, hitherto available to only Sanskrit- knowing pundits. Since then Dnyaneshwari has been a timeless spiritual guide providing solace to the rustic folk as well as the educated elite. It is considered by many as one of the most important guides for spiritual aspirants seeking Self-Realization and moksha, offering them a choice of four spiritual paths depending upon their individual makeup,
                                                Onyaneshwar Maharaj naturally composed this work in contemporary Marathi in the traditional ovi style verse. To this day, melodious singing of these verses can be heard in Indian villages.
                                                Dnyaneshwar Maharaj, taking into account that the reader would most probably be a rustic farmer or a villager, has used numerous similes and examples from nature and day-to-day life to explain the Gita shlokas. In this translation, meant for today’s well-educated reader, all superfluous similes and examples have been omitted to ensure a smooth flow of philosophical thought without digression. In addition, while maintaining the original order of the numbered verses the text has been paragraphed for a group of consecutive verses dealing with the topic under discussion providing headings and sub-headings to the paragraphs thus making the text easily tractable, permitting a convenient back-reference for a given topic.
                                                Dnyaneshwari is not a book just to be read and kept aside. It is a guide, loaded with eternal wisdom, to be read over and over again - and each reading brings out an entirely fresh take on life.

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