How to Conduct Puja to Soorya, the Sun God by A. V. Srinivasan

By A. V. Srinivasan

This identify is a part of a nine quantity set of recent paperbacks released by way of Parijata guides, Periplus Line LLC (www.periplusbooks.com), 1999 -2009. every one book is 5.25" tall x 4.25" - complete colour hide - b&w illustrations - Sanskrit transliteration & English translation - step by step directions with creation and checklist of fabrics. How-to handbooks for Hindu ceremonies of worship for: Ganapati (Ganesha); Shiva; Lakshmi; Rama; Soorya; Durga, Krishna, Saraswati, the Navagrahas (Nine Planets).

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The Doctrine of Vibration: An Analysis of the Doctrines and by Mark S. G. Dyczkowski

By Mark S. G. Dyczkowski

Slicing throughout differences of faculties and kinds, the writer explains the crucial characteristic of Kashmir Shaivism: the inventive pulse of the all pervasive cognizance known as SAiva. this can be additionally the principal subject of the Hindu Tantras, and Dyczkowski offers new perception into the main literate and huge interpretations of the Tantras.

"This is a significant, scholarly and individually devoted method of a hugely major subject. It makes available fabrics which aren't widely recognized and never without problems available." -- Wilhelm Halbfass, collage of Pennsylvania

"There is not any different entire learn of the Spanda, that is significant to the SAaiva idea because it was once built in Kashmir. The remedy of the topic is sound, scholarly, exhaustive and penetrating." -- Andre Padoux, Centre nationwide de los angeles Recherche Scientifique, Paris

"This delves right into a particularly unexplored sector of Kashmir Shaivism, i.e., Spanda, and provides a finished first-hand remedy. the writer brings forth new details and clean insights." -- Navjivan Rastogi Abhinavagupta Institute of Aesthetics and SAaiva Philosophy college of Lucknow, India

This publication is critical from 4 issues of view. First, it breaks new flooring in Indian philosophy. in keeping with the Spanda Doctrine, the self isn't easily witnessing awareness as maintained by means of Sankya and Vedanta, yet is an lively strength. moment, the final word fact isn't easily a logical method of summary different types, yet resides, pulsating power, the resource of all manifestation. 3rd, the paintings elaborates the dynamic element of cognizance. It offers a very good advent to the texts and scriptures of Kashmir Shaivism. Fourth, it indicates a Yoga for the belief of self.

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Beyond Hindu and Muslim: Multiple Identity in Narratives by Peter Gottschalk

By Peter Gottschalk

Wondering the traditional depiction of India as a state divided among spiritual groups, Gottschalk indicates that people residing in India have a number of identities, a few of which reduce throughout spiritual obstacles. The tales narrated via villagers residing within the northern nation of Bihar depict daily social interactions that go beyond the easy divide of Hindu and Muslim.

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Man and His Becoming according to the Vedanta (Collected by René Guénon

By René Guénon

Guy and His changing into in accordance with the Vedanta is Guénon's critical exposition of conventional metaphysics, better half to his different nice works during this style: The Symbolism of the go and The a number of States of the Being. Guénon held that Hinduism embraces the main historic, profound, and entire expression of conventional metaphysics we own, that can in many ways functionality as a key to each different conventional shape, and this paintings has been known as the 1st trustworthy exposition of Hindu metaphysics in any Western language. earlier than Guénon, the West's photograph of Hinduism used to be a hodge-podge of translated scriptures missing conventional remark, fragments of doctrine said by means of Jesuits and different missionaries, random impressions of retailers, imperialists, and adventurers, unreliable Eurocentric buildings of the orientalists, and the fantasies of the Theosophical Society and their ilk. To this present day, guy and His turning into is still the most effective (if now not the easiest) expositions of the doctrines of the Vedanta, an exposition completely loose from the modernizing and Westernizing developments that first infiltrated the Indian subcontinent less than the British Raj, and feature no longer but abated. this article is a veritable bible of conventional metaphysics and anthropology. In his reports in Hinduism and creation to the research of the Hindu Doctines, Guénon treats historic and cosmological elements of Hinduism in extra aspect.

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The Path to the Guru: The Science of Self-Realization by Scott Teitsworth

By Scott Teitsworth

A verse-by-verse exam of the advisor to self-transformation offered within the Bhagavad Gita

• finds the medical method of own improvement and non secular enlightenment specified by Krishna’s recommendation to Arjuna
• indicates how the Gita prepares you to paintings with a guru, advocating authenticity and skepticism instead of blind devotion and obedience
• Explores Krishna’s suggestion on which societal barriers to reject to beat your fears and reconnect with the suppressed elements of your internal being

Drawing on his greater than forty years of in-depth research of Indian Philosophy lower than the tutelage of his guru, Nitya Chaitanya Yati, writer Scott Teitsworth explores the medical method of self-transformation and non secular enlightenment encoded in Krishna’s recommendation to Arjuna within the Bhagavad Gita. offering a verse-by-verse exam of the 1st chapters, he finds the Gita’s classes to arrange the seeker to fulfill and effectively paintings with a guru--whether an outdoor instructor or the intuitive wisdom that arises from overcoming the psyche’s realized barriers.

The writer exhibits that the Gita doesn't recommend blind devotion to a guru or god yet quite own improvement, victory over your fears, and liberation of the psyche. He demonstrates how Krishna’s recommendation presents instruments to steer us out of our fear-based reviews to reconnect with the suppressed elements of our internal being. He explains how Arjuna’s doubts and confusions symbolize the plight of each person--we are born loose yet progressively turn into slowed down by way of the calls for of our society, regularly depending on open air authority for solutions and disconnected from our precise internal nature. He finds how Krishna’s suggestion bargains suggestions for facing life’s conflicts, which societal obstacles to reject, and the way to determine during the polarizing concept of fine as opposed to evil to shape a balanced mind set more desirable to either.

Restoring the fearless imaginative and prescient of the traditional rishis, who, like today’s scientists, prized skepticism as a massive approach for gaining access to fact, Teitsworth finds the Gita as a advisor to an real guru-disciple courting in addition to to developing a lifetime of value, freedom, and real sovereign maturity.

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The Ramayana: A Modern Retelling of the Great Indian Epic by Ramesh Menon

By Ramesh Menon

The nice Indian epic rendered in sleek prose

India's such a lot loved and enduring legend, the Ramayana is extensively stated to be one of many world's nice literary masterpieces. nonetheless an essential component of India's cultural and spiritual expression, the Ramayana was once initially composed by means of the Sanskrit poet Valmiki round three hundred b.c. The epic of Prince Rama's betrayal, exile, and fight to rescue his devoted spouse, Sita, from the clutches of a demon and to reclaim his throne has profoundly affected the literature, paintings, and tradition of South and Southeast Asia—an impression probably remarkable within the historical past of worldwide literature, other than, potentially, for the Bible. during the centuries, numerous models of the epic were produced in several codecs and languages. yet prior English models were both too brief to catch the value of the unique; too secular in proposing what's, in impression, scripture; or dry, line-by-line translations. Now novelist Ramesh Menon has rendered the story in lyrical prose that conveys the entire attractiveness and pleasure of the unique, whereas making this non secular and literary vintage obtainable to a brand new iteration of readers.

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Engaging South Asian Religions: Boundaries, Appropriations, by Mathew N. Schmalz

By Mathew N. Schmalz

Looks at Western understandings of South Asian religions and indigenous responses from precolonial to modern times.

concentrating on obstacles, appropriations, and resistances concerned about Western engagements with South Asian religions, this quantity considers either the pre- and postcolonial interval in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. It can pay specific awareness to modern controversies surrounding the research of South Asian religions, together with numerous students’ reflections at the contentious response to their very own paintings. different matters explored contain British colonial epistemologies, Hegel’s examine of South Asia, Hindu-Christian interactions in charismatic Catholicism and the canonization of Francis Xavier, feminist interpretations of the mummy of the Buddha, and theological controversies between Muslims in Bangladesh and Pakistan. through the use of the subjects of barriers, appropriations, and resistances, this paintings deals perception into the dynamics and variety of Western techniques to South Asian religions and the indigenous responses to, involvements with, and affects on them.

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Yoga and Psychology: Language, Memory, and Mysticism (Suny by Harold G. Coward

By Harold G. Coward

Harold Coward explores how the mental points of Yoga philosophy were very important to highbrow advancements either East and West. Foundational for Hindu, Jaina, and Buddhist inspiration and non secular perform, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, the classical assertion of jap Yoga, are specific of their emphasis at the nature and significance of mental approaches. Yoga's impression is explored within the paintings of either the seminal Indian philosopher Bhartrhari (c. six hundred C.E.) and between key figures in Western psychology: founders Freud and Jung, in addition to modern transpersonalists reminiscent of Washburn, Tart, and Ornstein..
Coward indicates how the yogic idea of mental techniques makes Bhartrhari's philosophy of language and his theology of revelation attainable. He is going directly to discover how Western psychology has been stimulated through incorporating or rejecting Patanjali's Yoga. the consequences of those traits in Western inspiration for mysticism and reminiscence are tested besides. This research ends up in a outstanding perception, particularly, that there's a an important distinction among jap and Western inspiration in regards to how restricted or perfectible human nature is--the West holding that we as people are psychologically, philosophically, and spiritually constrained or fallacious in nature and hence no longer perfectible, whereas Patanjali's Yoga and japanese concept in general preserve the other. assorted Western responses to the japanese place are famous, from entire rejection by means of Freud, Jung, and Hick, to various levels of reputation by means of transpersonal thinkers.

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Gandhi's Passion: The Life and Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi by Stanley Wolpert

By Stanley Wolpert

Greater than part a century after his loss of life, Mahatma Gandhi keeps to encourage hundreds of thousands during the international. but sleek India, such a lot strikingly in its selection to hitch the nuclear fingers race, turns out to have deserted a lot of his nonviolent imaginative and prescient. encouraged by way of fresh occasions in India, Stanley Wolpert deals this refined and profound biography of India's "Great Soul."

Wolpert compellingly chronicles the lifetime of Mahatma Gandhi from his early days as a toddler of privilege to his humble upward thrust to strength and his assassination by the hands of a guy of his personal religion. This trajectory, like that of Christ, was once the results of Gandhi's ardour: his awake dating of agony because the potential to arrive divine fact. From his early campaigns to forestall discrimination in South Africa to his management of a people's revolution to finish the British imperial domination of India, Gandhi emerges as a guy of internal conflicts obscured through his political genius and ethical imaginative and prescient. stimulated early on by means of nonviolent teachings in Hinduism, Jainism, Christianity, and Buddhism, he got here to insist at the primacy of affection for one's adversary in any clash because the invincible energy for swap. His unyielding competition to intolerance and oppression could encourage India like no chief because the Buddha--creating a legacy that may motivate Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, and different international leaders to call for a greater international via peaceable civil disobedience.

By boldly contemplating Gandhi the guy, instead of the residing god depicted by means of his disciples, Wolpert presents an exceptional illustration of Gandhi's character and the profound complexities that pressured his activities and taken freedom to India.

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Anandamath, or The Sacred Brotherhood by Bankimcandra Chatterji, Julius J. Lipner

By Bankimcandra Chatterji, Julius J. Lipner

Winner of the A.K. Ramanujan Prize for Annotated Translation

This is a translation of a traditionally very important Bengali novel. released in 1882, Chatterji's Anandamath helped create the ambience and the symbolism for the nationalist stream resulting in Indian independence in 1947. It comprises the well-known hymn Vande Mataram ("I revere the Mother"), which has develop into India's legitimate nationwide tune. Set in Bengal on the time of the famine of 1770, the radical displays tensions and oppositions inside of Indian tradition among Hindus and Muslims, ruler and governed, indigenous humans and overseas overlords, jungle and city, Aryan and non-Aryan, celibacy and sexuality. it truly is either a political and a non secular paintings. through recreating the previous of Bengal, Chatterji was hoping to create a brand new current that concerned a brand new interpretation of the previous. Julius Lipner not just presents the 1st entire and passable English translation of this crucial paintings, yet offers an intensive creation contextualizing the radical and its cultural and political background. additionally integrated are notes delivering the Bengali or Sanskrit phrases for definite phrases, in addition to explanatory notes for the really good lay reader or scholar.

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