Download E-books The Study And Practice Of Yoga/An Exposition of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali/VolumeII PDF

By Swami Krishnananda

Patanjali's Yoga Sutras are aphoristic prescriptions within the kind of pithy one-liners for top the brain into deeper states of absorption within the nation of Samadhi,where the person merges with the Absolute.A tranquil brain is a pre-requisite for achieving the better states of information and the Yoga Sutras are a graduated handbook for the success of this target. The aphorisms of their unique shape cannot be undestood easily.Swami Krishnananda's observation is straightforward to decipher and reader friendly,lucid variety probes into the aphorisms and lays earlier than seekers the method of figuring out the brain and it s machinations,and how the hurdles that make meditation tricky will be overcome.The rendition and magnificence within which this has been made attainable is a tribute to Swamiji s love for fact. This sequence of 2 volumes is an all encompassing spirtual guide.The teachings are innovative in content material and start the place such a lot seekers locate themselves while religious aspiration dawns and the necessity for greater figuring out is felt.Ther reader is led steadily in the course of the diverse features of perform and brain administration. quantity I,which covers the Samadhi Pada,the first of the 4 sections of the Yoga Sutras,and presents a superb creation and in-depth realizing of the philosophy and perform of yoga together with the degrees of realization which are attained,has been revealed first. quantity II covers the Sadhana Pada and Kaivalya Pada which cross into additional aspect in regards to the perform of yoga utilizing the aphoristic rungs of Patanjali Yoga sutras as a veritable stairway at the course of the ascent of the spirit.Nothing is left unsaid as Swamiji brings the lessons jointly in volumes as a whole treatise in this non secular course.

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Download E-books Bhagavad-Gita As It Is (Paperback) PDF

By A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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The writer, Bhaktivedanta ebook belief,, June 15, 2001

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Bhagavad-gita because it Is

The Bhagavad-gita is the most source-book on yoga and a concise precis of India's Vedic knowledge. but remarkably, the surroundings for this best-known vintage of religious literature is an old Indian battlefield.

At the final second earlier than coming into conflict, the nice warrior Arjuna starts to ask yourself concerning the genuine that means of his lifestyles. Why should still he struggle opposed to his neighbors and family? Why does he exist? the place is he going after demise? within the Bhagavad-gita, Lord Krsna, Arjuna's pal and religious grasp, brings His disciple from perplexity to non secular enlightenment. during doing so, Krsna concisely yet definitively explains transcendental wisdom; karma-yoga, jnana-yoga, dhyana-yoga, and bhakti-yoga; wisdom of absolutely the; devotional carrier; the 3 modes of fabric nature; the divine and demoniac natures; and masses extra.

Bhagavad-gita because it Is is the largest-selling, most generally used version of the Gita within the world.

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Download E-books The Hindu Equilibrium: India c. 1500 B.C.-2000 A.D. PDF

By Deepak Lal

India is an rising immense. This e-book explains its lengthy fiscal stagnation and up to date upward push by means of interpreting its social, political and old evolution in long-term standpoint. It explains how its detailed social process in accordance with caste arose and why it nonetheless is of significance in its political and social preparations, regardless of India's contemporary circulation from the plan to market.

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Download E-books The Song of the Goddess: The Devi Gita: Spiritual Counsel of the Great Goddess PDF

By C. Mackenzie Brown

A reader-friendly translation of the medieval Indian textual content, which offers a strong, compassionate goddess as ruler of the universe.

The Devi Gita, actually the “Song of the Goddess,” is an japanese religious vintage that seemed round the 15th century C.E. C. Mackenzie Brown presents a reader-friendly English translation of this sacred textual content taken from his well-regarded past e-book The Devi Gita: The tune of the Goddess, A Translation, Annotation, and remark. the following the interpretation is gifted uninterrupted, with no the scholarly annotations of the unique model, and in its entirety for the excitement of all readers who desire to stumble upon this treasure from the world’s sacred literature.

Often missed, the Devi Gita merits to be greater recognized for its shows of 1 of the nice Hindu visions of the divine conceived in female phrases. The paintings depicts the universe as created, pervaded, and guarded via a supremely strong, all-knowing, and totally compassionate divine girl. It additionally describes a number of the religious paths resulting in awareness of cohesion with the Goddess. the writer of the Devi Gita meant for the paintings to supplant the recognized teachings of Krishna within the Bhagavad Gita (the “Song of the Lord”) from a goddess-inspired perspective.

“In The tune of the Goddess, C. Mackenzie Brown deals an unencumbered translation of the Hindu devotional textual content the Devi Gita, which dates to someplace among the 13th and 16th centuries. In an obtainable and brief creation, Brown explains that the Devi Gita posits the supremacy of an exceptional goddess, who's referred to as the realm Mother.” — Publishers Weekly

C. Mackenzie Brown is Professor and Chair of faith at Trinity collage. he's the writer of The Triumph of the Goddess: The Canonical types and Theological Visions of the Devi-Bhagavata Purana , additionally released by means of SUNY Press.

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Download E-books Engaging South Asian Religions: Boundaries, Appropriations, and Resistances (SUNY Series in Hindu Studies) PDF

By Mathew N. Schmalz

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

targeting barriers, appropriations, and resistances taken with Western engagements with South Asian religions, this quantity considers either the pre- and postcolonial interval in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. It will pay specific cognizance to modern controversies surrounding the learn of South Asian religions, together with a number of students’ reflections at the contentious response to their very own paintings. different concerns explored contain British colonial epistemologies, Hegel’s learn 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 topics of limitations, appropriations, and resistances, this paintings bargains perception into the dynamics and variety of Western ways to South Asian religions and the indigenous responses to, involvements with, and affects on them.

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Download E-books A Magician Among the Spirits PDF

Harry Houdini and his publicity of the fraud spiritualist, spirit images, spirit slate writing, ectoplasm, clairvoyance, and different quakery and cons perpetrated at the gullible, through the likes of the Boston Medium Margery, the Davenport Brothers, Annie Eva Fay, the Fox Sisters, Daniel Dunglas domestic, Eusapia Pallandino, and different con artists in their ilk.

The complete kingdom acquired concerned with Houdini's crusade opposed to faking spiritualists. He careened in the course of the nation, supplying cash for spirit contacts he could not reproduction via admitted magical chicanery. It was once a heyday not just for Houdini yet for the spirit-callers and there has been an both recognized protagonist who proposal the spirits may certainly be contacted, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. a photograph on the entrance documents a gathering among Houdini and Doyle and Houdini offers Doyle his personal bankruptcy. there is an previous bankruptcy on Daniel Dunglas domestic, the English engineer of excellent paranormal results. Houdini increases hell with spiritualists who have been giving their (usually paying) consumers a imaginative and prescient of heavens to return, and stocks the tools used to perform "fake" and sensational spiritualism.

Houdini was once not anything if no longer unrelenting. As a style of items to come back, he ends his advent with the phrases: "Up to the current time every thing that i've got investigated has been the results of deluded brains."

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Download E-books Sonia Gandhi: An Extraordinary Life, An Indian Destiny PDF

By Rani Singh

Sonia Gandhi's tale represents the best transformational trip made through any international chief within the final 4 many years. situation and tragedy, instead of ambition, paved her route to energy. Born right into a conventional, middle-class Italian kinfolk, Sonia met and fell in love with Rajiv Gandhi, son of destiny Indian major minister Indira Gandhi and grandson of Jawaharlal Nehru, whereas learning English in Cambridge. Cruelly demonstrated by way of the assassinations of her spouse's mother and of her husband, Sonia grew right into a robust, authoritative yet continually deepest determine, now president of a coalition ruling over one thousand million humans within the world's greatest democracy. via particular interviews with participants of Sonia's get together, political competitors and family members neighbors, Rani Singh casts new mild on Sonia. within the first mainstream biography of this inspirational determine, the author's compelling narrative retraces the trail of the courageous and lovely Sonia Gandhi, interpreting what her lifestyles and legacy suggest for India.

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Download E-books Transmission of the Flame PDF

By Jean Klein

Dialoges among Jean Klein and his scholars and buddies in the course of contemporary seminars within the usa and Europe shape the textual content of this illuminating booklet. in lots of various settings and conditions Klein casts and recasts the instructing of Advaita addressing every one person in his or her forte whereas even as demonstrating the oneness of being. those far-reaching exchanges-exploring nearly each point of self-knowledge-show that it is just via dwelling totally in no longer figuring out that we will wake up to our genuine nature: the i'm of natural realization

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