By Scott Teitsworth
A verse-by-verse exam of the consultant to self-transformation offered within the Bhagavad Gita
• unearths 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 components of your internal being
Drawing on his greater than forty years of in-depth examine of Indian Philosophy below 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 suggestion to Arjuna within the Bhagavad Gita. offering a verse-by-verse exam of the 1st chapters, he unearths the Gita’s classes to organize the seeker to satisfy and effectively paintings with a guru--whether an outdoor instructor or the intuitive wisdom that arises from overcoming the psyche’s discovered boundaries.
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 suggestion offers instruments to lead us out of our fear-based studies 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 unfastened yet steadily turn into slowed down by means of the calls for of our society, constantly depending on outdoors authority for solutions and disconnected from our precise internal nature. He finds how Krishna’s recommendation deals counsel for facing life’s conflicts, which societal boundaries to reject, and the way to work out during the polarizing inspiration of fine as opposed to evil to shape a balanced frame of mind improved to either.
Restoring the fearless imaginative and prescient of the traditional rishis, who, like today’s scientists, prized skepticism as a major method for having access to fact, Teitsworth finds the Gita as a consultant to an genuine guru-disciple dating in addition to to developing a lifetime of value, freedom, and precise sovereign maturity.
By David Frawley
This booklet studies the astronomical references within the Vedas and describes the geography of Sapta Saindhava, the unique domestic of the Indo- Aryans. This sector lay approximately among the Indus and the Ganga rivers, even though the outer edge of the Aryan international stretched all of the approach to the steppes of critical Asia, to the Caspian sea and the Oxus river. The Rigvedic hymns have been composed totally on the banks of Sarasvati and its tributary Drishadvati within the Aryan heartland referred to as Brahmavarta. Frawley has now written a chain of books on assorted elements of Vedic civilization. he's consistently equipoised and rational; his books are very invaluable publications to appreciate the variegated complexity and but the basic solidarity of Indian civilization. In view of the truth that the Vedic or Indo-European history lies on the foundation of latest ecu and American in addition to a long way jap civilizations, those books are of common relevance. Frawleyís deep wisdom of a few of the elements of Vedic society provides him the facility to stroll that slim direction of constancy to the unique the place one isn't really utilizing later different types to interpose imagined meanings. Frawley has made the Rig Veda obtainable to the educated layman. definitely, those books will function torchlights to people who desire to chart their very own methods within the dawning new age. The Rig Veda may be the oldest e-book on the planet, courting again the sunrise of heritage. it's the fountainhead of the religious traditions of India and the oldest textual content in any Indo-European language. it's a compendium of knowledge, poetry, mythology, riddles, and primarily yogic and meditational insights that are suitable for all who desire to comprehend the deeper non secular impulses in the back of human civilization. this is often the 1st translation of the Rig Veda to be had within the West through an writer proficient within the Vedic non secular and yogic traditions. As such the publication unlocks a few of the mystical and esoteric keys to the Vedas no longer formerly famous.
By Patrick Olivelle
The Dharmasutras are the 4 surviving written works of the traditional Indian culture as regards to dharma, or the principles of habit a neighborhood acknowledges as binding on its contributors. Written in a pithy and aphoristic type and representing the fruits of an extended culture of scholarship, the Dharmasutras checklist excessive disputes and divergent perspectives on such matters because the schooling of the younger, rites of passage, marriage and marital rights, the correct interplay among varied social teams, sins and their expiations, associations for the pursuit of holiness, crimes and punishments, loss of life and ancestral rites. in brief, those specified records provide us a glimpse of ways humans, in particular Brahmin men, have been preferably anticipated to reside their lives inside of an ordered and hierarchically prepared society. during this first English translation of the Dharmasutras for over a century, Patrick Olivelle makes use of an identical lucid and chic type as in his award-winning translation of the Upanisads and comprises the newest scholarship on historic Indian legislations, society, and faith. complicated fabric is helpfully equipped, making this the correct version for the non-specialist in addition to for college students of Indian society and faith.
By S. P. Udayakumar
The interface of id building practices and the function of information of the prior in that continuous approach manifests itself in modern Hindu-Muslim kin and political governance. Presenting' the Past stories the non secular, cultural, sociological, and ideological dimensions of the Hindutva historiographical venture going from side to side into the nation-states of background, fantasy, socialization, and governance. Taking Ram' and the department of the Indian society into Rambhakts (Ram devotees) and non-Rambhakts because the middle, Udayakumar proceeds by means of interpreting the heavily comparable set of texts: the Ramayana, Ramarajya (State of Ram) imageries in political discourses, the Babri Masjid/Ramjanmabhumi controversy in Ayhodhya and the Ramraksha governance of the BJP-led govt in New Delhi.
With research of occasions relationship to the Twenties and the institution of Muslim separatism and Hindu fundamentalism, extending to the Nineties whilst the Sangh Parivar's narrative of nationwide heritage' reached its top with the demolition of the Babri Masjid and the attainment of nation strength, and terminating in 2004 whilst the BJP misplaced strength and prominence on the heart, this illuminating discourse is instantly available to scholars and students of latest Indian politics and society.
By Maharshi Ramana
This ebook is a compilation of varied articles written through the devotees of Sri Ramana Maharshi released within the Ashram Magazines,The Mountain course and the decision Divine. The greatness of Sri Ramana Maharshi has attracted many,many devotees from everywhere in the world.The photo of the Ashram and of the nice sage have been completely imprinted on their minds.Even a photograph of the Maharshi may possibly root them to the spot and the brain could abruptly move blank.Such was once and such is and such ever would be the Maharshi's impact upon those that method with piety and devotion. within the e-book the devotees communicate of the Maharshi in awed tones and with overwhelming sensitivity and love.The reader is invited to take part during this religious ceremonial dinner.
By Alanna Kaivalya
Practitioners worldwide attain the actual merits of yoga, assuming poses and regularly calling them through their Sanskrit names. whereas many comprehend that hanumanasana is called for the deity Hanuman, few comprehend why this is often the case. at the back of each one asana and its corresponding activities is an historic tale a few god, sage, or sacred animal, very like Aesop’s fables or eu folktales. Myths of the Asanas is the 1st ebook to gather and retell those historical tales. The myths in the back of yoga’s non secular culture have the ability to aid scholars of all degrees become aware of their complete strength. Meditating at the tolerance of bushes whereas status in tree pose will help one turn into extra tolerant. studying how the disfigured sage Astavakra got here to be the trainer of a king can unencumber us from anxieties approximately our exterior visual appeal and our self imposed boundaries. Marveling at Hanuman’s devotion to Ram can function a resource of religious energy and backbone. With greater than sixty appealing illustrations to border the tales, Myths of the Asanas will upload a brand new size on your perform and examine of yoga.
By Eknath Easwaran
One of the oldest of India’s non secular texts, the Upanishads are documents of in depth question-and-answer classes given via illumined sages to their scholars. generally featured in philosophy classes, the Upanishads have wondered and encouraged knowledge seekers from Yeats to Schopenhauer. Eknath Easwaran makes this tough textual content extra available by way of deciding upon the passages such a lot correct to readers looking undying truths this present day. His obtainable, hugely readable translation and full of life foreword position the lessons in a latest context for college kids and basic readers alike.
"The Bhagavad-Gita" has been a vital textual content of Hindu tradition in India because the time of its composition within the first century A.D. one of many nice classics of worldwide literature, it has encouraged such various thinkers as Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, and T.S. Eliot; such a lot lately, it shaped the center of Peter Brook's celebrated creation of the "Mahabharata."
By Leesa S. Davis
This attention-grabbing and cutting edge publication explores the connection among the philosophical underpinnings of Advaita Vedanta, Zen Buddhism and the experiential trip of non secular practitioners. Taking the viewpoint of the wondering scholar, the writer highlights the experiential deconstructive tactics which are ignited while scholars' "everyday" dualistic idea buildings are challenged by way of the non-dual nature of those teachings and practices.
Although Advaita Vedanta and Zen Buddhism are ontologically diverse, this precise examine exhibits that during the dynamics of the perform state of affairs they're phenomenologically comparable.
Distinctive in scope and technique Advaita Vedanta and Zen Buddhism: Deconstructive Modes of non secular Inquiry examines Advaita and Zen as dwelling perform traditions within which foundational non-dual philosophies are proven "in motion" in modern Western perform occasions therefore linking summary philosophical tenets to concrete residing adventure. As such it takes an immense step towards bridging the distance among scholarly research and the experiential truth of those non secular practices.