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  • The Upanishadsby Eknath Easwaran

    Nilgiri Press 2009; US$ 11.95

    Among the oldest of India?s spiritual texts, the Upanishads are records of intensive question-and-answer sessions given by illumined sages to their students ? in ashrams, at family gatherings, in a royal court, and in the kingdom of Death. The sages share flashes of insight, extraordinary visions, the results of their investigation into consciousness... more...

  • Exploring the Bhagavad Gitaby Ithamar Theodor

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 109.95

    The Bhagavad Gita is a unique literary creation but deciphering its meaning and philosophy is not easy or simple. This careful study of the Bhagavad Gita approaches the ancient text with a modern mind and offers a unifying structure which is of a universal relevance. Combining the philosophical-theoretical with the ethical-practical, Ithamar Theodor... more...

  • The Upanishadsby Swami Paramananda

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Upanishads are Hindu scriptures that constitute the core teachings of Vedanta. They do not belong to any particular period of Sanskrit literature: the oldest, such as the Brhadaranyaka and Chandogya Upanishads, date to the late Brahmana period (around the middle of the first millennium BCE), while the latest were composed in the medieval and early... more...

  • Krishna's Other Songby STEVEN J. ROSEN

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 45.00

    Krishna's Other Song: A New Look at the Uddhava Gita examines the entire Uddhava Gita in relation to other Hindu scriptures, especially the Bhagavad Gita, and shares its teachings in light of interreligious understanding and nonsectarian spirituality. This edition's elaborate commentary, written by a prominent American scholar of Hindu studies, who... more...

  • The Difficulty of Being Goodby Gurcharan Das

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 15.99

    Why should we be good? How should we be good? And how might we more deeply understand the moral and ethical failings--splashed across today's headlines--that have not only destroyed individual lives but caused widespread calamity as well, bringing communities, nations, and indeed the global economy to the brink of collapse? In The Difficulty of... more...

  • The Essence of the Bhagavad Gitaby Paramhansa Yogananda

    Crystal Clarity Publishers 2008; US$ 13.99

    This revelation of India's best-loved scripture approaches it from an entirely fresh perspective, showing its deep allegorical meaning and also its down-to-earth practicality. The themes presented are universal: how to achieve victory in life in union with the divine; how to prepare for life's final exam, death, and what happens afterward; how to... more...

  • Text and Authority in the Older Upani?adsby Signe Cohen

    BRILL 2008; US$ 132.00

    This book offers a new interpretation of the older Upani?ads. Issues of textual authority in the Upani?ads are examined, and the book also outlines a theory of textual criticism as applied to oral texts. more...

  • When the Goddess was a Womanby Vishwa Adluri; Joydeep Bagchee

    BRILL 2011; US$ 247.00

    Bringing together Hiltebeitel's major essays on the the Mahabharata, the Ramayana, and the south Indian cults of Draupadi and Kuttantavar along with new articles written especially for this collection, this two volume work offers a comprehensive re-reading of the Indian epic tradition by the foremost scholar in Indian epic studies today. more...

  • Bhagavad Gitaby Mani Rao

    Autumn Hill Books 2010; US$ 8.95

    Sacred Hindu scripture is freshly presented in adventurous, contemporary English poetry, capturing the wildness of the original Sanskrit language that has been lost in generations of listless prose translations. Long considered among the most important texts in the history of literature and philosophy, the 700 verses here capture the dialogue between... more...

  • Essence of the Bhagavad Gitaby Eknath Easwaran

    Nilgiri Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    The Bhagavad Gita opens with a crisis ? Prince Arjuna despairs on the battlefield, unsure if he should fight his kinsmen in a dreadful war. For Easwaran, the Gita?s epic battle represents the war in our own hearts and Arjuna?s anguish reflects the human condition: torn between opposing forces, confused about how to live. Sri Krishna?s timeless... more...