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- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95
One of yoga's most important and influential works, this classic forms a keystone of Indian philosophical and religious thought. The eight-step path to Raja Yoga consists of restraint, observances, posture, breath control, sublimation, attention, concentration, and meditation. This volume contains complete sutras, along with a commentary by Veda-Vyasa... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95
Seeker, adventurer, pilgrim, and scholar, David-Neel (1868?1969) was the first European woman to explore the once-forbidden city of Lhasa. This memoir offers an objective account of the supernatural events she witnessed during the 1920s among the mystics and hermits of Tibet ? including levitation, telepathy, and the ability to walk on water. Includes... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 10.95
One of the most important texts in the literature of Buddhism, this collection contains 47 stories that celebrate the previous lives of the Buddha, each offering fascinating insights into the mind and heart of Buddhism. Translated and edited by a distinguished Western scholar of Buddhism. more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 4.95
Minor classic of the Orient. Perhaps the most entertaining, most charming explanation and interpretation of traditional Japanese culture in terms of the tea ceremony. Introduction, notes by E. F. Bleiler. "Provocative and entertaining, this edition is particularly pleasing in format." ? Guide to Asia Paperbacks . more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 21.95
This much-cited scholarly anthology of key Theravada Buddhist documents originally appeared in 1896 as part of the renowned Harvard Oriental Series. An excellent, accessible presentation of the vast range of PÔli Buddhist literature, it was among the first English translations of the direct words of the Buddha. more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.99
The first book in English to provide a full and clear introduction to the imagery and verse related to one of the most significant of Indian gods. Archer's history of the depiction of Krishna's life and deeds traces the god's many aspects, from warrior to cowherd to prince. 39 plates of illustrations follow. more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95
This guide to a complex system of Buddhism is so authoritative that it has been employed in the instruction of Buddhist priests. Translated by a distinguished scholar, the text discusses the essentials of Mahayana Buddhism, including how humans can transcend their finite state, practices and techniques to assist in the awakening and growth of faith.... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.99
Clear explanation and evaluation of fundamental concepts of Hindu thought; historical synopsis of the development of Hindu religious philosophy; detailed descriptions of the psychology and psychoanalysis of yoga, its postures and varieties of breathing; exercises in concentration ? even methods by which yogis achieve muscular control over bodily functions.... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.95
Practical guide promotes Rajayoga and compares its essential features with other systems. First of two parts deals with yoga metaphysics, delineating characteristics and functions of Prakrti and Purusa, reality of the external world, and process of evolution. Second part expounds yoga ethics and practice, with emphasis on yoga method, stages of samadhi,... more...