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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 24.50
A landmark new translation and edition Written almost two millennia ago, Pata˝jali's work focuses on how to attain the direct experience and realization of the purusa : the innermost individual self, or soul. As the classical treatise on the Hindu understanding of mind and consciousness and on the technique of meditation, it has exerted immense... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 7.95
The Bhagavad-Gita has been an essential text of Hindu culture in India since the time of its composition in the first century A.D. One of the great classics of world literature, it has inspired such diverse thinkers as Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, and T.S. Eliot; most recently, it formed the core of Peter Brook's celebrated production of... more...
- Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 9.99
God Is Not Great is the ultimate case against religion. In a series of acute readings of the major religious texts, Christopher Hitchens demonstrates the ways in which religion is man-made, dangerously sexually repressive and distorts the very origins of the cosmos. Above all, Hitchens argues that the concept of an omniscient God has profoundly... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 14.99
Hinduism, with its rich variety of religious traditions, can often be hard to define. This book is an informative guide to those traditions, and their underlying unity. Covering all important aspects of Hinduism, from deities and temples to mythology and philosophy, and exploring what it means to lead a Hindu life, this book will let you discover... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 14.09
The Bhagavad Gita is an intensely spiritual work that forms the cornerstone of the Hindu faith, and is also one of the masterpieces of Sanskrit poetry. It describes how, at the beginning of a mighty battle between the Pandava and Kaurava armies, thegod Krishna gives spiritual enlightenment to the warrior Arjuna, who realizes that the true battle is... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 18.32
An 'Upanisad' is a teaching session with a guru, and these thirteen texts, the 'Principal Upanisads', form a series of philosophical discourses between teacher and student that question the inner meaning of the world. Composed from around the eighth century BCE, the Upanisads have been central to the development of Hinduism, and explore the central... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 15.28
Vishnu, the Supreme Being, is the preserver, the protector of the good and the guardian of dharma. Seated on Adi Shesha, the many-hooded serpent, in the primeval waters, he watches over his devotees and rewards the pious. And whenever dharma is in danger, he incarnates himself on earth to rid it of evil. Beginning with an investigation of the possible... more...
- Nicolas-Hays, Inc 2011; US$ 29.95
The Svetasvataropanisad is considered to be the most beautiful of all the Upanisads, the philosophical texts of the Hindu religion. In this new translation, Devadatta Kali takes a fresh look, and works from a new premise that the Svetasvatara represents a Saivite (one of the Hindu sects) point of view. This he claims, allows its intended meaning... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 11.88
The popular classic in which good vanquishes evil, now in a pocket-friendly version for childrenThe Ramayana is one of the best-known epics in the world?the tale of Rama, the prince of Ayodhya, who exiles himself to the forest for fourteen years to honour his father?s word. In the forest, Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana meet new friends... more...