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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 35.99
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...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2007; US$ 14.00
Stephen Mitchell is widely known for his ability to make ancient masterpieces thrillingly new, to step in where many have tried before and create versions that are definitive for our time. His celebrated version of the Tao Te Ching is the most popular edition in print, and his translations of Jesus, Rilke, Genesis, and Job have won the hearts of readers... 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$ 11.27
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$ 14.65
'The Upanisads' is the Hindu equivalent of the Christian New Testament. It is a collection of spiritual treatises written in Sanskrit between 800 and 400 BCE. Typically an Upanisad recounts one or more sessions of teaching, often setting each within the story of how it came to be taught. These thirteen texts, the principal Upanisads, are devoted to... 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...