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  • The Upanishadsby Swami Paramananda

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 0.99

    The Upanishads are early philosophical texts of the Hindu religion. The Upanishads represent the loftiest heights of ancient Indo-Aryan thought and culture and are regarded as direct revelations of God. Because these teachings were usually given in the stillness of some distant retreat, where the noises of the world could not disturb the tranquillity... more...

  • The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhiby Mohandas K. Gandhi

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    My first acquaintance with the Gita began in 1888-89 with the verse translation by Sir Edwin Arnold known as the Song Celestial. On reading it, I felt a keen desire to read a Gujarati translation. And I read as many translations as I could lay hold of. But all such reading can give me no passport for presenting my own translation. Then again my knowledge... more...

  • Bhagavad Gitaby Swami Swarupananda

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 0.99

    The Bhagavad-Gita is the Gospel of Hinduism, and one of the great religious classics of the world. Its simple, vivid message is a daily inspiration in the lives of millions throughout the world and has been so for countless generations. more...

  • Hindu Mysticismby S.N. Sasgupta

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    This 1927 classic is a systematic introduction to Hindu mysticism as it evolved in India through the ages. This book gives a brief general outline of some of the most important types of mysticism, indicating their mutual relations, sometimes genetically and sometimes logically. These include early sacrificial, Upanisadic, Yogic, Buddhistic, and Classical... more...

  • Myths of the Asanasby Alanna Kaivalya; Shiva Rea; Manorama

    Mandala Publishing 2016; US$ 19.95 US$ 14.99

    Practitioners around the world reap the physical benefits of yoga, assuming poses and frequently calling them by their Sanskrit names. While many know that  hanumanasana  is named for the deity Hanuman, few understand why this is the case. Behind each asana and its corresponding movements is an ancient story about a god, sage, or sacred animal, much... more...

  • The Quotidian Revolutionby Christian Lee Novetzke

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 64.99

    In thirteenth-century Maharashtra, a new vernacular literature emerged to challenge the hegemony of Sanskrit, a language largely restricted to men of high caste. In a vivid and accessible idiom, this new Marathi literature inaugurated a public debate over the ethics of social difference grounded in the idiom of everyday life. The arguments of vernacular... more...

  • A Dharma Readerby Patrick Olivelle

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 79.99

    Whether defined by family, lineage, caste, professional or religious association, village, or region, India?s diverse groups did settle on an abstract concept of law in classical times. How did they reach this consensus? Was it based on religious grounds or a transcendent source of knowledge? Did it depend on time and place? And what apparatus did... more...

  • Tantraby Georg Phd Feuerstein

    Shambhala 1998; US$ 18.99

    Tantra?often associated with Kundalini Yoga?is a fundamental dimension of Hinduism, emphasizing the cultivation of "divine power" (shakti) as a path to infinite bliss. Tantra has been widely misunderstood in the West, however, where its practices are often confused with eroticism and licentious morality. Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy dispels many... more...

  • Teachings of the Hindu Mysticsby Andrew Harvey

    Shambhala 2001; US$ 17.99

    This anthology collects the most lyrical, passionate, illuminating writings of the Hindu mystical tradition. Andrew Harvey, the popular spiritual scholar and writer, has selected excerpts from ancient and contemporary sources, including extracts from the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and other classical Hindu texts; the words of such venerable... more...

  • The Bhagavata Puranaby Ravi M. Gupta; Kenneth R. Valpey

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    A vibrant example of living literature, the Bhagavata Purana is a versatile Hindu sacred text written in Sanskrit verse. Finding its present form by the tenth century C.E., the work inspired several major north Indian devotional (bhakti) traditions as well as schools of dance and drama, and continues to permeate popular Hindu art and ritual in both... more...