The Upanishads

The Classics of Indian Spirituality (Large Print 16pt)
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458778290
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The Upanishads: one of three new editions of the books in Eknath Easwaran's Classics of Indian Spirituality series You are what your deep driving desire is. As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny. - Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (IV.4.5) Over two thousand years ago, the sages of India embarked on an extraordinary experiment. While others were exploring the external world, they turned inward - to explore consciousness itself. In the changing flow of human thought, they asked, is there anything that remains the same? They found that there is indeed a changeless Reality underlying the ebb and flow of life. Their discoveries are an expression of what Aldous Huxley called the Perennial Philosophy, the wellspring of all religious faith that assures us that God-realization is within human reach. The Upanishads are the sages' wisdom, given in intense sessions of spiritual instruction in ashrams, in family gatherings, in a royal court, in the kingdom of Death himself. And Easwaran shows how these teachings are just as relevant to us now as they ever were centuries ago.

Essence of the Upanishads

A Key to Indian Spirituality
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 9781586380373
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 252
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Through his interpretation of one important Upanishad, an ancient wisdom text, Eknath Easwaran shows how the timeless Indian tradition offers guidance on how to live today. Lyrical, dramatic, and inspiring, the Katha Upanishad presents the core ideas of Indian mysticism in a mythic story all can relate to — the adventure of a young hero, Nachiketa, who passes into the kingdom of Death in search of immortality. The King of Death tests his resolve, but the teenager stands firm, demanding answers to the age-old questions, "What is the purpose of life? What happens to me when I die?" Death emerges as the perfect spiritual guide — direct, uncompromising, and challenging. Easwaran’s approach to the Katha is both practical and universal. He explains key Sanskrit terms like karma and prana, illustrating them through everyday anecdotes and entertaining analogies while placing Indian spirituality into the broader context of world mysticism.

Die Bhagavad Gita

Die Quelle der indischen Spiritualität. Eingeleitet und übersetzt von Eknath Easwaran
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641089077
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 320
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Die bedeutendste Quelle indischer Spiritualität Die Bhagavadgita gilt als das grundlegende mystischspirituelle Werk der Inder. Entstanden vor Tausenden von Jahren, diskutiert und kommentiert die Gita grundlegende Seinsfragen wie Liebe, Freundschaft, Tod, Sinn und Ziel des Lebens und den Zyklus der Wiedergeburten. Easwaran schafft den Zugang zu diesem Werk von seiner historischen Bedingtheit her, aber er erschließt auch die universelle Gültigkeit und Zeitlosigkeit seiner Lehren.

The Bhagavad Gita

(Classics of Indian Spirituality)
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 1586380192
Category: Religion
Page: 294
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In the Bhagavad Gita, Prince Arjuna asks direct, uncompromising questions of his spiritual guide on the eve of a great battle. In this expanded edition of the most famous —and popular — of Indian criptures, Eknath Easwaran contextualizes the book culturally and historically and explains the key concepts of Hindu religious thought and the technical vocabulary of yoga. Chapter introductions, notes, and a glossary help readers understand the book’s message. Most importantly, this translation uses simple, clear language to impart the poetry, universality, and timelessness of the Gita’s teachings.

The Upanishads An Illustrated Classic of Indian Spirituality


Author: Swami Paramananda
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
ISBN: N.A
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The Upanishads are a collection of texts that contain some of the central philosophical concepts of Hinduism, some of which are shared with Buddhism and Jainism. The Upanishads are considered by Hindus to contain utterances concerning the nature of ultimate reality and describing the character of and path to human salvation. Paramananda was a swami and one of the early Indian teachers who went to the United States to spread the Vedanta philosophy and religion there. He was a mystic, a poet and an innovator in spiritual community living.

The Dhammapada

(Classics of Indian Spirituality)
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 1586380206
Category: Religion
Page: 275
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Dhammapada means "the path of dharma," the path of harmony and righteousness that anyone can follow to reach the highest good. Easwaran's translation of this classic Buddhist text is based on the oldest, best-known version in Pali. Easwaran's introduction to the Dhammapada gives an overview of the Buddha's teachings that is reliable, penetrating, and clear - accessible for readers new to Buddhism, but also with fresh insights and practical applications for readers familiar with this text. Chapter introductions place individual verses into the context of the broader Buddhist canon.

Seeing with the Eyes of Love

A Commentary on a text from The Imitation of Christ
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 0915132877
Category: Religion
Page: 260
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"Drawing on his intimate knowledge of the mystical tradition, Easwaran gives exhilarating glimpses of what love means to Christian mystics - Augustine, Teresa of Avila, Catherine of Genoa, and others."

Indic Visions

In an Age of Science
Author: Varadaraja V. Raman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462883656
Category: Religion
Page: 270
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Indic Visions is the tenth book by the acclaimed scientist and humanist Varadaraja V. Raman. In it he provides a detailed introduction to Indic religions and contemporary interpretations thereof consistent with modern science. In a world of rapid changes, dangerous fundamentalism, parochial chauvinisms, culture wars, and clashing civilizations, this book provides both a soothing balm and potent antidote. By delving more deeply into Indic civilization, Raman shows us the way to transform our emerging global civilization in wholesome and healthy ways consistent with science and the great challenges of the 21st century.

Essence of the Dhammapada

The Buddha's Call to Nirvana
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 1586380974
Category: Religion
Page: 293
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In this companion to his best-selling translation of The Dhammapada, Eknath Easwaran explains how The Dhammapada is a perfect map for the spiritual journey. Said to be the text closest to the Buddha’s actual words, The Dhammapada is a collection of short teachings that his disciples memorized during his lifetime. Easwaran presents The Dhammapada as a guide to spiritual perseverance, progress, and ultimately enlightenment — a heroic confrontation with life as it really is, with straight answers to our deepest questions. We witness the heartbreak of death, for instance — what does that mean for us? What is love? How does karma work? How do we follow the spiritual life in the midst of work and family? Does nirvana really exist, and if so, what is it like to be illumined? In his interpretation of Buddhist themes, illustrated with stories from the Buddha’s life, Easwaran offers a view of the concept of Right Understanding that is both exhilarating and instructive. He shares his experiences on the spiritual path, giving the advice that only an experienced teacher and practitioner can offer, and urges us to answer for ourselves the Buddha’s call to nirvana — that mysterious, enduring state of wisdom, joy, and peace.

Jnana-Yoga

der Pfad der Erkenntnis
Author: Vivekānanda (Svāmī)
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3933321719
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Ayahuasca Glimpse 2012


Author: Goithyja
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469185776
Category: Medical
Page: 253
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Ayahuasca Glimpse is a sui generis book , focusing in the practical preparation of sacramental use of etheogenic substances, it does encourage us to take a good and hard look at the roots of shamanic rituals and the notion that they were based on fertility cults, and shamanic practices such as Ambrosia and Soma rituals, it is a source of spiritual communion with the universal consciousness, of God. Goithyja is Another great explorer and pathfinder in human consciousness Such mind altering substances formed an integral part of the religious rites of ancient peoples. He approaches such matter in a popular type of writing, that the otherworldly and the ordinary, participation and observation; the result is a easy to ready book out there, enforcing a practical approach to such field of knowledge, I do suspect that ethnobotanists and anthropologists familiar with the Amazon will find relatively few surprises, on this book, But the ant hills of detail are not the point. Ayahuasca Glimpse is designed to inform a wider audience of how to safely communicate with entheogens, Goithyja with his background in meditation and mysticism or other more internalized psychedelics, has the Holy Vedas as spiritual guidance to follow, making easy for Psychonauts to experience with entheogens. Ayahuasca glimpse can be pretty handy to novices and neophytes, to safely approach such realm, pointing also the best entheogenic substances to use, and the best countries to partake with them.

Nonviolent Soldier of Islam

Badshah Khan, a Man to Match His Mountains
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Blue Mountain Center of Meditation
ISBN: 1888314001
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 274
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The progeny of a Muslim tribe steeped in a tradition of blood revenge, Badshah Khan raised history's first nonviolent army and joined Mahatma Gandhi in civil disobedience to British rule in India. His story of hard-won victory offers inspiration for nonviolent solutions to today's world struggles.

A Guide to Asian Philosophy Classics


Author: Puqun Li
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1770483462
Category: Philosophy
Page: 364
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This book guides readers through ten classic works of Asian philosophy. Several major schools of Eastern thought are discussed, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism/Taoism, and Chan/Zen. The author connects the ideas of these schools to those of Western philosophy, thereby making the material accessible to people who are unfamiliar with the cultures and intellectual traditions of Asia. A wide range of important topics are addressed: reality, time, self, knowledge, ethics, human nature, enlightenment, and death.

What Inspirational Literature Do I Read Next?


Author: Pamela Willwerth Aue,Henry L. Carrigan
Publisher: Gale Research International, Limited
ISBN: 9780787639426
Category: Religion
Page: 479
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Religiously-inspired novels, inspirational writings and biographical works on people who are models for spiritual growth are among the recommendations found in this reference.

Original Goodness

A Commentary on the Beatitudes
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 0915132915
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 260
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"Patience, mercy, peacemaking, simplicity, humility. When we cultivate these qualities our life will become immensely rich. Beneath all our layers of ignorance, we can uncover our essential nature: our Original Goodness. According to the ""Perennial Philosophy"" found in all religions, this divine essence can be realized, and is the supreme goal in life. This unbroken awareness of the presence of God in all creatures is the mark of the mystic. For one who grasps these principles with an open heart, life takes fire with purpose."

Radhakrishnan

His Life and Ideas
Author: K. Satchidananda Murty,Ashok Vohra
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791403433
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 239
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This book presents a critical and comprehensive biography of Radhakrishnan. The authors explain how Radhakrishnan, who had a British knighthood and an Oxford Professorship, and who did not participate in India's struggle for freedom, became important in the political life of Independent India. They show how this philosophy professor and vice chancellor often expressed radical views, developed rapport with national leaders, and became President of Indian under Nehru without losing the goodwill and regard of either the British intellectuals or the colonial government of India. It is the thought of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan that is most often presented in the West as "Hinduism." Through an analysis of his autobiographical sketches, writings of those who knew him and worked with him, and documents, the authors come to grips with Radhakrishnan's complex personality which, in spite of his greatness and varied achievements, is all too human.

Contemporary Practice and Method in the Philosophy of Religion

New Essays
Author: David Cheetham,Rolfe King
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826495885
Category: Religion
Page: 225
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An important collection of essays from a range of philosophers from different backgrounds, focusing on the growing importance of the philosophy of religion in providing a 'multi-perspective' approach to the subject area.

Die Upanischaden

Eingeleitet und übersetzt von Eknath Easwaran
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641232333
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 432
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Die Upanischaden sind die Quellentexte schlechthin für das Verständnis indischer Spiritualität – in ihrer Bedeutung vergleichbar der Bibel und dem Koran. Herausgeber Eknath Easwaran hat die wichtigsten Texte in einem Band vereinigt. Hier geht es um die großen existenziellen Fragen nach Gott, der Seele, dem Ursprung und der Bestimmung des Menschen. Easwarans erstaunlich leicht verständliche, unserem Sprachempfinden entgegenkommende Übersetzung ist durch Kommentare sowie Vergleiche mit dem Gedankengut anderer Kulturkreise auch für Einsteiger optimal. • Der Philosoph Arthur Schopenhauer bezeichnete die Upanischaden als „belohnendste und erhebendste Lektüre, die auf der Welt möglich ist“. • Herausgeber Eknath Easwaran hat die wichtigsten Upanischaden-Texte gesammelt und ebenso einfühlsam wie verständlich übersetzt.