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: 1586380362
Category: Religion
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The Katha Upanishad embraces the key ideas of Indian mysticism in a mythic story we can all relate to – the quest of a young hero, Nachiketa, who ventures into the land of death in search of immortality. But the insights of the Katha are scattered, hard to understand. Easwaran presents them systematically, and practically, as a way to explore deeper and deeper levels of personality, and to answer the age-old question, “Who am I?” Easwaran grew up in India, learned Sanskrit from a young age, and became a professor of English literature before coming to the West. His translation of The Upanishads is the best-selling edition in English. For students of philosophy and of Indian spirituality, and readers of wisdom literature everywhere, Easwaran’s interpretation of this classic helps us in our own quest into the meaning of our lives. (Previously published as: Dialogue With Death)

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 Dhammapada (Large Print 16pt)


Author: Eknath Easwaran
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ISBN: 145877838X
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The Dhammapada: one of three new editions of the books in Eknath Easwaran's Classics of Indian Spirituality series ''As irrigators guide water to their fields, as archers aim arrows, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their lives.'' - Dhammapada (145).... Dhammapada means ''the path of dharma, '' the path of truth, harmony, and righteousness. Capturing the living words of the Buddha, this much-loved scripture consists of verses organized by theme: thought, joy, anger, pleasure, and others. The Dhammapada is permeated with the power and practicality of one of the world's most appealing spiritual teachers. Rejecting superstition on the one hand and philosophical speculation on the other, the Buddha taught the path to the end of suffering and showed how we can achieve lasting joy. He spells out our choices with a refreshing realism and frankness. And he insists that we be spiritually self-reliant: ''All the effort must be made by you. Buddhas only point the way.'' Easwaran believed that we need nothing more than the Dhammapada to follow the way of the Buddha. His main qualification for interpreting the Dhammapada, he said, was that he knew from his own experience that these verses can transform our lives.

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: 1586380249
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 256
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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.--Cover, p. [4].

Bhagavadgita

Der Gesang Gottes - Eine zeitgemäße Version für westliche Leser
Author: Jack Hawley
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641135222
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 256
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Die »Bibel des Ostens« in einer leicht zugänglichen Prosaversion. Die Bhagavadgita gilt als das grundlegende mystisch-spirituelle 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. Jack Hawley ist es gelungen, das grandiose Poem in eine wunderschöne, für den modernen westlichen Leser adäquate Prosafassung zu übertragen.

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."

Sādhanā

der Weg zur Vollendung
Author: Rabindranath Tagore
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783932337154
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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.

Die Bhagavad Gita


Author: Yogānanda
Publisher: Self Realization Fellowship Pub
ISBN: 9780876120323
Category: Religion
Page: 707
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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.

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.

Renewal

A Little Book of Courage and Hope
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 9781586380359
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 120
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This is a little book of hope wise, warm suggestions to help us change ourselves to change the world. It's a book to read whenever you need some courage, some inspiration, and some peace in your heart - whenever you feel saddened by the news headlines and need an answer to the question, "But what can I do?" In these short readings on themes such as loving relationships, raising children, living simply, and aging wisely, Easwaran shows us how small daily efforts to improve our own lives and the lives of those around us can add up to a powerful force for renewal.

A More Ardent Fire


Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 1586380575
Category: Religion
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In a verse-by-verse reading of a chapter on devotion from the well-known Indian scripture, the Bhagavad Gita, Easwaran offers practical wisdom, stories, and insights to guide us through the challenges of everyday love. Our deepest need is to love completely, universally, without reservation - in other words, to become love itself. This book is Easwaran's commentary on Chapter 12 of the Bhagavad Gita, and is taken from Like a Thousand Suns (The Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living Volume 2, chapter 7-12), with a new introduction from Easwaran.

Essence of the Bhagavad Gita

A Contemporary Guide to Yoga, Meditation, and Indian Philosophy
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 1586380699
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 225
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Easwaran explores the nature of reality, the illusion of separateness, the search for identity, the meaning of yoga, and how to heal the unconscious. The key message of the Gita, he argues, is how to resolve our conflicts and live in harmony with the deep unity of life, through the practice of meditation and spiritual disciplines.

Patience

A Little Book of Inner Strength
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 9781586380465
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 126
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"Patience is the ornament of the brave," Easwaran's wise grandmother used to say. In relationships, patience is the mark of love. An experienced spiritual teacher who combines humor with practicality, Easwaran gives powerful insights and sometimes surprising advice for developing patience at home and at work. Stories offer quiet interludes throughout this little book. Anecdotes about animals, sports stars, and happy family outings make these short, varied readings as entertaining as they are instructive. Gentle reminiscences of India, tales from Easwaran's Hindu heritage, and inspiration from ...