Vijnana Bhairava: 1. Sanskrit text, translation and commentary by Swami Lakshman Joo.
Glossary. "The Vijnana Bhairava is one of the most important Tantras of Kashmir Saivism as far as the practical aspect of yoga of this school is concerned.
It teaches 112 dharanas or ways of centring awareness and entering divine consciousness, which include ordinary and extraordinary experiences, as well as tantric methods of spiritual practice such as Kundalini, mantra and mudra. This ancient text is of great relevance for a spirituality of our times which has to integrate all aspects of life.
The present edition, translation and commentary is unique since it contains the oral teaching of the last great master of the Kashmir Saiva tradition, Swami Lakshman Joo. In his explanation of the dharanas he gives the deep significance and practical application of various methods of Yoga which give direct access to states of(less)
The book, Kriya-yoga: The Science of Life-force tries to fulfill this want. This work vividly explains ?the Knowledge of Life-force? known as Pranavidya, which forms the basis of Kriya-yoga citing from Vedas, Upanisads, Srimad Bhagavadgita, Yogasutras of Patanjali and many other ancient scriptures, and analyzes how the breath technique quiets the mind, brings equanimity and results in development of discriminating intelligence that answers the questions and purpose of human life.
This also gives an understanding on our inner reading, the principles and practices form auspicious resolves, noble faith, self-effort and austerities from righteousness, yama and observances, niyama, up to the transcendental state, samadhi, those form the appendages of this treatise, and describes how the breath-based practices and meditations described herein are necessary for a seeker to remain healthy and attain the Knowledge. The body principle, sarira tattva, is also anatomized using both biological and spiritual sciences to accelerate spiritual practice and to facilitate the understanding on life and death, gross to casual bodies, five sheaths, five vital breaths, three knots, seven energy centers and their working.
The most important aspect for readers and seekers is that for the first time they will find the secret techniques of Kriya-yoga, viz., Nabhi Kriya, Khecari mudra, Guru Pranama, Hamsa, prana viksana, Mahamudra, Isvarapranidhana Kriya, Thokar Kriya, Jyoti mudra, Sambhavi mudra, and different techniques of meditation, e.
g., Aum, twelve-lettered Vasudeva mantra, inner-matrka and outer-matrka meditations, etc.
are revealed, and explained in details citing their illustrations in Upanisads and ancient yogic scriptures and enumerating the rationale and scientific approach behind such practices and benefits involved(less)
Interspersed with spiritual and philosophical meditations, this profound and stimulating biography shows how Muhammad's message can be used to address some of today's most controversial issues - from the treatment of the poor and the role of women to the interpretation of jihad and relations with other religions. It offers Muslims a new understanding of Muhammad's life and introduces non-Muslims to the story of the Prophet and to the riches of Islam(less)
2. History of Tantra.
3. Some aspects and doctrines of the Nathas.
4. The Goddess in the Tantrik Tradition.
5. The Five Limbs (Panchanga) of Bala.
6. Some school of Tantras.
Vol. II: Preface.
1. Nyasa of Tantras.
2. Other traditions of Tantra.
3. Works of Mahendranatha.
4. The Londinium Temple Strain.
5. The Sun, Planets and Tantra.
Index. "The Hindu Tantras were written after the Puranas, in the medieval period, and are usually set in the form of a dialogue between the God Shiva and his consort Parvati, in which he explains to her the philosophy and myths underlying the Tantric ritual.
They emphasize the Goddess Shakti as the female power or energy of the God. This view taken to its extreme holds that Shiva with out Shakti is like a corpse.
This is probably one such Encyclopaedia available on Tantra and will be(less)
In Life's Mysteries the reader is introduced to some of the key tenets of Osho's philosophy. A sampling: Life: I teach the art of living your life totally, of being drunk with the divine through life.
Love: If you really want to know about love, forget about love and remember meditation (just as) if you want to bring roses into your garden, forget about roses and take care of the rosebush(less)
But you have never known truth, so how can you lose it? And sometimes you search for God. But your meeting with Him has never taken place, so how can you be separated from Him?You go in search to the temples, to the mosques, to Kashi and to Mecca; you knock on every door you come across in the hope you will find what you have lost.
But as long as you do not know exactly what it is you have lost your search cannot be fulfilled. Love is the ability to experience.
Love is sensitivity. Love is the experience in which all your impurities are washed away and you throw open all your doors, all your gates.
Then whosoever stands at your door is no longer an enemy or a friend but a beloved, and you open your door to him.When you begin to feel the whole world is yours, when you begin to see the beloved in whosoever comes to your door, when you no longer see strangers or enemies, when you begin to see only(less)
1. The nature of true philosophy.
2. The true definition of a true philosophy.
3. The need of a philosophy.
4. The different methods of philosophy.
5. The Sanatana method.
6. An analysis of self.
7. An analysis of perception.
8. The universe and its constitution.
9. How Sanatana view can correct Kant.
Appendices: 1. Kant and Shaivism-a comparative study.
2. A critical analysis of Kant's lecture on enlightenment.
3. Answers to objections.
Index. "The book presents a comparative study as well as critique and inconsistencies of the modern science and the western philosophies in a broad perspective of the Sanatana (Vedanta) method.
It tries to draw attention of spiritual seekers towards the inconsistencies existing in modern science and western philosophies. It also tries to show how and why they are not competent paths of liberation.
It examines them both in their theory and practical aspects and tries to correct(less)
"For the first time, two classic biographies - Dhan Gopal Mukerji's The Face of Silence (1926) and Swami Nikhilananda's Sri Ramakrishna (1942) - are brought together to provide a fuller understanding of the life and spiritual significance of Sri Ramakrishna as well as the systems of Indian religious thought intimately connected with him. Pairing legend with fact, memory with history, this unique volume - including an Introduction to Sri Ramakrishna's God-consciousness by Swami Adiswarananda - succeeds in intimately examining the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna and conveying the true story of this great mystic, whose leaping flame of spiritual realization continues to influence the modern spiritual(less)
I. Organic waste for organic farming: 1.
Can India switch over to organic farming/A.V.
Organic matter for agricultural sustainability/S.K.
Sharma and G.S.
Maintenance of soil organic carbon in tropics/R.K.
Beniwal and M.L.
Characterisation of soil organic matter: 1. Status, nature and characteristics of soil organic matter in major agro-eco regions of India/B.
2. Characterization of humic substances/D.
3. Nitrogenous constituents of soil organic matter and their role in soil fertility/Vimal Sharma.
4. Biochemistry of proteins and nucleic acid degradation/Raghvendar Singh.
5. Biochemistry of carbohydrate degradation/Raghvendar Singh.
III. Organic waste for integrated nutrient management: 1.
The concept of integrated plant nutrition/L.L.
Organic matter as a source of carbon and nitrogen/R.K.
Beniwal and M.L.
Organic matter as a source of phosphorus/J.C.
Organic matter as a source of micronutrients/R.K.
Soil health and residue management: 1. Soil(less)
The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger.
Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days while lost at sea. When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again.
The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them "the truth." After hours of coercion, Pi tells a second story, a story much less fantastical, much more conventional--but is it more true? About the Author : Yann Martel has contributed to Life of Pi as an author.
YANN MARTEL was born in Spain in 1963 to diplomat parents. He grew up in Alaska, Canada, Costa Rica, France, and Mexico before settling in Montreal.
His novel "Life of Pi" won the Booker Prize(less)
The Vedanta Sutras of Narayana Gurum : With an English Translation of the Original Sanskrit and Commentary
The book that is now in your hands is expected to remedy this problem to a considerable extent. The subjects dealt with are: religion, philosophy, mythology, rituals, scriptural works, festivals and pilgrim centres, astrology, biographies of religious personalities, iconography, temples and religious institutions.
Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism which are closely allied to Hinduism have also been dealt with briefly. Short biographical notes of the better known indologists have been added at the end as appendices.
The students of Hinduism will find this work useful in understanding the essence of Hinduism in the right spirit. The entries have been arranged in the English alphabetical order.
Since most of the subject headings are in Sanskrit, standard diacritical marks as approved by the International Alphabet of Sanskrit Transliteration(less)
About the Author : Jr Paul Maher has contributed to Kerouac: His Life and Work as an author. Pal Maher, Jr.
is the author of Kerouac: His Life and Work and the editor of the critically acclaimed collection Empty Phantoms: Interviews and Encounters with Jack Kerouac. One of today's top Kerouac scholars, Maher is a book critic for the Toronto Star and served as the editor of the Kerouac Quarterly.
He has been hailed by historian Douglas Brinkley as "one of the new leaders" of Kerouac scholarship. Maher lives in Fitchburg, MA(less)
It is the product of preparation and effort, and is within reach of everyone. Whether you are a painter, musician, businessperson, or simply an individual yearning to put your creativity to use, "The Creative Habit" provides you with thirty-two practical exercises based on the lessons Twyla Tharp has learned in her remarkable thirty-five-year career.
In "Where's Your Pencil?" Tharp reminds you to observe the world -- and get it down on paper. In "Coins and Chaos," she gives you an easy way to restore order and peace.
In "Do a Verb," she turns your mind and body into coworkers. In "Build a Bridge to the Next Day," she shows you how to clean the clutter from your mind overnight.
Tharp leads you through the painful first steps of scratching for ideas, finding the spine of your work, and getting out of ruts and into productive grooves. The wide-open realm of possibilities can be energizing, and Twyla Tharp explains how to take a deep breath and begin.
About the Author : Twyla Tharp has contributed to The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life as an author. Twyla Tharp, one of America's greatest choreographers, began her career in 1965, and has created more than 130 dances for her company as well as for the Joffrey Ballet, The New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, London's Royal Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre.
She has won two Emmy awards for television's "Baryshnikov by Tharp, " and a Tony Award for the Broadway musical "Movin' Out." The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 1993 and was made an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1997.
She lives a(less)
For Many, Yoga Is Merely A Way To Keep Fit. Osho, However, Believes That Yogic Postures Are But An Infinitely Small Part Of An Entire Recipe For Living .
In A Language Both Fluid And Graceful, Osho Explains How Yoga Can Transform One's Life. The Reader Is Told How He Can First Transcend The Body, Then The Mind And, Finally, How He Can Fall Into Your Own Being .
Drop All The Outer Goals And Move Inwards, Says Osho. Yoga, For Him, Is Not About Control Or Discipline But About Achieving A Sense Of Balance.
Yoga: The Science Of Living, An Outcome Of Osho's Talks, Is Not Merely A Commentary On Patanjali's Ancient Treatise. It Is Enriched With Insights From Osho's Awakened Consciousness(less)
Advani. As an immigrant who was forced to abandon his beloved Sindh, which became a part of Pakistan after India was partitioned in 1947, on the basis of the communally inspired Two Nation Theory , Advani gives a poignant first-person account of that tragedy.
With a career spanning six decades as a political activist in post-1947 India, during which he has been a ring-side viewer of, and participant in, almost all the major socio-political developments in India, Advani is uniquely qualified to offer a perspective on independent India s political evolution. The apogee of Advani s achievement was his seminal contribution, together with his senior colleague Atal Bihari Vajpayee, to ending the Congress party s dominance over India s polity by building the Bharatiya Janata Party as a viable alternative for governing India.
The book provides a riveting, insightful and assertive account of Advani(less)
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