Sounds of Tantra
Mantra Meditation Techniques from Tools for Tantra
Compact Disc ISBN: 1594770034
In Sounds of Tantra, Harish Johari demonstrates the correct intonation of mantras, the words of power used when meditating on the beautiful geometric paintings of yantras. Regular chanting or listening to these mantras is considered a potent means of surmounting obstacles, attaining wealth, love, health, and freedom from fear. This two-CD set is a useful companion to Johari's book Tools for Tantra and can also be used as a background for meditation.
Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend
Paperback ISBN: 0500284024
Each region of India is a land in its own right, with diverse languages, customs, and cultural traditions. Yet shared social systems, firmly grounded in Hindu religious beliefs, provide the cohesive force that unites over a billion people of different backgrounds. This dictionary provides an unrivaled insight to all aspects of Hindu life with illustrated entries that elucidate the history of Hinduism, its mythology, art, architecture, religion, laws, and folklore. Maps and entries on the major cities and places of pilgrimage in India, as well as a concise chronology and a list of principal dynasties, provide a clear overview of the geography, history, languages, and vibrant religious and cultural traditions of Hinduism. This volume will serve as a lively and essential guide for those preparing a visit to India, for Indians living in the West, for students, or for anyone interested in the subcontinent. 243 illustrations.
Using Sound Affirmations for Personal Power, Creativity, and Healing
Paperback ISBN: 0345431707
Emphasizes the transformative and healing powers of sound, in a guide that includes a host of mantras designed to help control bad habits, overcome fear, treat and cure specific health ailments, and promote inner peace. Original.
Paperback ISBN: 0915132397
Among the oldest of India’s spiritual texts, the Upanishads are records of intensive question-and-answer sessions given by illumined sages to their students – in ashrams, at family gatherings, in a royal court, and in the kingdom of Death. The sages share flashes of insight, extraordinary visions, the results of their investigation into consciousness itself. The Upanishads have puzzled and inspired wisdom seekers from Yeats to Schopenhauer. In this best-selling translation, Eknath Easwaran makes these challenging texts more accessible by selecting the passages most relevant to readers seeking timeless truths today. This book includes an overview of the cultural and historical setting, with chapter introductions, notes, and a Sanskrit glossary. But it is Easwaran’s understanding of the wisdom of the Upanishads that makes this edition truly outstanding. Each sage, each Upanishad, appeals in a different way to the reader’s head and heart. For Easwaran, the Upanishads are part of India’s precious legacy, not just to Hinduism but to humanity, and in that spirit they are offered here.
Realm of the Divine Mother
Paperback ISBN: 1594771995
Shakti explains the mystery of the Divine Mother in all her manifestions, exploring more than 30 different goddess aspects of the Shakti force, both beneficial and malefic, along with Sanskrit hymns and classic verses by Sri Auribindo for each goddess.
The Great Work of Your Life
A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling
Hardcover ISBN: 055380751x
An inspiring meditation on living a purposeful life by the director of the Institute for Extraordinary Living at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health draws on the wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita to present the spiritually relevant story of a young warrior in crisis and God in disguise.
In the Lost City of Sri Krishna
The Story of Ancient Dwaraka
Paperback ISBN: 1620556812
A vivid journey back to the time of Krishna, his holy city, and the Mahabharata War • Recounts ecstatic celebrations, Krishna’s love for his wives and sons, and events surrounding the Mahabharata War • Offers potent spiritual lessons from Krishna’s teachings and stresses Krishna’s ability to contain all opposites and stand above duality • Provides a historical timeline and real dates for the Mahabharata War and the sinking of Krishna’s city beneath the sea Located on the west coast of India in the state of Gujarat, the city of Dwaraka is considered one of the seven holy cities of India. Archaeological discoveries of ruins and artifacts off the city’s coast have now conclusively proven what many have long believed: Modern Dwaraka is built on the same site as the famed city of the same name from the Puranas and the Mahabharata, the “Golden City” of Lord Krishna. Transporting us back five thousand years to the time of Krishnavatara, the age in which Krishna lived, Vanamali leads us on a journey alongside Lord Krishna as he reigns over the ancient port city of Dwaraka and helps the Pandavas through the Mahabharata War. Recounting ecstatic celebrations, Krishna’s love for his wives and sons, and events surrounding the epic war, the author stresses Krishna’s ability to contain all opposites and stand above duality like a lotus leaf floating on a running stream. Offering potent spiritual lessons throughout her story, she shows how the truly spiritual individual is able to unreservedly accept all dimensions of life and rise above all dualities of existence, war and peace, love and hate, sex and abstinence, action and meditation. She also provides a historical timeline for the Mahabharata War and the sinking of Krishna’s city beneath the sea--3126 BCE and 3090 BCE, respectively--and shows how the Mahabharata War occurred under circumstances quite similar to those of the present day, both politically and astrologically. Through her vivid tale and her personal connection with Krishna across many lifetimes, Vanamali shows how the magic and mystery of Krishna’s ancient holy city live on through his spiritual teachings.