From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation - How Indian Spirituality Changed the West
Paperback ISBN: 0385521359
Traces the history and influence of Indian spirituality in the United States while profiling such figures as Yogananda, Vivekananda and Marharisi to explain how Hinduism and Vedic tradition have shaped American practices ranging from prayer and pop culture to relationships and meditation.
Anandamath, or The Sacred Brotherhood
Translated with an Introduction and Critical Apparatus
Paperback ISBN: 0195178580
This is a translation of a historically important Bengali novel. Published in 1882, Chatterji's Anandamath helped create the atmosphere and the symbolism for the nationalist movement leading to Indian independence in 1947. It contains the famous hymn Vande Mataram ("I revere the Mother"), which has become India's official National Song. Set in Bengal at the time of the famine of 1770, the novel reflects tensions and oppositions within Indian culture between Hindus and Muslims, ruler and ruled, indigenous people and foreign overlords, jungle and town, Aryan and non-Aryan, celibacy and sexuality. It is both a political and a religious work. By recreating the past of Bengal, Chatterji hoped to create a new present that involved a new interpretation of the past. Julius Lipner not only provides the first complete and satisfactory English translation of this important work, but supplies an extensive Introduction contextualizing the novel and its cultural and political history. Also included are notes offering the Bengali or Sanskrit terms for certain words, as well as explanatory notes for the specialized lay reader or scholar.
The Artful Universe
An Introduction to the Vedic Religious Imagination
Paperback ISBN: 0791435806
Mahony (religion, Davidson College) provides an introduction to the Vedic religious tradition of ancient and classical India emphasizing the nature of divinity and its relationship to the natural and human worlds; Vedic cosmology and metaphysics; the nature and process of revelation and its relationship to poetry and other forms of expression; the structure and purpose of ritual performance and other forms of hallowed activity; and the function and practice of meditation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Autobiography of a Yogi
The Original 1946 Edition Plus Bonus Material
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1565892127
This is a new edition, featuring previously unavailable material, of a true spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, one of the best-selling Eastern philosophy titles of all-time, with millions of copies sold, named one of the best and most influential books of the 20th century.
The Awakening of Intelligence
Paperback ISBN: 0060648341
This comprehensive record of Krishnamurtis teachings is an excellent, wide-ranging introduction to the great philosophers thought. With among others, Jacob Needleman, Alain Naude, and Swami Venkatasananda, Krishnamurti examines such issues as the role of the teacher and tradition; the need for awareness of cosmic consciousness; the problem of good and evil; and traditional Vedanta methods of help for different levels of seekers.