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This book is for all those persons, who desire prosperity, success, knowledge, pleasure and need practical solutions to their practical problems.
The general reader, as well as the scholar, will find this book eminently readable. Within these pages, an easy rendering in English is presented, of the thirteenth book of the Mahabharata. The various questions troubling Yudhishthira and the answers given by Bhishma, comprise the content of this book. These questions are universal in nature; hence, the appeal of this book is universal and equally so, is the effectiveness of the answers.
Rajen Jani's translation is sound and his insights on Shri Shiva Sahasranama Stotram and Shri Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram are extremely illuminating. The easy translation in English, without any complex diacritical marks for Sanskrit words, enables readers to recite the chants effortlessly.
This book shows how righteousness, wealth, pleasure and liberation may be attained. After reading this book, the ignorant shall become wise, the weak shall become powerful and the poor shall become wealthy. The trapped shall find a way out, the losers shall become winners and the downtrodden shall become eminent. The confused shall gain clarity, the restless shall find peace and the sinners shall gain redemption.
Without any doubt, readers shall indeed find this book to be their true friend, philosopher and guide.
The Rmyan of Vlmki
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4.0 out of 5 stars epic poetry at its best December 27, 2007
This book is a meticulously translated tale of ancient India, with all of the greatest elements of a great story thrown in - treachery, redemption, adventure, murder, passionate love, family dynasties, greed, etc. If you can read above a sixth-grade level, this book will richly reward every moment you spend with it. Thrones are toppled and regained, love is experienced in all of its richness and despair, and the adventures the hero has to live through are guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. All kinds of demons and monsters are fought and conquered. Yes, the translation is old-fashioned, but so beautiful that only the most determinedly modern reader will balk at reading it. It is well worth the time and thought that it will require.
The Vachanamrut of Bhagwan Swaminarayan is the most sacred and foundational scripture of the Swaminarayan Sampraday. It contains the profound wisdom of the Vedas, Upanishads, Brahmasutras, Bhagvad Gita, Bhagvat Purana, Dharma shastras like Yagnavalkya Smruti, Vidurniti, and epics like the Ramayan and Mahabharat (Vachanamrut Gadhadha II-28). Bhagwan Swaminarayan says in Gadhadha II-28, "What is this discourse which I have delivered before you like? Well, I have delivered it having heard and having extracted the essence from the Vedas, the shastras, the Purans and all other words on this earth pertaining to liberation."
The Vachanamrut is the essence of ancient Indian wisdom as told by Bhagwan Swaminarayan and compiled by his five contemporary scholarly-sadhus who were known for their asceticism and scholarship in Sanskrit, besides their devotion to him. In fact every statement of the Master is packed with and based on His in-depth religious knowledge, spiritual insights and practical experience. It contains practical and philosophical answers to the sincere enquiries of all types of aspirants regarding life in this world and the life hereafter.
Chakras: Beginners Guide! Center Your Life Force and Use Chakras for Healing, Balancing, Meditation, and Clearing
Each and every living being is infused with a universal energy that nourishes and connects life. You will learn how to use that energy to improve your life and take your consciousness to higher levels
This energy field is made up of the aura (which manifests itself in seven layers) and the chakra system (which comprises of the seven major chakras.) Read on to figure out how to harness this power to completely transform your life.
Below is a preview of what you are going to learn
- Why You Should Read This Book
- So, What Are Chakras?
- The Seven Chakras
- Myths Related to Chakras
- The Concept of Life Force Energy
- More on Chakras: Symbolic Representation
- Chakras and Mindfulness
- Balancing Your Chakras
- Chakra Mudras
- Chakra Chants
Chakra Series 1 (Book 2) - Sacral Chakras
This book is a simple introduction to the sacral chakra. The second chakra after the base chakra, a wheel of energy which connects through the pelvis area to go up the spine, this chakra is full of hidden secrets. Its unconscious quality deals with procreation, sexuality, emotions and relationships. Handled spiritually this energetic connection is the seat of wisdom and Bliss and promotes a sense of well-being.
Due to the subtle nature of chakra energy the best way to appreciate it is through experiencing their colours and frequency vibrations. This is one of the few fully illustrated books on this creative chakra, full of mandalas and rich colours, it provides a taste of the chakras without over-burdening you with factual details.
Designed for kindle fire, it incorporates a simple meditation at the end to allow this chakra to do its magic.
I hope you enjoy it.
The Zen Experience
(New American Library,1980)
The best history of Zen ever written.
Beginning with Indian Buddhism and Chinese Taoism it shows Zen as it was created by the personalities, perceptions, and actions of its masters over the centuries.
Gradual and sudden enlightenment, shock enlightenment, the koan, the migration of Zen to Japan. With anecdote and memorable quotation, this long-needed work restores Zen to its living, human form.
The truth of Zen has always resided in individual experience rather than in theoretical writings. To give the modern reader access to understanding of this truth, THE ZEN EXPERIENCE illumines Zen as it was created and shaped by the personalities, perceptions, and actions of its masters over the centuries.
Beginning with the twin roots of Zen in Indian Buddhism and Chinese Taoism, we follow it through its initial flowering in China under the First Patriarch Bodhidharma; its division into schools of gradual and sudden enlightenment under Shen-hsui and Shen-hui; the ushering in of its golden age by Hui-neng; the development of shock enlightenment by Ma-tsu; its poetic greatness in the person of Han-shan; the perfection of the use of the koan by Ta-hui; the migration of Zen to Japan and its extraordinary growth there under a succession of towering Japanese spiritual leaders.
Rich in historical background, vivid in revealing anecdote and memorable quotation, this long-needed work succeeds admirably in taking Zen from the library shelves and restoring its living, human form.
Zen Buddhism: The Ultimate Guide to A Fulfilled, Inspired Life and Achieve Inner Peace, Mindfulness and Happiness
Inside you will discover:
What is Zen Buddhism?
The easy ways to understand Zen Buddhism
How can I practice Zen Buddhism meditation without being a Buddhist?
What are the advantages of Buddhist Meditation or Zazen?
What are the belief of Zen Buddhism?
What makes Zen Buddhism different from other Buddhist traditions?
Buddha in Blue Jeans: An Extremely Short Zen Guide to Sitting Quietly and Being Buddha
Poet and Zen Priest Tai Sheridan's 'Buddha in Blue Jeans' is an extremely short, simple, and straight forward universal guide to the practice of sitting quietly and being yourself, which is the same as being Buddha. Sitting quietly can teach many ways to accept life, meet pain, age gracefully, and die without regret. The book encourages sitting quietly every day.
Topics include: Sit Quietly; Care For Your Body; Accept Your Feelings; Give Thoughts Room; Pain is Natural; Be Who You Are; Live Each Moment Well; Love Indiscriminately; Listen to Others; Be Surprised; Wonder; Live gratefully; Do No Harm; Benefit life; A Wish for The World. The book is for people of any faith, religion, race, nationality, gender, relationship status, capacity, or meditation background.
The Essence of Buddhism
This book describes the basic principles of Buddhism. Much has been written about Buddhism and how to practice it. Readers will have no difficulty finding hundreds of books on the topic. This book simply focuses on the essence of Buddhism, as expressed in the Four Noble Truths and the Eight-fold Path.
Buddhism is not a religion as such; it does not propose an external God. It does not seek to replace a persons existing religious beliefs, only to supplement them. The Buddha, in all likelihood, would rather his followers describe themselves simply as Followers of The Way.
Radical Compassion: Shambhala Publications Authors on the Path of Boundless Love
What is compassion? Much more than just being nice, compassion is about looking deeply at ourselves and others and recognizing the fundamental goodness we all share. Its about opening up to the vulnerable space inside every one of us and letting our barriers down. And its about daring to be present to ourselves and others with genuine love and kindness. Empowering personal awakening and social change, it might be the most radical and transformative thing we can do.
The cultivation of compassion has long been at the core of Naropa Universitys mission, since its origins in 1974and its students and faculty have been leaders in contemplative education with heart. In celebration of Naropas fortieth anniversary, Shambhala Publications is pleased to offer these teachings on the path of compassion from a collection of authors who have helped shape the schools unique and innovative identity, including:
Chogyam Trungpa on opening ourselves more and more to love the whole of humanity
Dzogchen Ponlop on how to cultivate altruism with the help of a spiritual mentor
Judith L. Lief on the common obstacles to compassion and how to overcome them
Gaylon Ferguson on awakening human-heartedness in oneself and society amidst everyday life
Diane Musho Hamilton on connecting to natural empathy and taking a compassionate approach to conflict resolution
Reginald A. Ray on spiritual practices for developing the enlightened mind and heart in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition
Ringu Tulku on the practices of bodhisattvas, those who devote themselves to the path of enlightenment for the sake of all beings
Pema Chodron on building up loving-kindness for oneself and others with help from traditional Buddhist slogans
Ken Wilber on what it really means to be a support person, with reflections from his own life
Karen Kissel Wegela on avoiding caregivers burnout and staying centered amidst our efforts to help those in need
and reflections on Naropa University and the meaning of radical compassion from longstanding faculty member Judith Simmer-Brown
How to start practicing Zen Buddhism alone?
How can one concentrate the mind on the present moment in a capitalistic society?
Everyday Zen Buddhism Practice- Integrating the Zen Principles into Your Life