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Indian Mythology - Tales Symbols and Rituals from the Heart of the Subcontinent (Paperback, Original): Devdutt Pattanaik Indian Mythology - Tales Symbols and Rituals from the Heart of the Subcontinent (Paperback, Original)
Devdutt Pattanaik
R480 R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Save R169 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

HINDUISM / MYTHOLOGYThe Hindu spiritual landscape is populated by multidimensional characters whose embodiment of both positive and negative aspects finds no parallel within the good versus evil mythology of the Western world. From the goddess Kali to the mysterious elephant-headed Ganesha, Indian Mythology explores the rich tapestry of these characters within ninety-nine classic myths, revealing the essence of the Hindu worldview and demonstrating how these ancient stories can inform a contemporary generation. Devdutt Pattanaik examines the meaning behind the metaphors of the classic myths in symbolic art and in a multifaceted tradition of ritual practices. Fifty artistic renderings of important mythological figures (from seventeenth-century temple carvings to twentieth-century calendar art) illustrate the complex polytheistic Hindu tradition and show how central these figures are to the Hindu conception of the world. Vishnu and Shiva, Gauri and Kali, Krishna and Rama embody the inherent tension between two poles--positive and negative, light and dark, preservative and destructive, world affirming and world rejecting. These opposing energies are valued equally in the cyclical Hindu worldview--a long view that recognizes their natural balance over time. The author also compares and contrasts Indian mythology with the stories of the Bible, ancient Egypt, Greece, Scandinavia, and Mesopotamia, offering Western readers a way to decode the symbolism of the rich Hindu tradition--an enduring mythic tradition that has empowered millions of human beings for centuries. A medical doctor by training, DEVDUTT PATTANAIK moved away from clinical practice to nurture his passion for mythology. His booksinclude The Goddess in India and introductions to Shiva, Vishnu, and Devi. He lives in Mumbai, India, where he works as a health communicator and writes and lectures on Hindu narratives, art, rituals, and philosophy.

Lethal Spots, Vital Secrets - Medicine and Martial Arts in South India (Paperback): Roman Sieler Lethal Spots, Vital Secrets - Medicine and Martial Arts in South India (Paperback)
Roman Sieler
R826 Discovery Miles 8 260 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Lethal Spots, Vital Secrets provides an ethnographic study of varmakkalai, or "the art of the vital spots," a South Indian esoteric tradition that combines medical practice and martial arts. Although siddha medicine is officially part of the Indian Government's medically pluralistic health-care system, very little of a reliable nature has been written about it. Drawing on a diverse array of materials, including Tamil manuscripts, interviews with practitioners, and his own personal experience as an apprentice, Sieler traces the practices of varmakkalai both in different religious traditions-such as Yoga and Ayurveda-and within various combat practices. His argument is based on in-depth ethnographic research in the southernmost region of India, where hereditary medico-martial practitioners learn their occupation from relatives or skilled gurus through an esoteric, spiritual education system. Rituals of secrecy and apprenticeship in varmakkalai are among the important focal points of Sieler's study. Practitioners protect their esoteric knowledge, but they also engage in a kind of "lure and withdrawal"--a performance of secrecy--because secrecy functions as what might be called "symbolic capital." Sieler argues that varmakkalai is, above all, a matter of texts in practice; knowledge transmission between teacher and student conveys tacit, non-verbal knowledge, and constitutes a "moral economy." It is not merely plain facts that are communicated, but also moral obligations, ethical conduct and tacit, bodily knowledge. Lethal Spots, Vital Secrets will be of interest to students of religion, medical anthropologists, historians of medicine, indologists, and martial arts and performance studies.

The Bhagavad Gita (Paperback): W.J. Johnson The Bhagavad Gita (Paperback)
W.J. Johnson
R140 R114 Discovery Miles 1 140 Save R26 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'I have heard the supreme mystery, yoga, from Krishna, from the lord of yoga himself.' Thus ends the Bhagavad Gita, the most famous episode from the great Sanskrit epic, the Mahabharata. In its eighteen short chapters Krishna's teaching leads the warrior Arjuna from perplexity to understanding and correct action, in the process raising and developing many key themes from the history of Indian religions. The Bhagavad Gita is the best known and most widely read Hindu religious text in the Western world. It considers social and religious duty, the nature of sacrifice, the nature of action, the means to liberation, and the relationship of human beings to God. It culminates in an awe-inspiring vision of Krishna as God omnipotent, disposer and destroyer of the universe. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and Images of the Hindu Tradition - The Song of the Lord (Paperback): Catherine A Robinson Interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and Images of the Hindu Tradition - The Song of the Lord (Paperback)
Catherine A Robinson
R1,047 Discovery Miles 10 470 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Bhagavad-Gita is probably the most popular - and certainly the most frequently quoted and widely studied - work of the Hindu scriptures. This book investigates the relationship between the various interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and the Hindu tradition. Taking into account a range of influential Indian and western thinkers to illustrate trends in writing about the Bhagavad-Gita including Western academic; Indian activist; Christian theological; Hindu universalist; perennialist mystical and contemporary experiental accounts. Examining the ideas of such influential figures as F Max Muller, M K Ghandi, Bede Griffiths, Swami Vivekananda, Aldous Huxley and Swami Bhakivedanta, this book demonstrates the inextricable link between different interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and images of the Hindu tradition. This accessible book aptly demonstrates the relevance of the Bhagavad-Gita for an understanding of Hinduism as a modern phenomenon.

The Bhagavad Gita - Twenty-fifth-Anniversary Edition (Hardcover, Anniversary edition): Winthrop Sargeant The Bhagavad Gita - Twenty-fifth-Anniversary Edition (Hardcover, Anniversary edition)
Winthrop Sargeant; Foreword by Huston Smith; Edited by Christopher Key Chapple; Preface by Christopher Key Chapple
R1,933 Discovery Miles 19 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
An Introduction to Indian Philosophy - Perspectives on Reality, Knowledge, and Freedom (Hardcover): Bina Gupta An Introduction to Indian Philosophy - Perspectives on Reality, Knowledge, and Freedom (Hardcover)
Bina Gupta
R2,719 Discovery Miles 27 190 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An Introduction to Indian Philosophy offers a profound yet accessible survey of the development of India 's philosophical tradition. Beginning with the formation of Brahmanical, Jaina, Materialist, and Buddhist traditions, Bina Gupta guides the reader through the classical schools of Indian thought, culminating in a look at how these traditions inform Indian philosophy and society in modern times. Offering translations from source texts and clear explanations of philosophical terms, this text provides a rigorous overview of Indian philosophical contributions to epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language, and ethics. This is a must-read for anyone seeking a reliable and illuminating introduction to Indian philosophy.

Buying Buddha, Selling Rumi - Orientalism and the Mystical Marketplace (Paperback): Sophia Rose Arjana Buying Buddha, Selling Rumi - Orientalism and the Mystical Marketplace (Paperback)
Sophia Rose Arjana 1
R557 Discovery Miles 5 570 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From jewellery to meditation pillows to tourist retreats, religious traditions - especially those of the East - are being commodified as never before. Imitated and rebranded as 'New Age' or 'spiritual', they are marketed to secular Westerners as an answer to suffering in the modern world, the 'mystical' and 'exotic' East promising a path to enlightenment and inner peace. In Buying Buddha, Selling Rumi, Sophia Rose Arjana examines the appropriation and sale of Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam in the West today, the role of mysticism and Orientalism in the religious marketplace, and how the commodification of religion impacts people's lives.

Five Dharma Types - Vedic Wisdom for Discovering Your Purpose and Destiny (Paperback, 2): Simon Chokoisky Five Dharma Types - Vedic Wisdom for Discovering Your Purpose and Destiny (Paperback, 2)
Simon Chokoisky
R438 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R147 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A handbook for unlocking the soul's purpose and manifesting a fulfilling life
- Reinterprets the traditional Dharma system of ancient India as a map for revealing one's true purpose
- Provides tests for determining one's Dharma type
- Explains the benefits, challenges, and social, interpersonal, and health dynamics associated with each of the 5 Dharma types
Have you ever wondered why, despite great obstacles, some people achieve success, while others, though given everything, seem to squander it away? Or why some people, despite having very little, radiate joy, while others appear miserable though surrounded by opulence? The answer is Dharma: knowing your soul's purpose and living it is the key to creating a fulfilling life.
Built on a deep body of Vedic knowledge, the ancient system of social structure and spiritual duty known as Dharma has modern applications for people seeking their life's purpose. Author Simon Chokoisky explains the five Dharma archetypes--Warrior, Educator, Merchant, Laborer, and Outsider--and how your life's purpose goes hand-in-hand with your Dharma type. Providing tests to determine your type, he outlines the benefits, challenges, emotional and learning styles, and social, interpersonal, and health dynamics associated with each type.
Chokoisky reveals how the Dharma types function as an operating system for your identity, helping you map your life and play to your innate strengths, whether in choosing a prosperous career or field of study or in facing health challenges and meeting fitness goals. By accepting and understanding the nature of your type, you begin to align with your true purpose and, regardless of fate, find joy and meaning in life.

Dios Habla Con Arjuna: El Bhagavad Guita, Vol. 1 - La Ciencia Suprema de La Unin Con Dios (English, Spanish, Paperback):... Dios Habla Con Arjuna: El Bhagavad Guita, Vol. 1 - La Ciencia Suprema de La Unin Con Dios (English, Spanish, Paperback)
Paramahansa Yogananda
R494 R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Save R32 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Religious Journeys in India - Pilgrims, Tourists, and Travelers (Hardcover): Andrea Marion Pinkney, John Whalen-Bridge Religious Journeys in India - Pilgrims, Tourists, and Travelers (Hardcover)
Andrea Marion Pinkney, John Whalen-Bridge
R1,765 Discovery Miles 17 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Consciousness in Jung and Patanjali (Hardcover): Leanne Whitney Consciousness in Jung and Patanjali (Hardcover)
Leanne Whitney
R3,083 Discovery Miles 30 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The East-West dialogue increasingly seeks to compare and clarify contrasting views on the nature of consciousness. For the Eastern liberatory models, where a nondual view of consciousness is primary, the challenge lies in articulating how consciousness and the manifold contents of consciousness are singular. Western empirical science, on the other hand, must provide a convincing account of how consciousness arises from matter. By placing the theories of Jung and Patanjali in dialogue with one another, Consciousness in Jung and Patanjali illuminates significant differences between dual and nondual psychological theory and teases apart the essential discernments that theoreticians must make between epistemic states and ontic beliefs. Patanjali's Classical Yoga, one of the six orthodox Hindu philosophies, is a classic of Eastern and world thought. Patanjali teaches that notions of a separate egoic "I" are little more than forms of mistaken identity that we experience in our attempts to take ownership of consciousness. Carl Jung's depth psychology, which remains deeply influential to psychologists, religious scholars, and artists alike, argues that ego-consciousness developed out of the unconscious over the course of evolution. By exploring the work of key theoreticians from both schools of thought, particularly those whose ideas are derived from an integration of theory and practice, Whitney explores the extent to which the seemingly irremediable split between Jung and Patanjali's ontological beliefs can in fact be reconciled. This thorough and insightful work will be essential reading for academics, theoreticians, and postgraduate students in the fields of psychology, philosophy of science, and consciousness studies. It will also appeal to those interested in the East-West psychological and philosophical dialogue.

The Goddess and the Guru - A Spiritual Biography of Sri Amritananda Natha Saraswati (Paperback): Michael M Bowden The Goddess and the Guru - A Spiritual Biography of Sri Amritananda Natha Saraswati (Paperback)
Michael M Bowden; Foreword by Sri Chaitanyananda
R842 R755 Discovery Miles 7 550 Save R87 (10%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Angels and Ascension - Integrate Celestial Energy for a Benevolent Life (Book): Chandran Rae Angels and Ascension - Integrate Celestial Energy for a Benevolent Life (Book)
Chandran Rae; As told to Robert Mason Pollock
R390 R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Save R27 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Rasa Reader - Classical Indian Aesthetics (Hardcover): Sheldon Pollock A Rasa Reader - Classical Indian Aesthetics (Hardcover)
Sheldon Pollock
R1,820 R1,596 Discovery Miles 15 960 Save R224 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the early years of the Common Era to 1700, Indian intellectuals explored with unparalleled subtlety the place of emotion in art. Their investigations led to the deconstruction of art's formal structures and broader inquiries into the pleasure of tragic tales. Rasa, or taste, was the word they chose to describe art's aesthetics, and their passionate effort to pin down these phenomena became its own remarkable act of creation. This book is the first in any language to follow the evolution of rasa from its origins in dramaturgical thought-a concept for the stage-to its flourishing in literary thought-a concept for the page. A Rasa Reader incorporates primary texts by every significant thinker on classical Indian aesthetics, many never translated before. The arrangement of the selections captures the intellectual dynamism that has powered this debate for centuries. Headnotes explain the meaning and significance of each text, a comprehensive introduction summarizes major threads in intellectual-historical terms, and critical endnotes and an extensive bibliography add further depth to the selections. The Sanskrit theory of emotion in art is one of the most sophisticated in the ancient world, a precursor of the work being done today by critics and philosophers of aesthetics. A Rasa Reader's conceptual detail, historical precision, and clarity will appeal to any scholar interested in a full portrait of global intellectual development. A Rasa Reader is the inaugural book in the Historical Sourcebooks in Classical Indian Thought series, edited by Sheldon Pollock. These text-based books guide readers through the most important forms of classical Indian thought, from epistemology, rhetoric, and hermeneutics to astral science, yoga, and medicine. Each volume provides fresh translations of key works, headnotes to contextualize selections, a comprehensive analysis of major lines of development within the discipline, and exegetical and text-critical endnotes, as well as a bibliography. Designed for comparativists and interested general readers, Historical Sourcebooks is also a great resource for advanced scholars seeking authoritative commentary on challenging works.

WJEC/Eduqas Religious Studies for A Level Year 1 & AS - Hinduism (Paperback): Huw Dylan Jones WJEC/Eduqas Religious Studies for A Level Year 1 & AS - Hinduism (Paperback)
Huw Dylan Jones; Edited by Richard Gray
R604 Discovery Miles 6 040 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Endorsed by WJEC/Eduqas, the Student Book offers high quality support you can trust. / Written by an experienced teacher and author with an in-depth understanding of teaching, learning and assessment at A Level and AS. / A skills-based approach to learning, covering content of the specification with examination preparation from the start. / Developing skills feature focuses on what to do with the content and the issues that are raised with a progressive range of AO1 examples and AO2 exam-focused activities. / Questions and Answers section provides practice questions with student answers and examiner commentaries. / It provides a range of specific activities that target each of the Assessment Objectives to build skills of knowledge, understanding and evaluation. / Includes a range of features to encourage you to consolidate and reinforce your learning.

Gifts from the Goddess and the Goddess and the Guru (Paperback): Michael M Bowden Gifts from the Goddess and the Goddess and the Guru (Paperback)
Michael M Bowden
R1,380 R1,048 Discovery Miles 10 480 Save R332 (24%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Kamasutra (Paperback): Mallanaga Vatsyayana Kamasutra (Paperback)
Mallanaga Vatsyayana; Translated by Wendy Doniger, Sudhir Kakar
R227 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R44 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Kamasutra is the oldest extant textbook of erotic love. But it is more than a book about sex. It is about the art of living--about finding a partner, maintaining power in a marriage, committing adultery, living as or with a courtesan, using drugs--and also, of course, about the many and varied positions available to lovers in sexual intercourse and the pleasures to be derived from each.
The Kamasutra was composed in Sanskrit, the literary language of ancient India, sometime in the third century, probably in North India. It combines an encyclopedic coverage of all imaginable aspects of sex with a closely observed sexual psychology and a dramatic, novelistic narrative of seduction, consummation, and disentanglement. Best known in English through the highly mannered, padded, and inaccurate nineteenth-century translation by Sir Richard Burton, the text is newly translated here into clear, vivid, sexually frank English. This edition also includes a section of vivid Indian color illustrations along with three uniquely important commentaries: translated excerpts from the earliest and most famous Sanskrit commentary (thirteenth century) and from a twentieth-century Hindi commentary, and explanatory notes by the two translators.
The lively and entertaining introduction by translator Wendy Doniger, one of the world's foremost Sanskrit scholars, discusses the history of The Kamasutra and its reception in India and Europe, analyses its attitudes toward gender and sexual violence, and sets it in the context of ancient Indian social theory, scientific method, and sexual ethics.
" This] new translation is fascinating, thought-provoking and occasionally even amusing."--Salon.com
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Ritual Worship of the Great Goddess - The Liturgy of the Durga Puja with Interpretations (Paperback): Hillary Peter Rodrigues Ritual Worship of the Great Goddess - The Liturgy of the Durga Puja with Interpretations (Paperback)
Hillary Peter Rodrigues
R835 Discovery Miles 8 350 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

During a nine-day period every autumn, Hindus in India and throughout the world worship the Great Goddess, Durga -- the formidable deity who is loved like a mother. One of the most dramatic and popular of these celebrations is the Durga Puja, a rite noted for its visual pageantry, ritual complexity, and communal participation. In this book, Hillary Peter Rodrigues describes the Bengali style of Durga Puja practiced in the sacred city of Banaras from beginning to end. A romanization of the Sanskrit litany is included along with an English translation.

In addition to the liturgical description, Rodrigues provides information on the rite's component elements and mythic aspects. There are interpretive sections on puja, the Great Goddess, women's roles in the ritual, and the socio-cultural functions of the ritual.

Upanisads (Paperback): Patrick Olivelle Upanisads (Paperback)
Patrick Olivelle
R250 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R42 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Upanisads are the central scriptures of Hinduism. They represent some of the most important literary products in the history of Indian culture and religion, both because they played a critical role in the development of religious ideas in India and because they are our greatest source for the religious, social, and intellectual history of ancient India. Composed at a time of great social, economic, and religious change, the Upanisads document the transition from the archaic ritualism of the Veda into new religious ideas and institutions. The first major English translation of the ancient Upanisads for over half a century, Olivelle's work incorporates the most recent historical and philological scholarship. The introduction and detailed notes make this edition ideal for the non-specialist as well as for students of Indian religions. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Truth Within - A History of Inwardness in Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism (Paperback): Gavin Flood The Truth Within - A History of Inwardness in Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism (Paperback)
Gavin Flood
R856 Discovery Miles 8 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The idea that there is a truth within the person linked to the discovery of a deeper, more fundamental, more authentic self, has been a common theme in many religions throughout history and an idea that is still with us today. This inwardness or interiority unique to me as an essential feature of who I am has been an aspect of culture and even a defining characteristic of human being; an authentic, private sphere to which we can retreat that is beyond the conflicts of the outer world. This inner world becomes more real than the outer, which is seen as but a pale reflection. Remarkably, the image of the truth within is found across cultures and this book presents an account of this idea in the pre-modern history of Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Furthermore, in theistic religions, Christianity and some forms of Hinduism, the truth within is conflated with the idea of God within and in all cases this inner truth is thought to be not only the heart of the person, but also the heart of the universe itself. Gavin Flood examines the metaphor of inwardness and the idea of truth within, along with the methods developed in religions to attain it such as prayer and meditation. These views of inwardness that link the self to cosmology can be contrasted with a modern understanding of the person. In examining the truth within in Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism, Flood offers a hermeneutical phenomenology of inwardness and a defence of comparative religion.

Shiva - The Wild God of Power and Ecstasy (Paperback): Wolf-Dieter Storl Shiva - The Wild God of Power and Ecstasy (Paperback)
Wolf-Dieter Storl
R589 R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Save R212 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

EASTERN PHILOSOPHY / HINDUISM"An intimate portrait of Shiva, that most complex of Hindu Gods. Reading this book is like finding an oasis in the desert of monotheism." Claudia Mueller-Ebeling, Ph.D., and Christian Ratsch, Ph.D., coauthors of Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas and Witchcraft Medicine "Discusses the roots and the manifestations of Shiva, the original mystic, and his relevance to modern life in both the East and the West. This book will amuse, shock, and, most important, provoke readers to think about their own cherished conceptions of the world." John R. Baker, professor of anthropology and translator of The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants, Marijuana Medicine, and Plants of Love "An encyclopedic and highly inspiring account of Shiva." Franz-Theo Gottwald, Ph.D., philosopher and Indologist To his devotees Shiva is the entire universe and the core of all beings. Hindu myth shows him appearing at the beginning of creation as a giant pillar of fire from which this world sprang forth. Yet he is also the most approachable of gods, for he is the lover of lovers and the devotee of his devotees. Ethnologist Wolf-Dieter Storl was first captivated by Shiva when he was in India as a visiting scholar at Benares Hindu University. In Shiva: The Wild God of Power and Ecstasy he reveals the mythical world of Shiva as a study in contrasts: As the lord of dance Shiva looses himself in ecstatic abandon; with his consort Parvati he can make love for 10,000 years. Both men and women worship him for his ability to unite and balance masculine and feminine energies. But as the ascetic Shankar he sits in deep meditation, shunning women, and none dare disturb him lest he open his third eyeand immolate the entire universe. Lord of intoxicants and poisons, Shiva is the keeper of secret occult knowledge and powers, for which he is worshipped by yogis and demons alike. Shiva dances both the joy of being and the dance of doom--but in every aspect he breaks through the false ego to reveal the true self lying within. This, Storl demonstrates through numerous stories and myths, is Shiva's true power. In addition, Storl explores the relationship of this multidimensional god to contemporary culture, Tantra, and the dualistic religions of the West. WOLF-DIETER STORL, Ph.D., is a cultural anthropologist and ethnobotanist who has taught at Kent State University as well as in Vienna, Berne, and Benares. He is coauthor of Witchcraft Medicine and has written a number of books on indigenous culture and ethnobotany. He lives in Allgau, Germany.

Nawa Yogini Tantra - Yoga for Women (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Swami Satyananda Saraswati Nawa Yogini Tantra - Yoga for Women (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Swami Satyananda Saraswati
R454 Discovery Miles 4 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Splendor of Recognition*** (Paperback, Illustrated Ed): Swami Shantananda Splendor of Recognition*** (Paperback, Illustrated Ed)
Swami Shantananda
R822 R565 Discovery Miles 5 650 Save R257 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Unique in its combination of scriptural erudition and experiential wisdom, this book makes accessible the true philosophy of Tantra and Kashmir Shaivism for dedicated students of yoga and Eastern philosophy.

Inside the Yoga Sutras - A Complete Sourcebook for the Study and Practice of Patanjalis Yoga Sutras (Paperback): Jaganath... Inside the Yoga Sutras - A Complete Sourcebook for the Study and Practice of Patanjalis Yoga Sutras (Paperback)
Jaganath Carrera
R487 R400 Discovery Miles 4 000 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Inside the Yoga Sutras presents a clear, up-to-date perspective on the classic text of Yoga theory and practice: the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. This comprehensive sourcebook includes: commentary for each sutra, extensive cross referencing, a study gu

Upanishads (Paperback, New edition): Friedrich Max Muller, Suren Navlakha Upanishads (Paperback, New edition)
Friedrich Max Muller, Suren Navlakha; Introduction by Suren Navlakha; Series edited by Tom Griffith
R120 R100 Discovery Miles 1 000 Save R20 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Translated by F Max-Muller, revised and with an Introduction by Suren Navlakha. Upanishads are mankind's oldest works of philosophy, predating the earliest Greek philosophy. They are the concluding part of the Vedas, the ancient Indian sacred literature, and mark the culmination of a tradition of speculative thought first expressed in the Rig-Veda more than 4000 years ago. Remarkable for their meditative depth, spirit of doubt and intellectual honesty, the Upanishads are concerned with the knowledge of the Brahman, the Ultimate Reality, and Man's relationship with it. The name Upanishad is derived from the face-to-face mode of imparting knowledge - in the utmost sanctity and secrecy, to prevent its trivialisation or perversion. Composed in Sanskrit between 900 and 600 BC, the Upanishads presented here are by far the oldest and most important of those that exist. Twelve were first translated more than a hundred years ago, and have been extensively revised and edited. The thirteenth is an entirely new translation by Suren Navlakha.

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