Spiritual titles and other learned works

The Ramayana of Valmiki translated by Hari Prasad Shastri

Western culture is only just beginning to look beyond the Roman and Greek civilizations for new inspiration. Even so, it is a little surprising that, although the mighty epics of the Iliad and the Odyssey are widely known and loved, only a few scholars have studied...

The philosophy of Love – The Narada Sutras book review

The Narada Sutras translated, with an independent commentary by Hari Prasad Shastri is a collection of spiritual aphorisms or Sutras which is ascribed to the Sage, Shri Narada, is one of the great spiritual classics of the Yogic tradition. According to the Gita there...

What is Life? by Erwin Schrodinger

The scientist’s objective study of matter has led to the discovery of a strict law and order governing its behaviour, and it is to be expected that with the tremendous advances in this sphere of study, the mechanistic conception of the Universe should be steadily...

The unknown Christ of Hinduism – a review by a Vedantin

“Hinduism is the starting point of a religion that culminates in Christianity.” This is the theme of Dr. Panikkar’s book, and he sets out to show how the conception of Christ as the Living Word, which ever was, and will be, is the same concept as Ishvara within the...

Kierkegaard’s “Works of Love”

The “ Works of Love” is an attempt to penetrate into the heart of Christian love, which expresses itself in works. The book was completed in 1847 when the Danish philosopher was 34 years old and his great philosophical and aesthetic works had already been published....

Arnold Toynbee’s “A Study of History”

IT would be impossible to summarise Professor Arnold Toynbee’s Study of History within the limits of a single article with any pretence of doing justice to his argument. His interpretation of history is an extremely individual one, and depends for its cogency on the...

The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa

The Tantrik or esoteric schools of Buddhism were propagated from India into China as well, but there is a marked difference between the Chinese and Tibetan schools. The Tantrism of China derives from Yogachara and its discipline is concerned with mantras, mudras,...

Teachings from the Bhagavad Gita

THERE are many translations of the Bhagavadgita and among them a number stand out in excellence, admirable for some particular quality of the original which they manage to convey. In this respect for instance, Sir Edwin Arnold’s free translation into English blank...

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