Panchadasi is a great Vedanta classic of the fourteenth century

Dr shastri’s translation of “ Panchadasi ” makes available to English readers a great Vedanta classic of the fourteenth century. The author, Vidyaranya, was a famous saint and savant of southern India, who successfully rallied the remnants of Hindu resistance against the destroying wave of Mohammedan conquest which had swept over India. Only after successfully …

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Dr Shastri’s translation of Panchadasi makes available to English readers a great Vedanta classic of the fourteenth century.

DR. SHASTRI’S translation of ” Panchadasi ” makes available to English readers a great Vedanta classic of the fourteenth century. The author, Vidyaranya, was a famous saint and savant of southern India, who successfully rallied the remnants of Hindu resistance against the destroying wave of Mohammedan conquest which had swept over India.    Only after successfully …

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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 their Hindu counterparts known as the Ramayana and the …

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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 are three paths by which God may be approached: the path …

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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 Vedantic framework; though he claims that …

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PATANJALA YOGA, FROM RELATED EGO TO ABSOLUTE SELF

PATANJALA YOGA, FROM RELATED EGO TO ABSOLUTE SELF by Gaspar Koelman S.J., Poona, 1970 THE Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are cryptic and, unfortunately, the scholarly translation of the standard commentaries by Vyasa and Vachaspati, made in 1927 by Professor Woods of Harvard, is almost incomprehensible to the general reader. One needs the background which the …

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