Bhagavad Geeta by C. M. Padmanabhachar

By C. M. Padmanabhachar

C. L. RAMAKRISHNAN
A serious examine OF BHAGAVAD GITA — quantity I - Chapters 1 to three: C.M. Padmanabhachar; Sriman Madhva Siddhantonnahini Sabha, Tiruchanur-517503.
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This e-book adopts the fashion of supplying the verses of the Bhagavad Gita in Sanskrit, by way of word-for- note that means and a translation in English. on the finish of every bankruptcy, and every now and then in among additionally, an easy and lucid summing up of a few of the colleges of notion in this scripture is given.
This is a well-researched attempt in that it abounds in references and quotations from the various colleges of Vedanta, the Mahabharata and the Puranas just like the Srimad Bhagavata and the Vishnu Purana. the writer has brought the commentaries of the exponents of the Advaita, Visishtadvaita and the Dvaita platforms less than the correct verses and what's extra, analysed the tenability of those through cross-references to accredited axioms and his personal perspectives. without doubt, as he himself mentions, he inclines in the direction of the statement of Madhva, holds it as such a lot appropriate because it offers solutions to numerous difficulties and riddles, and differs from different commentators. whereas you'll have fun with the viewpoint of the writer, it truly is an permitted stand in Indian philosophy that there's no negation of 1 institution of Vedanta, yet giving choice to 1 over others.

Interpretations
There are first-class notes less than sure verses that have a plethora of interpretations. The import of the notice “aparyaptam” taking place in verse II-10 has been very convincingly defined by way of quoting from varied commentaries. In verse II-12, the research of the style during which Bhishma blows the conch and produces a lion-like roar, signalling the beginning of the conflict, rivets one’s recognition. equally, verse II-20, which has a detailed resemblance to Katha Upanishad, has been basically elucidated vis-À-vis the Upanishad. within the comparable manner, for verses 39, forty six to forty eight of the second one bankruptcy, copious notes were appended, for a transparent figuring out. In a few verses, phrases showing as synonyms were taken up for elucidation of the sophisticated variations among them and in addition to fine-tune their meaning.

He has introduced into play his analytical skill and alertness of common sense in analyzing the various factors complex through quite a few commentators at the Bhagavad Gita and made it an incredibly worthy and educational quantity. there's a lot fabric to stay upon and undertake as a take-off element for additional special research of convinced an important and knotty verses. At a variety of areas, the writer has drawn help for the Gita verses, not just from this article, but additionally from the Mahabharata itself, which justifies the ethos and development of the options within the Gita.

A welcome boost to the corpus of literature at the Bhagavad Gita; the writer merits to be complemented for the time and effort spent to delve deeply into every one verse and likewise learn completely a number of the commentaries on them by way of the well known preceptors.

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The Siddhāntasundara of Jñānarāja: An English Translation by Toke Lindegaard Knudsen

By Toke Lindegaard Knudsen

A treasure for a person attracted to early sleek India and the historical past of arithmetic, this primary English translation of the Siddhāntasundara unearths the interesting paintings of the scholar-astronomer Jñānarāja (circa 1500 C.E.). Toke Lindegaard Knudsen starts with an creation to the traditions of historic Hindu astronomy and describes what's recognized of Jñānarāja’s lifestyles and kin. He interprets the Sanskrit verses into English and gives professional statement at the variety and substance of Jñānarāja's treatise.

The Siddhāntasundara incorporates a accomplished exposition of the procedure of Indian astronomy, together with the way to compute planetary positions and eclipses. It additionally explores deep, probing questions about the workings of the universe and sacred Hindu traditions. In a philosophical dialogue, the treatise seeks a synthesis among the cosmological version utilized by the Indian astronomical culture and the cosmology of a category of texts sacred in Hinduism. In his discourse, which incorporates a dialogue of the path of down and adhesive antipodeans, Jñānarāja rejects yes rules from the astronomical culture and reinterprets ideas from the sacred texts. He additionally constructs a fancy poem at the seasons, many verses of that have layers of which means, one describing a season, the opposite a god's actions in that season.

The Siddhāntasundarais the final significant treatise of Indian astronomy and cosmology to obtain severe scholarly consciousness, Knudsen’s cautious attempt unveils the 500-year-old Sanskrit verses and indicates the shrewdpermanent quirkiness of Jñānarāja's writing kind, his prepared use of arithmetic, and his refined philosophical arguments.

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The Holy Science by Swami Sri Yukteswar

By Swami Sri Yukteswar

This amazing treatise explores parallel passages from the Bible and the Hindu scriptures to bare the fundamental solidarity of all religions. Swami Sri Yukteswar is well known because the respected guru of the good pioneer of yoga within the West, Paramahansa Yogananda (author of Autobiography of a Yogi). during this awesome paintings - composed within the 12 months 1894 on the request of the nice Indian sage, Mahavatar Babaji - Sri Yukteswar outlines the common direction that each person needs to trip to enlightenment. He additionally explains the sizeable routine cycles of heritage - the yugas that mark the upward ascent of human attention over millenniums - amid the ever-changing landscape of turbulent global occasions.

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Being Different: An Indian Challenge to Western Universalism by Rajiv Malhotra

By Rajiv Malhotra

India is greater than a country kingdom. it's also a special civilization with philosophies and cosmologies which are markedly designated from the dominant tradition of our occasions - the West. India's religious traditions spring from dharma which has no distinctive an identical in Western frameworks. regrettably, within the rush to have a good time the turning out to be approval for India at the international level, its civilizational matrix is being co-opted into Western universalism, thereby diluting its uniqueness and capability. In Being various: An Indian problem to Western Universalism, philosopher and thinker Rajiv Malhotra addresses the problem of a right away and sincere engagement on adjustments, by means of reversing the gaze, repositioning India from being the saw to the observer and looking out on the West from the dharmic perspective. In doing so, he demanding situations many hitherto unexamined ideals that each side carry approximately themselves and every different. He highlights that whereas designated ancient revelations are the foundation for Western religions, dharma emphasizes self-realization within the physique right here and now. He additionally issues out the quintessential cohesion that underpins dharma's metaphysics and contrasts this with Western notion and historical past as a man-made solidarity.
Erudite and fascinating, Being varied opinions trendy reductive translations and analyses the West's nervousness over distinction and fixation for order which distinction the inventive position of chaos in dharma. It concludes with a rebuttal of Western claims of universalism, whereas recommending a multi-cultural worldview.

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The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism (Blackwell Companions to by Gavin Flood

By Gavin Flood

An amazing source for classes on Hinduism or international religions, this obtainable quantity spans the whole box of Hindu reports. It offers a discussion board for the simplest students on this planet to make their perspectives and examine on hand to a much broader viewers.

• Comprehensively covers the textual traditions of Hinduism
• positive factors 4 coherent sections overlaying theoretical matters, textual traditions, technological know-how and philosophy, and Hindu society and politics
• displays the fashion clear of essentialist understandings of Hinduism in the direction of culture and regional-specific experiences
• comprises fabric on Hindu people religions and stresses the significance of sector in examining Hinduism
• perfect to be used on collage courses.

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The Introduction to Tantric Philosophy: The Paramarthasara by Lyne Bansat-Boudon

By Lyne Bansat-Boudon

The Paramārthasāra, or ‘Essence of final Reality’, is a piece of the Kashmirian polymath Abhinavagupta (tenth–eleventh centuries). it's a short treatise within which the writer outlines the doctrine of which he's a extraordinary exponent, particularly nondualistic Śaivism, which he designates in his works because the Trika, or ‘Triad’ of 3 ideas: Śiva, Śakti and the embodied soul (nara).

The major curiosity of the Paramārthasāra isn't just that it serves as an creation to the proven doctrine of a practice, but additionally advances the suggestion of jiv̄anmukti, ‘liberation during this life’, as its middle subject matter. additional, it doesn't confine itself to an exposition of the doctrine as such yet every now and then tricks at a moment feel mendacity underneath the glaring experience, specifically esoteric suggestions and practices which are on the center of the philosophical discourse. Its commentator, Yogarāja (eleventh century), excels in detecting and clarifying these a number of degrees of that means. An creation to Tantric Philosophy provides, besides a seriously revised Sanskrit textual content, the 1st annotated English translation of either Abhinavagupta’s Paramārthasāra and Yogarāja’s commentary.

This publication might be of curiosity to Indologists, in addition to to experts and scholars of faith, Tantric reviews and Philosophy.

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Kumarasambhavam: The Origin of the Young God (Penguin by Kālidāsa

By Kālidāsa

Kumarasambhavam celebrates the affection tale of Siva and Parvati, whose passionate union ends up in the delivery in their son, the younger god Kumara. starting with a luminous description of the delivery of Parvati, the poem proceeds in completely pitched sensuous aspect via her courtship with Siva until eventually the evening in their marriage ceremony. It performs out their story at the gigantic scale of ultimate divinity, in which the gods are seen either as fanatics and as cosmic rules.

Composed in 8 scintillating cantos, Kumarasambhavam maintains to enchant readers centuries after it was once first written. Hank Heifetz's glowing translation brings to existence the heady eroticism and luxurious imagery of the unique.

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The New Testament in Greek IV (New Testament Tools and by U. B. Schmid, D. C. Parker, W. J. Elliott, American and

By U. B. Schmid, D. C. Parker, W. J. Elliott, American and British Committees of the International Greek New Testament Project

This e-book presents transcriptions and photographs of a few of the oldest parchment manuscripts of the Gospel of John in Greek. It comprises additionally a whole serious equipment of all of the parchment manuscripts of John, together with such very important manuscripts as Codex Vaticanus and Codex Sinaiticus. The transcriptions and plates are limited to fragmentary and difficult-to-read copies. those havereceived an identical unique remedy as used to be utilized by the overseas Greek New testomony venture to make an version of the papyri of John (Brill: 1995). The foreign Greek New testomony venture is a European-American undertaking presently participating with the Institut fur neutestamentliche Textforschung (Munster, Germany) to make a serious version of the Gospel of John within the Editio Critica Maior.

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