Scriptures and Vedanta Philosophy Books

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Four Yogas

Swami Adiswarananda. A practitioner's guide to the four spiritual paths of karma-yoga, bhakti-yoga, raja-yoga, and jnana-yoga. In this comprehensive and accessible book, Swami Adiswarananda outlines the message and practice of each of the yogas as well as its philosophy and psychology, preparatory practices, methodical spiritual disciplines, common obstacles and ways to overcome them. This book will prove invaluable to spiritual seekers wishing to follow a yoga practice in order to reach the ultimate goal of Self-knowledge.

"Approachable and compelling... dispels many myths about the Yogic way... Combines the keen observation and analytical skills of a scientist with the transcendent wisdom of a spiritual master." —Ray Kurzweil, inventor, scientist, author.

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6x9 Deluxe Hardcover: $19.99

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Raja-Yoga

Swami Vivekananda. Scientific treatment of Yoga philosophy describing methods of concentration, psychic development, and the liberation of the soul from bondage of the body. Includes the Swami's translation of the Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali.

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Paperback: $15.00

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Jnana-Yoga

Swami Vivekananda. Essence of Vedanta philosophy — wisdom of the Vedas, Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita in modern scientific terms.

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Paperback: $15.00

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Karma-Yoga and Bhakti-Yoga

Swami Vivekananda. Describes the way to reach perfection through the performance of daily work in a nonattached spirit and by sublimating human affection into divine love.

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Paperback: $15.00

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Inspired Talks

Conversations of Swami Vivekananda with chosen disciples containing his most brilliant flashes of illumination. Includes his lecture on Sri Ramakrishna ("My Master"), other lectures, poems, and letters.

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Paperback: $15.50

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The Vedanta Way to Peace and Happiness

Swami Adiswarananda. This practical volume examines many of the common obstacles to spiritual fulfillment-such as questions about human suffering, death, doubt of God's existence and many others.

Using language that is accessible to people of all faiths and back-grounds, this book introduces you to the time-tested teachings of Vedanta-potential divinity of the soul, unity of all existence, oneness with the Divine, and harmony of religions-to overcome the problems of life.

"The book should be read by all aspirants of spirituality who want to understand the correct meaning of peace and happiness and how Vedanta suggests a holistic approach to acquiring happiness in life."— The Vedanta Kesari

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Hardcover: $29.99

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The Bhagavad Gita

Swami Nikhilananda. Translation. With introduction to the Gita, summary of the Mahabharata and notes based on commentary of Sankaracharya. "The first really readable, authoritative English translation of one of the world's greatest religious classics." —Time Magazine.

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Cloth: $17.50

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The Bhagavad Gita: Pocket Edition

Swami Nikhilananda, A translation for devotional reading with only a few necessary notes.

Cloth: $12.50

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Self-knowledge: Atmabodha

Swami Nikhilananda. A translation with notes of Sankaracharya's (AD 788-820) timeless masterpiece. "The introduction is wonderful piece of exposition." —W. Somerset Maugham.

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Cloth: $16.00

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The Upanishads: Volume I - IV

Swami Nikhilananda. Translation of the 11 major Upanishads with notes, detailed introductions and explanations based on interpretations of eighth century philosopher and mystic, Sankaracharya. "Will add incomparable riches to any mind that contemplates it."

Volume I: Katha, Isa, Kena and Mundaka Upanishads. Introduction containing a general outline of the metaphysics and philosophy of Hinduism.

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Cloth: $18.00

Volume II: Svetavatara. Prasna and Mandukya Upanishads with Gaudapada's Karika. Introduction to Hindu ethics.

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Cloth: $18.00

Volume III: Aitareya and Brihandaranyaka Upanishads. With Introduction.

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Cloth: $18.00

Volume IV: Taittriya and Chhandogya Upanishads. With Introduction.

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Cloth: $18.00

4 Volume Set: $72.00

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Hinduism: Its Meaning for the Liberation of the Spirit

Swami Nikhilananda. "No other book on Hinduism presents it in all its aspects in so short a compass." —F.S.C Northrop, Yale University.

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Paperback: $12.50

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Man in Search of Immortality: Testimonials from the Hindu Scriptures

Swami Nikhilananda. "The experiences of the enlightened seers is the heritage of all." —Author's Preface.

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Paperback: $10.50

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Aparokshanubhuti: Self-Realization of Sri Sankaracharya

Swami Vimuktananda, translator. A discussion of the realization of the identity of the individual self and the universal Self, attained through the direct perception of the highest Truth. Sanskrit texts of verses, word-by-word meanings, translation, and commentary.

Paperback: $5.00

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Astavakra Samhita

Swami Nityaswarupananda, translator. An ancient classic on the non-dualistic aspect of Vedanta, consisting of a dialogue between the sage Astavakra and his disciple Janaka. Sanskrit texts of verses, word-by-word meanings, translation, and commentary.

Paperback: $5.00

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Avadhuta Gita: Song of the Free of Dattatreya

Swami Ashokananda, translator. Statement of the highest experiences of Brahman, raising the seeker from illusion into the blazing light of Knowledge. Sanskrit texts of verses with English transliteration and translation.

Paperback: $5.00

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The Principal Upanishads

Swami Nikhilananda, translator and editor. One-volume abridgement of the 4-volume Upanishads.

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Hardcover $16.95

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The Devi-Mahatmyam: Sri Durga Saptashati. (Also known as the Chandi)

Swami Jagadisvarananda, translator. Hymns and supplications to the Divine Mother and description of Her victory over the forces of evil. Sanskrit texts of 700 mantras.

Paperback: $6.00

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Direct Experience of Reality

Hari Prasad Shastri. Another translation of `Aparokshanubhuti' by Sri Sankaracharya (see above). Contains an excellent summary of the theory of Advaita Vedanta. A clear and forceful translation and commentary by one who spent a lifetime in study and practice of Advaita Vedanta.

Paperback: $10.00

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Drg-Drsya-Viveka: An Inquiry into the Nature of the 'Seer' and the 'Seen'

Swami Nikhilananda, translator. Acknowledged as a treatise of utmost importance for the understanding of the higher Vedanta Philosophy. Sanskrit texts of verses, word-by-word meanings, translation, and commentary.

Paperback: $5.00

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Mahabharata

C. Rajagopalachari. Great epic of India, summarized in the form of stories.

Paperback: $10.00

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Minor Upanishads

Swami Madhavananda, translator. Eight of the lesser-known Upanishads, containing the essence of Vedantic thought and a "mine of knowledge and strength". Sanskrit texts of verses, introduction, and notes.

Paperback: $5.00

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Narada Bhakti Sutras: Aphorisms on the Gospel of Divine Love

Swami Tyagisananda, translator. "A complete and thorough guide book...for all sincere seekers after God and the divine life, from the start of their spiritual ascent to the very summit of it." Elaborate notes. Sanskrit texts of verses.

Paperback: $5.95

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Ramayana

C. Rajagopalachari. Great epic of India, summarized in the form of stories.

Paperback: $10.00

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Uddhava Gita: The Last Message of Sri Krishna

Swami Madhavananda, translator. From the eleventh book of the Srimad Bhagavatam. Sri Krishna's parting instructions to his disciple Uddhava. With notes and Sanskrit texts of verses.

Paperback: $6.25

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Upadesha Sahasri: Thousand Teachings of Sri Sankaracharya

Swami Jagadananda, translator. The great exponent of Vedanta makes clear the idea of the distinction between oneself and one's body, mind , and the senses, which leads one to the goal of unlimited Knowledge, Existence, and Bliss. Sanskrit texts of verses.

Paperback: $5.00

Vairagya-Satakam: The Hundred Verses on Renunciation of Bhartrihari

Vairagya-Satakam: The Hundred Verses on Renunciation of Bhartrihari

Swami Madhavananda, translator. Poetic verses conveying the ephemeral nature of the world and urging us to take up the life of the spirit. Sanskrit texts of verses, with notes and translation.

Paperback: $5.00

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Vedantasara: The Essence of Vedanta of Sadananda Yogindra

Swami Nikhilananda, translator. A standard work and one of the best sources for the study of the philosophy of the Upanishads. Sanskrit texts of verses, and extensive notes.

Paperback: $5.00

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Vivekachudamani: Crest Jewel of Discrimination of Sri Sankaracharya

Swami Madhavananda, translator. A masterpiece of Advaita Vedanta. Sanskrit texts of verses, with notes and index.

Paperback: $5.00

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The Wisdom of God

Swami Prabhavananda, translator. Summary of and selections from the Srimad Bhagavatam, an authoritative scripture imparting its message through stories and hymns.

Paperback: $10.00

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The World Within the Mind

Hari Prasad Shastri, translator. Extracts from the Yoga-Vasistha, a classic work on the Vedanta Philosophy.

Paperback: $10.00

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Mandukya Upanishad

Swami Nikhilananda, translator. This edition contains the Sanskrit verses, commentary by Sankaracharya, and Gaudapada's Karika. The overarching theme is knowledge of the Ultimate Reality. It deals with the nature of consciousness, the worlds of mind and matter, and the meaning of causality.

Paperback: $5.50

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Srimad Bhagavad Gita

Swami Vireswarananda, translator. With the commentary of Sridhara Swami. Sanskrit text of verses.

Paperback: $10.00

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Brahma-Sutras

Swami Vireswarananda, translator. Aphorisms which systematize the philosophy of the Upanishads. Introduction, commentary. Sanskrit text of verses.

Paperback: $10.00

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