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This important biography of 'the 20th century's first superstar guru' (Los Angeles Times) is long-overdue. Ninety-seven years after his arrival in the United States, and sixty-five years after his death, Paramahansa Yogananda remains the best known and most beloved of all the Indian spiritual teachers who came to the West. ...
Yogananda: A Biography of the Yogi Who Became America's Guru and Launched Modern Yoga
This important biography of 'the 20th century's first superstar guru' (Los Angeles Times) is long-overdue. Ninety-seven years after his arrival in the United States, and sixty-five years after his death, Paramahansa Yogananda remains the best known and most beloved of all the Indian spiritual teachers who came to the West. His influence is unsurpassed, because of the durability of his teachings and the institutions he created or inspired (more than 600 centres worldwide), and mainly because of his landmark memoir, Autobiography of a Yogi. That text has sold millions of copies since its publication in 1946, but there are huge gaps in the story it tells. Yogananda spent more than 30 of his 59 years in America, yet that period takes up less than 10 percent of his book. Huge chunks of his life - challenges, controversies, relationships, formative experiences - are unknown to even his most ardent devotees. This book fills those gaps.
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35.82 USD

Yogananda: A Biography of the Yogi Who Became America's Guru and Launched Modern Yoga

by Philip Goldberg
Hardback
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Conventional wisdom says that integration into the global marketplace tends to weaken the power of traditional faith in developing countries. But, as Meera Nanda argues in this path-breaking book, this is hardly the case in today's India. Against expectations of growing secularism, India has instead seen a remarkable intertwining of ...
The God Market: How Globalization is Making India More Hindu
Conventional wisdom says that integration into the global marketplace tends to weaken the power of traditional faith in developing countries. But, as Meera Nanda argues in this path-breaking book, this is hardly the case in today's India. Against expectations of growing secularism, India has instead seen a remarkable intertwining of Hinduism and neoliberal ideology, spurred on by a growing capitalist class. It is this State-Temple-Corporate Complex, she claims, that now wields decisive political and economic power, and provides ideological cover for the dismantling of the Nehru-era state-dominated economy. According to this new logic, India's rapid economic growth is attributable to a special Hindu mind, and it is what separates the nation's Hindu population from Muslims and others deemed to be anti-modern. As a result, Hindu institutions are replacing public ones, and the Hindu revival itself has become big business, a major source of capital accumulation. Nanda explores the roots of this development and its possible future, as well as the struggle for secularism and socialism in the world's second-most populous country.
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93.450000 USD

The God Market: How Globalization is Making India More Hindu

by Meera Nanda
Hardback
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Original Sanskrit Texts, Vol. 5: On the Origin and History the People of India, Their Religion and Institutions (Classic Reprint)
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20.550000 USD

Original Sanskrit Texts, Vol. 5: On the Origin and History the People of India, Their Religion and Institutions (Classic Reprint)

by J. Muir
Paperback
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The Vishnu Pur�n, Vol. 5: A System of Hindu Mythology and Tradition (Classic Reprint)
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17.400000 USD

The Vishnu Pur�n, Vol. 5: A System of Hindu Mythology and Tradition (Classic Reprint)

by H. H. Wilson
Paperback
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Translation of Several Principal Books, Passages, and Texts of the Veds, and of Some Controversial Works on Brahmunical Theology (Classic Reprint)
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14.250000 USD

Translation of Several Principal Books, Passages, and Texts of the Veds, and of Some Controversial Works on Brahmunical Theology (Classic Reprint)

by Rajah Rammohun Roy
Paperback
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The Vishńu Pur�ńa, Vol. 2: A System of Hindu Mythology and Tradition (Classic Reprint)
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14.250000 USD

The Vishńu Pur�ńa, Vol. 2: A System of Hindu Mythology and Tradition (Classic Reprint)

by H. H. Wilson
Paperback
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Prab�dha Chandr�daya, or Rise of the Moon of Intellect: A Spiritual Drama; And �tma Bodha, or the Knowledge of Self (Classic Reprint)
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10.050000 USD

Prab�dha Chandr�daya, or Rise of the Moon of Intellect: A Spiritual Drama; And �tma Bodha, or the Knowledge of Self (Classic Reprint)

by Krsnamisra Krsnamisra
Paperback
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The Bhagavad-Gita, or the Lord's Song: With the Text in Devanagari and an English Translation (Classic Reprint)
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14.250000 USD

The Bhagavad-Gita, or the Lord's Song: With the Text in Devanagari and an English Translation (Classic Reprint)

by Annie Besant
Paperback
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Vishnu Purana, Vol. 3: A System of Hindu Mythology and Tradition (Classic Reprint)
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14.250000 USD

Vishnu Purana, Vol. 3: A System of Hindu Mythology and Tradition (Classic Reprint)

by Horace Hayman Wilson
Paperback
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Rama's Later History; Or Uttara-Rama-Charita: An Ancient Hindu Drama, Critically Edited in the Original Sanskrit and Prakrit with an Introduction and English Translation and Notes and Variants, Etc (Classic Reprint)
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11.100000 USD

Rama's Later History; Or Uttara-Rama-Charita: An Ancient Hindu Drama, Critically Edited in the Original Sanskrit and Prakrit with an Introduction and English Translation and Notes and Variants, Etc (Classic Reprint)

by Bhavabhuti Bhavabhuti
Paperback
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The Metaphysics of the Upanishads; Vicharsagar: Translated with Copious Notes (Classic Reprint)
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17.400000 USD

The Metaphysics of the Upanishads; Vicharsagar: Translated with Copious Notes (Classic Reprint)

by Lala Sreeram
Paperback
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Durga Puja: With Notes and Illustrations (Classic Reprint)
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11.100000 USD

Durga Puja: With Notes and Illustrations (Classic Reprint)

by Pratapachandra Ghosha
Paperback
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History of Ancient Sanskrit Literature, So Far as It Illustrates the Primitive Religion of the Brahmans (Classic Reprint)
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20.550000 USD

History of Ancient Sanskrit Literature, So Far as It Illustrates the Primitive Religion of the Brahmans (Classic Reprint)

by F Max Muller
Paperback
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The Sacred Laws of the Aryas, Vol. 3: As Taught in the School of Yajnavalkya and Explained by Vijnanesvara in His Well-Known Commentary Named the Mitaksara (Classic Reprint)
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20.550000 USD

The Sacred Laws of the Aryas, Vol. 3: As Taught in the School of Yajnavalkya and Explained by Vijnanesvara in His Well-Known Commentary Named the Mitaksara (Classic Reprint)

by Yajnavalkya Yajnavalkya
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Hinduism and Buddhism: An Historical Sketch (Classic Reprint)
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14.250000 USD

Hinduism and Buddhism: An Historical Sketch (Classic Reprint)

by Charles Eliot
Paperback
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The Chicago-Prashnottar, or Questions and Answers on Jainism for the Parliament of Religions Held at Chicago, U. S. An; In 1893 (Classic Reprint)
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12.150000 USD

The Chicago-Prashnottar, or Questions and Answers on Jainism for the Parliament of Religions Held at Chicago, U. S. An; In 1893 (Classic Reprint)

by Mahamuni Shrimat Vijyanandsuri
Paperback
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Life and Teachings of Swami Dayanand (Classic Reprint)
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14.250000 USD

Life and Teachings of Swami Dayanand (Classic Reprint)

by Dr Vishwa Prakash
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The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa: Translated Into English Prose (Classic Reprint)
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11.100000 USD

The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa: Translated Into English Prose (Classic Reprint)

by Pratāp Chandra Roy
Paperback
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The Shadow That Seeks the Sun: Finding Joy, Love and Answers on the Sacred River Ganges
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15.34 USD

The Shadow That Seeks the Sun: Finding Joy, Love and Answers on the Sacred River Ganges

by Ray Brooks
Paperback / softback
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The Hindu Law of Endowments (Classic Reprint)
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14.250000 USD

The Hindu Law of Endowments (Classic Reprint)

by Pandit Prannath Saraswati
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The Upanisads are among the most sacred foundational scriptures in the Hindu religion. Written from 800 BCE onward and making up part of the larger Vedic corpus, they offer the reader `knowledge lessons' on life, death, and immortality. While they are essential to understanding Hinduism and Asian religions more generally, ...
The Upanisads: A Complete Guide
The Upanisads are among the most sacred foundational scriptures in the Hindu religion. Written from 800 BCE onward and making up part of the larger Vedic corpus, they offer the reader `knowledge lessons' on life, death, and immortality. While they are essential to understanding Hinduism and Asian religions more generally, their complexities make them almost impenetrable to anyone but serious scholars of Sanskrit and ancient Indian culture. This book is divided into five parts: * The Historical and Cultural Background of the Upanisads * Composition, Authorship, and Transmission of the Upanisads * Religion and Philosophy in the Upanisads * The Classical Upanishad texts * The Later Upanishad text The chapters cover critical issues such as the origins of the Upanisads, authorship, and redaction as well as exploring the broad religious and philosophical themes within the texts. The guide analyses each of the Upanisads separately, unpacking their contextual relevance and explaining difficult terms and concepts. The Upanisads: A Complete Guide is a unique and valuable reference source for undergraduate religious studies, history, and philosophy students and researchers who want to learn more about these foundational sacred texts and the religious lessons in the Hindu tradition.
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238.88 USD

The Upanisads: A Complete Guide

Hardback
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This book examines Hinduism from both a historical and contemporary perspective. It provides some interesting insights into factors that shaped and defined Hinduism in the diaspora. It also examines the challenges facing Hinduism in the twenty-first century. In recent years the growing conversions of Hindus to other religions, the complexities ...
Global Hindu Diaspora: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
This book examines Hinduism from both a historical and contemporary perspective. It provides some interesting insights into factors that shaped and defined Hinduism in the diaspora. It also examines the challenges facing Hinduism in the twenty-first century. In recent years the growing conversions of Hindus to other religions, the complexities of caste, the impact of AIDS, and the need to reinvigorate the youth in Hindu teachings are just some of the issues that it faces. What shape and form will Hinduism take in the twenty-first century? What will Hinduism look like in the future? These relevant questions are the subject of debate and deliberations amongst religious scholars, academics and politicians. This edited collection addresses some of these questions as well as the relationship between religion and diaspora within historical and contemporary perspectives.
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179.16 USD

Global Hindu Diaspora: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Hardback
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Zur Kosmogonie Des Rigveda, Mit Besonderer Ber�cksichtigung Des Liedes 10, 129 (Classic Reprint)
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8.370000 USD

Zur Kosmogonie Des Rigveda, Mit Besonderer Ber�cksichtigung Des Liedes 10, 129 (Classic Reprint)

by Deceased Karl Friedrich Geldner
Paperback
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Allgemeine Geschichte Der Philosophie: Mit Besonderer Ber�cksichtigung Der Religionen (Classic Reprint)
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14.250000 USD

Allgemeine Geschichte Der Philosophie: Mit Besonderer Ber�cksichtigung Der Religionen (Classic Reprint)

by Paul Deussen
Paperback
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Swami In a Strange Land
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22.17 USD

Swami In a Strange Land

by Joshua M. Greene
Paperback
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Journey Within
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22.17 USD

Journey Within

by Insight Editions
Paperback
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An inventive, ambitious interpretation of Don Quixote for our times, Mr Iyer Goes To War is a playful, profound adventure heralding a bold new voice in Indian fiction Dispatched to a home in the sacred city of Varanasi, Lalgudi Iyer spends his days immersed in scripture. When an accident leaves ...
Mr Iyer Goes to War
An inventive, ambitious interpretation of Don Quixote for our times, Mr Iyer Goes To War is a playful, profound adventure heralding a bold new voice in Indian fiction Dispatched to a home in the sacred city of Varanasi, Lalgudi Iyer spends his days immersed in scripture. When an accident leaves him with concussion, he receives a vision of his past incarnation - he was the mythological warrior Bhima, sent from the heavens to destroy evil. Convinced of his need to continue Bhima's mission and revive the noble principles of the Mahabharata, Iyer embarks on an epic adventure down the sacred Ganges with the help of his trust companion Bencho, the undertaker. His attempts at restoring order to the world - and winning the heart of the half-beautiful but oblivious widow Damayanti - are hampered only by his complete detachment from the reality of contemporary India. Mr Iyer Goes to War introduces a bold, witty new voice of Indian fiction in this playful and profound tale of love, adventure and friendship.
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12.86 USD

Mr Iyer Goes to War

by Ryan Lobo
Paperback
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With over four million copies in print, Parmahansa Yogananda's autobiography has been translated into thirty-three languages, and it still serves as a gateway into yoga and alternative spirituality for countless North American practitioners. This book examines Yogananda's life and work to clarify linkages between the seemingly disparate aspects of modern ...
Biography of a Yogi: Paramahansa Yogananda and the Origins of Modern Yoga
With over four million copies in print, Parmahansa Yogananda's autobiography has been translated into thirty-three languages, and it still serves as a gateway into yoga and alternative spirituality for countless North American practitioners. This book examines Yogananda's life and work to clarify linkages between the seemingly disparate aspects of modern yoga, and illuminates the intimate connections between yoga and metaphysically-leaning American traditions such as Unitarianism, New Thought, and Theosophy. Instead of treating yoga as a stable practice, Anya P. Foxen proposes that it is the figure of the Yogi that give the practice of his followers both form and meaning. Focusing on Yogis rather than yoga during the period of transnational popularization highlights the continuities in the concept of the Yogi as superhuman even as it illuminates the transformation of the practice itself. Skillfully balancing traditional yogic ritual, metaphysical spirituality, physical culture, and a flair for the stage, Foxen shows, Yogananda taught a proto-modern yoga to his American audiences. His Yogoda program has remained under the radar of yoga scholarship due to its lack of reliance on recognizable postures. However, as a regimen of training for the modern Yogi, Yogananda's method synthesizes the spiritual and superhuman aspirations of Indian traditions with the metaphysical and health-oriented sensibilities of Euro-American progressivism in a way that exactly prefigures present-day transnational yoga culture. Yet, at the heart of it all, Yogananda retains a sense of what it means to be a Yogi: his message is that the natural destiny of the human is the superhuman.
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22.17 USD

Biography of a Yogi: Paramahansa Yogananda and the Origins of Modern Yoga

by Anya P. Foxen
Paperback
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Bhakti Yoga explores one of the eight 'limbs' of yoga. In the simplest terms, bhakti yoga is the practice of devotion, which is the essential heart of yoga and of Hinduism in general. In recent times, the term has come to be used in a rather simplistic way to refer ...
Bhakti Yoga: Tales and Teachings from the Bhagavata Purana
Bhakti Yoga explores one of the eight 'limbs' of yoga. In the simplest terms, bhakti yoga is the practice of devotion, which is the essential heart of yoga and of Hinduism in general. In recent times, the term has come to be used in a rather simplistic way to refer to the increasingly popular practice of kirtan, or chanting in a group or at large gatherings. But bhakti yoga is far more complex and ancient than today's growing kirtan audiences are aware, and embraces many strands and practices. Edwin F. Bryant focuses on one famous and important school of bhakti and explores it in depth to show what bhakti is and how it is expressed. And he supplies his own renderings of central texts from that tradition in the form of 'tales and teachings' from an important work called the Bhagavata Purana, or 'The Beautiful Legend of God.' This clarifying work establishes a baseline for understanding, and will be welcomed by all serious students of the spiritual heritage of India.
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47.76 USD

Bhakti Yoga: Tales and Teachings from the Bhagavata Purana

by Edwin F. Bryant
Paperback
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How have the premodern Shaiva ascetic sect of the Nath Yogis (known also as the Yogis with splitted ears) succeeded in maintaining its presence and importance until today? This book intends to give a general survey of this sampradaya which is said to have been founded by the Siddha Gorakhnath, ...
Monastic Wanderers: Nath Yogis Ascetics in Modern South Asia
How have the premodern Shaiva ascetic sect of the Nath Yogis (known also as the Yogis with splitted ears) succeeded in maintaining its presence and importance until today? This book intends to give a general survey of this sampradaya which is said to have been founded by the Siddha Gorakhnath, known for his strong link to Hatha Yoga. However, rather than to Yoga, the history and expansion of the Nath sect are linked to its rich legendary corpus. Dealing first with the marks of belonging (such as the huge earrings worn by the fully initiated Yogis) which give the sect its unity, the book then focuses on its organization and explores the dialectics between the wandering Yogis and the monastic settlements. The Nath monasteries belong to two categories: the pancayati maths, collectively owned and managed by the sectarian authorities, which ensure the permanency of the sect, and the niji maths, owned on a personal basis and transmitted from guru to disciple, which permits innovative initiatives The book gives a detailed account of two pancayati monasteries, the Kadri Math of Mangalore where its head's enthronement is spectacularly performed every twelve years, and the Caughera Math of Dang Valley in Nepal, the royal foundation of which gives a glimpse of the complex relationships that can exist between monasteries and kingdoms. It then focuses on three niji maths: Amritashram in Fatehpur (Rajasthan), Ashtal Bohar in Rohtak (Haryana) and the Gorakhpur mandir (UP). Each of them shows a different mode of adaptation to a modern context and attests of the present importance and continuity of this pluri-secular tradition of asceticism.
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179.16 USD

Monastic Wanderers: Nath Yogis Ascetics in Modern South Asia

by Veronique Bouillier
Hardback
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