Hindu Psychology:Its Meaning for the West Swami Akhilananda
This book is an abbreviated selection from the original 1910 book, The Master as I Saw Him, written by Bhagini (´´Sister´´) Nivedita. Although there are now a number of newer publications of this classic (due to the fact it is now in the public domain), I thought it might be helpful to come out with an abbreviated edition, which focuses on the first quarter of the book, where it ends with the very pregnant and enlightening words of the author, wherein she writes, ´´Long, long ago, Sri Ramakrishna had told his disciples that the day would come when his beloved ‘Noren´ would manifest his own great gift of bestowing knowledge with a touch. That evening at Almora, I proved the truth of his prophecy. For alone, in meditation, I found myself gazing deep into an Infinite Good, to the recognition of which no egoistic reasoning had led me. I learnt, too, on the physical plane, the simple everyday reality of the experience related in the Hindu books on religious psychology. And I understood, for the first time, that the greatest teachers may destroy in us a personal relation only in order to bestow the Impersonal Vision in its place.” It is my hope that this short volume may serve as but an introductory glimpse into the life and work of one of the truly outstanding exponents of Indian philosophy and spirituality. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emma Jordan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115797/bk_acx0_115797_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Guided meditations and visualisations for inner calm and self-healing. Three gentle yet powerful meditations exploring the Hindu Chakra system, colour healing, and ´´endorphin-effect´´ meditation to induce deep states of inner well-being. Linda Hall, inspirational-meditation teacher, subtle energy healer, and personal-development coach, has 20 years’ experience in stress management. Powerful self-healing modalities rooted in time-honoured meditation practices. A synthesis of Eastern philosophy and Western psychology. Set to gentle background music. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Hall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reso/000007/bk_reso_000007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
2011 Reprint of 1948 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. The main character of this classic novel, Emil Sinclair, is a young boy raised in a bourgeois home, amidst what is described as a Scheinwelt, a play on words that means ´´world of light´´ as well as ´´world of illusion´´. Emil´s entire existence can be summarized as a struggle between two worlds: the show world of illusion (related to the Hindu concept of maya) and the real world, the world of spiritual truth. In the course of the novel, accompanied and prompted by his mysterious classmate ´Max Demian´, he detaches from and revolts against the superficial ideals of the world of appearances and eventually awakens into a realization of self. The novel refers to the idea of Gnosticism, particularly the god Abraxas, showing the influence of Carl Jung´s psychology. According to Hesse, the novel is a story of Jungian individuation, the process of opening up to one´s unconsciousness.
´When the wheel of sexual ecstasy is in full motion, there is no textbook at all, and no order.´ The Kamasutra is the oldest extant Hindu textbook of erotic love. It is about the art of living - about finding a partner, maintaining power in a marriage, committing adultery, living as or with a courtesan, using drugs - and also about the positions in sexual intercourse. It was composed in Sanskrit, the literary language of ancient India, sometime in the third century CE. It combines an encyclopaedic coverage of all imaginable aspects of sex with a closely observed sexual psychology and a dramatic, novelistic narrative of seduction, consummation, and disentanglement. Best known in English through the highly mannered, padded, and inaccurate nineteenth-century translation of Sir Richard Burton, the text is presented here in an entirely new translation into clear, vivid, sexually frank English, together with three commentaries: translated excerpts from the earliest and most famous Sanskrit commentary (13th century) and from a twentieth-century Hindi commentary, and explanatory notes by the two translators. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World´s Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford´s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.