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saidevo
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:49 pm    Post subject: Paramacharya Downloads Reply with quote

Namaste.

Let us collect links on the Internet that reference downloadable material on Kanchi Pamacharya and other Kanchi Gurus. The material may be pictures, songs, spiritual information and snippets, books, etc.

Paramacharya Biography (pdf book)
www.esnips.com ...

Paramacharya Discourses (pdf book)
www.esnips.com ...

Kanchi Gurus Multimedia:
www.kamakoti.org ...
www.kamakoti.org ...
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Ravi
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saidevoji,

I am not abloe to open the biography. The other document could be opened. Could you please verify that link and post it again?

Thanks,
Ravi
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saidevo
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Namaste Raviji.

Ravi wrote:

I am not abloe to open the biography. The other document could be opened. Could you please verify that link and post it again?


The link I have given works fine in my system. I use the Opera browser for browsing and downloading. It is faster than IE and has less hassles with spyware.

As an alternative, you can try one of the following ways:

1. From www.esnips.com ... the homepage, type 'kanchi' in the Search eSnips by tags text field on the right side. This would lead to the page www.esnips.com ...

2. You can also directly try the link www.esnips.com ... on your browser to get the page.

When you click on the biography pdf file link it leads to the page www.esnips.com ... from where you can the Download button to download the file.

If the pages take time to download or have problem with IE, try Opera.

Incidentally, here is a very good introduction to advaita in the form of a Guru-Sishya dialogue:
www.advaitin.net ...
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saidevo
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Links and Downloads for Shivaratri

1. For downloadable Shiva Stotras in mp3 format:
www.astrojyoti.com ...

This site also contains other stotras.

2. Maha Shivaratri Festival in Mauritius - Harvard Pluralism Project
www.pluralism.org ...

TAKA Kauai Hindu Monastery February 14, 2007
www.himalayanacademy.com ...

3. www.mahashivratri.org ...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SangItam and Hari Katha Downloads

An impressive collection of mainly audio files of SangItam collections that can be downloaded is hosted at: www.sangeethamshare.org ...

Thanks to a mail from Yahoo! Brahmasabha group, I have downloaded Smt. Visaka Hari's Thyagaraja Charithram in 5 parts as mp3 files at:
www.sangeethamshare.org ...

Her discourse on Thyagaraja's Pancaratna kIrtanas can be downloaded at: www.sangeethamshare.org ...

There are also some collections available at www.sangeethapriya.org ...
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kanchi pittan
PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:03 am    Post subject: 50 years of light on Google video Reply with quote

The 50 years of light is available on google video

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saidevo
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Namaste.

Rather than spawning new threads, I am using this thread for links to useful spiritual messages and downloads.

The Advaitin: The Beginning of the Shum Language

Himalayan Academy has developed a supersensory language called Shum Tyeif that can be used to communicate with devas in individual and mass meditations. Here is the relevant link:

www.himalayanacademy.com ...

One practice that Kauai Adheenam recommends to all is something called Vasana Daha Tantra. This is to write our communications on paper and then burning it personally or in a yajna. The Tyeif font script is available for downloading at: www.himalayanacademy.com ...

A discussion on this topic can be read at:
www.hindudharmaforums.com ...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rare books on Hinduism and Hindu texts published in the 19th and early 20th centuries can be downloaded from these links:

Hinduism:
www.archive.org ...

Vedas:
www.archive.org ...

Upanishads:
www.archive.org ...


Though most authors are westerners, the books might be useful in the historical perspective and to check the shortcomings of the western perceptions of Hinduism. Books by Indian authors in English and other languages are also there in this huge collection of library archives.

Sometime back I posted a list of links to Hindu Websites, but the thread is no longer available in the Misc. forum. Here is a link to where a similar post is available:
www.hindudharmaforums.com ...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Personal Hindu Library

Over the last couple of months I have been organizing a collection of books, mainly in the PDF format for my personal Hindu Library. I am delighted to share this collection that has several enlightening books here for the forum members and other readers. While most books are downloadable from the links indicated, some are read only online.

Please create a folder by name BooksHindu and download the books into this folder. I am preparing a HTML interface to access the books at the click of the mouse. I shall share this interface as soon as it is ready.

The topics are organized into several individual posts to accommodate later additions. To start with here is the first of the topics. More will be added soon.

About Hinduism

All about Hinduism (Swami Sivananda)
www.sivanandadlshq.org ...

'ALL ABOUT HINDUISM' is intended to meet the needs of those who want to be introduced to the various facets of the crystal that is Hinduism. The book, which was first published in 1947, has now been rearranged in a more convenient form, with useful additions here and there, and is now released in its fifth edition. -- DLS
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Hindu Dharma (Bansi Pandit)
ikashmir.net/hindudharma/doc/hindudharma.pdf ...

The aim of this book is to present the fundamental concepts of all aspects of the Hindu religious, philosophical, and cultural heritage, the world’s oldest living tradition, in a simple and straightforward language for the readers of all ages. -- publishers
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Hinduism Primer (Raman Khanna)
www.esnips.com ...

A personal account of the fundamental concepts and provisions of Hinduism.
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Hinduism's Contemporary Catechism: Dancing With Siva (Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami)(online)
www.himalayanacademy.com ...

A richly illustrated sourcebook of Indian spirituality in question-and-answer form, exploring how to know the Divine, honor all creation and see God everywhere, in everyone. 165 Indian paintings, 600 verses from Hindu holy texts, 40-page timeline of India's history and a 190-page lexicon. -- HA
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Hinduism's Contemporary Culture: Living With Siva (Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami)(online)
www.himalayanacademy.com ...

...a unique daily devotional which guides the aspirant who wishes to take the essential first steps on the spiritual path. This includes systematic principles of self-discipline known in traditional Hinduism as the yamas and niyamas. - HA
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Hinduism's Contemporary Metaphysics: Merging With Siva (Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami)(online)
www.himalayanacademy.com ...

...all about "the inside of you." It is piercing, relevant and magical in its power to change your life by changing the way you look at yourself and your purpose on Earth. - HA
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How to Become a (Better) Hindu (Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami)(online)
www.himalayanacademy.com ...

How to become a Hindu is exactly what the title suggests. This is a clear and precise guide for Born Hindus, seekers who wish to enter Hinduism and for any soul wanting more information on the worlds oldest religion called Hinduism. - HA
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An Introduction to the Study of Hinduism (G.P.Sen)
www.archive.org ...

Published in 1893, this is a classic introduction to Hinduism, Hindus, Hindu family and Hindu nation.
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Level 1: A Basic Study of Hindu Religion (B.N.Aiyer)(online)
www.bnaiyer.com ...
Level 2: An Introduction to the Practice of Hindu Religion (B.N.Aiyer)(online)
www.bnaiyer.com ...
Level 3: Hindu Sadhana (B.N.Aiyer)(online)
www.bnaiyer.com ...

Three levels of study of the Hindu religion, philosophy, yogas and devotional practice.
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Self Realization 6 booklets (Himalayan Academy)
www.himalayanacademy.com ...
www.himalayanacademy.com ...
www.himalayanacademy.com ...
www.himalayanacademy.com ...
www.himalayanacademy.com ...
www.himalayanacademy.com ...

A visual presentation of the slokas from the book Dancing with Siva. - HA
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Ten Questions about Hinduism (Himalayan Academy)
www.himalayanacademy.com ...

An illustrated booklet of questions and answers.
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A Catechism of Hindu Dharma
www.archive.org ...

Published in 1919, this book is "an attempt to state in plain language and in a brief form the leading teachings of that religion, both dogmatic and practical" (in the form of Questions and Answers). - publisher.
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Vedanta for Beginners (Sivananda)
www.sivanandadlshq.org ...

Introduces Vedanta to a seeker.
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A Warning to the Hindus (Savitri Devi)
www.esnips.com ...

This highly inspiring and thought-provoking book will make the Hindus realise where they stand, and what dangers are threatening their very existence as a nation; it will put them on the right turn of national thinking. -- G.D.Savarkar
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What is Hinduism? A Full-Color Illustration (Himalayan Academy)
Section One: The Nature of Hinduism
www.himalayanacademy.com ...

Section Two: Hindu Metaphysics
www.himalayanacademy.com ...

Section Three: How Hindus Worship
www.himalayanacademy.com ...

Section Four: Spiritual Practices
www.himalayanacademy.com ...

Section Five: Family Life and Culture
www.himalayanacademy.com ...

Section Six: Hindu Ethics
www.himalayanacademy.com ...
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Who is a Hindu? (Koenraad Elst)
www.esnips.com ...

In this book, we will see how the Hindu Revivalist movement since ca. 1875 has dealt with the question: Who is a Hindu? - KE
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Hinduism For Beginners (Srirama Ramanuja Achari)
srimatham.com/srimatham/hinduismbeginners/hinduismforbeginners.pdf ...

This book is written by a Westerner who is a practicing Hindu, to give non-Hindus as well as Hindus who are living in the West, an introduction to the faith. -- author

A Hindu Catechism (Srirama Ramanuja Achari)
srimatham.com/srimatham/downloads/hinducatechism.pdf ...

In questions and answers by a practicing Western Hindu.

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Bala-Gokulam: Children's Handbook
www.balagokulam.org ...

Bala-Gokulam will enable Hindu children in the US to appreciate their cultural roots, learn Hindu values in an enjoyable manner and make good friends. They will also develop a sense of Sewa, Service to humankind. -- publishers
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Bala-Gokulam: Teacher's Handbook
www.balagokulam.org ...

Teachers' companion to the Bala-Gokulam handbook for children.
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Easy Bal Satyarth Prakash (Ved Prakash 'Suman')
vedicmyanmar.googlepages.com ...

A children's version of the famous Satyarth Prakash by Maharashi Dayanand Saraswati of the Arya Samaj.
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A Hindu Catechism (Srirama Ramanuja Achari)
Hinduism Primer (Raman Khanna)
Level 1: A Basic Study... (B.N.Aiyer)(online)
Self Realization (HA) 2 3 4 5 6
Ten Questions about Hinduism (HA)

(Links and briefs given under About Hinduism section.)
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Hinduism as Sanatana Dharma
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Hindu Diaspora and Religious Philanthropy in the United States
www.istr.org ...

This study focuses on the positive role of religion, in particular Hindu groups in the US that promote social development and reform in civil society. The objectives of the study therefore are to study resource mobilization techniques and philanthropic activities of religious Hindu bodies (temples and movements) of the Asian- Indian community in the United States. -- author
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Hindu ethics; a historical and critical essay (1922)(John Mckenzie)
www.archive.org ...

The attempt is here made to fix attention more definitely on the ethical side of Hindu teaching. The aim of the writer has been to present the subject in a way that will make it intelligible to the ordinary educated reader, particularly to the educated Indian. -- author
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Hinduism: The World Ideal (Harendranath Maitra)
www.archive.org ...

A 1916 publication. "My Western friends have often expressed the wish to have Indian ideals presented in a short and simple way. Papers read at various meetings in response to this feeling, have led to this book. Needless to say, the subject could be expanded into many volumes." -- author
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Hinduism and International Humanitarian Law (M.K.Sinha)
www.icrc.org ...

This article examines the relationship between Hinduism and war and the extent to which the fundamental concepts of humanitarian law are recognized in Hinduism. After reviewing the sources of Hinduism, it considers the permissibility and types of war in ancient India, explores the rules of warfare and investigates whether war was a matter of course or regarded as a ruler’s last choice. It then sets out the humanitarian principles that already applied at that time. Finally, it considers how far the concepts of Hinduism have helped in the development of international humanitarian law. -- author
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Lectures by Swami Vivekananda
www.esnips.com ...

Excerpts from the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda
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Modern Hinduism (W.J.Wilkins)
www.archive.org ...

A 1900 publication, this book is a Westerner's view during the colonial days and gives "an account of their [Hindu's] life, which is largely the result of the worship of those deities."
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The Principles of Hindu Ethics (M.A.Buch)
www.archive.org ...

In this 1921 publication, the author ventures "to take a systematic survey of the Hindu ideas on morality."
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Self-Knowledge (Sivananda)
www.lalhost.com ...

The lessons given in this book are particularly addressed to those who have no faith in religion, God, the Law of Karma, theory of reincarnation, a life beyond and an after-world (Metempsychosis, Eschatology, etc.).

These are the collection of the lessons given to the struggling souls in the world, to many atheists, during the last 15 years. Now they are all far advanced in the spiritual line and entirely free from the miseries and troubles of the world. -- author
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Some Leading Ideas of Hinduism (Henry Haigh)
www.archive.org ...

A 1903 publication. "I have desired to help the people of England to realise to themselves, as far as may be, the religious and philosophical standpoint of many of the people of India, and I have tried to do this in language as little technical as possible." -- author
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Vedic Psychology for Ills of Human Civilization (SwamiJ)
sololife.mylivepage.com ...
589_Vedic_Psychology_for_the_Ills_of_Human_Civilization.pdf

Modern psychology explores the mind and personality to improve upon who we are. The psychology of the ancient sages explores the mind and personality to discover who we are not, but have mistakenly come to believe we are. -- author
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Guru Datta Vidyarthi (Arya Samaj): Works
www.archive.org ...
worksofthepandit00vidyuoft.pdf

A 1902 publication. "The works of Pandit Guru Datta Vidyarthi, M. A. un doubtedly occupy the foremost position in the whole range of S^majic literature that exists in English." -- author
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Hinduism Invades America (Wendell Thomas)
www.archive.org ...
hinduisminvadesa013865mbp.pdf

A 1930 publication. "This work is not an attack on Hinduism. It is not meant to inflame American citizens by pointing to a foreign menace. Nor is it a defense of Hinduism. Nor is it a defense of Christianity or anything else. It is simply a study of the amazing adventure of an Eastern faith in a Western land." -- author
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Sivananda & The Divine Life Society
www.sivanandadlshq.org ...

About the sage and his illustrious ashram.
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Astrology
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Astrological Geomancy (Gerard Cremonensis)
www.esnips.com ...
Astrological-Geomancy

Therefore I have composed this work, which I wilt have to be named, 'Astronomical Geomancy'; wherein, I will sufficiently teach how to judge with less labour and study. For in this present science it is not requisite to behold neither the Ascendant, nor the hour in a Table, as it is in Astrology. -- author
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The Brihat Jataka (Varaha Mihira)
www.archive.org ...

A 1905 publication; N. Chidambaram Aiyar's translation of Varaha Mihira's treatise on Hindu Astrology and Horoscopy.
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The Brihat Jataka (in brief)
jyotishvidya.com/HTMLobj-5524/brihat_Jataka.zip ...

A summary of the Brihat Jataka.
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Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra
jyotishvidya.com/HTMLobj-5525/BPHS.zip ...

Sage Parasara's encyclopedic treatment of Vedic Astrology essentially deals with the delineation of life from conception to death, the cardinal underlying principals being those celestial conditions at birth that influence to determine the pattern of the whole life of human beings. This work is a summary.
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Garga Hora by Sage Gargacarya
jyotishvidya.com/HTMLobj-5527/Garga_Hora_by_Sage_Gargacarya.zip ...

The classic Garga Hora by Sage Gargacharya is one of the ancient scriptures which explains the principles of astrology in brief sutras. -- astrojyoti.com
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The History of Astrology: Another View (Robert Hand)
www.altjn.com ...

The account which I present here is mostly derived from mainstream academic sources, although I will also present some speculations in areas where there is no clear evidence. I do not present such speculations whimsically but only where internal evidence seems to justify them, and always they will be presented with clear indications that they are speculations. -- author
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Horasara of Prithuyasas, son of Varah Mihira
jyotishvidya.com/HTMLobj-5528/Horasara_of_Prithuyasas.zip ...

Horasara was writen by Prithu Yasas, who was the son of Varahamihira, the celibrated astronomer-astrologer of Vikramadtya's court in 57AD, who wrote the epics Brihat Jataka, Brihat Samhita and Daivagya vallabha. As stated in the verses in this work, the son wanted to explain in a simplified manner, the difficult and brief principles of his father's works. In astrology, Horasara is held in very high esteem and even Mantreswara pays tributes and based his work Phaladeepika on it. -- astrojyoti.com
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Kalyana Varma's Saravali
jyotishvidya.com/HTMLobj-5526/Kalyana_Varma_s_Saravali.zip ...

Kalyana Varma, the famous author Saravali belonged to the 10th century AD. He was the king of a place called Vyaghrapada, believed to be somewhere in Madhya Pradesh. From the verses in this work it is obvious that he has studied the works of Parashara, Varahamihira and Yavana etc before him, and as he felt that they were too brief, he decided to elaborate the principles.

Saravali indeed is a monumental work and the study of it is a must for the serious students of astrology. -- astrojyoti.com
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Lal Kitab: An Astrological Marvel
www.esnips.com ...
LalKitab

Lal Kitab, originally published in urdu language, enshrines such effective astrological prin- ciples and remedial measures that it has rightly been termed as .The Wonder Book. of Astrology. -- publishers
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Learn Astrology
www.esnips.com ...
Learn-astrology

A primer on Hindu and Western astrology.
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Muhurtha (Electional Astrology)(B.V.Raman)
jyotishvidya.com/HTMLobj-5529/B.V ...

It is not an understatement to say that B.V. Raman single-handedly led the resurgence of classical Jyotish in India and introduced the ancient sciences to Western audiences. At a time when there was very little information available outside India, many of us had our first introduction to Vedic Astrology through B.V. Raman's publications and, if we were fortunate enough, lectures. -- solsticepoint.com
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A Philosophy of Astrology (Anil Chawla)
www.samarthbharat.com ...

I hope that this mini-book will help a layman (or woman), who visits an astrologer to better utilize astrological advice. When one goes to a doctor, one knows that one may still die. Similarly, when you visit an astrologer, please understand that he is no God, nor does he have a direct hotline to the Almighty. -- author
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Saral Jyotisha
www.esnips.com ...
saral-jyotisha

A treatise on Hindu astrology.
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Signs of the Zodiac
www.esnips.com ...
astrology

A treatise on astrological signs, elements, planets and their interaction.
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Vedic Chronology and Vedanga Jyotisha (BG Tilak)
www.archive.org ...

A 1925 publication containing a series of essays that include Chaldean and Indian Vedas.
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Yavana Jataka (online)
www.astrojyoti.com ...

Sage Yavana, who belonged to the Alexander period, wrote Yavana Jataka. He was an astrologer in the Greek court in India. Because of this he was called Yavanacharya or Greek Guru, and hence a lot of western astrologers claim that Indians learned astrology from the Greeks!! There are a few areas where his interpretations of results are different. Because of this it is an important classic. The teachings of Yavanacharya were recorded by a king called Sphujidhwaja.

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Indian Calendar System
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Indian Calendars (Akhil Doegar,...)
www.math.nus ...

Indian Calendars (Leow Choon Lian)
www.math.nus ...

Indian Calendars: Surya Siddhanta (Chia Daphne)
www.math.nus ...

Panchanga-Tantra (Regulagedda Akshay)
www.math.nus ...

Scientific Implications of Vedic Calendars (LaRouche)
www.esnips.com ...

Vedic Calendar (Sivaya Subramuniyaswami)
www.himalayanacademy.com ...
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Brahma Darsanam (1916)(Ananda Acharya)
www.archive.org ...
brahmadarsanam00achauoft.pdf

These lectures were given under the inspiration of such beliefs, formed partly from personal experience in teaching, and partly derived from the wisdom of our Hindu Rishis and Gurus. Intended especially for beginners, and delivered ex tempore, they do not claim to be a systematic treatise; they will serve their purpose if they succeed in persuading the reader that he and I are of one blood and one life. -- author
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Brahmanism and Hinduism (Monier-Williams)
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brahmanismhindu00moniuoft.pdf

THE present work is intended to meet the wants of those educated Englishmen who may be desirous of gaining an insight into the mental, moral, and religiousjcondition of the innabitants of our Eastern empire and yet are quite unable to sift for themselves the confused mass of informationaccurate and inaccurate spread out before them by innu merable writers on Indian subjects. Its aim will be to present trustworthy outlines of two important phases of religious thought and life in India, namely Brahmanism and Hinduism, as based on the Veda and other sacred books of the Hindus. -- author
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Dialogues of the Hindu Philosophy (K.M.Banerjea)
www.archive.org ...
dialoguesonhindu00baneiala.pdf

THE objects aimed at in the following dialogues are, first, to give a correct and authentic statement of the doctrines of Hindu philosophy, and, secondly, to suggest such modes of dealing with them as may prove most effective to the Hindu mind. -- author
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Doxographies - Why six darœanas? Which six?
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These days it is commonly held that there are six darœanas or systems of orthodox or astika Hindu philosophy. These are usually enumerated as three pairs: Nyaya and Vaiœe.ika, Sa.khya and Yoga, Mima.sa and Vedanta. The heterodox or nastika systems are typically enumerated separately: the Jaina, Buddhist and the Materialists (the Lokayatas/Carvakas). This paper explores why traditional doxographies are often preoccupied with enumerating only six systems and which systems they choose to enumerate. -- author
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Hindu Philosophy Popularly Explained (R.C.Bose)
www.archive.org ...
hinduphilosophy00boseuoft.pdf

The companion volume is to consist, besides an introductory chapter presenting the characteristic features of Hindu Heterodoxy, of four chapters on Buddha and his Philosophy, two chapters on Jainaism, one chapter on the Charvaka Epicurism, one on the Pseudo-Theism of the schools of Rainanuja and Ramananda, one on Kabir and his creed, and two on Guru Nanak and his creed, and an article on Esoteric Buddhism to be added as a supplement. -- author
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Indian Wisdom (Monier-Williams)
www.archive.org ...
indianwisdomwith00moniuoft.pdf

Its pages are also intended to subserve a further object. They aim at imparting to educated Englishmen, by means of translations and explanations of portions of the sacred and philosophical literature of India, an insight into the mind, habits of thought, and customs of the Hindus, as well as a correct knowledge of a system of belief and practice which has constantly prevailed for at least three thousand years, and still continues to exist as one of the principal religions of the Non- Christian world. -- author
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A mirror of the Hindu philosophical systems, tr. from the original Hindi, printed and manuscript (1911)(Nilakantha Gore, Nehemiah)
www.archive.org ...

THE Mirror of the Hindu Philosophical Systems was translated by Dr. Fitz-Edward Hall from the Hindi. The author, in a Paper on ' The Hindu Philosophies ', in the Indian Church Quarterly Review, for April, 1891, states that the technical terms of Hindu Philosophy are not always correctly rendered in English. -- author
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Outlines of Indian Philosophy (PT Srinivasa Iyengar)
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I have, in the following pages, attempted to separate the varied threads of the tangled skein of modern Hindu philosophical thought and religious beliefs. -- author
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Rational refutation of the Hindu philosophical systems (1862)(Gore, Nehemiah Nilakantha)
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Essentially the same work as A mirror of the Hindu philosophical systems listed above.
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Sarva Darshana Samgraha: Madhava (E.B.Cowell)
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I WELL remember the interest excited among the learned Hindus of Calcutta by the publication of the Sarva-darsana- samgraha of Madhava Acharya in the Bibliotheca Indica in 1858. It was originally edited by Pandit Isvarachandra Vidyasagara, but a subsequent edition, with no important alterations, was published in 1872 by Pandit Taranatha Tarkavachaspati. -- translator
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Studies in Hindu Thought (Ganguli,Charuchandra)
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Analysed Psychologically, Epistemologically and Ontologically after the Sankar Vedanta. -- author
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Darshana
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Aspects of the Vedanta (Essays)
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Many of the papers collected together in this volume originally appeared in the Brahmavadin and in the Indian Review, while some others were delivered as lectures or written as papers by the gentlemen under whose names they appear. -- publisher
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Attitude Of Vedanta Towards Religion (Abhedananda)
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Attitude of Vedanta towards Religion is a thesis of universaljoutlook of thought. It attempts to prove the identity of the essence and ideal of Vedanta with religion. Its venture is to establish that philosophy is the theoretical and speculative side of religion, and religion is the practical side of philosophy; philosophy is the flesh and bone and religion is the blood and life. -- publisher
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The Schools of Vedanta (P.Nagaraja Rao)
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Among the Hindus the values are conveyed through systems o Philosophy which are associated with the three great acaryas, Sahkara, Ramanuja and Madhva. Mr. NAGARAJA RAO gives us here in simple and clear language the central features of the three systems. As an introduction to their detailed study this book will serve a valuable purpose. -- Foreword by S. Radhakrishnan
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Universality of Vedanta - Prakashananda, Swami
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A lecture delivered at the Congress of Religious Philosophies, held under the auspices of P. P. I. E. at San Francisco in 1915
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Vedanta For The Western World (Isherwood,Christopher)
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A collection of essays on the principles of Vedanta by Indian and Western writers.
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Vedanta Philosophy, Divine Heritage of Man - Abhedananda
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The topics covered include the existence and attributes of God, relationship of souls to Him and the divine principle in man.
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The Nature of Man According to the Vedanta (John Levy)
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Investigations from a curious seeker who went through the rigours of other religions.
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Studies in Vedantism (1909)(Bhattacharyya, Krishnachandra)
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The following studies in Vedantism are not so much expositions of the traditional Vedanta as problematic constructions on Vedantic lines intended to bring out the relations of the system to modern philosophical systems. The work of construction has, however, been subordinated to the work of interpretation. A wide latitude of interpretation has been claimed throughout. -- author
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Advaita Bodha Deepika (Ramanasramam)
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Sri Ramanananda Saraswathi (formerly Munagala Venkataramiah) a devotee of Bhagavan has by the grace of Sri Ramana rendered into English the eight chapters of the work now available. The last four chapters, Savikalpa Samadhi, Nirvikalpa Samadhi, Jivan Mukti, and Videha Mukti not being found in Tamil, Telugu or Sanskrit Manuscripts could not be translated into English. Information on the missing chapters is earnestly sought and will be gratefully acknowledged by the publisher.

This book is one of the few esteemed by Sri Maharshi and this translation was thoroughly revised in His Presence. So we are encouraged to present this small volume to the public with full confidence that the reader will benefit by it.
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Advaita Lectures (Godavarisha Mishra)
1. Advaita in Theory and Practice
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2. A Journey through Vedantic History
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3. Advaita Epistemology
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4. Advaita Epistemology: Perception - Veridical and Erroneous
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These lectures were delivered in Michaelmas Term (Oct.-Dec. 2003). They are intended to introduce the basic tenets of Advaita tracing it from the period of Gaudapada through Sankara to the present day Advaitins. They examine the philosophical subtleties of Advaita, its enrichment through productive dialogue with other schools and also its impact on the society. These are designed for students in Indian Philosophy, Theology and Religious studies and do not require in-depth understanding of Indian scriptures. However, they could also be of particular interest to advanced students of Indology and Sanskrit studies.
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Advaita Manjari (K. Sadananda)
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(Advaitin List Moderator and a Disciple of H.H. Swami Chinmayanandaji)
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Advaita Sadhana (Kanchi Maha SwamigaL)
(Kanchi Maha-Swamigal’s Discourses)
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Acknowledgement of Source Material: Ra. Ganapthy’s ‘Deivathin Kural’ (Vol.6) in Tamil published by Vanathi Publishers, 4th edn. 1998
URL of Tamil Original:
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English rendering : V. Krishnamurthy
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Advaita Vedanta: A Presentation for Beginners (D. Krishna Ayyar)
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A presentation for the beginners.
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Advaita Vedanta: Essays (Advayananda)
10 essyas for download at:
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Details of contents in the link.
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Drg-Drsya Viveka (Bhasyam: Nikhilananda)
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The importance of Drg-Drsya Viveka as an aid to the study of Vedanta has been well pointed out by the learned Swami Nikhilanandaji in his introduction to this translation. The central theme of this work is that Brahman is realized through mystic or Yogic Samadhi (Concentration). After this state is attained, one can see Brahman wherever one turns one's eyes. -- Forward by V.Subrahmanya Iyer
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A Step by Step First Exposure to Advaita
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The following rambling conversation has been composed as an attempt to bring to the lay reader some truths of advaita, without venturing into long passages. So a conscious effort has been made to reduce each bit of the conversation to a single line on the web(with just eight exceptions). It has turned out to be a no-holds-barred dialogue, long and continuous. -- author
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I am That (Nisargadatta Maharaj)
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That there should be yet another addition of I AM THAT is not surprising, for the sublimity of the words spoken by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, their directness and the lucidity with which they refer to the Highest have already made this book a literature of paramount importance. In fact, many regard it as the only book of spiritual teaching really worth studying. -- Foreword by Douwe Tiemersma

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Lights on Advaita (V. Subrahmanya Iyer)
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Selected Teachings of V. Subrahmanya Iyer
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The Mind-Body Problem in Three Indian Philosophies, Sankara’s Advaita Vedanta, Gangesa’s Navya Nyaya, and Aurobindo’s Theistic Monism (Phillips)
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A theme of this paper is that there is no single mind-body problem but a family of related difficulties concerning the relationships between consciousness and matter. Like the proverbial lump in the rug, philosophers move the problem around, and none, I think, avoids it altogether. -- author
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The Doctrine of Maya (Prabhu Dutt Shastri)
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An analytical study of Maya: the history of the word, the development of its concept and objections to the doctrine within the Vedanta.
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Notes on Spiritual Discourses (Atmananda)
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The subject discussed is the ultimate Truth or Peace. The approach is the direct perception method of Advaita (the strict Vicaramarga). The field of enquiry is the totality of human experience, comprised of the experiences of the three states and the awareness still beyond. The stand taken is strictly in the absolute Truth, and reference made only to the being inside. All this is discussed in detail in the ensuing pages. -- author
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The Real and the Un-Real (Chittaranjana Naik)
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Some teachings from Shri Atmananda (Krishna Menon)
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This document has been extracted from a discussion on the Advaitin E-group < groups.yahoo.com ... during Nov 2003 to Jan 2004. The discussion was led by Ananda Wood; and the extraction is largely the work of Dennis Waite, who has kindly made a browser version available on his website < www.advaita.org ...
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Whence Adhyasa? (S. Venkataraman)
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A Discussion from the Advaitin List.
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The Indian calendar, with tables for tor the conversion of Hindu and Muhammadan into A.D. dates, and vice versā (1896)(Robert Sewell)
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Tins Volume is designed for the use, not only of those engaged in the dccyplierment of Indian inscriptions and the compilation of Indian history, but also of Judicial Courts and Government Offices in India. -- author
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HTML Interface for the Hinduism Section

I have created a HTML interface to view/download the books in the Hinduism section. Since the HTML and the Stylesheet files are too long, I have posted them in the Hindu Dharma Forums at this link:

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Members may kindly access this link for details, try the interface and give me their feedback.
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HTML Interface for the Ashrams and Astrology Sections

I have posted the HTML interfaces for the Ashrams and Astrology sections of our Hindu Personal Library in the HDF at:
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Members may kindly access this link for details, try the interface and give me their feedback.
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Saidevo-ji, please permit me to post another valuable text online . It is the commentary on the Holy Gita by Swami Chinmayananda. It is in the PDF format, and can be downloaded chapter by chapter. I know that there are numerous commentaries on the Gita, but I particularly like this one because, in addition to the overall translation of each sloka from sanskrit to english, it has word by word translation, which is very helpful for students of sanskrit.



The Holy Gita: Swami Chinmayananda

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Namaste Nivasji.

Please feel free to bring it to the notice of members and readers any Hindu book you come across. Even though I have collected over 600 books and booklets and have started posting their links with HTML interfaces, since I am not more than a novice in traditional Hinduism, my collection can only be a sample.

I request other members too to post here links to good Hindu books in downloadable PDF/doc format, so we may include them in our Personal Hindu Library.

nivas wrote:
Saidevo-ji, please permit me to post another valuable text online . It is the commentary on the Holy Gita by Swami Chinmayananda. It is in the PDF format, and can be downloaded chapter by chapter. I know that there are numerous commentaries on the Gita, but I particularly like this one because, in addition to the overall translation of each sloka from sanskrit to english, it has word by word translation, which is very helpful for students of sanskrit.

The Holy Gita: Swami Chinmayananda
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This book, as you have found out, looks beautiful even at a first glance; I have included it in my collection. Ironically, I could not download the chapterwise PDF files using Opera or IE. Only Mozilla helps.

Thanks for the link to a nice book.
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sir i from 6000niyogi family.being from brahaman family i had learned vedam.sir from age of 10 i wish to take sysnasam. sir please help me
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Namaste Vivek Koushik ji.

vivek koushik wrote:
sir i from 6000niyogi family.being from brahaman family i had learned vedam.sir from age of 10 i wish to take sysnasam. sir please help me


If your post is addressed to me, kindly seek guidance from SriMaTham, Kanchipuram.

I am sorry if the task of my collection of Hindu books even remotely attributes any scholarship to me. Far from it. As I have been stating repeatedly in KF, I am just a novice seeker with very little Anushtana, Svadyaya and Dhyana. I have not read any of the books in the Library in full! It is just like the saying, "Ayiram pAttukku adi teriyum, nURu pAttukku nuni teriyum, oNNum muzhusa teriyathu" ("I know the end of a thousand songs and the beginning of a hundred, but I know none of them in full.")

The situation with me is more akin to a child picking up and handing over a puja article to his father fondly so he may use it, or a child picking up a flower and giving it to its mother so she might include it in her garland.
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HTML Interface for the Darshana Section

I have posted the HTML interfaces for the Darshana section of our Hindu Personal Library in the HDF at:

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The interface includes the sub-sections About, Advaita, Dvaita, Mimamsa, Nyaya-Vaisheshika, Samkhya, Saivam and Vaishnavam. I am not able to find any downloadable books in PDF form for the Dvaita or the Sakta philosophy. Members/readers who find any may please post the links here for inclusion in our Hindu Library.

Members may kindly access this link for details, try the interface and give me their feedback.
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bheSajam (Health and Healing)
The Big Herbal Encyclopedia
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Encyclopedia-of-Herbs (132 KB)

This herbal encyclopedia came from many different places, info I found on the net, info I got from herbal books, info I got off herbs I bought myself, info from my pagan friends, and other places. This herbal encyclopedia was made to inform people about herbs. Before you decide to take a herb internally Study up on it as much as you can. Befor you take an herb find out how much to take, how to take it, and why to take it. Some herbs are just Not made to take internally, so please be careful on what you put into your body. It could do more harm then good. Your body is you temple. Take care of it. -- author
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Bhagavan Ramana and Herbal Medicine (Manikkam)
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Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, the Sage of Tiruvannamalai, knew many of the herbal recipes. At his ashram in Tiruvannamalai, the simple diet offered to devotees was itself medicine. Bhagavan was an expert cook himself and he would give detailed instructions to the cooks on proper seasoning of ingredients, their proportion, the mixture and the proper method of cooking.
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Gemstone Healing Properties
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The information contained in this Healing Stone Book is not meant to replace diagnosis and treatment by a qualified medical practitioner. All recommendations herein contained are derived from legend, lore and practitioner suggestion, not from the authority of Crown Jewels, it's officers, employees, or agents. No expressed or implied guarantee as to the effects of their uses can be given nor liability taken. -- publisher
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The Human Aura: Astral Colors and Thought Forms (Panchadasi)
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... the Human Aura, by Swami Pachadasi, first published in 1912 by the Yoga Publication Society. It is but one of many books written in the first half of this century by Indian Rishi's--spiritually endowed clairvoyants and clairaudients--who came to America to share their wisdom. ... Swami Panchadasi saw the same colors in the human aura that I have seen but explained it so much better. --Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
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Kundalini Reiki Manual (Paul Crick)
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All these attunements are to simple forms of Reiki which are very easy to use and does away with lots of complicated instructions, symbols and rituals etc. Intent is the key, the exception to this rule is possibly the Ethereal Crystals as it helps if you know what to do with them. -- Happy healing Paul Crick.

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Dvaita
The Great Madhvacarya (Shukavak Dasa)
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Sri Madhvacarya, also known as Vasudeva, Ananda Tīrtha and Pürnaprajna, is one of India’s greatest theologians. He is the founder of dvaita philosophy, and along with øSankaracarya, is one of the most important commentators on the Upanishads, Bhagavad-gīta and the Brahma-sütras. His doctrine asserts that this world is real and that there is an eternal and immutable difference between the individual soul and God. -- author in his brief life sketch
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Mimamsa
The Karma-Mimamsa (A.Berriedale Keith)
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A 1921 publication under 'The Heritage of India Series' about the development and philosophy of the Karma-Mimamsa.
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The Mimamsa Sutras of Jaimini (tr.Madan Lal Sandal)
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The translation of Jaimini s Piirva Mimamsa is now published and placed before the learned readers. The translator knows how difficult it was to understand the Mimamsa in interpreting the dead Vedic rituals of the ancient Aryans and is still not sure whether he has correctly explained them. It is for the public to judge it. -- author
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Nyaya-Vaisheshika
Hindu realism : An introduction to the metaphysics of the Nyaya-Vaisheshika system of philosophy (1912) (JC Chatterji)
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In the following pages I have made an attempt to present the main metaphysical doctrines of two of the Hindu Schools of Philosophy, the Vaisheshika and the Nyaya, constituting what may be called Hindu Realism. -- author
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Indian Logic and Atomism (AB Keith)
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Considerations of space have rendered it necessary to omit all mere philological discussion and all treatment of points of minor philosophic interest. On the same ground no effort has been made to trace the vicissitudes of either system in China or Japan, or to deal with either Buddhist or Jain logic save where they come into im mediate contact with the doctrines of the Nyaya and Vaiesika. -- author
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A Primer Of Indian Logic (1951)(S.Kuppuswami Sastri)
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This little book, called A PRIMER OF IKDIAW LOGIC, is primarily based on Annambhatta's Tarkasamgraha and is designed to serve as an introduction, not only to the btudy of Indian logic as embodied in the Nyaya-Vaisesika literature in Sanskrit, but also to the study of Indian philosophy in its diverse systems. -- author
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Saivam
Saivite Hindu Religion: Children's Course 6 vols. (Himalayan Academy)
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Saivite Hindu Religion Book 1 (Ages 5-7)
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SaivaHR_course/SaivaHR_Bk1/BookOneE.pdf (5.0 MB)
Professional Teacher's Guide
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SaivaHR_course/SaivaHR_Bk1/Bk1Teach.pdf (1.9 MB)

Saivite Hindu Religion Book 2 (Ages 6-8)
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SaivaHR_course/SaivaHR_Bk2/BookTwoE.pdf (6.1 MB)
Professional Teacher's Guide
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SaivaHR_course/SaivaHR_Bk2/Bk2Teach.pdf (1.4 MB)

Saivite Hindu Religion Books 3-6 (Ages 8-12)
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SaivaHR_course/SaivaHR_Bk3/Book3.pdf (5.3 MB)
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SaivaHR_course/SaivaHR_Bk4/Book4.pdf (11.7 MB)

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SaivaHR_course/SaivaHR_Bk5/Book5.pdf (4.1 MB)
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SaivaHR_course/SaivaHR_Bk6/Book6.pdf (5.7 MB)
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SaivaHR_course/SaivaHR_Bk6/Bk6Exam.pdf (464 KB)

Saiva Dharma Shastras: The Book of Discipline of Saiva Siddhanta Church
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SAIVA DHARMA SASTRAS IS A POTENT EDICT, AN IRREVOCABLE COMMISSION TO MY ACHARYA SUCCESSORS, DETAILING THEIR FUTURE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. FURTHER, IT IS A DOSSIER DESCRIBING FOR CHURCH MEMBERS AND THE public our international headquarters, monasteries, missions and extended families, our Himālayan Academy, ministry and initiations, our family and monastic paths, articles of faith and conduct. It explains our World Outreach Mission: to protect, preserve and promote the Ķaivite Hindu religion, to foster the growth of all sects of Hinduism through Hindu solidarity and to teach monistic Ķaiva Siddhānta for the spiritual unfoldment of the individual and the family through temple worship and daily sadhana. -- authorities.
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Saivite Virtues (Himalayan Academy)(online)
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Please study these daily lessons over and over again for several months. There is a short do-it-yourself test at the end of the book. You may wish to quiz yourself by taking it.

You should allot one-half hour, preferably at the same time each day, for your study. But if something happens that prevents you from spending the full thirty minutes, don't let that prevent you from spending as much time as you can, even if it is only ten or fifteen minutes. -- (HA)
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Studies in Saiva-Siddhanta (JM Nallasvami Pillai)
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THE assemblage of papers that make up the present volume, records the harvest of twenty-years ceaseless research in a field of philosophy and mysticism, by one who is acknowledged on all hands to be one of the most well-informed interpreters of the Tamil developments of the great Agamic school of thought. -- author
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Vaishnavam
Early history of Vaishnavism in South India (S. Krishnaswami Aiyangar)
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THE following lectures, presented to the public as the fourth course of Madras University Special Lectures in the Department of Indian History and Archaeology, formed the subject on which I intended to send a paper to the International Congress of Orient alists, which was to have been held at Oxfotd but for the outbreak of the War. -- author
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Introduction to the Pancarartra
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During the course of time and with the advent of the Kali-yuga, these sacrifices fell into disuitude, it was at this junction that the Agamas or Tantras became popular in order to fulfil the spiritual and practical needs of the masses. The Tantric tradition became divided into three systems according to theology; Vaishnava, Saiva and Sakta. The Vaishnava Tantric or Agamic tradition is divided into two sects which are known as the Pancaratra and the Vaikhanasa. -- publisher
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Samasrayanam: Vaishnava Initiation
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The formal process by which one performs saranagati or takes refuge is known as samasrayanam and is a sine qua non for all members of the Srīvaishnava community. It is similar to confirmation of the Christians or Bar-mitzvah of the Jews, and one is not accepted as a fully fledged member of the community until the ceremony has been performed. -- publisher
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Shadanga Yoga — The Way of Surrender
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Taking refuge in the Divine (Prapatti) is the easiest way to God-realisation and Liberation. In fact it is the means par excellence. In the Scriptures we find the anecdotes of Prapatti performed by animals such as Gajendra, Hanuman, Jatayu and Jambavant and women such as Draupadi and Kunti. Arjuna and his brothers performed Prapatti as did low-born characters like Sabari and Guha and myriads of other beings. It is a means open to everyone and has no restrictions of any kind. There are no restrictions as to time — Gajendra the King of the elephants performed Prapatti as he was about to expire. There are no restrictions as to place — Arjuna performed Prapatti on the field of battle, and not even restrictions as regards states of purity — Draupadi performed Prapatti when she was menstruating! -- publisher
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Sri Vaishnavism (RV.Seshadri)
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A brief on the philosophy of Vaishnavism.
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An Exposition of Yoga from Two Vaishnava Sources (Rama Ramanuja Achari)
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Exposition from the Vishnu Purana and the Garuda Purana.
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Hindu System of Moral Science (1912)(KL Sarkar)
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IT has become the custom with the scholars of the West now-a-clays, to extol highly the metaphysics of India, But at the same time they never forget to proclaim that her philosophy had never had the idea of considering ethics as a science independently nay, that it had taught, at times, the idea that the state of super-consciousness could be realised without even the attainment in life of a high ethical standard, An unbiased examination of the scriptures however, makes the matter appear in a totally different light. -- author
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Ideal of Married Life (Sivananda)
www.sivanandadlshq.org ... (57 KB)

Marriage is a sacred spiritual partnership between two souls who have come upon this earth to evolve an ideal life of nobility, virtue and Dharma and attain their goal of divine perfection through such ideal life. Therefore, the home of the married couple is a sanctified centre of spiritual life. The home is their place of worship, prayer, spiritual Sadhana and daily meditation. -- author
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Marriage (Kapali Shastry)
www.vedah.com ... (249 KB)

Concept of Family being the emergent institution of the contemporary human civilization, the Vedas provide adequate solutions to the resultant problems that may arise in marriage. Even after knowing a lot one can't declare that I know everything. Given below are some salient information and ideals. The practice of these ideals will be of great help in the success of married life. -- publishers
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Tamil Wisdom: Traditions Concerning Hindu Sages, and Selections from Their Writings (EJ Robinson)
www.archive.org ... (9.0 MB)

A typical colonnial view of native wisdom that ignorantly believes that "the traditions of the people, prevented society from falling into entire barbarism, and in principle, at the least, anticipated the Christian rule which now prevails to the great advantage of all classes of the natives of India."
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Women in Hindu Dharma--A Tribute
www.hinduwisdom.inf ... (1.6 MB)

The close connection of women with divine revelation in Hinduism may be judged from the fact that of the 407 Sages associated with the revelation of Rigveda, twenty-one5 are women. Many of these mantras are quite significant for instance the hymn on the glorification of the Divine Speech. The very invocatory mantra of the Atharvaveda addresses divinity as a ‘Devi’ – the Goddess, who while present in waters, fulfills all our desires and hopes. In the Atharvaveda, the entire 14th book dealing with marriage, domestic issues etc., is attributed to a woman. Portions of other 19 books are also attributed to women sages. -- author of the Website www.hinduwisdom.inf ...
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Karma
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The Absolute Law of Karma (awgp)
www.awgp.org ... (240 KB)

In the present book an attempt has been made to give rational and logical explanations of relationship between human deeds and destiny. It explains how events of good fortune and misfortune, happiness and suffering in human life are results of one’s own deeds. -- author
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Karma and Diseases (Sivananda)
www.sivanandadlshq.org ... (53 KB)

The diseases we suffer from the births we get here on earth are all products of actions done by us in previous times. Every action has its reaction and no action goes unrewarded in a suitable manner. Evil actions do not go without their bitter effects upon the doer. Here are given some of the many pitiable conditions of life which man has to live in due to his careless sinful deeds. -- author
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Karma and Reincarnation (Joseph Morales)
baharna.com/karma/Karma_and_Reincarnation.rtf ... (467 KB)

Being philosophically-minded, I have always found the descriptions of the doctrine of karma by Eastern teachers to be frustratingly vague. So I set out to find out what, exactly, the doctrine of karma is, and why we should believe it. The resulting study is somewhat lengthy, so I have now broken it into small topics that you can read individually. -- author
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saMsAra (Death and Tansmigration)
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Vedanta Philosophy of Reincarnation (Abhedananda)
manybooks.net/support/a/abhedana/abhedanaetext058rinc10pdf.pdf ... (80 KB)
www.esnips.com ...

A holisic and instructive series of lectures on topics such as:
1. Reincarnation
2. Heredity and Reincarnation
3. Evolution and Reincarnation
4. Which Is Scientific--Resurrection or Reincarnation?
5. Theory of Transmigration
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The Life Beyond Physical Death (awgp)
www.awgp.org ... (160 KB)

For readers, who consider the physical bodily senses as the exclusive means for finding the ultimate truth, the matter dealt with in this book may appear to be an utopean conceptual exercise. Others, who believe in the words of achieved saints and having para-normal vision, would find in it authentic material, which the writer has aquired and summarised after close interaction with many great souls. -- author
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What Becomes of the Soul After Death (Sivananda)
www.sivanandadlshq.org ... (435 KB)

This present book by Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj is a departure from the usual line in that it is based, to a great extent, upon authoritative scriptural texts and upon knowledge derived through reasoning, deep reflection and personal meditation. It throws a flood of light upon all aspects of post-mortem existence not adequately dealt with in other works. The book also gives valuable information about the different beliefs on this subject, of the various races and religions. -- publisher
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One God
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God as Mother (Sivananda)
www.dlshq.org ... (234 KB)

During the Navaratra Durga Puja at the Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh, in 1953 (8th to 17th October), Revered Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj delivered a series of most illuminating lectures on "God as Mother" which have been brought together in a book form. -- publishers
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God Exists (Sivananda)
www.sivanandadlshq.org ... (319 KB)

Sage Sivananda has proclaimed the existence of God and the soul-force behind his Word has awakened the faith in millions of people all over the world. -- publishers
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Many Gods
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Loving Ganesha (Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami)
www.himalayanacademy.com ...

An illustrated resource on Dharma's Benevolent Deity, Remover of Obstacles, Patron of Art and Science, honored as first among the celestials.
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Lord Krishna: His Lila and Teaching (Sivananda)
www.sivanandadlshq.org ... (533 KB)

Lord Krishna was the Purna Avatara with 16 Kalas. Every word of His teachings and every act of His was full of sublime object lessons of momentous import to humanity. -- author
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Krishna's Flute (TL Vaswani)
www.archive.org ... (10.1 MB)

To me there is meaning in the words of the mediaeval mystic who said : " There is no service without devotion to Krishna." To me the very words Gokul and Dwarka and Brindaban and Mathura and Kurukshetra carry a messagea creed of life. -- author
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Lord Shanmukha and His Worship (Sivananda)
www.sivanandadlshq.org ... (333 KB)

The Advent of Lord Skanda or Karttikeya, the purpose of His incarnation as an Avatara and its significance should be of great importance and of immense value to seekers after Truth. -- publishers
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Lord Siva and His Worship (Sivananda)
www.sivanandadlshq.org ... (483 KB)

This is a most valuable and instructive book for the aspirants, particularly for the devotees of Lord Siva. It contains fifteen chapters. It is full of instructions on practical Sadhana for attaining Siva-Tattva or God-realisation. The chapters will speak for themselves. -- publishers
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The Village Gods of South India (H.Whitehead)
www.archive.org ... (10.2 MB)

THE material for this account of the village gods of South India has been gathered almost entirely from my own observation and inquiry. I have been able to get little help from books, as this is, I think, the first attempt at dealing systematically with this aspect of Indian religion. It does not pretend to be anything like an exhaustive account of all the various rites and ceremonies observed in the worship of the village deities. -- author
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Because of space constraints, I have not given briefs about each book. For the briefs and HTML, please check the posting at:
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Guru and Guru Parampara
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Guru Tattva (Sivaananda)
www.sivanandadlshq.org ...

Sure Ways to Guru Kripa (Chidananda)
www.sivanandadlshq.org ...

Adi Sankara
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Adi Sankaracharya: Biography
www.advaitin.net ...

The Original Sankaracharya (Age of)(David Reigle)
www.easterntradition.org ...

Age of Sankara (TS Narayana Sastry)
www.easterntradition.org ... (links to 10 pdf files)

Shankara: A Hindu Revivalist or a Crypto Buddhist? (Kencho Tenzin)
etd.gsu.edu ...

Divine Life Society: Sivananda and Others
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All About Sivananda (Venkatesananda)
www.sivanandadlshq.org ...

Autobiography of Swami Sivananda
www.sivanandadlshq.org ...

A Great Guru and His Ideal Disciple (on Sivananda)
www.sivanandadlshq.org ...

Gurudev and Dr.Devaki Kutty Mataji (on Sivananda)
www.sivanandadlshq.org ...

I Live to Serve (last days of Sivananda)
www.lalhost.com ...

A Messenger of Peace and Wisdom (about Krishnananda)
www.swami-krishnananda.org ...

A Messenger of Peace and Wisdom (on Krishnananda)
www.sivanandadlshq.org ...

Miracles of Sivananda
www.sivanandadlshq.org ...

My Life: Autobiography of Swami Krishnananda
www.swami-krishnananda.org ...
My%20Life%20by%20Swami%20Krishnananda.pdf

This Monk from India (Yvonne Lebeau)
www.sivanandadlshq.org ...

Samarpan
www.sivanandadlshq.org ...

Sri Swami Sivananda and His Mission (Krishnananda) (online)
www.swami-krishnananda.org ...

Swami Sivananda--A Modern Sage
www.sivanandadlshq.org ...

Some Reminiscences (Devananda)
www.sivanandadlshq.org ...

Thy Will be Done (on Swami Chidananda)
www.sivanandadlshq.org ...

Kanchi Kamakoti PiTham
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Pujya Sri Mahaswamy Divya Charitram (Sambamoorthi)
www.srikanchimahaswami100.org ...
SriMahaSwamyCharitram__2__1_edit.pdf

Kauai's Hindu Monastery
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Yogaswami: Testament of Truth (HA)(online)
www.himalayanacademy.com ...
yogaswami/testament/index.shtml

Yogaswami: Words of Our Master (HA)(online)
www.himalayanacademy.com ...
yogaswami/words/WordsOfMasterIntro.html

Paramahansa Yogananda and His Gurus
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Autobiography of a Yogi
www.aren.org ...
Autobiography%20of%20a%20Yogi--Paramhansa%20Yogananda.pdf
www.kriyayoga.com ...
Autobiography_of_a_Yogi--by_Paramahansa_Yogananda_1946_edition.pdf

Life-Portrait and Reminiscences (SB Dasgupta)(online)
yoganiketan.net/. ... (in Yoga Niketan Library)

Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasay (Satyananda Giri)(online)
yoganiketan.net/. ... (in Yoga Niketan Library: Biographies)

Swami Kebalananda: A Short Biography (online)
yoganiketan.net/. ... (in Yoga Niketan Library: Biographies)

Swami Yukteshvar Giri: A Biography (online)
yoganiketan.net/. ... (in Yoga Niketan Library: Biographies)

Yogananda Sanga (Satyananda Giri) (online)
yoganiketan.net/. ... (in Yoga Niketan Library: Biographies)
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Ramakrishna MaTham
Ramakrishna
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The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna (abridged)
www.cincinnatitemple.com ...

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna (complete)
www.esnips.com ...

Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita
www.shastras.com ...

The Sayings of Ramakrishna (Max Muller)
www.esnips.com ...

Vivekananda
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Vivekananda on Ramakrishna
www.esnips.com ...

Vivekananda: A Biography (Nikhilananda)
www.esnips.com ...
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Arunachala
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The Glory of Arunachala (Ramanananda Saraswati, Tr.MC.Subramanian)
www.sriramanamaharshi.org ...

Ramana's Arunachala: Devotees
www.sriramanamaharshi.org ...

Ramana Maharshi
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Brunton, Paul: Maharshi and His Message
www.sriramanamaharshi.org ...

Chadwick, AW: A Sadhu's Reminiscences
www.sriramanamaharshi.org ...

Cohen, SS: Guru Ramana
www.sriramanamaharshi.org ...

Cohen, SS: Reflections on Talks
www.sriramanamaharshi.org ...

Devaraja Mudaliar, A: Day by Day with Bhagavan
www.sriramanamaharshi.org ...

Devotees: Surpassing Love and Grace
www.sriramanamaharshi.org ...

Ganapati Muni: Epistles of Light
www.arunachala.org ...

Glen Friesen: Hindu and non-Hindu Interpretations of a Jivanmukta
www.members.sha ...

Humphreys, Frank H: Glimpses of Life and Teachings
www.sriramanamaharshi.org ...

James, Michael: Happiness and the Art of Being
www.happinessofbeing.com ...

Krishna Bhikshu: Sri Ramana Leela
www.sriramanamaharshi.org ...

Mahadevan, TMP: Bhagavan Ramana
www.sriramanamaharshi.org ...

Osborne, Arthur: Be Still It Is The Wind That Sings
www.arunachala.org ...

Osborne, Arthur: Ramana Maharshi and the Path of Self-Knowledge
www.sriramanamaharshi.org ...

Osborne, Arthur: Teachings in His Own Words
www.sriramanamaharshi.org ...

Ramanananda Swarnagiri: Crumbs from His Table
www.sriramanamaharshi.org ...

Ramanasramam: Golden Jubilee Souvenir
www.sriramanamaharshi.org ...

Ramanasramam: Ramana Smrti (Birth Centenary Offering - 1980)
www.sriramanamaharshi.org ...

Sundaresa Iyer, TK: At the Feet of Bhagavan
www.sriramanamaharshi.org ...
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Other Gurus
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Dravida Saints: Divine Wisdom (A.Govindacharya)
www.archive.org ...

J.Krishnamurti: Biography and Book Excerpts (online)
www.shastras.com ...

Ramanuja: The Life of Bhagavad Sri Ramanuja
srimatham.com/srimatham/downloads/lifeoframanuja.pdf ...

Shriram Sharma: My Life--Its Legacy and Message
www.awgp.org ...

Sixty-three Nayanar Saints (Sivananda)
www.sivanandadlshq.org ...
www.shaivam.org ...
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mAnuSa kosha (Human Vestures)
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Mind
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Astonishing Functions of Human Brain and Miracles of Mind (awgp)
www.awgp.org ... (342 KB)

Topics discussed include: Human Being – Arcane Masterpiece Of Supreme Creation -- Orgulous Potentials Hidden In The Human Body -- Likelihood Of Talents In A Single Child -- The Magic Of Human Brain -- Growth Of Intellect With Aging -- Human Mind – Source Of Eternal Bliss
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Sleep, Dreams and Spiritual Reflections (awgp)
www.awgp.org ... (1.0 MB)

A detailed description of the history and trends in the oriental and occidental philosophy and science of dreams is presented here. -- publishers
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The Extrasensory Potentials of Mind (awgp)
www.awgp.org ... (435 KB)

The present book has brought in-depth details on the myths and realities of the extrasensory perceptions, supramental talents and supernormal experiences. -- publishers
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In the Theater of Dreams (Donald J. Degracia)
www.geocities.com ... (316 KB)

A hardcore scientific speculation on dreams.
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Mind--Its Mysteries and Control (Sivananda)
www.dlshq.org ... (709 KB)

To everyone striving for success in life, the invariable stumbling block proves to be the turbulent vagaries of the mind. An undisciplined mind makes a man slave and wrecks his life. Controlling and subduing it is the most vexing of problems to the earnest seeker of happiness. The vital importance of the subject, therefore, prompted H.H. Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj to write this comprehensive work... -- publishers
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Philosophy of Dreams (Sivananda)
www.sivanandadlshq.org ... (149 KB)

And now we have from his divine pen his inspiring and enlightened thoughts on one of the most interesting phenomena viz., dreams. He has viewed dreams from several angles and thrown such a flood of light on it as to expose not only its unreality, but also the unreality of the waking state. Thus the sage leads us to the Supreme Reality that alone exists. -- publishers
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The Riddle of Consciousness (Gopi Krishna)
www.gopikrishna.mys ... (169 KB)

A book in verse form. -- Editor
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Thought Power (Sivananda)
www.sivanandadlshq.org ... (255 KB)

The value of this great little work is evident even from a mere reading of its table of contents. It is a book of perennial interest and many-sided usefulness for self-culture, selfknowledge, acquisition of the power of personality and success in life. -- publishers
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Puja and Rituals
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Eternity of Sound and the Science of Mantras (awgp)
www.awgp.org ... (1.4 MB)

Acharya Sharma’s elucidation of the esoteric and complex subject matter of Shabda Brahm and Mantras is indeed lucid, logical and scientific. The book also outlines – how the modern science could offer multifaceted benefits towards the incessant welfare of human society by constructive investigations in the Science of Mantras. -- publishers
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Hindu Fasts and Feasts (A.C.Mukerji)
www.archive.org ... (9.2 MB)

In their first form, these essays appeared as articles in The Leader or The Piu.ieer, from time to time, during the years 1913 and 1914. I have now re- written them, with large additions, and arranged them in chronological order, with a view to giving them, if possible, a more permanent form. -- author
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Hindu Fasts and Festivals (Sivananda)
www.sivanandadlshq.org ... (512 KB)

In this book Gurudev has explained the significance and the philosophy of many of our fasts and festivals. In two aspects of these observances, he has always allowed the greatest freedom: (1) in the determination of the dates of the festival, which, as he has explained on page 53, vary, and (2) in the traditional ways of celebrating them.
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Hindu Feasts, Fasts and Ceremonies (S.M.Natesa Sastri)
www.archive.org ... (11.6 MB)

... for Hindus to know themselves, or for others to know them, a study of such matters as Pandit Natesa Sastri sets forth in this little book, as in others of his writings, is essential. -- Henry Beauchamp, Introduction
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Hindu Rituals and Routines: Why Do We Follow them?
www.esnips.com ... (525 KB)

Aachaaraas are followed for the psychological and physiological health and long life; Aachaaraas are followed for prosperity and wealth; Aachaaraas are followed for strong family and social bondage and following the Aachaaraas give a fine personality, dharmic outlook and vision, says our dharmasaastra. -- publishers
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Mantras (Sudhir)
www.advaita.nl/ ... (194 KB)

Allthough I had received so much information already, still at my departure from the ashram I dared to ask him if he was willing to write an article about mantras. Without any hesitation he said yes. When I was back in Holland, I received an email within two weeks. It turned out to be an extensive yet comprised treatise about mantras. As for my question stated above, the direct answer to this can be read in the last two sentences of this article. -- Rob van Dijk, Introduction
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Marriage (SAKSI)
www.vedah.com ... (249 KB)

Concept of Family being the emergent institution of the contemporary human civilization, the Vedas provide adequate solutions to the resultant problems that may arise in marriage. Even after knowing a lot one can't declare that I know everything. Given below are some salient information and ideals. The practice of these ideals will be of great help in the success of married life. -- publishers
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Significance of Idol Worship (Sivananda)
www.sivanandadlshq.org ... (77 KB)

Worship is the effort on the part of the Upasaka (he who does Upasana or worship to reach the proximity or presence of God or the Supreme Self. Upasana literally means ‘sitting near’ God. Upasana is approaching the chosen ideal or object of worship by meditating on it in accordance with the teachings of the Sastras and the Guru and dwelling steadily in the current of that one thought, like a thread of oil poured from one vessel to another (Tailadharavat). It consists of all those observances and practices—physical and mental—by which the aspirant or Jijnasu makes a steady progress in the realm of spirituality and eventually realises in himself, in his own heart, the presence of Godhead. -- author
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Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals (Krishnananda)
www.swami-krishnananda.org ... (984 KB)

Here, we believe, is a precious gift to everyone who seeks assistance in
probing into the philosophical depths and spiritual values behind the
injunctions of the religion of man. -- publishers
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Mantras
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Bhojana Mantra (Food Blessing)
www.himalayanacademy.com ... (47 KB)

A mealtime chant of gratitude to the graceful source of all sustenance, performed while meditating on the core of the universe, with hands in anjali mudrA. -- HA
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Guru Mantra (Chant to the Preceptor)
www.himalayanacademy.com ... (48 KB)

This profound vedic hymn in praise of illumined preceptors is traditionally chanted by disciples upon their guru's arrival. Hands are held in the worshipful pose, anjali mudrA. -- HA
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Full Mantra Pushpam (Worship with Flowers)
www.himalayanacademy.com ... (19 KB)

yņ-pām pushpäm vedą | pushpąvān präjāvĮn paßümān bhąvati | (Sanskrit text only)
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Shanti Mantra (Peace Invocation)
www.himalayanacademy.com ... (28 KB)

A prayer for peace, clarity and blessing to begin and end meetings, based on the spirit of sanga, great rivers or great minds flowing together in selfless, superconscious wisdom. -- HA
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Vedic Hymns (online)
www.shastras.com ...

Aditya Hridayam, Chamakam, Laghu Nyasa, Mantra Pushpam, Purusha Suktam, Rudram, Sri Suktam
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Pujas
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deepa Yagya (awgp)
www.awgp.org ... (134 KB)

Its popularity spread with tremendous speed due to the use of lamps and fragrant sticks which are universally used in worship and prayer by all religions. Therefore, followers of all faiths participate in Deepa Yagya without hesitation. -- publishers
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Ganesha Puja (HA)
www.himalayanacademy.com ... (2.2 MB)
www.himalayanacademy.com ...

Home puja preparation and purefication. -- HA
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Ganesha Homa Puja (HA)
www.himalayanacademy.com ... (434 KB)

Introduction to ganesha home puja. -- HA
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Stotras
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Aditya Hridayam -- from the Ramayana
www.sanskrit.saf ... (49 KB)
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Devi Stotras (online)
www.shastras.com ...

Abhirami Anthadi, Annapurna Ashtakam, Devi Mahatmyam, Devi Stotram, Indrakshi Stotram, Lalita Sahasra Namam, Lalita Trishati, Maha Lakshmi Ashtakam, MahishasuraMardini Stotra, Meenakshi Pancha Ratnam, Tripura Sundari Ashtakam.
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Durga Saptasati: Sanskrit-English
www.lalhost.com ... (1.1 MB)

(Reading time is 60 minutes, for daily Sadhana, one may not read the Sanskrit in red letters) This is an accepted short version for daily reading and sadhana that must be completed with Havan by a priest. -- publishers
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mArgabandhustotram by Appaya Dixita (tr.N.Balasubramanian)
sanskritdocuments.org/all_pdf/maargabandhu.pdf ... (478 KB)

Margabandhu stotram: This small hymn is about Lord Marga sahaya or Margabandhu of Virinchipuram, near Vellore, NA Dt., the family deity of Dikshita. It is very e ective when recited before and during journy to ward o accidents and ensure success. -- author
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Navagraha Stotram (Sanskrit-English)
www.sanskrit.saf ... (70 KB)
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Purusa Sukta & Commentary
srimatham.com/srimatham/downloads/purusasuktacommentary.pdf ... (523 KB)

The Purußa Sukta is considered to be the quintessential hymn of the Vedas. It is found in all the four Vedas with slight variations1. The Mudgala Upanißad gives a nice summary of this hymn. It is said that if one does not have the facility to study the entire Veda then one should study only this Sūkta and one would thus obtain the benefit of studying all the four Vedas. This text is the most commonly used text of the entire Veda and is chanted in almost every Hindu religious ceremony from birth to death. The subject of this Sūkta is the Supreme Being — Purußa, and the emanation of the universe. -- publishers
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Rudra-Prasnam (online)
www.shaivam.org ...
Chamakam (online)
www.shaivam.org ...

What follows is the Rudra prasnam and Chamaka prasnam transliterated into English and followed by a translation in English. Care has been taken to make the English translation simple and in a form which can be chanted. -- publishers
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Shiva Stotras (online)
www.shastras.com ...

Daridraya Dahana Stotram, Lingashtakam, Pradosha Mahatmyam, Shiva Panchakshara, Shiva Paradha, Shiva Sadakshara Stotram, Siva Samhita, Thiruvempavai, Vaidyanatha Ashtakam, Veda Sara Shiva Sthavam.
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shiva: attributes (online)
www.shaivam.org ...

[From "Lord Siva and His Worship" by Swami Sivananda]
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shiva: sarvalinga stava (online)
www.shaivam.org ...

[From "Lord Siva and His Worship" by Swami Sivananda]
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shivAparAda kshamapana stotra (online)
www.shaivam.org ...
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shivananda lahari (online)
www.shaivam.org ...
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Vishnu Stotras (online)
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Advices on Spiritual Living (Chidananda)
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We are happy to present to all members of the Divine Life Societies in India and abroad as well as to spiritual seekers in general, these thoughts of Revered Sri Swami Chidanandaji that cover a variety of matters, all of which are however connected directly or indirectly with spiritual life and ethical ideals of man. -- publishers
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The Astonishing Power of the Bio-physical and Subtle Energies of the Human Body (awgp)
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Human body is a wonderful creation of the supreme natural power. It is endowed with all the physical and conscious energy forms existing in the universe. -- author
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Bliss is Within (Chidananda)
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Swamiji's lectures are simple, lucid, inspiring, absolutely practical and universal in nature. -- publishers
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Conquest of Anger (Sivananda)
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With his natural and extraordinary flair for practice, Sri Swamiji Maharaj has given in this wonderful booklet, highly practical methods for the control of anger: and it is hoped that every spiritual aspirant would make a thorough study of it and practice the precepts of the sage, so that, thus established in ethical perfection, the Sadhaka would soon become a Siddha. -- publishers
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Conquest of Fear (Sivananda)
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The book has been divided into two sections: All about Fear and The Methods to Eradicate Fear. In the first section of the book an elaborate description of the various aspects of fear has been given. It deals with the various causes of fear, its subtle manifestations and workings in different kinds of persons of different temperaments under different circumstances, its after-effects and subconscious impressions etc. The second section deals with the various methods for eradicating fear: the Pratipakshabhavaha or the auto-suggestion method of the Raja Yogin, the practice of feeling the presence of God, devotion to God and meditation on the fearless Atman—all of which help to conquer fear. -- publishers
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Guidelines to Illumination (Chidananda)
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Unlike other books containing one subject-matter, this book “Guidelines to Illumination” contains many practical hints useful to seekers in the spiritual path. It is culled from my speeches given abroad during 1969-70, in various places. I place this book in the hands of seekers who wish to know some of essentials of spiritual life and earnestly hope that it will serve that purpose well. -- author
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The Hidden Science of Sex--spirital Transmutation Of Vital Force (awgp)
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