The Yajur Veda (Taittiriya Sanhita)

The Yajur Veda (Taittiriya Sanhita)

Arthur Berriedale Keith

A complete translation of the Black Yajur Veda. The Yajur Veda is a detailed manual of the Vedic sacrificial rites. The adjective ‘Black’ distinguishes it from the other recension, the White or Pure Yajur Veda (Śukla Yajur Veda), as does its mixing of mantras or yajus with explanatory prose formulae (brāhmaṇas).

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The Hindu-Yogi System Of Practical Water Cure

The Hindu-Yogi System Of Practical Water Cure

Yogi Ramacharaka (William Walker Atkinson)

This book is a health classic that covers topics such as water and prana, water as the basis for life, how much water to drink daily, repercussions of consuming too little water, overview of the organs of assimilation and elimination, how to remove toxins from the digestive tract, the importance of internal cleanliness, using the skin as an organ of elimination, how to take cleansing baths, wet pack treatments, sweat pack…

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Studies from an Eastern Home

Studies from an Eastern Home

Sister Nivedita

This is a set of essays by Sister Nivedita, published posthumously. Nivedita was a woman of Irish nationality who converted to Hinduism and spent her life selflessly helping the poor women of India. This book gives a rare ground-level vista of vernacular Hinduism from a woman’s point of view in the 19th century. Pervading Nivedita’s…

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The Gospel of Ramakrishna

The Gospel of Ramakrishna

Swami Abhedananda

Sri Ramakrishna, (1836-1886) was a Bengali mystic who had a huge impact on the development of modern Hinduism. His chief disciple, Swami Vivekananda, not only helped revive Hinduism in India, but also introduced Hinduism to the West. Ramakrishna was a non-dualist worshipper of the Goddess Kali. However, he also experimented with Christianity and Islam, and repeatedly preached the diversity of paths to God. This is the story of Ramakrishna…

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Kalidasa, Translations of Shakuntala, and Other Works

Kalidasa, Translations of Shakuntala, and Other Works

Arthur W. Ryder

Kālidāsa was a Classical Sanskrit writer, widely regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language. His plays and poetry are primarily based on the Indian Puranas. This book is a selection of his works, including Shakuntala, Malavika And Agnimitra, Urvashi, The Dynasty of Raghu, The Birth of the War-god, The Cloud…

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The Garuda Purana

The Garuda Purana

Ernest Wood and S.V. Subrahmanyam

This is a translation of an abridged version of the Garuda Purana. The Garuda Purana is one of the Vishnu Puranas. It is a part of Vaishnavism literature corpus, primarily centering around Hindu god Vishnu but praises all gods. Composed in Sanskrit, the earliest version of the text may have been composed in the 1st millennium CE, but it was likely expanded and changed over a long period of time. It is in the form of a dialog…

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Select Works of Sri Sankaracharya

Select Works of Sri Sankaracharya

S. Venkataramanan

Shankara, an Indian philosopher, probably lived in the 8th century CE. He taught the unity of the soul and God, the non-dualistic branch of Vedanta Hinduism. This is a short sampler of some of his important texts, originally published as a Sanskrit primer with each verse also given in Sanskrit. Includes the English translation only.

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Hindu Mythology, Vedic and Puranic

Hindu Mythology, Vedic and Puranic

W.J. Wilkins

With over 60 illustrations, this is a comprehensive study of Hindu mythology during the Vedic and Puranic periods. Wilkins starts with the very earliest pantheon of the Vedas, such as Surya, the storm-god Maruts, Agni, Soma, Yama, and the dawn Goddess Ushas. From there he moves into the later, and very intricate, Puranic mythology. This includes detailed treatment of the central triad of Brahmâ, Vishnu and Shiva, along with dozens of…

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The Crest-Jewel of Wisdom

The Crest-Jewel of Wisdom, and other writings of Śankarâchârya

Charles Johnston

Chapters include; First Steps On The Path; Self, Potencies, Vestures; The Witness; Finding The Real Self; The Power Of Mind-Images; Free Even In Life; The Three Kinds OF Works; Master And Pupil; The; Perfect Sage; For Ever Free; The Heritage Of The Brâhmans; The Awakening To The Self; The Awakening To Reality; Śankara’s Catechism…

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