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Recognition Sutras

Author : Christopher Wallis
ISBN : 9780989761390
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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One thousand years ago, in the valley of Kashmir, a great Tantric master named Kshemaraja wrote his masterpiece: the Pratyabhijnahrdayam, which means "The Essence of the Recognition Philosophy". This text was a concise primer, written to introduce spiritual seekers to the Recognition philosophy in less formally philosophical, more approachable language. What Kshemaraja created turned out to be one of the world's great spiritual masterpieces, breathtaking in its brevity but stunning in its power. It came to be considered equivalent to scripture itself by later generations, because of its undeniable inspiration. This book expounds the subtleties of this spiritual and philosophical classic. One of the most powerful and revelatory spiritual masterpieces of world history, the Pratyabhijnahrdayam is one of the primary sources for the study and practice of nondual Tantrik Yoga, and it has never been accurately translated or fully explained until now.

The Ved?nta S?tras With The Commentary By Sankar?k?rya

Author : Bādarāyaṇa
ISBN : PRNC:32101076513603
Genre : Vedanta
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The Ved?nta S?tras With The Commentary Of R?m?nuga

Author : Bādarāyaṇa
Genre : Vedanta
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Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart

Author : Larry J McCloskey
ISBN : 9781988928401
Genre : Religion
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For 40 years, Larry McCloskey has had the privilege of working with persons with disabilities. He applied for a job, which grew into a profession, which—because of the people—became a welcomed vocation. The people in this account might be regarded as common or even unexceptional by modern celebrity culture, but to the examining mind they are really quite astonishing. Here, Larry reveals that the most spectacular lives, those that can best instruct us on how to live life well, regardless of circumstance, tend to pass quietly and unnoticed by the distracted majority. Inarticulate Speech of the Heart, winner of the Word Guild Best Manuscript Award, exposes the deeper meaning in people’s lives beyond the material world restrictions and trendy nihilistic thinking. “Character,” Larry asserts, “is determined by how we play the cards we have been dealt,” and in this book he attempts to articulate what can only be characterized as the inarticulate speech of its characters’ perfect but wounded hearts. Prepare to be astonished and affected profoundly. “Winner of the 2020 Word Guild Best New Manuscript Award”

Probing The Sutras

Author : Guy Gibbon
ISBN : 9781666718836
Genre : Religion
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A compact summary like Probing the Sutras has been sorely needed for some time, as more and more Westerners have dipped into meditation without any understanding of its predominantly Buddhist scriptural underpinning. This concise, well-informed introduction to the history and contents of eleven seminal Buddhist sutras also provides suggestions for reflection, meditation, and practical applications related to the key teachings of each scripture. Readers of Probing the Sutras will be able to develop a framework for understanding Buddhist doctrines--and see the unique pearls of wisdom contained within each sutra.

The Witch Compass

Author : Ian Chambers
ISBN : 9780738771106
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Experience the Witch Compass: Your Vehicle, Map, and Destination Explore the compass of the eight winds, a magical circle at the heart of Traditional Witchcraft. More than a tool for protection or raising power, this framework provides the ritual means to traverse the worlds and a mythic landscape that can be accessed at any point in time and space. Traditional Witch Ian Chambers teaches how the Witch Compass represents an entire worldview, a cosmological map, and a method for magic and revelation. He helps you develop your own compass and use it for divination, spirit work, and practical sorcery. This book shows you the world through the lens of your Witch Compass and reveals the many realms and spirits available to you.

The Ved?nta Sutras

Author : Bādarāyaṇa
ISBN : STANFORD:36105008442910
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Ornament Of The Great Vehicle Sutras

Author : Maitreya
ISBN : 9781559394284
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This new translation of one of the most important texts of Mahayana Buddhism makes a clear case for why we should strive energetically to achieve the unsurpassable state of enlightenment for the sake of all sentient beings, and having formed that intention, how we should practice the bodhisattva path. The Buddhist masterpiece Ornament of the Great Vehicle Sūtras, often referred to by its Sanskrit title, Mahāyānasūtrālaṃkāra, is part of a collection known as the Five Maitreya Teachings, a set of philosophical works that have become classics of the Indian Buddhist tradition. Maitreya, the Buddha’s regent, is held to have entrusted these profound and vast instructions to the master Asaṅga in the heavenly realm of Tuṣita. The Ornament provides a comprehensive description of the bodhisattva’s view, meditation, and enlightened activities. Bodhisattvas are beings who, out of vast love for all sentient beings, have dedicated themselves to the task of becoming fully awakened buddhas, capable of helping all beings in innumerable and vast ways to become enlightened themselves. To fully awaken requires practicing great generosity, patience, energy, discipline, concentration, and wisdom, and Maitreya’s text explains what these enlightened qualities are and how to develop them. This volume includes commentaries by Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham, whose discussions illuminate the subtleties of the root text and provide valuable insight into how to practice the way of the bodhisattva. Drawing on the Indian masters Vasubandhu and, in particular, Sthiramati, Mipham explains the Ornament with eloquence and brilliant clarity. This commentary is among his most treasured works.

Yoga Nidra

Author : Richard Miller
ISBN : 9781683648987
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A new edition of this acclaimed guide—updated with the most current, research-supported iRest® practices and insights Within you resides an ever-present self that is always whole and healthy, filled with an abiding sense of inner peace, and completely indestructible. This is your true Essence, and no matter what you’ve been through in the past, it is here, waiting to be recognized, embodied, and remembered. In this updated edition of his groundbreaking book Yoga Nidra, yogic scholar and clinical psychologist Dr. Richard Miller invites you to experience iRest®—a research-based approach to the ancient meditative art of Yoga Nidra. While Yoga Nidra is perhaps best known as a practice for deep relaxation and better sleep, at its heart lies a profound path to inner freedom. With practice, we discover that everything we need to find healing, presence, and joy is already within us. With clear instruction, new insights into the deeper roots of well-being, supplemental worksheets, and online audio practices, Miller guides you step-by-step to: • Discover life-changing practices for vibrant health, personal empowerment, and inner transformation • Enjoy complete relaxation and deep sleep—awaken refreshed and full of inspiration • Find healing from trauma, addiction, chronic pain, daily stress, and more • Explore the Vedic roots of Yoga Nidra—we are at once unique individuals and interconnected parts of a greater whole • Access the state of consciousness between waking and sleeping at will and learn to work with your subconscious mind for greater healing and insight • Awaken to your true Essence and the unshakable goodness, health, and joy already within “Wholeness, presence, and indestructible well-being exist innately within us,” teaches Miller. “With Yoga Nidra, we realize that these aren’t qualities to attain down the road—they are gifts to be experienced from the outset of whatever journey we’re on.”

The Sacred Books Of The East The Vedanta Sutras Pt 1

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ISBN : NYPL:33433081858304
Genre : English literature
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Godsfield Companion Yoga

Author : Lucy Lucas
ISBN : 9781841815077
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A comprehensive guide to yoga, its history, philosophy and how to incorporate the practice into your everyday life. Expert yoga practitioner Lucy Lucas offers fresh insight into the history, philosophy and science of yoga, helping you to truly understand its ancient wisdom. Includes more than 50 step-by-step sequences. CONTENTS Chapter 1: What is Yoga? Including The history of yoga and Yoga philosophy Chapter 2: How Yoga Works Including How we move and why it matters, How yoga impacts upon the brain and A guide to poses Chapter 3: How to Live Your Yoga Including A practice for hip strength and mobility, A gentle flow for boundaries and Letting in more of the good

A Treasury Of Mah?y?na S?tras

Author : Chen-chi Chang
ISBN : 812080936X
Genre : Buddhism
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The Maharatnakuta Sutra is one of the five major sutra groups in the Mahayana canon. Of the two great schools of Buddhism, Mahayana has the greatest number of adherents worldwide-it prevails among the Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Tibetans, and Vietnames-and contains within it a number of movements, notably Zen which have been of growing interest in the West in recent decades. Yet despite this increased attention and enormous following, translations of Mahayana scriptures have been scarce and fragmentary; clearly, a comprehensive translation of a major work within the canon was called for.

The Yoga Sutras Of Pata?jali

Author : Edwin F. Bryant
ISBN : 9781429995986
Genre : Religion
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A landmark new translation and edition Written almost two millennia ago, Patañjali's work focuses on how to attain the direct experience and realization of the purusa: the innermost individual self, or soul. As the classical treatise on the Hindu understanding of mind and consciousness and on the technique of meditation, it has exerted immense influence over the religious practices of Hinduism in India and, more recently, in the West. Edwin F. Bryant's translation is clear, direct, and exact. Each sutra is presented as Sanskrit text, transliteration, and precise English translation, and is followed by Bryant's authoritative commentary, which is grounded in the classical understanding of yoga and conveys the meaning and depth of the sutras in a user-friendly manner for a Western readership without compromising scholarly rigor or traditional authenticity. In addition, Bryant presents insights drawn from the primary traditional commentaries on the sutras written over the last millennium and a half.

The Forty Two Chapters Sutra Core Teachings Of The Buddha Zen Talks By Thich Phuoc Tinh

Author : Edited by Karen Hilsberg
ISBN : 9780359287710
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Tantra Illuminated

Author : Christopher D Wallis
ISBN : 9780989761369
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This book takes readers on a fascinating journey to the very heart of Tantra: its key teachings, foundational lineages, and transformative practices. Since the West's discovery of Tantra 100 years ago, there has been considerable fascination, speculation, and more than a little misinformation about this spiritual movement. Now, for the first time in the English language, Tantra Illuminated presents an accessible introduction to this sacred tradition that began 1,500 years ago, in the far north of India. The book uses translations from primary Sanskrit sources, offers a profound look at spiritual practice, and reveals Tantra's rich history and powerful teachings.

An Indian Tantric Tradition And Its Modern Global Revival

Author : D.E. Osto
ISBN : 9781000049299
Genre : Social Science
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This book analyzes the contemporary global revival of Nondual Śaivism, a thousand-year-old medieval Hindu religious philosophy. Providing a historical overview of the seminal people and groups responsible for the revival, the book compares the tradition’s medieval Indian origins to modern forms, which are situated within distinctively contemporary religious, economic and technological contexts. The author bridges the current gap in the literature between "insider" (emic) and "outsider” (etic) perspectives by examining modern Nondual Śaivism from multiple standpoints as both a critical scholar of religion and an empathetic participant-observer. The book explores modern Nondual Śaivism in relation to recent scholarly debates concerning the legitimacy of New Age consumptive spirituality, the global spiritual marketplace and the contemporary culture of narcissism. It also analyzes the dark side of the revived tradition, and investigates contemporary teachers accused of sexual abuse and illegal financial activities in relation to unique features of Nondual Śaivism’s theosophy and modern scholarship on new religious movements (NRMs) and cults. This book shows that, although Kashmir Śaivism has been adopted by certain teachers and groups to market their own brand of "High Tantra," some contemporary practitioners have remained true to the system’s fundamental tenets and teach authentic (albeit modern) forms of Nondual Śaivism. This book will be of interest to academics in the fields of religion and Asian philosophies, especially South Asian, tantric, neo-tantric and yoga philosophies, alternative and New Age spiritualities, religion and consumerism, and NRMs and cults. Winner of the inaugural 2021 New Zealand Asia Society Book Award, second prize.

Form Macht Differenz

Author : Elfriede Hermann
ISBN : 9783940344809
Genre : Ethnology
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Lankavatara Sutra

Author : Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki
ISBN : 9788799279715
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The Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali

Author : Patañjali
ISBN : 9780486117485
Genre : Philosophy
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Acclaimed translation of one of yoga's most important and influential works covers eight-step path of Raja Yoga. This volume incorporates complete sutras, plus a valuable commentary by Veda-Vyasa and explanations by Vachaspati-Miçra.

Sankara On The Yoga Sutras

Author : Trevor Leggett
ISBN : 9788120829893
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This is a complete English translation of a highly significant Sanskrit sub-commentary vivarana purporting to be by Sankara, on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The vivarana is written with great originality. The long commentary on God completely jettisons the narrow sutra definition in favour of a supreme Creator, as evidenced by many ingenious arguments on the lines of the present-day cosmological anthropic principle. The doctrine that the future already exists, and that time is purely relative, anticipate the Einstein era.

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