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The Ramayana of Valmiki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume I - Balakanda (Paperback): Robert P. Goldman The Ramayana of Valmiki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume I - Balakanda (Paperback)
Robert P. Goldman
R1,417 R1,125 Discovery Miles 11 250 Save R292 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the first of seven volumes of a translation of the Valmiki Ramayana, the great Sanskrit epic of the life of Rama, ideal man and incarnation of the great god Visnu. This renowned work of ancient India has profoundly affected the literature, art, religions, and cultures of countless millions of people in South and Southeast Asiaan influence that is perhaps unparalleled in the history of world literature. Balakanda, the opening portion of this first translation to be based on the critical edition (Oriental Institute, Baroda), is presented here in a compact volume without the section of notes that appears in the hardcover book.

The Sterling Book of Bhagavad Gita (Paperback): O.P. Ghai The Sterling Book of Bhagavad Gita (Paperback)
O.P. Ghai
R131 R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 Save R16 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"The Bhagavad Gita" is a book of light, love and life: Jnana, Bhakti and Karma. Karma is work and work is life. "The Bhagavad Gita" teaches us how to be, how to think and how to act. In this book, the author has presented the teachings of "The Bhagavad Gita" in an easily understandable form for the average reader who does not have the time or the facility to read the bigger volume written on this great epic poem.

Mahabharata Book Seven (Volume 2) - Drona (Hardcover): Vaughan Pilikian Mahabharata Book Seven (Volume 2) - Drona (Hardcover)
Vaughan Pilikian
R514 R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 Save R72 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Volume Two of "Drona" begins in the aftermath of tragedy. As evening falls, Arjuna journeys wearily back to camp and is greeted by the ashen faces of his brothers. Before they speak, he guesses the worst. And the worst is right: his son Abhimanyu is dead. Arjuna is inconsolable. Insensible with rage, he vows to take revenge on the boy's killers. He swears that if they are not dead before another day passes, he will set himself alight. The world seems to shudder at his words.

Mahabharata Books Ten and Eleven - "Dead of Night" and "The Women" (Hardcover): Kate Crosby Mahabharata Books Ten and Eleven - "Dead of Night" and "The Women" (Hardcover)
Kate Crosby
R515 R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Save R72 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The great war of the Maha bharata is over. Or is it? This is a single extended family wracked in conflict. Both sides succumbed to treachery. Ashva tthaman, the young leader of the three survivors on the losing side, is incensed at his father's murder. He returns after dark to the now sleeping encampment. The sacrifice of the unsuspecting champions, the "Dead of Night," ensues. The five sons of Pandu have escaped. After a final confrontation, a missile crisis, Ashva tthaman concedes defeat but redirects his missile into the wombs of the victors' women. They miscarry, and cannot hope for more children. Now the survivors, victors and vanquished, must struggle to comprehend their loss. "The Women" of both sides are confronted by their men's mangled corpses in a masterpiece of horror and pathos. But their potent curses must be curbed to usher in a new era. Maha bharata Books Ten and Eleven give voice to the vanquished, to the psychology of loss and the conflicting desires for understanding and revenge.

O My Friend! O My Friend! - Exploring the Inner Life of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup?da (Paperback): Sw?m?... O My Friend! O My Friend! - Exploring the Inner Life of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda (Paperback)
Swāmī B V Tripurāri; Swāmī Bhakti Abhaya Āśrama
R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Diplomat's Travel Guide to Festivals, Holidays, and Celebrations in India - How to Gain More from Your Visit with the... The Diplomat's Travel Guide to Festivals, Holidays, and Celebrations in India - How to Gain More from Your Visit with the Sound and Color of Festive India (Paperback)
Mohan Pandey
R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Song of God - A Simple Translation of the Bhagavad Gita (Paperback): A K C Panikkar The Song of God - A Simple Translation of the Bhagavad Gita (Paperback)
A K C Panikkar
R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Mahabharata Book Eight (Volume 2) - Karna (Hardcover): Adam Bowles Mahabharata Book Eight (Volume 2) - Karna (Hardcover)
Adam Bowles
R573 R493 Discovery Miles 4 930 Save R80 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"The books line up on my shelf like bright Bodhisattvas ready to take tough questions or keep quiet company. They stake out a vast territory, with works from two millennia in multiple genres: aphorism, lyric, epic, theater, and romance."
--Willis G. Regier, "The Chronicle Review"

"No effort has been spared to make these little volumes as attractive as possible to readers: the paper is of high quality, the typesetting immaculate. The founders of the series are John and Jennifer Clay, and Sanskritists can only thank them for an initiative intended to make the classics of an ancient Indian language accessible to a modern international audience."
--"The Times Higher Education Supplement"

"The Clay Sanskrit Library represents one of the most admirable publishing projects now afoot. . . . Anyone who loves the look and feel and heft of books will delight in these elegant little volumes."
--"New Criterion"

"Published in the geek-chic format."
--"BookForum"

"Very few collections of Sanskrit deep enough for research are housed anywhere in North America. Now, twenty-five hundred years after the death of Shakyamuni Buddha, the ambitious Clay Sanskrit Library may remedy this state of affairs."
--"Tricycle"

aNow an ambitious new publishing project, the Clay Sanskrit Library brings together leading Sanskrit translators and scholars of Indology from around the world to celebrate in translating the beauty and range of classical Sanskrit literature. . . . Published as smart green hardbacks that are small enough to fit into a jeans pocket, the volumes are meant to satisfy both the scholar and the lay reader. Each volume has a transliteration of the original Sanskrit texton the left-hand page and an English translation on the right, as also a helpful introduction and notes. Alongside definitive translations of the great Indian epics -- 30 or so volumes will be devoted to the Maha-bharat itself -- Clay Sanskrit Library makes available to the English-speaking reader many other delights: The earthy verse of Bhartri-hari, the pungent satire of Jayanta Bhatta and the roving narratives of Dandin, among others. All these writers belong properly not just to Indian literature, but to world literature.a
--"LiveMint"

aThe Clay Sanskrit Library has recently set out to change the scene by making available well-translated dual-language (English and Sanskrit) editions of popular Sanskritic texts for the public.a
--"Namarupa"

In India's great epic the Maha-bharata, the eighth book, aKarna, a recounts the events that occurred during the mighty hero Karna's two days as general of the Kaurava army. This second volume resumes on the war's seventeenth and penultimate day. This will be a momentous day for the Bharata clans and especially for a number of their most distinguished heroes, with some of the epic's most telegraphed events reaching their climax. Not only will the epic's most anticipated duel between its greatest champions Arjuna and Karna be played out to its cruel and tragic end, but one of the more gruesome episodes in the epic will also take place with Duhshasana meeting the fate that has long waited him since his brazen maltreatment of Draupadi in the assembly hall.

Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation

For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http: //www.claysanskritlibrary.org

Awakening - An Introduction to the History of Eastern Thought (Paperback, 6th New edition): Patrick S Bresnan Awakening - An Introduction to the History of Eastern Thought (Paperback, 6th New edition)
Patrick S Bresnan
R2,590 Discovery Miles 25 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Awakening: An Introduction to the History of Eastern Thought engages students with lively anecdotes, essential primary and secondary sources, an accessible writing style, and a clear historical approach. The text focuses primarily on India, China, and Japan, while showing the relationships that exist between Eastern and Western traditions. Patrick Bresnan consistently links the past to the present, so students may see that Eastern traditions, however ancient their origins, are living traditions and relevant to modern times. Updates to the Sixth Edition include a new introduction as well as new approaches to problem areas throughout the text, but with special emphasis in Chapter 5 (Ashtanga Yoga), Chapter 10 (Basic Teaching of Shakyamuni Buddha), Chapter 12(Mahayana Buddhism: Madhyamaka section) and Chapter 18 (Chan Buddhism: regarding the relationship of Chan Buddhism to Zen Buddhism). In addition, all references and source material have been brought up to date. The companion website includes two new videos and many new photos, produced by the author. New to this Sixth Edition: * A new introduction that provides a helpful overview of each of the nineteen chapters and important connections between them; * An improved explanation of the nature of Vedanta philosophy, and a more logical organization of the Key Elements of the Upanishads in Chapter 3; * An extensive rewrite of Chapter 5, which deals with the subject of Ashtanga Yoga as expressed in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali; * A greatly improved presentation of Buddha's "Four Noble Truths" in Chapter 10; * A total recasting of the teaching of Nagarjuna in the Madhyamaka section of Chapter 12; * A clearer and easier to understand presentation of the teaching of the Dao De Jing in Chapter 14; * A major revision of Chapter 18 so as to clearly distinguish Chinese Chan from Japanese Zen; * Greater emphasis throughout, where pertinent, on the role of meditation practice in all Eastern traditions; * Revised and updated Questions for Discussion at the end of each chapter; * New photos and two newly produced videos prepared by the author for the book's companion website: http://patrickbresnan.com/.

The Bhagavad-Gita - Original Besant and Das Translation (Paperback): Annie Besant, Bhagavan Das The Bhagavad-Gita - Original Besant and Das Translation (Paperback)
Annie Besant, Bhagavan Das; Edited by Donald W. Castellano-Hoyt
R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Dharmakirtis Pramanavarttika - An Annotated Translation of the Fourth Chapter, Volume 1 (Paperback): Tom J. Tillemans Dharmakirtis Pramanavarttika - An Annotated Translation of the Fourth Chapter, Volume 1 (Paperback)
Tom J. Tillemans
R1,031 R931 Discovery Miles 9 310 Save R100 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Awaken - An Experiential Exploration of Enlightenment (Paperback): Sundar Kadayam Awaken - An Experiential Exploration of Enlightenment (Paperback)
Sundar Kadayam
R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hanuman Mantras in English - Hanuman Chalisa, Beeja Mantras, and More.. (Paperback): Nalla Brahma Hanuman Mantras in English - Hanuman Chalisa, Beeja Mantras, and More.. (Paperback)
Nalla Brahma
R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Transformational Embodiment in Asian Religions - Subtle Bodies, Spatial Bodies (Hardcover): George Pati, Katherine C Zubko Transformational Embodiment in Asian Religions - Subtle Bodies, Spatial Bodies (Hardcover)
George Pati, Katherine C Zubko
R3,756 Discovery Miles 37 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume examines several theoretical concerns of embodiment in the context of Asian religious practice. Looking at both subtle and spatial bodies, it explores how both types of embodiment are engaged as sites for transformation, transaction and transgression. Collectively bridging ancient and modern conceptualizations of embodiment in religious practice, the book offers a complex mapping of how body is defined. It revisits more traditional, mystical religious systems, including Hindu Tantra and Yoga, Tibetan Buddhism, Bon, Chinese Daoism and Persian Sufism and distinctively juxtaposes these inquiries alongside analyses of racial, gendered, and colonized bodies. Such a multifaceted subject requires a diverse approach, and so perspectives from phenomenology and neuroscience as well as critical race theory and feminist theology are utilised to create more precise analytical tools for the scholarly engagement of embodied religious epistemologies. This a nuanced and interdisciplinary exploration of the myriad issues around bodies within religion. As such it will be a key resource for any scholar of Religious Studies, Asian Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Philosophy, and Gender Studies.

Karma Yoga (Paperback): Swami Vivekananda Karma Yoga (Paperback)
Swami Vivekananda
R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Siva's Saints - The Origins of Devotion in Kannada according to Harihara's Ragalegalu (Hardcover): Gil Ben-Herut Siva's Saints - The Origins of Devotion in Kannada according to Harihara's Ragalegalu (Hardcover)
Gil Ben-Herut
R1,662 Discovery Miles 16 620 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Today numbering more than twelve million people, the Virasaivas constitute a vibrant south-Indian community renowned for its bhakti (devotional) religiosity and for its entrenched resistance to traditional Brahminical values. For eight centuries this tradition produced a vast and original body of literature, composed mostly in the Kannada language. Siva's Saints introduces the Ragalegalu, a foundational and previously unexplored work produced in the early thirteenth century. As the first written narrative about the traditions progenitors, this work inaugurated a new era of devotional narratives accessible to wide audiences in the Kannada-speaking region. By closely reading the saints stories in the Ragalegalu, Gil Ben-Herut takes a more nuanced historical view than commonly-held notions about the egalitarian and iconoclastic nature of the early tradition. Instead, Ben-Herut argues that the early Siva-devotion movement in the region was less radical and more accommodating toward traditional religious, social, and political institutions than thought today. In contrast to the narrowly sectarian and exclusionary vision that shapes later accounts, the Ragalegalu is characterized by an opposite impulse, offering an open invitation to people from all walks of life, whose stories illustrate the richness of their devotional lives. Analysis of this seminal text yields important insights into the role of literary representation of the social and political development of a religious community in a pre-modern and non-Western milieu.

Chakras For Beginners - Guide for Chakras Healing with Meditation, Positive Energy, Awareness, Crystals & Yoga. Buddhism... Chakras For Beginners - Guide for Chakras Healing with Meditation, Positive Energy, Awareness, Crystals & Yoga. Buddhism Principles to Balance Your Energy, Health, Mindfulness & Third Eye Awakening (Paperback)
Peter Jack McCallis
R417 Discovery Miles 4 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
50 Mandalas For Relaxation and Meditation - Adult Coloring Book (Paperback): Clever Coloring 50 Mandalas For Relaxation and Meditation - Adult Coloring Book (Paperback)
Clever Coloring
R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Mundaka Upanishad - Essence and Sanskrit Grammar (Paperback): Ashwini Kumar Aggarwal Mundaka Upanishad - Essence and Sanskrit Grammar (Paperback)
Ashwini Kumar Aggarwal
R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Bhagavad Gita (Paperback, New edition): Franklin Edgerton The Bhagavad Gita (Paperback, New edition)
Franklin Edgerton
R632 Discovery Miles 6 320 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

To most good Vishnuites, and to most Hindus, the "Bhagavad Gita" is what the New Testament is to good Christians. It is their chief devotional book, and has been for centuries the principal source of religious inspiretion for many millions of Indian. In this two-volume edition, Volume I contains on facing pages a transliteration of original Sanskirt and the autor's close translation. Volume II is Mr. Edgerton's interpretation in which he makes clear the historical setting of the poem and analyzes its influence on later literature and its place in Indian philosophy. Sir Edwin Arnold's beautiful translation, "The Song Celestial," is also includes in the second volume.

Mr. Edgerton is the author of many books and articles in the fields of Egyptology and Oriental languages and literature. He is an editor of the American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literature.

V?ra?aivism [veerashaivism] - Shiv?gamas, Siddh?nta Shikh?ma?i, ?r?karabh?shya, Vachanas, and Sh?nya Samp?dane (Paperback):... VĪraŚaivism [veerashaivism] - Shivāgamas, Siddhānta Shikhāmaṇi, Śrīkarabhāshya, Vachanas, and Shūnya Sampādane (Paperback)
Linga Raju
R1,134 R1,074 Discovery Miles 10 740 Save R60 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Why I became a Hindu (Paperback): Parama Karuna Devi Why I became a Hindu (Paperback)
Parama Karuna Devi
R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Prashna Upanishad - Essence and Sanskrit Grammar (Paperback): Ashwini Kumar Aggarwal Prashna Upanishad - Essence and Sanskrit Grammar (Paperback)
Ashwini Kumar Aggarwal
R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Ramayana Book One - Boyhood (Hardcover, New): Valmiki Ramayana Book One - Boyhood (Hardcover, New)
Valmiki; Translated by Robert Goldman; Foreword by Amartya Sen
R515 R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 Save R73 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"The books line up on my shelf like bright Bodhisattvas ready to take tough questions or keep quiet company. They stake out a vast territory, with works from two millennia in multiple genres: aphorism, lyric, epic, theater, and romance."
--Willis G. Regier, "The Chronicle Review"

"No effort has been spared to make these little volumes as attractive as possible to readers: the paper is of high quality, the typesetting immaculate. The founders of the series are John and Jennifer Clay, and Sanskritists can only thank them for an initiative intended to make the classics of an ancient Indian language accessible to a modern international audience."
--"The Times Higher Education Supplement"

"The Clay Sanskrit Library represents one of the most admirable publishing projects now afoot. . . . Anyone who loves the look and feel and heft of books will delight in these elegant little volumes."
--"New Criterion"

"Published in the geek-chic format."
--"BookForum"

"Very few collections of Sanskrit deep enough for research are housed anywhere in North America. Now, twenty-five hundred years after the death of Shakyamuni Buddha, the ambitious Clay Sanskrit Library may remedy this state of affairs."
--"Tricycle"

aNow an ambitious new publishing project, the Clay Sanskrit Library brings together leading Sanskrit translators and scholars of Indology from around the world to celebrate in translating the beauty and range of classical Sanskrit literature. . . . Published as smart green hardbacks that are small enough to fit into a jeans pocket, the volumes are meant to satisfy both the scholar and the lay reader. Each volume has a transliteration of the original Sanskrit texton the left-hand page and an English translation on the right, as also a helpful introduction and notes. Alongside definitive translations of the great Indian epics -- 30 or so volumes will be devoted to the Maha-bharat itself -- Clay Sanskrit Library makes available to the English-speaking reader many other delights: The earthy verse of Bhartri-hari, the pungent satire of Jayanta Bhatta and the roving narratives of Dandin, among others. All these writers belong properly not just to Indian literature, but to world literature.a
--"LiveMint"

aThe Clay Sanskrit Library has recently set out to change the scene by making available well-translated dual-language (English and Sanskrit) editions of popular Sanskritic texts for the public.a
--"Namarupa"

aBy any measure the Ramayana of Valmiki is one of the great epic poems of world literature. . . . Now the New York University Press is republishing the translations, without notes and with minimal introductions, in more accessible and less expensive editions, as part of the Clay Sanskrit Library. So far the translators have been eminently successful.a
--"The New York Sun" [Refers to the nine volumes of the Ramayana]

Rama, the crown prince of the City of Ayodhya, is a model son and warrior. He is sent by his father the king to rescue a sage from persecution by demons, but must first kill a fearsome ogress. That done, he drives out the demons, restores peace, and attends a tournament in the neighboring city of Mithila; here he bends the bow that no other warrior can handle, winning the prize and the hand of Sita, the princess of Mithila.

Valmiki's Ramayana is one of the two great national epics of India, the source reveredthroughout South Asia as the original account of the career of Rama, ideal man and incarnation of the great god Vishnu. The first book, "Boyhood," introduces the young hero Rama and sets the scene for the adventures ahead. It begins with a fascinating excursus on the origins and function of poetry itself.

Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation

For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http: //www.claysanskritlibrary.org

The East and The West (Paperback): Swami Vivekananda The East and The West (Paperback)
Swami Vivekananda
R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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