Mantra and texts of Bhajans (devotional chants).
Texts, Transliterations and Translations by Kalavati Maria Cristina Chiulli and from “Haidakhan Bhajans”, © Haidakhandi Samaj, India
Graphics and Computergraphics by Kalavati Maria Cristina Chiulli
Photos by Gianbarberis
Illustrations from Indian traditional iconography
Essay and experience by Kali Annamaria Gabelli
Languages: Transliteration from Sanskrit and Hindi, Italiano, English
Yoga and the Luminous also includes a word-by-word translation of Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra, the foundational text of Yoga philosophy and a system of ethical practice and bodily purification. The translation is accompanied by an analysis that traces key ideas through the text, such as the reversal of mental and sensory outflows and the theme of spiritual discernment. Chapple also gives special attention to the feminine in the description of Yoga practices.
This book is Easwaran's commentary on Chapter 12 of the Bhagavad Gita, and is taken from Like a Thousand Suns (The Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living Volume 2, chapter 7-12), with a new introduction from Easwaran.
Would you like better concentration, more vitality and creativity, more patience and inner strength?
Daily meditation can help you develop these qualities. Easwaran taught meditation for over forty years, and his instructions are practical and clear. He shows you how to choose a spiritual text, or passage, from the world’s great traditions that embodies your highest ideals. With regular practice, meditation becomes your lifeline, taking you to the source of wisdom deep within and guiding you through all the challenges of daily life.
Easwaran is one of the twentieth century's great spiritual teachers and an authentic guide to timeless wisdom. His class at the University of California, Berkeley was the first accredited course on meditation at any Western university. He is the author of the best-selling translation in English of the Bhagavad Gita, India’s best-known scripture.
This short ebook is the first chapter "Meditation on a Passage" from the book Passage Meditation – A Complete Spiritual Practice by Eknath Easwaran.
How can karma help us find hope and happiness?
What we think, say, or do has consequences that are often subtler and more far-reaching than we think. The theory of karma is intellectually intriguing, but a practical understanding of how karma works can help us find hope and happiness in our lives.
Eknath Easwaran is a foremost translator and interpreter of the Indian classics (The Bhagavad Gita, The Upanishads and The Dhammapada), and a highly respected teacher of meditation.
This short ebook is one chapter from Essence of the Dhammapada: The Buddha's Call to Nirvana.
The Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living is Easwaran's verse-by-verse commentary on the Bhagavad Gita.
Easwaran’s translation of the Bhagavad Gita is the best-selling English edition in the US. In this verse-by-verse commentary, Easwaran brings the Gita’s teachings into our own lives. Full of insights, stories, and practical spiritual exercises, each volume of this set covers six chapters of the Gita, and can be read on its own. The three volumes together form a comprehensive manual for living a spiritual life.
Easwaran was a professor of English literature and taught meditation and spiritual living for 40 years. He is an authority on world mysticism, and lived what he taught, giving him lasting appeal as a spiritual teacher and an author of deep insight and warmth.
This third volume in a three-volume set, To Love Is to Know Me, covers chapters 13–18 of the Gita, and concentrates on the relationship between the Self within and the supreme reality which underlies all creation. Global in scope, the emphasis is on what you can do to make a difference in the world.
The "flowing text" ebook is suitable for all ebook readers. The "original pages" (PDF) is suitable only for a laptop/computer/tablet, but does include the Devanagri script.
Gandhi inspired people of all races, backgrounds, and religions to turn anger into compassion and hatred into love. How had Gandhi done this? How had he transformed himself from an ineffective young lawyer into the Mahatma, the “great soul” who led 400 million Indians in their struggle for independence from the British Empire?
To find out, Easwaran went to Gandhi’s ashram and watched the Mahatma absorbed in meditation on the Bhagavad Gita, the wellspring of his spiritual strength. In this book Easwaran, author of the best-selling translations of The Bhagavad Gita, The Upanishads, and The Dhammapada, explores "Gandhi: Then & Now"; Gandhi's early years in India, London and South Africa; nonviolence in South Africa and India; the Bhagavad Gita as the source of Gandhi's spiritual strength; and nonviolence in the affairs of life. Quotations highlight Gandhi’s teachings in his own words, and 70 digitally restored photographs from the GandhiServe archive, sidebar notes and a chronology provide historical context.
This book conveys the spirit and soul of Gandhi – the only way he can be truly understood.
"You and I can touch Gandhi's person and heart through this compelling creation." – Rajmohan Gandhi, Research Professor, University of Illinois, and author of Gandhi: The Man, His People, and the Empire
The purpose of our existence in a material world as well as the reason for thousands of reincarnations on earth is found within such paradigm.
In the materialistic perspective about reality we notice a force confronting the need for equalization of complements in the path for spiritual development.
Therefore, in its most metaphysical meaning, we can perceive the concept of balance as referring to the interaction between fire and water, earth and air, yin and yang, strength and weakness, action and inaction, man and woman, conscious and unconscious, and so on.
In its pragmatic form, such duality is seen in the divergence between spirituality and money, as these two elements can be acknowledged as the lowest and highest forms of being – mind and matter, but also body and soul.
The evaluation of concepts as high and low or good and bad, however, only finds a realization in the human mind, deluded by material operations related to space and time, and unaware of the importance each dualistic meaning has within the eternal cycle of life and death.
A person can assume the possibility of life without one of the two poles, but such believe reveals false within the dynamics that affect existence.
Inside this truth, those focusing on the first stage manifestations of the Kundalini energy and the ones doing it on the seventh, both struggle throughout life and between themselves, never reaching freedom from reincarnation, even though their spiritual level may seem different.
Upon contemplating the depredating act of beings converged to obsessive spiritual studies begging for money on the shores of river Ganges, in the holy and oldest world city - Varanasi, or Sadhus dedicated to the exploration of drugs’ effects in Rishikesh, any clear mind would understand that the word sacrifice has been somehow misunderstood by those whose texts followed clearly indicate the opposite, revealing the need for a balance between spirituality and wealth, and their source as being the same.
The Rig Veda, for example, clearly states that “A combination of righteous knowledge and righteous actions help us to earn wealth”.
Never were humans intended to prosper in health, intellect and spirit or body, mind and soul, without everything that supports and promotes life, money included.
“The only question with wealth is: what do you do with it” (John D. Rockefeller).
Wealth has become the main determinant of life on planet earth and a massive karmic challenge that, if surpassed, can lead to prosperity in all realms of existence and ascension, otherwise consume everyone in the fire of desire, self-destroying the mind and mankind, and not only that, as it can lead to the corruption of the spirit in and beyond the afterlife.
When the bible refers to “the love of money” as being “the root of all kinds of evil” (Timothy 6:10) is talking about a life dominated by the force of monetary achievements, or the Serpent of Death, an energy leading all current affairs on this planet.
This force is not under control and has not been properly assimilated.
The study that this book proposes is based on the premise that life depends on the correct balance of forces controlling existence, as within this model, human beings ascend spiritually if they can incorporate financial gaining in life but descend to a lower world if failing to do so.
The financial crisis that many nations, once prosperous, face today and many more will in the near future is based on this hidden energy, untamed by any other.
The secret here exposed has been so well-hidden for thousands of years that the masses would see its revelation as blasphemy and, nevertheless, it couldn’t be applied by elite secret societies for thousands of years if not true.