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 The Legend and Cult of Upagupta  John S. Strong The Legend and Cult of Upagupta   $12.50  $9.38   
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The Buddhist monk Upagupta, who preached and taught meditative practices in Northwest India over two thousand years ago, is venerated today by the laity in parts of Burma, Thailand, and laos as a proctective figure endowed with magical powers. The author demonstrates a remarkable continuity among traditions focused on Upagupta in ancient Sarvastivadin Sanskrit materials, key Pali texts, medieval Thai and Burmese texts, and rituals in Southeast Asia. In so doing he reflects the orientation of... 
 The Legend of King Asoka  John S. Strong The Legend of King Asoka   $31.99  $23.99  Buy Now 
This is the first English translation of the Asokavadana text, the Sanskrit version of the legend of King Asoka, first written in the second century A.D. Emperor of India during the second century B.C. and one of the most rulers in the history of Buddhism. Asoka has hithero been studied in the West primarily from his edicts and rock inscriptions in many parts of the Indian subcontinent. Through an extensive critical essay and a fluid translation, John Strong examines the importance of the Asoka... 
 Basic Psychic Development  John Friedlander Basic Psychic Development   $11.49  $8.62   
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This book can help to heal ourselves and our relationships, and to more fully engage in the glory and mystery of everyday life. The book is both engaging and informative, and offers the newcomer to Psychic Energy a clear explanation of our spiritual anatomy as well as a workable plan for awakening Higher Awareness. And also explains some basic, important steps for understanding the "invisble" world, making that world more visible and avaialble for practical explorations. Based... 
 Quantum Touch  Richard Gordon Quantum Touch   $31.49  $23.62  Buy Now 
Quantum-Touch represents a major breakthrough in the art of hands-on healing. Whether you are a complete novice, a professional chiropractor, physical therapist, body worker, healer, or other health professional, Quantum-Touch allows you a dimension of power in your work that heretofore has not seemed possible. This book clearly teaches you to use special breathing and body focusing techniques to raise your energy level so high that with a light touch, you can see postural... 
 The Myths of Death, Rebirth and Resurrection  Joseph L. Henderson The Myths of Death, Rebirth and Resurrection   $24.95  $18.71  Buy Now 
The tribal initiation of the shaman, the archetype of the serpent, exemplifies the death of the self and rebirth into transcendent, "unknowable" life. In their book "The Myths of Death, Rebirth and Resurrection," Henderson and Oakes trace the images and patterns of spiritual initiation in religious rituals and myths of resurrection, poems and epics, the cycles of nature, and universal human responses in art and dreaming. The authors dramatize the metamorphosis from a common experience of... 
 Energetic Healing  Arnie Lade Energetic Healing   $14.49  $10.87  Buy Now 
Energetic Healing is a guide to the inner landscape of subtle energy. In this groundbreaking book the role, manifestation, utility and healing power of our life force/energy is explored in a concise and informative fashion. Furthermore, a compelling and original model of energy is provided, one that bridges many seemingly separate disciplines to reveal their unity and usefulness. Discover for yourself the unique expressions of energy that bind body, mind and spirit together. About the Author:... 
 Baital Pachchisi  John Platts Baital Pachchisi   $16.95  $12.71  Buy Now 
Among the many tales popular in India, one collection of stories has been existing not only in Sanskrit, but also in almost all the vernaculars. This is the 'Baital Pachchisi,' or Twenty Five Tales of A Demon (or Sprit). They are narrated by the sprit, who haunts the cemeteries, to Vikram, the king of Oojein. About the Author: John Platts is among the first six to translate this collection into English from the original Sanskrit. 
 A Vedic Concordance  Maurice Bloomfield A Vedic Concordance   $76.99  $57.74  Buy Now 
"A Vedic Concordance is a monumental work by the famous American Sanskritist Maurice Bloomfield planned, prepared and published during the years 1892-1906. It affords primarily, an easy and ready means of ascertaining the following things: first, where a given mantra occurs if it occurs but once; second, whether it occurs elsewhere, either with or without variants, and in what places, and third, if it occurs with variants, what those variants are. "One hundred and nineteen... 
 Meaningful to Behold: The Bodhisattva's Way of Life  Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Meaningful to Behold: The Bodhisattva's Way of Life   $16.95  $12.71  Buy Now 
Many people have the compassionate wish to benefit others, but few understand how to effectively accomplish this in daily life. Bodhisattvas are friends of the world, who have such strong compassion they are able to transform all their daily activities into a means to benefit others. The path of the Bodhisattva was exquisitely explained in the universally loved poem Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life by the 8th century master Shantideva. With this commentary by Geshe Kelsang,... 
 The Yogins of Ladakh: A Pilgrimage Among the Hermits of the Buddhist Himalayas  John Crook The Yogins of Ladakh: A Pilgrimage Among the Hermits of the Buddhist Himalayas   $31.99  $23.99  Buy Now 
When John Crook of Bristol University began research in the Zangskar valley of Ladakh in 1977 his prime intention was to investigate the social anthropology of the area through studies of village life. In 1986 Crook returned to Ladakh with Tibetologist James Low to enquire fully into the social organization, history, meditational practices and philosophy of the yogins who still lived and practiced in the remote parts of the area. This book is a record of the author’s adventurous journeys... 
 Tibetan Buddhist Medicine and Psychiatry: The Diamond Healing  Terry Clifford Tibetan Buddhist Medicine and Psychiatry: The Diamond Healing   $12.95  $9.71   
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The practice of Tibetan medicine has hovered near extinction for the past forty years, though there are increasing efforts under way now to preserve it, with some success. This active tradition was suddenly disrupted in the 1950's with the Chinese communist invasion of Tibet, followed by destruction of the monasteries, the killing of the Tibetan monks and professionals, and forced exile of the leadership This work was undertaken as a part of a doctoral program in psychology and... 
 The Life of Buddhism  Frank E. Reynolds The Life of Buddhism   $19.49  $14.62  Buy Now 
The contributors focus on  a number of religious practices across the Buddhist world, from Sri Lanka to New York, Japan to Tibet.  The essays highlight not so much Buddhist doctrine or sacred texts, but rather the actual behavior and lived experience of Buddhist adherents. Bringing together fifteen essays by outstanding Buddhist scholars from Asia, Europe, and North America, this book offers a distinctive portrayal of the "life of Buddhism." The contributors focus on a number of... 
 Chant And Be Happy  Srila Prabhupada Chant And Be Happy   $4.95  $3.71  Buy Now 
There's nothing higher than chanting and meditating on the maha-mantra. Investigate it yourself.Chant and be Happy explains the power of mantra meditation an how it can bring you ultimate self-awareness and put you in touch with the supreme pleasure principle. Just what is the Hare Krishna mantra, known as the maha-mantra, or the great chant for deliverance? What are the benefits of chanting it? Why is mantra chanting so powerful, and how can it help me? What are the origins of the mantra? Who... 
 Taj Mahal and Mughal Agra  John Lall Taj Mahal and Mughal Agra   $22.95  $17.21   
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The Taj Mahal, one of the world's acknowledged wonders, represents the culmination of the arts of architecture and decoration which had developed in India during centuries of Mughal rule. In this book, John Lall briefly traces the history of the Mughals in India. The account of the lives of the six great Mughal emperors has been enlivened by a lucidly written text which successfully recreates the spirit of the time and place. The greatness of the Mughals has been vividly captured by the... 
 Form and Substance in the Religions  Frithjof Schuon Form and Substance in the Religions   $17.95  $13.46  Buy Now 
The writings of Frithjof Schuon are charactgerized by essentiality, universality and comprehensiveness.  They have the quality of essentiality in the sense that they always go to the heart and are concerned with the essence of whatever they deal with.  Schuon possesses the gift of reaching the very core of the subject he is treating, of going beyond forms to the essential formless Center of forms whether they be religious, artistic or related to certain features and traits... 
 The Golden Age of Zen  John C. H. Wu The Golden Age of Zen   $15.50  $11.63  Buy Now 
"The Golden Age of Zen"  examines the history of the great Chinese Zen Masters of the 7th through to the 10th century. It portrays the Masters in their 'Five Houses' and enables the reader to situate their teachings and thus enjoy them in their context. Here is a book that will do much to clarify the still very confused Western idea of Zen Buddhism.  About the AuthorWu Ching-hsiung (1899-1986), known as John C. H. Wu was born in China, and was an author,... 
 Shardatilaka Tantram  Arthur Avalon Shardatilaka Tantram   $160.49  $120.37   
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Please note that this title is only available in Sanskrit.Sharadatilaka is the essence of the Tantras, the first cause for the attainment of Dharma, Artha, Karma, Moksha (religious merit, wealth, desire and liberation).In 25 chapters the celebrated author - Lakshmana Deshikendra - deals with the theory and practice of Tantrik worship. It is said that Lakshmana was impelled to write this treatise because of his compassion for men who wanted to know about all the different forms of worship,... 
 Christian Responses to Indian Philosophy  K.P. Aleaz/Nehemiah Nilkantha Sastri Goreh Christian Responses to Indian Philosophy   $36.49  $27.37  Buy Now 
A study of various Christian interactions with the six classical schools of Indian philosophy. K. M. Banerjea's and Nehemiah Goreh's studies of Indian philosophy are first discussed. A. J. Appasamy's interaction with Ramanuja's thought, Ignatius Puthiadam's work on Madhvacharya, John Vattanky's study of Navyanyaya and Francis X. D'Sa's work on Mimamsa are also discussed in various chapters as are Dhvani, Yoga and pramanas. First writtena an published as early as 1862, this work, originally... 
 Tantrabhidana  Arthur Avalon Tantrabhidana   $57.49  $43.12  Buy Now 
This work forms the first volume of the famous Tantrik Texts series edited and published in Sanskrit by Arthur Avalon (Sir John Woodroffe). The work belongs to the Dictionary Class. The Matrikanighantu and Vijanighantu or Mantra-Kosha by Bhairava Rishi are dictionaries of the single vowels and consonants of the Sanskrit language. Both dictionaries, published for the first time from ancient and rare (in some cases extinct) manuscripts, comprise the main body of this book. They give the Tantrik... 
 At Play With Krishna  John Stratton Hawley At Play With Krishna   $48.49  $36.37  Buy Now 
Every year thousands of pilgrims travel to Brindavan, the village where Krishna is said to have lived as child. There, in one of north India’s great spiritual centers, they witness a series of religious dramas called ras lilas, whose central roles are performed by children. By translating four plays that collectively span this cycle, John Hawley provides a lively perspective on the mythology of Krishna as Hindus experience it today. His book contains an opening chapter describing the... 
 Traditions of the Seven Rsis  John E. Mitchiner Traditions of the Seven Rsis   $20.99  $15.74   
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Ascetics and mystics have played a prominent role in the development of nearly all religious traditions. The particular importance of such figures within Hinduism is especially evident in the traditions recounted of the Seven Rsis - the seven archetypal sages or seers who are depicted as being more important and powerful than even the gods themselves: indeed, through their asceticism the Rsis become the progenitors of the gods, as also of men, demons and all other orders of creation. ... 
 Hindu Thought and Carmelite Mysticism  Swami Siddheswarananda Hindu Thought and Carmelite Mysticism   $18.99  $14.24   
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This study in comparative mysticism (originally given as lectures at the Sorbonne) explores the relationship between Hindu mystics (notably Shankara and Sri Ramakrishna) and Christian Carmelite mystics (notably St. John of the Cross), using jnana, bhakti, and raja yogas as a basis for comparison as well as the sacred scriptures of both traditions. About the Authors: Swami Siddheswarananda was a prince of the House of Cochin who after serving the Order of Ramakrishna many years in India, was... 
 Global History of Philosophy (Vol. 1)  John C. Plott Global History of Philosophy (Vol. 1)   $11.11  $8.33  Buy Now 
This is the first in a series of five volumes on the global history of philosophy. In this and subsequent volumes instead of the traditional division of western and non western philosophies each philosophy is seen in relation to global contemoraries.throughout Eurasia. Scholasticism should not be taken in the pejorative sense as the juggling of arguments by straw men, but in the sense of a challenge even in our own era to work for consistent and comprehensive systematic synthesis. All the... 
 Buddhism in Translations  Henry Clarke Warren Buddhism in Translations   $18.99  $14.24  Buy Now 
Here is a work that aims at presenting `different ideas and conceptions` which are `found in Pali writings`. In the words of henry Clarke Warren, the author of the volume: `Translation has been the means employed as being the most effectual... The selections of the first chapter are on the Buddha; next follow those which deal chiefly with the Doctrine; while others concerning the Order and secular life constitute the closing chapter of the book.` The uniqueness of the volume lies in the... 
 High Religion: A Cultural and Political History of Sherpa Buddhism  Sherry B. Ortner High Religion: A Cultural and Political History of Sherpa Buddhism   $15.99  $11.99  Buy Now 
An eminent anthropologist examines the foundlings of the first celibate Buddhist monasteries among the Sherpas of Nepal in the early twentieth century a religious development that was a major departure from “folk” or “popular” Buddhism. Sherry Ortner is the first to integrate social scientific  and historical modes of analysis in a study of the Sherpa monasteries and one of the very few to attempt such an account for Buddhist monasteries anywhere. Combining ethnographic and oral historical... 
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