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  • Insights Into Vedanta – Tattva Bodha

    Insights Into Vedanta – Tattva Bodha

    Publisher: Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai Model:BK 0000472 Availability: In Stock

    A thoroughgoing study of Advaita Vedanta in the light of Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda’s teaching has been a long-felt need. Swami Sunirmalananda the translator of this book has made a humble attempt towards this end. Here in this book on each verse, the translator gives a running commentary wherein he explains the thrust of the verse as illustrated by the observation of Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda in relevant contexts. Several drawings and charts have been included to aid comprehension. It is hoped that the reader will be acquainted with the numerous aspects of Advaita through this book.

  • Practical Spirituality

    Practical Spirituality

    Publisher: Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai Model:BK 0001659 Availability: In Stock

    These are a number of editorials which appeared in the Bulletin of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture Gol Park Kolkata. The articles all written by Swami Lokeswarananda are brief but self-contained thought-provoking and clear and precise in expression. These are brought out in this book form.

    The articles cover a wide range of topics but as the readers will observe there is a unity of thought underlying them. Secular or spiritual each object is dealt with from a commonsense point of view logically and free from dogmatism. The plea that is constantly made is that man has a higher destiny which he must try to fulfill.

    Professor A. L. Bashams scholarly introduction to the text gives some background and context to the work and explains how the Swamis approach follows the spirit of Swami Vivekananda’s teachings.

  • Katha Upanishad

    Katha Upanishad

    Publisher: Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai Model:BK 0000551 Availability: In Stock

    Due to its most poetic and charming presentation of the sublime doctrines of the Vedanta, the Kathopanishad has ever been a great object of interest to scholars both of the East and West from a long time past. This book includes original verses constructed text (anvaya) with a literal word by word translation English rendering of each stanza copious notes and introductory note. This Upanishad forms part of the Kata Shaka (branch) of Krishna Yajur Veda. Hence it is called as the Kato-Upanishad. The subject dealt in this Upanishad viz. the Nachiketa Upaagyaana also finds a place in the Taittriya Brahmana.

    As mentioned earlier there are two parts in this Upanishad with three chapters in each part. In the first chapter one finds the story and history of Naciketas and the boons he requested from Yama the Lord of Death; the second chapter mentions the characteristics required of a liberation aspirant and about the path to freedom; the third chapter contains the relation between the Jivatma and the Paramatma and the manner in which the Jiva can overcome death successfully; the fourth fifth and sixth chapters reinstate the contents of the earlier chapters in a much authoritative way and also relate about re-birth the way in which a Yogi should leave his body behind etc.

  • Personality Development

    Personality Development

    Publisher: Advaita Ashrama Model:BK 0000069 Availability: In Stock

    This excellent compilation from the works of Swami Vivekananda is not merely instructive but also provocative in the sense that it makes the readers feel with a compelling sense of urgency that they ought to be on the road to Personality Development. For is not a developed personality a sine quo non for success in all the fields of human life and endeavour? How to attain it? What are its means? The readers will find these questions answered in these illuminating pages. Here is a book which can make the readers view themselves in a new light.

  • Powers of the Mind

    Powers of the Mind

    Publisher: Advaita Ashrama Model:BK 0001187 Availability: In Stock

    Man’s psyche is a storehouse of extraordinary powers. Unfortunately for the most part man remains ignorant of this tremendous potentiality. This booklet comprising a talk delivered by no less than Swami Vivekananda briefly informs the reader about the infinite possibilities hidden within the recesses of the human mind. A proper understanding of this is extremely important for us to make the utmost use of our hidden powers.

  • Meditation and Spiritual Life

    Meditation and Spiritual Life

    Publisher: Advaita Ashrama Model:BK 0000007 Availability: In Stock

    ‘Be bold and face the truth’ said Swami Vivekananda. Here is a book that teaches us how to do it. Here is a book for the guidance of sincere spiritual aspirants who have heard the divine call, who have in response to it accepted God-realization as the highest goal of life and who consider no sacrifice too great for the attainment of that goal. It is an invaluable guide to practical spirituality.

  • The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda Volumes 1 – 9

    The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda Volumes 1 – 9

    Publisher: Advaita Ashrama Model:BK 0001191 Availability: In Stock

    In these volumes we have not only a gospel to the world at large, but also, to its own children, the Charter of the Hindu faith. For the first time in history, Hinduism itself forms here the subject of generalization of a Hindu mind of the highest order. What Hinduism had needed was the organizing and consolidating of its own idea, a rock where she could lie at anchor, and an authoritative utterance in which she might recognize herself. What the world had needed was a faith that had no fear of truth. Both are found in the words and writings of Swami Vivekananda. It is the latest gospel of a modern Prophet of religion and spirituality to the mankind.

  • Swami Vivekananda’s Winning Formulas

    Swami Vivekananda’s Winning Formulas

    Publisher: Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai Model:BK 0001351 Availability: In Stock

    Swami Vivekananda’s Winning Formulas to become Successful Managers

    It was Swami Vivekananda?s hope that India would show how spirituality and science could be combined to promote material prosperity and moral excellence. The purpose of life is to be rich, both materially and spiritually. Mere affluence is not enough, man has to be human too.

    To be successful and come out in flying colours in life is the natural ambition of all. This needs two fundamental qualities of Competency and commitment. These values have been elegantly presented in this book taking Swami Vivekananda as the nucleus. In addition most inspiring examples of several great people like Jamshetji Tata, J.R.D. Tata, Abraham Lincoln, Abdul Kalam, Mahatma Gandhi etc have been presented to highlight the practical applications of Winning Formulas.

  • Sri Shankaracharya – Life and Philosophy

    Sri Shankaracharya – Life and Philosophy

    Publisher: Advaita Ashrama Model:BK 0001031 Availability: In Stock

    This is an elucidative and reconciliatory interpretation of Sri Shankaracharya’s life and philosophy. Sri Shankaracharya an exponent of Advaita Vedanta is one of the greatest philosophers of India. He was a brilliant thinker and vigorous debater who reconciled the conflicting sects prevalent in his time and refuted the harmful negative systems of thought thus reviving the Sanatana Dharma and rescuing the foundering Vedic culture. A careful study of his life and philosophy will reveal Shankara’s immense contribution to the world thought and dispel the myths and wrong ideas still held about him.

  • Pictorial Ramayana

    Pictorial Ramayana

    Publisher: Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai Model:BK 0001556 Availability: In Stock

    The story of Indian’s classic mythology is retold here for children with many rich color drawings.A delightful story to read to young children and kids.

  • Vivekachudamani of Sri Sankaracarya

    Vivekachudamani of Sri Sankaracarya

    Publisher: Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai Model:BK 0001587 Availability: In Stock

    A most valuable and lucid compendium of Advaita philosophy describing the transcendental knowledge of Brahman, and the way to achieve it through discrimination and meditation. Vivekachudamani means Crest-jewel of discrimination. In this book, Adi Shankara describes developing Viveka – the faculty of discrimination as the primary task in spiritual life. It has the form of dialogue between the master and the disciple where the master explains to the disciple the step by step path towards God realization.

  • Vedanta In Practice

    Vedanta In Practice

    Publisher: Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai Model:BK 0000083 Availability: In Stock

    The aim of this book is to show us how to avail ourselves of the great principle of Vedanta so that they will become part of our daily lives; to teach us how we can put them into practice and live by them every moment of our existence.

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