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Myths and Legends of India Vol. 2 Audiobook

Myths and Legends of India Vol. 2

Author: William Radice Narrator: Ranvijay Pratap Singh Release Date: November 2019

'Since time immemorial, India has been an ocean bed over which numerous stories have flowed and enriched the world. Storytellers from Tulsidas to Rohinton Mistry have added their magic to this magnificent repository. Inspired in part by Somadeva’s Kathasaritasagara, William Radice collects these timeless tales of India, and tells them anew through his unique idiom. Like itinerant storytellers, he fills these tales with emotion and wit, bringing them alive for the contemporary reader. In Volume 1, the first section begins with the creation myth of Prajapati, while the Mahabharata section starts with Sakuntala’s story, going up to the founding of Dvaraka by Krishna. In Volume 2, the first section begins with the Hindu myth about Brahma’s creation of bodies, while the Mahabharata section starts with the notorious dice-game and ends with the death of Abhimanyu. True to India’s diversity, the third section of both volumes comprises legends and folk tales from Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Jain, Christian and tribal sources. The volumes of Myths and Legends of India are a treasure to delight in and cherish.'

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Hinduism For Dummies Audiobook

Hinduism For Dummies

Author: Dr. Amrutur V. Srinivasan Narrator: Neil Shah Release Date: October 2019

The dominant religion of India, 'Hinduism' refers to a wide variety of religious traditions and philosophies that have developed over thousands of years. Today, the United States is home to approximately one million Hindus. If you've heard of this ancient religion and are looking for a reference that explains the intricacies of the customs, practices, and teachings of this ancient spiritual system, Hinduism For Dummies is for you! ● Provides a thorough introduction to this earliest and popular world belief system ● Information on the rites, rituals, deities, and teachings associated with the practice of Hinduism ● Explores the history and teachings of the Vedas, Brahmans, and Upanishads ● Offers insight into the modern daily practice of Hinduism around the world Continuing the Dummies tradition of making the world's religions engaging and accessible to everyone, Hinduism For Dummies is your hands-on, friendly guide to this fascinating religion.

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The Srimad Bhagavad Gita in English retold and read for you by Tavamithram Sarvada Audiobook

The Srimad Bhagavad Gita in English retold and read for you by Tavamithram Sarvada

Author: Tavamithram Sarvada Narrator: Tavamithram Sarvada Release Date: September 2019

Feelings such as happiness, sadness, fear, anger, desperation, hatred, etc are states of mind. You are happy or sad only when you think of whatever it is that gives you those feelings. It is the way you perceive different situations that cause the different states of mind. The fear of losing what or who one is attached to leads people to take the wrong decisions which can have serious repercussions and cause irreversible damages in one's life. Attachment and the fear of losing can make people losers. The Srimad Bhagavad Gita, one of the most important scriptures revered by the followers of the Sanatana Dharma aka Hinduism, is a transcript of the dialogue between Shri Bhagavan Krishna and Arjuna at the battlefield of Kurukshetra, as reported to king Dhritarashtra by his charioteer Sanjaya. The scripture begins with the chapter that talks about the feelings of despondency, weakness and confusion that took over Arjuna's intellect. The despondent state of mind of the valiant, intelligent and knowledgeable warrior king Arjuna was about to turn him into a coward, destroy his perspicacity and drive him towards delusion, failure, defeat and ignominy. However, Arjuna took a wise decision. The two hours and fifty minutes that you spend on this audiobook of the complete Srimad Bhagavad Gita in English presented by Tavamithram Sarvada will help you: i. Correct flaws in your thinking as well as in your perception of reality, ii. Understand the natural 'Cause and Effect' principle, iii. Become fearless, self-confident, generous and socially responsible, iv. Reset your life by learning to override all your negative past Karma through Divine Knowledge, and, v. Most importantly, recognise your TRUE SELF and Master the Art of Mastering your Mind

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The Upanishads Audiobook

The Upanishads

Author: Roshen Dalal Narrator: Suchitra Gupta Release Date: July 2019

This book is a thoroughly researched primer on the 108 Upanishads, philosophical treatises that form a part of the Vedas, the revered Hindu texts. These Upanishads contain the most crystallized bits of wisdom gleaned from Hinduism. Roshen Dalal explains the concepts at the core of each Upanishad clearly and lucidly. Moreover, her vast, diverse philosophical and theological readings add priceless scholarly context to this comprehensive and fascinating volume.

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Myths and Legends of India Vol 1 Audiobook

Myths and Legends of India Vol 1

Author: William Radice Narrator: Vikram Bajaj Release Date: July 2019

Since time immemorial, India has been an ocean bed over which numerous stories have flowed and enriched the world. Storytellers from Tulsidas to Rohinton Mistry have added their magic to this magnificent repository. Inspired in part by Somadeva’s Kathasaritasagara, William Radice collects these timeless tales of India, and tells them anew through his unique idiom. Like itinerant storytellers, he fills these tales with emotion and wit, bringing them alive for the contemporary reader. In Volume 1, the first section begins with the creation myth of Prajapati, while the Mahabharata section starts with Sakuntala’s story, going up to the founding of Dvaraka by Krishna. In Volume 2, the first section begins with the Hindu myth about Brahma’s creation of bodies, while the Mahabharata section starts with the notorious dice-game and ends with the death of Abhimanyu. True to India’s diversity, the third section of both volumes comprises legends and folk tales from Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Jain, Christian and tribal sources. The volumes of Myths and Legends of India are a treasure to delight in and cherish.

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The Bhagavad Gita: The Song of God Retold in Simplified English (The Essential Wisdom Library) Audiobook

The Bhagavad Gita: The Song of God Retold in Simplified English (The Essential Wisdom Library)

Author: Edward Viljoen Narrator: Edward Viljoen Release Date: June 2019

This program is read by the author. The Bhagavad Gita: A Song of God Retold in Simplified English is the latest title in the Essential Wisdom Library. This unique edition of the timeless epic is designed to be accessible for listeners without any prior experience of Hinduism. Not simply a translation of the original, Viljoen has simplified and restated the Gita's complex ideas, so that a first-time listener can fully appreciate the scope and beauty of this magnificent Indian classic. Written in concise, modern language the retelling vividly captures the power and depth of the original work. Part of the Mahabharata, the Gita is a dialogue between Prince Arjuna and Lord Krishna. Its verses contain some of the key ideas of Hindu philosophy-Dharma, Moksha, and various yogic practices. Originally written well over a thousand years ago, the Gita has proven to be a timeless source of wisdom, inspiring philosophers and revolutionaries alike in the millennia since it was written. In addition to the retelling of the text, this edition includes a character list, a glossary of important terms, and chapters exploring the back-story from the Mahabharata and the impact and meaning of the Bhagavad Gita itself. The Bhagavad Gita is an approachable way for today's listeners to engage with one of history's richest spiritual epics.

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Sita: An Illustrated Retelling of the Ramayana Audiobook

Sita: An Illustrated Retelling of the Ramayana

Author: Devdutt Pattanaik Narrator: Suyash Mohan Release Date: June 2019

Sita: An Illustrated Retelling of Ramayana is an epic story based on the life of India's most admired prince- 'Rama' and his wife 'Sita'. Ramayana is a mythological story, which is being passed on from past many generations. Since ages, the character that is most emphasized has been that of Rama, who has always been known to keep his word whatever be the circumstances. The role of Sita has been generally overlooked in the past. Sita too is a pivotal character being a single mother; she went through many ups and downs all alone. Still, she has often been portrayed as a frail and meek character. In the present book, the author has emphasized on this very fact that Sita, though shown as a submissive character, was a woman who had massive strength. In the book, the author has shown Sita's childhood in a more detailed manner. Her relationship with her father, king Janaka, who was a very sober and spiritual person, Sita's forest stay with her husband and after that her lone stay, her connection and conversations with the women in Lanka, at the 'Ashoka Vatika', the sentiments that were shared amongst them. Also, depicted is her attachment with her sisters, with the trees in the forest, as she loved her life in forest, her bond with the mother earth. This book has portrayed Sita in a fair and magnanimous way, along with restating the whole story of Ramayana.

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The Bhagavad Gita Audiobook

The Bhagavad Gita

Author: Anonymous Narrator: Sagar Arya Release Date: June 2019

Sanskrit for 'Song of the Lord', the Bhagavad Gita is a 700-verse Hindu epic that constitutes part of the faith's vast cornerstone work, the Mahabharata. The book provides timeless truths and indispensible advice for believers trying to overcome internal tensions, doubt and indecision. The teachings are conveyed in the form of a dialogue between the Pandava general Arjuna and the deity Krishna, who helps Arjuna understand his position in the Kurukshetra War, and guides him towards the right course of action. The Gita's treatment of duty and devotion has inspired many, including the peaceful activist Mahatma Gandhi, who referred to it as his 'spiritual dictionary'. **Contact Customer Service for Additional Content**

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The Dharma Method: 7 Daily Steps to Spiritual Advancement Audiobook

The Dharma Method: 7 Daily Steps to Spiritual Advancement

Author: Simon Chokoisky Narrator: Elijah Rosenbaum Release Date: June 2019

A practical guide to simple daily techniques for rapid spiritual progress • Explores 11 time-tested methods for spiritual advancement and how you only need to include 7 each day for spiritual growth and personal enlightenment • Includes wisdom from spiritual masters from nearly every religion, including Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and more • Offers routines, tips, and tricks to keep you on track, mantras for success and sacred connection, and exercises to apply these spiritual lessons in your everyday life Enlightenment means becoming a light unto yourself. But how does one get on the path to enlightenment? In this practical spiritual guide, Simon Chokoisky shares 11 time-tested yet simple daily techniques to help you find your spiritual path, or "dharma," no matter what your spiritual background--be it Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, or Agnostic. He explains how everyone has a unique learning style as well as a spiritual style--your "Dharma type"--and how the Dharma method allows you to pick any seven of the 11 methods described in the book to practice. You can even change them daily, all based on your unique needs. And by holding to the 7/11 "rule" daily, you'll soon find yourself on the road to rapid spiritual progress and personal enlightenment. In this book, the author explains how he distilled these 11 spiritual techniques from centuries of methods used by spiritual masters from around the world. He details the 5 different Dharma types and provides personality tests to determine your type. He provides routines, tips, and tricks to keep you on track as well as thoughtful exercises to help you apply spiritual principles in your everyday life. He explores how to apply the commandments of the Judeo-Christian tradition, the Yoga Yamas and Niyamas, and the Buddhist 8-fold path based on your Dharma type. He discusses the power of sound and how to use mantras for success and sacred connection. He also explains the best ways to purify your body and mind as well as how to create a "standing wave" of spiritual power to recharge yourself anytime during the day. Showing how spirituality is inherent in each of us and is abundant, free, and easy to cultivate, the author reveals how you can best cultivate your spiritual light and share it with the world.

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The Philosophy of the Yoga Sutra with Karen O'Brien-Kop Audiobook

The Philosophy of the Yoga Sutra with Karen O'Brien-Kop

Author: Karen O'brien-Kop Narrator: Karen O'brien-Kop Release Date: November 2018

The Philosophy of the Yoga Sutra with Karen O'Brien-KopThis course takes an in-depth look at the philosophy underpinning the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. Over 5 lectures Karen explains the historical and cultural background in which the text was compiled. Each chapter and section of the Yoga Sutra is explained in detail, unpacking the deeper meaning of the sutras. This is a very clear and highly informative look at this popular and influential text.Session 1: Overview & historical backgroundSession 2: First chapter - SamadhiSession 3: Second chapter - The practice of yogaSession 4: Third chapter - Extraordinary powers or siddhisSession 5: Fourth chapter - The goal of yoga practice, kaivalyaKaren O'Brien-Kop has been practising yoga in different forms since 1995. She spent almost a decade teaching yoga part-time, and then left teaching in 2011 to pursue the academic study of yoga. Karen completed the MA in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, in 2014 and then continued to a PhD program in the Department of Religions and Philosophies. Karen is in the third year of her research project, which centres on the Yogasutra of Patanjali as well as other cross-religious textual accounts of yoga in the 4th-5th century CE. Karen has studied Sanskrit with Dr James Mallinson of SOAS, and has been a recipient of the Phiroz Mehta scholarship and the Ouseley Memorial language scholarship.

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The History and Practices of Hatha Yoga with Dr James Mallinson Audiobook

The History and Practices of Hatha Yoga with Dr James Mallinson

Author: Dr. James Mallinson Narrator: Dr. James Mallinson Release Date: November 2018

DescriptionIn this 5 lecture series Dr. James Mallinson takes a deeper look at the Hatha Yoga lineage. He covers many areas from the texts to the practitioners, the philosophies to the practices. James is one of the world's foremost experts on Hatha Yoga. His work has uncovered some of the most recent findings in the Hatha Yoga story making a major contribution to the interpretation of Yoga in the modern world. This series is a fascinating look at the connections which led the ancient world of Yoga into the modern forms of practice today.Session 1: Prehistory of Hatha YogaSession 2: Hatha Yoga textual traditions pre 15th centurySession 3: Hatha Yoga textual traditions post 15th centurySession 4: Practices of Hatha YogaSession 5: Practitioners and purpose of Hatha YogaJames Mallinson is Senior Lecturer in Sanskrit and Classical Indian Studies at SOAS, University of London. Dr Mallinson has a BA in Sanskrit and Old Iranian from the University of Oxford (1991), an MA in South Asian Area Studies (with ethnography as its primary subject) from SOAS (1993) and a DPhil. from the University of Oxford (2001). His doctoral thesis was a critical edition of the Khecar?vidy?, an early text on ha?ha yoga, and was supervised by Professor Alexis Sanderson. A revised version of the thesis was published by Routledge in 2007.After completing his doctoral studies Dr Mallinson worked as a principal translator for the Clay Sanskrit Library, for which he produced five volumes of translations of Sanskrit poetry. He has also published translations of two ha?ha yoga texts, the Ghera??a Sa?hit? (2004) and ?ivasa?hit? (2007) for YogaVidya.com. In addition to these books Dr Mallinson has published numerous articles, book chapters and encyclopedia articles, all of which can be downloaded from https://soas.academia.edu/JamesMallinson. Roots of Yoga, a reader of translations of texts on yoga introduced and edited by Dr Mallinson and Dr Mark Singleton will be published in the Penguin Classics series in January 2017. Since October 2015 Dr Mallinson has been leading a five-year six-person research project on the history of yoga funded by the European Research Council. Among the project's numerous outputs will be critical editions of ten key Sanskrit texts on ha?hayoga and four monographs detailing its history and current practice in India.In addition to his textual studies, Dr Mallinson's work on the history of yoga is informed by the several years he has spent living with traditional yogis in India.

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The Upanishads: Stories of the Self with Graham Burns, Audiobook

The Upanishads: Stories of the Self with Graham Burns,

Author: Graham Burns Narrator: Graham Burns Release Date: November 2018

DescriptionIn this 5 lecture series Graham Burns gives a broad overview of the Upanishads, explaining the history and culture in which they arose. He takes you through several themes that are explored in some of the more prominent Upanishads. He illuminates important concepts that begin to form the foundation of much of Indian thought. Graham presents this lecture series in a clear, intelligent way that is sure to make the wisdom of the Upanishads accessible for anyone interested in learning more about the foundations of Indian philosophy.Session 1: Introduction to the Upanishads & their historical backgroundSession 2: Key ideas found throughout the UpanishadsSession 3: Exploring the narratives found throughout the textsSession 4: Stories of Atman or the SelfSession 5: Philosophical interpretationsGraham Burns is a former City lawyer turned yoga teacher and academic. He has a Master's degree (with distinction) in Religions from SOAS, University of London, where he focussed on ancient Indian religion and philosophy and the historical roots of the yoga traditions. He is now in his final year researching a PhD at SOAS on the philosophical teachings of the Vedic Upani?ads. Graham teaches undergraduate Hinduism at SOAS and has also lectured on the SOAS MA course in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation. As well as regular yoga classes and trainings in London and internationally, Graham teaches yoga history, philosophy and Sanskrit on the Yogacampus Yoga Teacher Training Diploma course.

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