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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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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 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 In addition to these books Dr Mallinson has published numerous articles, book chapters and encyclopedia articles, all of which can be downloaded from 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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The Ramayana - Part 1-2 Audiobook

The Ramayana - Part 1-2

Author: Prof. P.P.S Sastry, Sage Valmiki Narrator: Prati Dhwani Release Date: September 2018

The story of Lord Rama as told by Sage Valmiki in the Holy epic Ramayana- Balakanda

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Paths to God: Living the Bhagavad Gita Audiobook

Paths to God: Living the Bhagavad Gita

Author: Ram Dass Narrator: Paul Brion Release Date: October 2017

For centuries, readers have turned to the Bhagavad Gita for inspiration and guidance as they chart their own spiritual paths. As profound and powerful as this classic text has been for generations of seekers, integrating its lessons into the ordinary patterns of our lives can ultimately seem beyond our reach. Now, in a fascinating series of reflections, anecdotes, stories, and exercises, Ram Dass gives us a unique and accessible road map for experiencing divinity in everyday life. In the engaging, conversational style that has made his teachings so popular for decades, Ram Dass traces our journey of consciousness as it is reflected in one of Hinduism's most sacred texts. The Gita teaches a system of yogas, or "paths for coming to union with God." In Paths to God, Ram Dass brings the heart of that system to light for a Western audience and translates the Gita's principles into the manual for living the yoga of contemporary life. While being a guide to the wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita, Paths to God is also a template for expanding our definition of ourselves and allowing us to appreciate a new level of meaning in our lives.

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The Hindu Book of Astrology Audiobook

The Hindu Book of Astrology

Author: Bhakti Seva Narrator: Matt Montanez Release Date: October 2017

The Hindu Book of Astrology is a book by Indian writer and astrologist Bhakti Seva. The bestseller book was published in The New York Magazine of Mysteries. In this book, the author introduces the reader to the world of astrology, what the signs mean and how could one tap into this knowledge to find out more about oneself and how to better succeed in life. The Hindu Book of Astrology is divided into 12 main sections, one for each Zodiac sign. In the book, the author goes on to describe all the signs of the Zodiac based on many years of studying the solar system by the Indian astrologers. By studying the heavens, these scholars have managed to find a link between planets and people who are born on the date and time associated with each of them. The author believes that all people born under a certain sign will have natural tendencies, certain skills and a specific course in life. By tapping into this knowledge, one can acquire the wisdom needed to make use of the planetary powers that influence the lives of all people. Not only is this book meant to share the astrologic knowledge accumulated by the Indian scholars throughout the centuries, but it is also meant to teach people how to make the most out of their unique inherent nature. With this book, the readers will also be able to know who the benefic devas or angels are for their specific sign, learn how to get their aid while also acknowledging the power of will that will increase the chances of success. Learn about the 12 signs of the Zodiac and the planetary forces that affect you by reading The Hindu Book of Astrology by Bhakti Seva...

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Life of Ramanujacharya Audiobook

Life of Ramanujacharya

Author: Alkondavalli Govindacharya Narrator: Prati Dhwani Release Date: February 2016

The life history of the great Hindu Saint Sri Ramanujacharya, the exponent of the Visishtaadvaita Philosophy, as written by Sri Alkondavalli Govindacharya and published in the year 1906.

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Life of Ramanujacharya: Part 4: Chapters 31-38 Audiobook

Life of Ramanujacharya: Part 4: Chapters 31-38

Author: Alkondavalli Govindacharya Narrator: Prati Dhwani Release Date: February 2016

This parts starts with Sri Ramanuja returning to Srirangam, short excusrions to and incidents involving various disciples, Salvation of Kuresa, Sri Ramanuja's last days and ends with a summary of key events that testify the greatness of this saint.

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