The Quintessence of Vedanta
Author: Śaṅkarācārya, Swami Tattwananda
Publisher: Calcutta : Swami Tattwananda; distributor: Firma K. L. Mukhopadhyay
This erudite and wide-ranging anthology offers a panoramic view of Vedānta in Śaṅkara’s own words, with selections from standard translations of his commentaries on the Upaniṣads, the Brahma-sūtra (Vedānta-sūtra) and the Bhagavad-gītā—texts which together form the scriptural canon of Vedānta—and an independent treatise, the Upadeśa Sāhasri, on whose authenticity there is unanimity. Exhibiting a deep empathy with the living tradition, Sudhakshina has selected passages that explain all the important concepts and teachings, including up-to-date deliberations on Śaṅkara. Her general and sectional introductions illuminate and demystify the esoteric concepts, providing a holistic perspective of Vedānta and making it eminently accessible to the modern reader.
The Nectar of Immortality
Author: Nisargadatta (Maharaj), Robert Powell
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897-1981), a revered master of the Tantric Nath lineage, is an inspiring example of an ordinary family man who attained complete realization of the Infinite. Living the absolute nonduality of Being in every moment, he taught that true freedom is a possibility open to every one of us. He drew disciples from all over the world to his humble loft in the tenements of Bombay. Even on the written page, Nisargdatta’s words carry a special potency. They subtly push us beyond the ego to our original, pristine and blissful Self, to the rediscovery of Oneness and authentic liberation in our Source.
Author: Sam Parnia, Josh Young
Publisher: Harper Collins
Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death reveals that death is not a moment in time. Death, rather, is a process—a process that can be interrupted well after it has begun. Innovative techniques have proven to be effective in revitalizing both the body and mind, but they are only employed in approximately half of the hospitals throughout the United States and Europe. Dr. Sam Parnia, Director of the AWARE Study (AWAreness during REsuscitation) and one of the world’s leading experts on the scientific study of death and near-death experiences (NDE), presents cutting-edge research from the front lines of critical care and resuscitation medicine while also shedding light on the ultimate mystery: What happens to human consciousness during and after death? Dr. Parnia reveals how some form of “afterlife” may be uniquely ours, as evidenced by the continuation of the human mind and psyche after the brain stops functioning. With physicians such as Dr. Parnia at the forefront, we are on the verge of discovering a new universal science of consciousness that reveals the nature of mind and a future where death is not the final defeat, but is, in fact, reversible.
This is a new release of the original 1945 edition.
Scientific Healing Affirmations by Paramahansa Yogananda. Based on the original 1925 edition.
Original and thought-provoking talks on health and healing, karma and reincarnation, the universality of yoga, and more are included in this collection of works on the topic of realizing God in daily life.
An interdisciplinary collection of essays that explores the impact of postmodern conditions -- philosophical, social, economic, psychological, and technological -- on contemporary spirituality.
Boxed/Second Coming of Christ
Author: Param Yogananda
Publisher: Self-Realization Fellowship Publishers
The hardcover edition of The Second Coming of Christ ($58.00 ISBN:9780876125557) was printed in 2004 and has sold over 45,000 copies. In Fall 2007 we published a smaller work of extracts from The Second Coming of Christ, titled The Yoga of Jesus, to function both as a stand alone book and to cross-promote the larger work. The result has been a resounding success with sales of The Yoga of Jesus reaching 20,000 in just over six months, and sales of The Second Coming of Christ increasing as planned. With sales momentum of both titles strong, this seemed like an ideal time to publish a low cost paperback edition. Yogananda's unique perspective on the real meaning of Jesus' teachings, takes the reader on a revelatory journey, verse by verse, through the four Gospels. Dispelling centuries old misconceptions and dogma, this monumental work is destined to leave an indelible mark on the way the world views the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Light and Images
Author: Adrienne von Speyr
One of Adrienne von Speyr's most cherished concerns was to rekindle Christians' desire for contemplation and thus to renew the Church's prayer. Light and Images stands next to The World of Prayer as the most important of her works on the subject. In this striking book, Adrienne sets forth the deepest theological foundations of contemplative prayer according to the reciprocal relationship between "light" and "images". The light of God's revelation is truth and love; it embraces both Christ's "objective" manifestation in Scripture and tradition, and the Spirit's "subjective" illumination in the believer's heart through faith, hope, and love. To contemplate is to dwell as intimately as possible in this light, which includes some share as well in the darkness of the Son's suffering of the Cross. This light in turn illuminates the concrete "images" that make up Christian existence: not only the words and figures of Scripture and the Church's sacraments, but also the apparently ordinary things of daily life. From within the realm of contemplation, there is nothing in the world that does not speak of heaven, nothing that does not offer a glimpse into God's inner life.