The Bhagavad-Gita has been an essential text of Hindu culture in India since the time of its composition in the first century A.D. One of the great classics of world literature, it has inspired such diverse thinkers as Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, and T.S. Eliot; most recently, it formed the core of Peter Brook's celebrated production of the Mahabharata.
Krishna's Counsel in Time of War
Author: Barbara Miller
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Dialogue between the warrior, Arjuna, and his charioteer, the god Krishna, explores the purpose of war, the importance of duty, and the spiritual nature of existence, in a new edition of the great classic of Hindu literature. Reissue.
Krishnas's Counsel in Time of War
Publisher: Bantam Classics
An interlinear edition of the spiritual classic that provides devanagari, transliterated Sanskrit, and English versions of the Gītā.
Author: Christopher Key Chapple
Publisher: SUNY Press
Honeybees make decisions collectively--and democratically. Every year, faced with the life-or-death problem of choosing and traveling to a new home, honeybees stake everything on a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus building. In fact, as world-renowned animal behaviorist Thomas Seeley reveals, these incredible insects have much to teach us when it comes to collective wisdom and effective decision making. A remarkable and richly illustrated account of scientific discovery, Honeybee Democracy brings together, for the first time, decades of Seeley's pioneering research to tell the amazing story of house hunting and democratic debate among the honeybees. In the late spring and early summer, as a bee colony becomes overcrowded, a third of the hive stays behind and rears a new queen, while a swarm of thousands departs with the old queen to produce a daughter colony. Seeley describes how these bees evaluate potential nest sites, advertise their discoveries to one another, engage in open deliberation, choose a final site, and navigate together--as a swirling cloud of bees--to their new home. Seeley investigates how evolution has honed the decision-making methods of honeybees over millions of years, and he considers similarities between the ways that bee swarms and primate brains process information. He concludes that what works well for bees can also work well for people: any decision-making group should consist of individuals with shared interests and mutual respect, a leader's influence should be minimized, debate should be relied upon, diverse solutions should be sought, and the majority should be counted on for a dependable resolution. An impressive exploration of animal behavior, Honeybee Democracy shows that decision-making groups, whether honeybee or human, can be smarter than even the smartest individuals in them.
Author: Thomas D. Seeley
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Bringing together texts from a variety of sectarian traditions, this reader provides the broadest selection of primary source Hindu literature available to date. The volume is divided into two major parts. The first section presents selections that explore major themes in classical Sanskrit traditions, including those in the Vedic, Upanis?adic, and Dharma literatures, as well as the classical philosophical-religious schools. The second part includes selections that highlight the sectarian and devotional movements related to major deities such as Vishnu, Shiva, Krishna, Rama, Sant, Tantra, and the goddess figures. In addition to a general introductory chapter on Indian literature, each major section is introduced by an essay that places the selections within the context of Hindu history. This comprehensive reader stands on its own as an indispensable anthology of original textual sources for courses in Hinduism, while also serving as a companion volume to the text The Many Colors of Hinduism: A Thematic-Historical Introduction.
A Sectarian Reader
Author: Carl Olson
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Category: Literary Collections
'Manu was seated, when the great seers came up to him: "Please, Lord, tell us the Laws of all the social classes, as well as of those born in between..."' The Law Code of Manu is the most authoritative and the best-known legal text of ancient India. Famous for two thousand years it still generates controversy, with Manu's verses being cited in support of the oppression of women and members of the lower castes. A seminal Hindu text, the Law Code is important for its classic description of so many social institutions that have come to be identified with Indian society. It deals with the relationships between social and ethnic groups, between men and women, the organization of the state and the judicial system, reincarnation, the workings of karma, and all aspects of the law. Patrick Olivelle's lucid translation is the first to be based on his critically edited text, and it incorporates the most recent scholarship on ancient Indian history, law, society, and religion.
Author: Manu (Lawgiver),Patrick Olivelle
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Literary Collections
The Upanisads are the central scriptures of Hinduism, representing some of the most important literary products in the history of Indian culture and religion. This is the first major English translation of the ancient Upanisads for over 50 years; its up-to-date introduction and detailed notes make the edition ideal for non-specialists as well as students of Indian religions.
Author: Patrick Olivelle
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
Annotation Sacred Hindu scripture is freshly presented in adventurous, contemporary English poetry, capturing the wildness of the original Sanskrit language that has been lost in generations of listless prose translations. Long considered among the most important texts in the history of literature and philosophy, the 700 verses here capture the dialogue between Krishna, revered by Hindus as a manifestation of God, and the character of Arjuna on the battlefield before the start of the Kurukshetra War. Explaining not only the duties of a warrior but also elaborating upon different Yogic and Vedantic philosophies throughexamples and analogies, this major ancient Indian epic has often been described as a concise introduction to Hindu theology and a practical, self-contained guide to life.
A Translation of the Poem
Author: Mani Rao
Publisher: Autumn Hill Books
In Vikram Chandra'S Astonishing First Novel, The Gods Hanuman, Ganesha And Yama Descend On A House In An Indian City To Vie For The Soul Of A Wounded Monkey. A Bargain Is Struck: The Monkey Must Tell A Story, And If He Can Keep His Audience Entertained, He Shall Live. The Result Is Red Earth And Pouring Rain, A Tale Of Nineteenth Century India: Of Sanjay, A Poet, And Sikander, A Warrior; Of Hoofbeats Thundering Through The Streets Of Calcutta And The Birth Of A Luminous Child; Of Great Wars And Love Affairs And A City Gone 'Mad With Poetry'. And Woven Into This Tapestry Of Stories Is A Second, Totally Modern Narrative, The Adventures Of A Young Indian Criss-Crossing America In A Car With His Friends And His Eventual Return To His Homeland.
Author: Vikram Chandra
Publisher: Penguin Books India
Category: East Indian students
From academic writing to personal and public discourse, the need for good arguments and better ways of arguing is greater than ever before. This timely fifth edition of A Rulebook for Arguments sharpens an already-classic text, adding updated examples and a new chapter on public debates that provides rules for the etiquette and ethics of sound public dialogue as well as clear and sound thinking in general.
Author: Anthony Weston
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
In this book are unveiled the secrets hidden in the Kashmiri recension of the Bhagavad Gita. Here Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals the unique and liberating teachings of Kashmir Shaivism which proclaims; "Freedom from our miseries can neither be obtained through renunciation or hatred of the world, but by experiencing the presence of God everywhere."
In the Light of Kashmir Shaivism
Author: Swami Lakshmanjoo
This book provides a comprehensive survey of Hindu development from the Indus civilization to the present.
Author: Thomas J. Hopkins
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
A History of the World's Religions bridges the interval between the founding of religions and their present state, and gives students an accurate look at the religions of the world by including descriptive and interpretive details from the original source materials. Refined by over forty years of dialogue and correspondence with religious experts and practitioners around the world, A History of the World's Religions is widely regarded as the hallmark of scholarship, fairness, and accuracy in its field. It is also the most thorough yet manageable history of world religion available in a single volume, treating many subjects largely neglected in other texts.
Author: David S. Noss,Blake Grangaard
A beginner's guide to cat care and ownership. Answers hundreds of frequently asked questions by Veterinarian Dr. David Brunner.
Operating Instructions, Troubleshooting Tips, and Advice on Lifetime Maintenance
Author: David Brunner,Sam Stall
Publisher: Quirk Books
Author: Yudit Kornberg Greenberg
Category: Family & Relationships
"The words of Lord Krishna to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita," writes Paramahansa Yogananda, "are at once a profound scripture the science of Yoga, union with God, and a textbook for everyday living." The Bhagavad Gita has been revered by truth seekers of both the Eas...
Author: Paramahansa Yogananda
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.
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Author: Roy R. Robson
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Shares a Hindu message of faith and inspiration as it discusses the purpose of war, the importance of duty, and the spiritual nature of existence.
The Song of God
Author: Swami Prabhavananda,Christopher Isherwood
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi