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    The book recounts 100 darsanas delving into the meaning of the Atmopadesa Satakam — ‘One Hundred Verses of Self-Instruction’ of Narayana Guru — to present insights into the essence of Guru-disciple transmission. It combines the mystical element with scientific rigour to attempt a total transformation of consciousness in the reader.

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    That Alone, The Core of Wisdom by: Nitya Chaitanya Yati 895.00 806.00

    “With this verse you are entering into an intense spiritual discipline.” Thus concludes the commentary of the first verse of Atmopadesha Shatakam, the One Hundred Verses of Self Instruction of Narayana Guru, the best known of his major works. Epitomizing the essence of Guru-disciple transmission, That Alone: The Core of Wisdom recounts 100 darsanas presenting the meaning of Atmopadesha Shatakam to a group of disciples. The power of the Hundred Verses is summed up by Guru Nitya: “There is no need to learn each verse and then rationally apply it in everyday life. You can even hear it and forget it. Forgetting means it only goes deeper into you. Once you have heard it, it will go and work its way by itself. The effect will be very subtle. It comes almost without you knowing that it is somethings which you heard that is enabling you to see things in a new light or make resolutions in a certain more helpful way.” Combining scientific rigor with mystical rapture, this book has the power to bring about a total transformation of consciousness by leading the reader to his or her own Core, wherein lies the essence of wisdom.

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    This book is an excellent exposition of the complex philosophy of Advaita. A special feature of the book is that it inspires the readers to inquire deeply into their own traditions and undertake the mystical quest.

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    That Thou Art by: Ramakrishna Puligandla 190.00 171.00

    Written with extraordinary clarity and elegance, this book is an excellent exposition of the complex philosophy of Advaita. A special feature of the book is that it inspires the readers to inquire deeply into their own traditions and undertake the mystical quest. The author’s emphasis on “first-hand truth” is indeed heartening, for, as he says quite rightly, “ultimate questions are too important to be left for others to determine the answers.” Professor Puligandla approaches Vedanta as a free and independent thinker with a desire to modernize its format and shows the key to search and reach the highest form of living truth by tracing the single theme of non-dualism.

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    This volume deliberates on the “essentials” of Indian philosophy allowing one to peruse, analyse and absorb its crux. It has set its focus on the history of Indian philosophy starting from the course of Vedic religion, its transition to the prominent systems, its intake from the non-Vedic schools of thought, and the details and analysis of NyÀya-VaiœeÈika, SÀÚkhya-Yoga, PÂrva-MÁmÀÚsÀ, and VedÀnta from both an absolutistic and a theistic approach.

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    The Essentials of Indian Philosophy by: M. Hiriyanna 520.00 468.00

    As the title indicates, this volume deliberates on the “essentials” of Indian philosophy allowing one to peruse, analyse and absorb its crux. It has set its focus on the history of Indian philosophy starting from the course of Vedic religion, its transition to the prominent systems, its intake from the non-Vedic schools of thought, and the details and analysis of NyÀya-VaiœeÈika, SÀÚkhya-Yoga, PÂrva-MÁmÀÚsÀ, and VedÀnta from both an absolutistic and a theistic approach. The book portrays the authentic chronological limits of these systems, disagreeing many a theory and study. Its in-depth but concise and connecting account of Indian philosophical systems has vivid interpretations and daunting criticisms. A historical survey accompanies each natural division of the subject along with its theory of knowledge, ontology and practical teaching. It makes one grasp the fundamentals of Indian philosophy at ease and navigate further to its nuances across a vide spectrum of readers.

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    This volume deliberates on the “essentials” of Indian philosophy allowing one to peruse, analyse and absorb its crux. It has set its focus on the history of Indian philosophy starting from the course of Vedic religion, its transition to the prominent systems, its intake from the non-Vedic schools of thought, and the details and analysis of NyÀya-VaiœeÈika, SÀÚkhya-Yoga, PÂrva-MÁmÀÚsÀ, and VedÀnta from both an absolutistic and a theistic approach.

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    The Essentials of Indian Philosophy by: M. Hiriyanna 320.00 288.00

    As the title indicates, this volume deliberates on the “essentials” of Indian philosophy allowing one to peruse, analyse and absorb its crux. It has set its focus on the history of Indian philosophy starting from the course of Vedic religion, its transition to the prominent systems, its intake from the non-Vedic schools of thought, and the details and analysis of NyÀya-VaiœeÈika, SÀÚkhya-Yoga, PÂrva-MÁmÀÚsÀ, and VedÀnta from both an absolutistic and a theistic approach. The book portrays the authentic chronological limits of these systems, disagreeing many a theory and study. Its in-depth but concise and connecting account of Indian philosophical systems has vivid interpretations and daunting criticisms. A historical survey accompanies each natural division of the subject along with its theory of knowledge, ontology and practical teaching. It makes one grasp the fundamentals of Indian philosophy at ease and navigate further to its nuances across a vide spectrum of readers.

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    The Journey of Advaita elucidates the richness, depth and profundity of Advaitic thought right from the Vedas to the Integral Advaitism of Sri Aurobindo, and further how it is being incorporated in modern science. In its long journey, it found its blossom in Shankara’s Kevaladvaita, and in its further growth, Bhakti-Vedanta played an important role through Ramanuja, Madhva, Nimbarka and Vallabha.

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    The Journey of Advaita by: Priti Sinha 1,200.00 1,080.00

    The Journey of Advaita elucidates the richness, depth and profundity of Advaitic thought right from Vedas to Integral Advaitism of Sri Aurobindo and further how it is being incorporated in modern science.
    Advaita Philosophy is not a later development of thought as one of the six systems of Indian philosophy. Vedas are replete with suggestions about Unity. The earlier stage of naturalistic and anthropomorphic polytheism yielded to monistic belief. In the dictum, ekam sad vipra bahudha vadanti we perceive an echo of Unity. Upanishadic seers picked up this Unity and tirelessly went in their search till they came to the highest conclusion, tat tvam asi.
    This concept of Unity gets its full bloom in Shankara’s Kevaladvaita; later on it gave inspiration to different rivulets of Vedanta schools. Shankara’s unqualified impersonal Brahman could not satisfy those who sought loving communion with God. Consequently different schools of Bhakti-Vedanta came into existence, namely, Vishishtadvaita of Ramanuja, Dvaita of Madhva, Dvaitadvaita of Nimbarka and Shuddhadvaita of Vallabha. For all of them the emphasis is on the liberation of individual soul only, which gave way to Sri Aurobindo’s Integral Advaitism where the emphasis is not only on spiritualization of man but of the whole cosmos.
    The journey continues further with modern physics. Consciousness is the building block of the Universe and the ground of all beings, which can’t be found in plural.

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    This book in three parts is unique as it depicts the life of this spiritual preceptor, chronologically detailing the varied roles he played to change the social, economic, political, religious and spiritual life of the people and the countless incredible miracles he performed during his 72 years of worldly existence.

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    The Life, Times and Miracles of Sree Narayana Guru by: Kaimaparambil Karuppan Ramachandran 600.00 540.00

    The relevance and importance of the teachings of the saint-poet-philosopher-social reformer Sree Narayana Guru are increasing day by day and have been influencing millions of people all over the world. Of the hundreds of biographies of Guru, this book in three parts is unique as it depicts the life of this spiritual preceptor, chronologically detailing the varied roles he played to change the social, economic, political, religious and spiritual life of the people and the countless incredible miracles he performed during his 72 years of worldly existence.
    The book provides an in-depth study of the social conditions prevailing in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries of Kerala. A picture is clearly drawn on how an avarna liberated a society steeped in ignorance to such heights that the higher-ups in social order could not even dream of, by a bloodless spiritual revolution. The different roles Guru enacted in his life and the numerous miracles he performed, not highlighted so far in any biography, find a prominent place in this book. The life of Guru is presented here as it was. Readers can form their own conclusions about this great soul. The Foreword by Prof. M.K. Sanoo is a window to enter into the insight of the life of the Guru.

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    It shows how reality is generated in a recursive fashion and uses this insight to illuminate many puzzles of history and culture. The book straddles history and science, aesthetics and religion, and politics and power, by juxtaposing material in ways that provide surprising new insights.

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    The Loom of Time by: Subhash Kak 580.00 522.00

    The Loom of Time shows how reality is generated in a recursive fashion and uses this insight to illuminate many puzzles of history and culture. Recursion is at basis of mimicry in nature and germination and development of biological organisms; it also provides structure to mental images of physical systems and human behavior. It helps us make sense of the repeating patterns across cultures and nations, understand the manner in which technology is impacting society, and see the reasons behind the crises of the contemporary world.
    The topics covered in this book include philosophical bases of recursion, cosmologies old and new, religion and modernity, globalization and bureaucratic control, loss of meaning and freedom, spirituality, narcissism leading to despair, and limits of medicine. It deals with problems of employment and questions of meaning of life when robots and other machines become more numerous than humans. The book straddles history and science, aesthetics and religion, and politics and power, by juxtaposing material in ways that provide surprising new insights.

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    This book is an interesting specimen of Hindu critical ability. It presents the synopsis of sixteen philosophical systems that were current in the fourteenth-century south India in their most important tenets and maintains the principal arguments by which their followers were endeavoured to maintain them.

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    The Sarvadarshanasamgraha of Madhavacharya by: E.B. Cowell 450.00 405.00

    The Sarvadarshanasamgraha of Madhavacharya is an interesting specimen of Hindu critical ability. The author herein presents the synopsis of sixteen — Charvaka, Bauddha, Jaina, Ramanuja, Purnaprajna, Pashupata, Shaiva, Pratyabhijna, Raseshvara, Vaisheshika, Nyaya, Jaiminiya, Paniniya, Samkhya, Patanjala and Advaita — philosophical systems current in the fourteenth-century south India in their most important tenets and maintains the principal arguments by which their followers were endeavoured to maintain them. In course of his sketches of these systems, Madhavacharya frequently explains at length obscure details of these different systems.
    Sarvadarshanasamgraha presents all these Darshanas from the Vedantic point of view. These had attracted to their study the noblest minds in India throughout the medieval period of its history. There were numerous sects of Bauddha, Jaina, and Hindu philosophical systems and we come across many of them in this book.
    This present retypeset edition is quite reader-friendly as we have made a few changes to this edition as value-adds and by incorporating the present-day diacritics.
    This English translation of Sarvadarshanasamgraha must evoke keen interest among scholars of philosophy, and researchers and students of philosophy across the globe.

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    This book is an interesting specimen of Hindu critical ability. It presents the synopsis of sixteen philosophical systems that were current in the fourteenth-century south India in their most important tenets and maintains the principal arguments by which their followers were endeavoured to maintain them.

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    The Sarvadarshanasamgraha of Madhavacharya by: E.B. Cowell, A.E. Gough, 450.00

    The Sarvadarshanasamgraha of Madhavacharya is an interesting specimen of Hindu critical ability. The author herein presents the synopsis of sixteen — Charvaka, Bauddha, Jaina, Ramanuja, Purnaprajna, Pashupata, Shaiva, Pratyabhijna, Raseshvara, Vaisheshika, Nyaya, Jaiminiya, Paniniya, Samkhya, Patanjala and Advaita — philosophical systems current in the fourteenth-century south India in their most important tenets and maintains the principal arguments by which their followers were endeavoured to maintain them. In course of his sketches of these systems, Madhavacharya frequently explains at length obscure details of these different systems.
    Sarvadarshanasamgraha presents all these Darshanas from the Vedantic point of view. These had attracted to their study the noblest minds in India throughout the medieval period of its history. There were numerous sects of Bauddha, Jaina, and Hindu philosophical systems and we come across many of them in this book.
    This present retypeset edition is quite reader-friendly as we have made a few changes to this edition as value-adds and by incorporating the present-day diacritics.
    This English translation of Sarvadarshanasamgraha must evoke keen interest among scholars of philosophy, and researchers and students of philosophy across the globe.

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    This volume critically examines six epistemological theories of the Advaita school of Vedanta: pratyaksha (perception), upamana (comparison), anupalabdhi (non-cognition), anumana (inference), arthapatti (postulation) and shabda (testimony), highlighting the problems, concepts and theories of the Vedantins within the focus of modern Western thought.

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    The Six Ways of Knowing by: Dhirendra Mohan Datta 595.00 536.00

    This volume critically examines six epistemological theories of the Advaita school of Vedanta: pratyaksha (perception), upamana (comparison), anupalabdhi (non-cognition), anumana (inference), arthapatti (postulation) and shabda (testimony). To make the study smooth and easy, it deliberates on two other concepts prama (conceptions of knowledge) and pramana (methods of knowing) as these underlie all epistemological discussions.
    The book highlights the problems, concepts and theories of the Vedantins within the focus of modern Western thought. The method adopted is one of critical analysis, comparison and evaluation. It also tries to formulate some important epistemological doctrines of Advaita Vedanta and show by some criticism that, if rightly understood, they are valuable contributions to the philosophy of the world.
    The book, targeting sceptical students trained in Western philosophy and an imagined tribunal of Western philosophers, tries to make a case for Advaita Vedanta, and thus is expected to usher keen interest among the students, teachers and followers of Advaita Vedanta.

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    This volume critically examines six epistemological theories of the Advaita school of Vedanta: pratyaksha (perception), upamana (comparison), anupalabdhi (non-cognition), anumana (inference), arthapatti (postulation) and shabda (testimony), highlighting the problems, concepts and theories of the Vedantins within the focus of modern Western thought.

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    The Six Ways of Knowing: A Critical Study of the Vedanta Theory of Knowledge (Pb) by: Dhirendra Mohan Datta 395.00 356.00

    This volume critically examines six epistemological theories of the Advaita school of Vedanta: pratyaksha (perception), upamana (comparison), anupalabdhi (non-cognition), anumana (inference), arthapatti (postulation) and shabda (testimony). To make the study smooth and easy, it deliberates on two other concepts prama (conceptions of knowledge) and pramana (methods of knowing) as these underlie all epistemological discussions.
    The book highlights the problems, concepts and theories of the Vedantins within the focus of modern Western thought. The method adopted is one of critical analysis, comparison and evaluation. It also tries to formulate some important epistemological doctrines of Advaita Vedanta and show by some criticism that, if rightly understood, they are valuable contributions to the philosophy of the world.
    The book, targeting sceptical students trained in Western philosophy and an imagined tribunal of Western philosophers, tries to make a case for Advaita Vedanta, and thus is expected to usher keen interest among the students, teachers and followers of Advaita Vedanta.

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    This volume extensively deals with the concept of false cognition, or illusion, and analyses how the Samkhya-Yoga, Buddhist, Nyaya, Mimamsa and Vedanta schools of thought have criticized their opponents to establish their own view from the metaphysical and epistemological standpoints on illusion, along with many more minor theories.

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    Theories of Illusion in Indian Philosophy by: Debamitra Dey 450.00 405.00

    Every school of Indian philosophy has prescribed its own ways to obliterate human sufferings in the best possible manner. More or less each of them has pointed out that the root cause of sufferings is false cognition of human being about the world and its objects. Only true cognition can eliminate the false one and like the destruction of a series in a chain, the sufferings will be automatically demolished at a point of time. Hence it is necessary to know the nature as well as the characteristics of false cognition.
    The term illusion is used to denote false cognition according to Indian philosophy. So it may or may not have similarities with the views of Western thought. Each major school of Indian philosophy has analysed the theory of illusion from its metaphysical as well as epistemological standpoint. As a result, major theories — Samkhya-Yoga, Buddhist, Nyaya, Mimamsa and Vedanta — regarding illusion (popularly known as Khyativada) and many more minor theories have originated.
    This volume thus extensively analyses how these schools have criticized their opponents’ standpoint to establish their own view, making it an interesting reading for everyone, be it a general reader, a student or a scholar in a simple and easy to understand format and language.

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