Lifeby: R.N. Kogata , Lalita Kogata
This publication with 100 quotes each supported by a thought provoking painting aims at making one realize that life is not as difficult as it seems if lived in the right spirit and a dignified way that encompasses love, kindness, care and compassion.
Year Of Publication: 2012
Pages : 108p.
Language : English
Binding : Paperback
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 17 cm.
Sale!Blissful Experience, Bhakti by: T.K. Sribhashyam, Alamelu Sheshadri, ₹480.00
Bhakti-yoga is seen as the direct path to perfection that leads to the very heart of religious consciousness. Ramanujas concept of bhakti (devotion) emphasised the practice of self-surrender through which a person realises his personality, strengths and weaknesses, and hidden powers. Bhakti, for him, acts as a link between mortals and the Ultimate Reality.
This book examines the views of Vishishtadvaita of Ramanuja on bhakti and prapatti (self-surrender). It studies in-depth the meaning of God, the soul and the Supreme Soul, and the world; the concept of bhakti; the different stages of bhakti referring to numerous sources that include the Vedas, the Bhagavad-Gita, the Upanishads and the Puranas. It focuses on Ramanujas teaching of bhakti, examining his philosophy in general and his sevenfold practice, Sadhana Saptaka to generate bhakti that expounds the qualities and significance of discrimination for viveka, freedom from sensual attachment or anger for securing vimoka, repeated reflection of God, performance of religious duty for inner mental strength, development of ethical virtues, freedom from despair and freedom from excessive joy. It understands the relevance of symbols in devotion and examines nature and use of symbols in Buddhism and Hinduism. The scholarly study discusses the importance and cultivation of peaceful emotions, and need for prayer and dietary regulations in devotion.
The volume will prove an indispensable work for scholars of Indian philosophy and religious studies.
Sale!Happiness by: R.N. Kogata, Lalita Kogata,
The authors, through 100 quotes, meaningfully and vividly delve deep into varied aspects and means of happiness. Each quote has a stimulating painting of Lord Ganesha, the Lord of Peace, Prosperity and Wisdom, representing its theme. While many of these thought-provoking and enlightening quotes are from highly reputed global personalities, some are the own creations of the authors.
Happiness, the ultimate purpose in one’s life, is a feeling of joy, satisfaction, peace of mind, contentment and equanimity. It is distinctly different from pleasure, which is shortlived. Happiness comes through correct means dutifulness, integrity, purity of thoughts, righteousness and virtue. It is abliss and cannot be achieved by wrong means. Happiness always rebounds on the giver. To remain in this realm one should follow some simple rules. This book is an earnest attempts to put up those simple fundamentals.
Sale!Bhajanamrit by: Unknown
This book contains, as the title suggests, the nectar or amrita of bhajans mostly in praise of Lord Krishna, the everplayful God in the Hindu pantheon. Each bhajan has been transliterated into Roman to facilitate the readers who cannot read Devanagiri to enjoy their singing.
Sale!India by: Bharat Gupt ₹300.00
It is often taken for granted that Independence from the British rule also ushered an era of cultural and social freedom in India. The author wishes to examine if that is true or if a cultural decline set in soon after. Based on a verse in the Pancatantra, the book has been divided into six parts: Eka (person), Kula (family), Grama (habitat), Janapada (land), Prithvi (earth) and Atma. Issues of education; conflicts between the classes, regions, jatis, languages and religions; expansion of proselytizers; lack of governance; tensions between the legislators and judiciary; rise of unbridled consumerism; falling standards of democracy; dilemmas created by notions of dharma challenged by Westernized modernity; and the problems of attaining universal harmony, are all put into a perspective under these six categories. While examining the state of affairs the author also suggests a way for the pursuit of happiness through unselfish transcendence.