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Perception of Psychic Colours

Posted on | January 18, 2017 | No Comments

Perception of Psychic Colours is a book about Preksa Dhyana, a technique of meditation for attitudinal change, behavioural modification and integrated development of personality. It is based on the wisdom of ancient Jain philosophy and has been formulated in terms of modern scientific concepts.

The different methods of Preksa Dhyana (i.e. perception) include svasa-preksa, (perception of breathing), sarira-preksa (perception of body), chaitanya-kendra-preksa (perception of psychic centres, etc. All these are methods of transformation by practicing perception.

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Sundara Kanda Hanuman’s Odysey

Posted on | January 15, 2017 | No Comments

Sundara Kanda – Hanuman’s Odysey a newer English translation from the original Sanskrit sources. If Mahabharata’s Bhagvad-Gita is taken as a philosophical guide, Ramayana’s Sundara Kanda is sought for spiritual solace. In India it is a general belief that reading Sundara Kanda, the fifth book in the Ramayana epic, or hearing it recited is a way of removing hurdles and bringing good fortune. It is in the nature of Sundara Kanda to inculcate fortitude and generate hope in one and all. Sundara Kanda is a depiction of how the monkey god Hanuman goes about his errand against all odds. One is bound to be charmed by the rhythm of the verse and the flow of the narrative in this sloka to sloka transcreation of Valmiki’s adi kavya – one the most praised poetical composition in the world.

Sundara Kanda – Hanuman’s Odysey
A newer English translation from the original Sanskrit sources of the adventures of Hanuman.
Written by: BS Murthy
Published by: Self Imprint
Edition: Second improved e-book version 2013
ISBN: 81-901911-7-9
Available in: Ebook

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Vaimanika Shastra

Posted on | January 14, 2017 | No Comments

Vaimanika Shastra is a very strange illustrated book about ancient flying machines from Hindu India. While everything seems to be debunked and even the author admits that the entire content is based upon visions, the content is widely used to ignite theories about an golden ancient era in India where people build flying machines.

The book was written and drawn in the early 20th-century by Subbaraya Shastry, a mystic from Anekal. He was en extraordinary man of great knowledge and he was know for his ability to speak in tongues or verses whenever he got inspired. The entire content of the Vaimānika Shāstra was thus spoken to his friend G. Venkatachala Sharma who transcribed it exactly as spoken in sanskrit. After some years the text was published in Hindi in 1959 and later in English with the title Vymanika Shastra. The later is the version presented here.

The book is extremely detailed in the description of the technology behind aircrafts, the metals used, assembly of planes and the theory of using planes in war.

The reason for the claims that this book might reveal ancient secrets lies in the fact that the author points out that the Vimanas, mythological castles and wagons mentioned in a number of Jain scriptures, where actual flying machines. Some even believe that the Rigvedas and the Ramayanas mention of Vimanas really refer til actual flying machines.

From time to time the idea that aeroplanes from ancient India pops up. The theories are that they could fly not only all over the globe but even to other planets. On one occasion, at the 102nd Indian Science Congress held at the Mumbai University in January 2015, Ameya Jadhav, who holds in an M.A. in Sanskrit as well as an M.Tech. degree declared that “In those days, aeroplanes were huge in size, and could move left, right, as well as backwards, unlike modern planes which only fly forward.” This caused quite a stir, and NASA-representatives demanded Jadhavs talk to be cancelled because of the obvious element of pseudo science.

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Bhagvad Gita Treatise of self-help

Posted on | January 13, 2017 | No Comments

Bhagvad Gita Treatise of self-help was recently suggested to my the author Mr. BS Murthy, who was so kind to offer it for free download here on holybooks.com. From his letter:

“If one reads the otherwise peerless philosophical text with logically, as I did, then it would be apparent that 110 out of the 700+ 0 shlokas of the Gita are but interpolations. Fortunately, besides an analytical mind as I am blessed with the ability to versify the Sanskrit shlokas into English verses, I have come up with Bhagvad-Gita: Treatise of Self-help sans theological spins and inane interpolations that’s in the public domain as a free ebook.”

The Gita, without any religious dogma, deals with all aspects of human nature, and what is more, proposes corrective approaches for a peaceful, purposeful and realized life. And this makes it the Treatise of Self- help for one and all, irrespective of his or her religious orientation and social background. Figure it out for yourself as Arjuna could do. (If you would like to read the original Bhagavad Gita we have several version here: Link)

Bhagvad - Gita Treatise of self-help
The ancient Bhagavad Gita, without any religious dogma, deals with all aspects of human nature.
Written by: BS Murthy
Published by: Self Imprint
Edition: 2013 improved E-book edition
ISBN: ISBN 81-901911-0-1
Available in: Ebook

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Kularnava Tantra

Posted on | January 7, 2017 | No Comments

Kularnava Tantra is a main work in the Tantric tradition. The book teaches the Tantric rituals in great details and propounds the basic philosophy of Tantrism, revealing the best aspects of Saktism. The Kularnava Tantra also teaches the doctrine of duties, incorporating the laws of Manu, the Bhagavadgita, and sermons of the Buddha. Besides the work features detailed descriptions of the tantric rituals known as cakrapuja and panca-makara. This English PDF-version was published first time in India in 1916 with a foreword by Sir John Woodroffe. Downlod the free PDF here:

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Samayasara or Nature of Self

Posted on | December 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

samayasara-or-nature-of-self-pdfSamayasara or Nature of Self is a classic Jain discussion about the nature of the self and its relation to karma and moksha, meaning ultimate liberation or enlightenment. It was originally written more than 2.000 years ago, but this version has an introduction with comparisons between views and ideas about self in Christian, ancient Greek and newer European philosophical traditions.

Samayasara or Nature of Self
A classic Jain discussion about the nature of the self and its relation to karma and moksha, meaning ultimate liberation or enlightenment.
Written by: Sri Kunda Kunda
Published by: Bharatuya Jnanapitha, Kashi
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: None
Available in: Ebook

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Mundaka Upanishad PDF

Posted on | November 23, 2016 | No Comments

mundaka-upanishadThe Mundaka Upanishad – The bridge to Knowledge – is number 5 in the Muktika canon of 108 Upanishads of Hinduism and it is considered one of the primary Upanshads. Contrary to most other Upanishads the Mundaka is not used for rituals but for meditation and for teaching spiritual topics. The Mundaka Upanisad teaches among other things the way to complete liberation, the difference between higher and lower knowledge and the truth about the nature of Brahman, the Self.

Mundaka Upanishad - The Bridge to Knowledge
The Mundaka Upanisad teaches among other things the way to complete liberation.
Written by: Karan Singh
Published by: BHARATIYA VIDYA BHAVAN
Edition: First English
ISBN: None
Available in: Ebook

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Isopanisad – Isha Upanishad

Posted on | November 21, 2016 | No Comments

isopanisadIsopanisad or the Isha Upanishad is a part of the ancient Upanishades, the cornerstones of the Hindu religion. The Isopanisad is one of the more mystical ones and one of the oldest and shortest. It is here we find the core texts on Vedanta and the ideas of  Dvaita (dualism), Advaita (non-dualism) and Maya. This version was translated from the original sanskrit texts and it has commentaries by Kaulacarya Satyanande. If you are interested in other Upanishads do a search here on the site and stay tuned, I have more the coming weeks.

Isopanisad or the Isha Upanishad
The Isopanisad is one of the more mystical ones and one of the shortest Upanishades
Written by: Unknown ancient Hindu scholars
Published by: GANESH & Co.
Edition: Second Edition
ISBN: None
Available in: Ebook

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TRISHASHTI SHALAKA PURUSHA CARITRA VOL 1-6

Posted on | November 8, 2016 | 2 Comments

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Trishasti Shalaka Purusa Caritra – is a major Indian saga and one of the cornerstones in the Jain system of belief, one of the oldest ascetic religions of India. The title translates to “Lives of Sixty-Three Great Men” or “The Lives of the Jain Elders” and it was written by the scholar Acharya Hemchandra Sur from the Shvetambara sect of Jainism in the 12th century. He was widely respected by all Jains but also in the entire sanskrit world of the time, since he wrote extensively in Prakrit, Sanskrit, Apabhramsha and Old Gujarati. These volumes are the English translations of the Trishasti Shalaka Purusa Caritra hagiographies of the 63 Great Men of the Jain tradition done by Dr. Helen Johnson and published for the first time in 1931 in India. The books describe the Jain saints, their asceticism and eventual liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth.

A major Indian saga and one of the cornerstones in the Jain system of belief.
Written by: Acharya Hemchandra Sur
Published by: Oriental Institute Baroda
Edition: First English
ISBN: None
Available in: Ebook

Download the works here:
Trishasti Shalaka Purusa Caritra 1

Trishasti Shalaka Purusa Caritra 2

Trishasti Shalaka Purusa Caritra 3

Trishasti Shalaka Purusa Caritra 4

Trishasti Shalaka Purusa Caritra 5

Trishasti Shalaka Purusa Caritra 6

 

Philosophy of Dreams

Posted on | November 2, 2016 | No Comments

philosophy-of-dreamsPhilosophy of Dreams is a book about dreams, dream states and spiritual work with dreams. It states that it is possible for a dreamer to remain cognisant during his dream state of the fact that he is dreaming. By learning to be the witness of your thoughts in the waking state, you can be conscious in the dream state that you are dreaming. You can alter, stop or create your own thoughts in the dream state independently. You will be able to keep awake in the dream state. If the thoughts of the waking state are controlled, you can also control the dream thoughts. This books describes the techniques and history from a hindu perspective behind working with dream and it also challenges the reality of the awaken, daily life experience.

Philosophy of Dreams
By learning to be the witness of your thoughts in the waking state, you can be conscious in the dream state that you are dreaming.
Written by: Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj
Published by: THE DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY
Edition: World Wide Web (WWW) Edition: 2001
ISBN: None
Available in: Ebook

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