Hinduism

Often called the world's oldest religion, Hindu spirituality has pervaded the Indian subcontinent for millenia. And out of its vast and venerable traditions have come some of human culture's most precious and influential spiritual teachings. From the renowned Bhagavad-Gita to texts on some of the oldest traditions of yoga and tantra, this collection of books offers a wealth of spiritual treasures for people of all backgrounds and spiritual paths.

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Rare Video of Ramana Maharshi

Ramana Maharshi (1879–1950) was one of the greatest spiritual teachers of modern-day India. At the age of seventeen he attained a profound experience of the true Self. After some years of silent seclusion he finally began to reply to the questions put to him by spiritual seekers all over the world. Though he wrote little, his many conversations and verbal teachings were recorded by followers.

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An Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita

From the introduction of Ravi Ravindra's translation.

Bhagavad means "blessed"; Gita means "song." The Bhagavad Gita is The Song of the Blessed One, although the title is often rendered as The Song of the Blessed Lord, referring to Krishna, an incarnation of the Highest Divinity. The title is also written as Bhagavadgita when the two words are compounded.

Within the Hindu tradition, the Bhagavad Gita is regarded as a smriti (that which is remembered) text rather than a shruti (that which is revealed) text, and therefore it is not considered to be ul­timately authoritative like the Vedas and the Upanishads. This is as it should be—each one needs to find one’s own attitude to it rather than be governed by an excessive veneration imposed by the ortho­doxy in the tradition.

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