Description : "This volume originally appeared in a hardcover edition ... under the title The Bhagavad Gita for daily living, chapters 1 through 6, published by the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation."--T.p. verso.
Description : This book shows how the Bhagavad Gītā (part of the great Indian epic — the Mahābhārata) can be approached as a powerful tool for change management and as a catalyst for organizational transformation. It presents time-tested leadership strategies drawn from the Bhagavad Gītā that are relevant for today’s leaders. This book focuses on how to harmonize the needs of the individual with the needs of society, and by extension, how to harmonize the needs of employees and the organization. It employs an inside-out leadership development approach based on Self-knowledge and Self-mastery, the two highly important areas for practicing effective Self-leadership. The Gītā is a non-sectarian spiritual text with a universal message for living a life of meaning, purpose, and contribution and for leading from our authentic self. It shows how to manage oneself, as a necessary prelude to leading others. Students and organizational leaders will learn to integrate leadership function more effectively into all aspects at the individual, team, and institutional level.
Description : Do you know how the mythical bird Garuda became Vishnu’s Mount? What does a serpent coiled around a peacock signify? Which bird in the hands of Mohini represents carnal love? Have you ever wondered about the significance of the birds you see with gods and goddesses when you regularly prostrate and pray before them? Vishnu’s Mount unravels the world of birds in Hindu mythology and their significant roles in nature. It is a collection of interesting facts and characteristics of birds interwoven with the beliefs and practices through the ages that is a must-read for all bird lovers and bird watchers.
Description : Eknath Easwaran is a foremost translator and interpreter of the much-loved Indian scripture, the Bhagavad Gita. In this last book of his three-volume verse-by-verse commentary on the Gita, covering chapters 13 – 18, Easwaran translates each verse, relates it to our modern lives through stories and anecdotes, and gives us spiritual exercises that we can use every day. He explains the concept of karma, the vast network of cause and effect, and offers many examples to illustrate its immense reach. He shows how everyday choices, taken together, can lead a society to violence and waste, or to a higher way of living. This volume ends with a glorious description of bhakti yoga, the path of devotion. Instructions in how to use Easwaran’s universal method of passage meditation are included.
Description : "This volume has been published simultaneously in a hardcover edition under the title The Bhagavad Gita for daily living, chapters 7 through 12"--T.p. verso.
Description : The volume Re-Inventing the Postcolonial (in the) Metropolis offers a wide-ranging collection of interdisciplinary essays by international scholars that address the postcolonial urban imaginary across five continents.
Description : Ashtavakra Gita is the most instructive spiritual text ever written and should be read and re-read by any sincere seeker of Self-Realization. It gets to the heart of Truth and True Nature more directly and concisely than anything else I've encountered, and I agree with its last words: "No more can be said." I call this the "bootleg version" because a PDF of my first draft of this translation, which I gave to a small group of friends, made its way onto the internet and subsequently was downloaded and read by a sizeable number of people, judging by the emails I've received thanking me for doing it, or requesting permission to translate it into their language-despite having no contact information in the PDF. Several years later I included a slightly revised version in my book, The Perennial Way, which judging by book sales has not reached nearly the same number of people. And so I thought I'd publish the original version separately as a paperback and e-book, on the theory that maybe it had its own mojo for some reason, and might find its way into the hands of a few folks who have not otherwise encountered it. The Translator's Preface and Introduction are also from the original viral PDF.
Description : Gita needs no introduction. The whole great Vedic civilization of Indians are known and related to the philosophy enumerated by this book. The sermon of Bhagwan Krishna to grief-stricken Arjun was told in the battlefield where two armies were standing to start the battle. Since birth, every person starts his fight; one may call this as action or living. But it is a form of fight where we are not alone to live, to act; we are always with our opponent offering resistance to us. The battle might get over due to our abandoning the fight but the cause remains alive, kicking us in our brain, creating a violent environment converting us into a person with ever-agitating, complaining mind and intellect. The non-violence wrapped under the cowardice is more dangerous than the demonstrated violence. Throughout the teachings of Gita we can notice the tone of universalism in suggesting self-elevation for all irrespective of caste, creed, and education-level of holy texts – Vedas and Upanishads. Teachings of Gita have broken all those misgivings of a common man. One can also practice meditation by learning the knowledge of truth and can identify SELF as different from the material body. Uniqueness in teachings of Gita is its direct approach to a common man. It suggests a direct relationship and communication between Man and God. In Gita, Bhagwan Krishna dwells upon the wisdom about reality as well as a practical way of living day-to-day life and improving our SELF. While reading Gita we would learn Bhagwan Krishna discoursing on the most secret and sacred knowledge and now here we are learning the tips for our better behaviour and conduct. I wish and pray for the readers a purposeful and happy life. Kindly accept my regards to read Gita for your all-round growth and self-elevation. With due respect and regards to all the schools of thought I would like to draw inference from their interpretations to make it purposeful and a learning experience. The objective of my writing this book is to start a thinking process amongst us the useful and relevant message to improve our day to day life with the blessings of Mother Gita.