View Full Version : Vedantic texts translations?

19 June 2009, 04:37 PM
I do not know if this is the right section, but is there anywhere one can get a recommendation of what translations of Sanatana Dharma texts to read? Some I am interested in (or have read) are:

Anugita, Bhagavad-Gita, Brahmanas, Gherandha Samhita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Narada Bhakti Sutra, Sankhya Karika, Shiva Samhita, Shiva Sutra, Tantras, Upanishads, Vedas, Vivekachudamani, Yoga Sutra, Yoga Vasishtha

I think I found the standard academic translations for them all (or good ones,) and I have most (feel free to ask what I think is good for any I do not mention I do not have,) but I am unsure if a complete edition of the Upanishads exists or if it is better to get various translations. I do not have the Sankhya Karika yet and might not know a good translation, and I am also having trouble finding some Brahmanas and Tantras. I am interested in all the Hatha Yoga and esoteric texts.

20 June 2009, 03:14 AM
There is a library here. You may wish to check.


Om Namah Shivaya

20 June 2009, 02:59 PM
Thanks, but I did not see a single book I listed in that library, and I am looking for printed editions before PDF. All the ones I mentioned are most of the classic primary sources except for the Puranas, which I am also interested in. I study other religions too so I do not have time for modern secondary sources unless someone could recommend one that says what translations are good of the sources I mentioned....

20 June 2009, 08:45 PM
Namaste dchmelik.

1. The correct link of the Hindu Library in HDF is:

2. Some good sources to buy Hindu books:



21 June 2009, 06:42 PM
Thanks; I like your library and will look at the others. I noticed yours may be missing Anugita (if not already with Bhagavad-Gita,) Brahmanas (if not already with Vedas,) Gherandha Samhita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, some Tantras, Vivekachudamani/etc.. But, it is an excellent place to start or even find most of the texts, and I am glad to see it has Sri Aurobindo and Swami Sivananda.

I think one day soon I would also like to find out about more of the Puranas, but I guess they are not necessarily Vedanta--just connected to the Vedas.

21 June 2009, 07:37 PM
I've found a lot of good books here: http://www.alibris.com/