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    A Personal Hindu Library

    Over the last couple of months I have been organizing a collection of books, mainly in the PDF format for my personal Hindu Library. I am delighted to share this collection that has several enlightening books here for the forum members and other readers. While most books are downloadable from the links indicated, some are read only online.

    Please create a folder by name BooksHindu and download the books into this folder. I am preparing a HTML interface to access the books at the click of the mouse. I shall share this interface as soon as it is ready.

    The topics are organized into several individual posts to accommodate later additions. To start with here is the first of the topics. More will be added soon.

    About Hinduism

    All about Hinduism (Swami Sivananda)
    http://www.sivanandadlshq.org/download/hinduismbk.pdf

    'ALL ABOUT HINDUISM' is intended to meet the needs of those who want to be introduced to the various facets of the crystal that is Hinduism. The book, which was first published in 1947, has now been rearranged in a more convenient form, with useful additions here and there, and is now released in its fifth edition. -- DLS
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    Hindu Dharma (Bansi Pandit)
    http://ikashmir.net/hindudharma/doc/hindudharma.pdf

    The aim of this book is to present the fundamental concepts of all aspects of the Hindu religious, philosophical, and cultural heritage, the world’s oldest living tradition, in a simple and straightforward language for the readers of all ages. -- publishers
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    Hinduism Primer (Raman Khanna)
    http://www.esnips.com/doc/63e9a639-b...b/raman-khanna

    A personal account of the fundamental concepts and provisions of Hinduism.
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    Hinduism's Contemporary Catechism: Dancing With Siva (Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami)(online)
    http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/books/dws/

    A richly illustrated sourcebook of Indian spirituality in question-and-answer form, exploring how to know the Divine, honor all creation and see God everywhere, in everyone. 165 Indian paintings, 600 verses from Hindu holy texts, 40-page timeline of India's history and a 190-page lexicon. -- HA
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    Hinduism's Contemporary Culture: Living With Siva (Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami)(online)
    http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/books/lws/

    ...a unique daily devotional which guides the aspirant who wishes to take the essential first steps on the spiritual path. This includes systematic principles of self-discipline known in traditional Hinduism as the yamas and niyamas. - HA
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    Hinduism's Contemporary Metaphysics: Merging With Siva (Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami)(online)
    http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/books/mws/

    ...all about "the inside of you." It is piercing, relevant and magical in its power to change your life by changing the way you look at yourself and your purpose on Earth. - HA
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    How to Become a (Better) Hindu (Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami)(online)
    http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/books/hbh/

    How to become a Hindu is exactly what the title suggests. This is a clear and precise guide for Born Hindus, seekers who wish to enter Hinduism and for any soul wanting more information on the worlds oldest religion called Hinduism. - HA
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    An Introduction to the Study of Hinduism (G.P.Sen)
    http://www.archive.org/details/intro...tost00sengiala

    Published in 1893, this is a classic introduction to Hinduism, Hindus, Hindu family and Hindu nation.
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    Level 1: A Basic Study of Hindu Religion (B.N.Aiyer)(online)
    http://www.bnaiyer.com/vidya/basic-hinduism-title.html
    Level 2: An Introduction to the Practice of Hindu Religion (B.N.Aiyer)(online)
    http://www.bnaiyer.com/vidya/hinduism-intro.html
    Level 3: Hindu Sadhana (B.N.Aiyer)(online)
    http://www.bnaiyer.com/sadhana.html

    Three levels of study of the Hindu religion, philosophy, yogas and devotional practice.
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    Self Realization 6 booklets (Himalayan Academy)
    http://www.himalayanacademy.com/reso...outh_Part1.pdf
    http://www.himalayanacademy.com/reso...outh_Part2.pdf
    http://www.himalayanacademy.com/reso...outh_Part3.pdf
    http://www.himalayanacademy.com/reso...outh_Part4.pdf
    http://www.himalayanacademy.com/reso...outh_Part5.pdf
    http://www.himalayanacademy.com/reso...outh_Part6.pdf

    A visual presentation of the slokas from the book Dancing with Siva. - HA
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    Ten Questions about Hinduism (Himalayan Academy)
    http://www.himalayanacademy.com/basi...0questions.pdf

    An illustrated booklet of questions and answers.
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    A Catechism of Hindu Dharma
    http://www.archive.org/download/thec...00vasuuoft.pdf

    Published in 1919, this book is "an attempt to state in plain language and in a brief form the leading teachings of that religion, both dogmatic and practical" (in the form of Questions and Answers). - publisher.
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    Vedanta for Beginners (Sivananda)
    http://www.sivanandadlshq.org/download/vedbegin.pdf

    Introduces Vedanta to a seeker.
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    A Warning to the Hindus (Savitri Devi)
    http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/c2ef843b...d-e6aeab24e62f

    This highly inspiring and thought-provoking book will make the Hindus realise where they stand, and what dangers are threatening their very existence as a nation; it will put them on the right turn of national thinking. -- G.D.Savarkar
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    What is Hinduism? A Full-Color Illustration (Himalayan Academy)
    Section One: The Nature of Hinduism
    http://www.himalayanacademy.com/reso...f/wih_sec1.pdf

    Section Two: Hindu Metaphysics
    http://www.himalayanacademy.com/reso...f/wih_sec2.pdf

    Section Three: How Hindus Worship
    http://www.himalayanacademy.com/reso...f/wih_sec3.pdf

    Section Four: Spiritual Practices
    http://www.himalayanacademy.com/reso...f/wih_sec4.pdf

    Section Five: Family Life and Culture
    http://www.himalayanacademy.com/reso...f/wih_sec5.pdf

    Section Six: Hindu Ethics
    http://www.himalayanacademy.com/reso...f/wih_sec6.pdf
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    Who is a Hindu? (Koenraad Elst)
    http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/ab3f842d...f-8158a38f8dbf

    In this book, we will see how the Hindu Revivalist movement since ca. 1875 has dealt with the question: Who is a Hindu? - KE
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    For Children
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    Bala-Gokulam: Children's Handbook
    http://www.balagokulam.org/teach/bgbook.pdf

    Bala-Gokulam will enable Hindu children in the US to appreciate their cultural roots, learn Hindu values in an enjoyable manner and make good friends. They will also develop a sense of Sewa, Service to humankind. -- publishers
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    Bala-Gokulam: Teacher's Handbook
    http://www.balagokulam.org/teach/teacherhandbook_2.pdf

    Teachers' companion to the Bala-Gokulam handbook for children.
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    Easy Bal Satyarth Prakash (Ved Prakash 'Suman')
    http://vedicmyanmar.googlepages.com/...rthprakash.pdf

    A children's version of the famous Satyarth Prakash by Maharashi Dayanand Saraswati of the Arya Samaj.
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    A Hindu Catechism (Srirama Ramanuja Achari)
    Hinduism Primer (Raman Khanna)
    Level 1: A Basic Study... (B.N.Aiyer)(online)
    Self Realization (HA) 2 3 4 5 6
    Ten Questions about Hinduism (HA)

    (Links and briefs given under About Hinduism section.)
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    Hinduism as Sanatana Dharma
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    Hindu Diaspora and Religious Philanthropy in the United States
    http://www.istr.org/conferences/toro...nand.priya.pdf

    This study focuses on the positive role of religion, in particular Hindu groups in the US that promote social development and reform in civil society. The objectives of the study therefore are to study resource mobilization techniques and philanthropic activities of religious Hindu bodies (temples and movements) of the Asian- Indian community in the United States. -- author
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    Hindu ethics; a historical and critical essay (1922)(John Mckenzie)
    http://www.archive.org/details/hindu...isto00mckerich

    The attempt is here made to fix attention more definitely on the ethical side of Hindu teaching. The aim of the writer has been to present the subject in a way that will make it intelligible to the ordinary educated reader, particularly to the educated Indian. -- author
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    Hinduism: The World Ideal (Harendranath Maitra)
    http://www.archive.org/download/hind...00maituoft.pdf

    A 1916 publication. "My Western friends have often expressed the wish to have Indian ideals presented in a short and simple way. Papers read at various meetings in response to this feeling, have led to this book. Needless to say, the subject could be expanded into many volumes." -- author
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    Hinduism and International Humanitarian Law (M.K.Sinha)
    http://www.icrc.org/Web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/htmlall/review-858-p285/$File/irrc_858_sinha.pdf

    This article examines the relationship between Hinduism and war and the extent to which the fundamental concepts of humanitarian law are recognized in Hinduism. After reviewing the sources of Hinduism, it considers the permissibility and types of war in ancient India, explores the rules of warfare and investigates whether war was a matter of course or regarded as a ruler’s last choice. It then sets out the humanitarian principles that already applied at that time. Finally, it considers how far the concepts of Hinduism have helped in the development of international humanitarian law. -- author
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    Lectures by Swami Vivekananda
    http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/6f97d1ce...c-9583cf01d064

    Excerpts from the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda
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    Modern Hinduism (W.J.Wilkins)
    http://www.archive.org/download/mode...00wilkuoft.pdf

    A 1900 publication, this book is a Westerner's view during the colonial days and gives "an account of their [Hindu's] life, which is largely the result of the worship of those deities."
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    The Principles of Hindu Ethics (M.A.Buch)
    http://www.archive.org/download/prin...00magarich.pdf

    In this 1921 publication, the author ventures "to take a systematic survey of the Hindu ideas on morality."
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    Self-Knowledge (Sivananda)
    http://www.lalhost.com/pdf/self-knowledge.pdf

    The lessons given in this book are particularly addressed to those who have no faith in religion, God, the Law of Karma, theory of reincarnation, a life beyond and an after-world (Metempsychosis, Eschatology, etc.).

    These are the collection of the lessons given to the struggling souls in the world, to many atheists, during the last 15 years. Now they are all far advanced in the spiritual line and entirely free from the miseries and troubles of the world. -- author
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    Some Leading Ideas of Hinduism (Henry Haigh)
    http://www.archive.org/download/some...00haiguoft.pdf

    A 1903 publication. "I have desired to help the people of England to realise to themselves, as far as may be, the religious and philosophical standpoint of many of the people of India, and I have tried to do this in language as little technical as possible." -- author
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    Vedic Psychology for Ills of Human Civilization (SwamiJ)
    http://sololife.mylivepage.com/file/...vilization.pdf

    Modern psychology explores the mind and personality to improve upon who we are. The psychology of the ancient sages explores the mind and personality to discover who we are not, but have mistakenly come to believe we are. -- author
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    Guru Datta Vidyarthi (Arya Samaj): Works
    http://www.archive.org/download/work...00vidyuoft.pdf

    A 1902 publication. "The works of Pandit Guru Datta Vidyarthi, M. A. un doubtedly occupy the foremost position in the whole range of S^majic literature that exists in English." -- author
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    Hinduism Invades America (Wendell Thomas)
    http://www.archive.org/download/hind...a013865mbp.pdf

    A 1930 publication. "This work is not an attack on Hinduism. It is not meant to inflame American citizens by pointing to a foreign menace. Nor is it a defense of Hinduism. Nor is it a defense of Christianity or anything else. It is simply a study of the amazing adventure of an Eastern faith in a Western land." -- author
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    Sivananda & The Divine Life Society
    http://www.sivanandadlshq.org/downlo...ananda_dls.pdf

    About the sage and his illustrious ashram.
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    Astrological Geomancy (Gerard Cremonensis)
    http://www.esnips.com/doc/98ac5483-7...gical-Geomancy

    Therefore I have composed this work, which I wilt have to be named, 'Astronomical Geomancy'; wherein, I will sufficiently teach how to judge with less labour and study. For in this present science it is not requisite to behold neither the Ascendant, nor the hour in a Table, as it is in Astrology. -- author
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    The Brihat Jataka (Varaha Mihira)
    http://www.archive.org/download/brih...00varaiala.pdf

    A 1905 publication; N. Chidambaram Aiyar's translation of Varaha Mihira's treatise on Hindu Astrology and Horoscopy.
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    The Brihat Jataka (in brief)
    http://jyotishvidya.com/HTMLobj-5524/brihat_Jataka.zip

    A summary of the Brihat Jataka.
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    Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra
    http://jyotishvidya.com/HTMLobj-5525/BPHS.zip

    Sage Parasara's encyclopedic treatment of Vedic Astrology essentially deals with the delineation of life from conception to death, the cardinal underlying principals being those celestial conditions at birth that influence to determine the pattern of the whole life of human beings. This work is a summary.
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    Garga Hora by Sage Gargacarya
    http://jyotishvidya.com/HTMLobj-5527...Gargacarya.zip

    The classic Garga Hora by Sage Gargacharya is one of the ancient scriptures which explains the principles of astrology in brief sutras. -- astrojyoti.com

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    The History of Astrology: Another View (Robert Hand)
    http://www.altjn.com/ideas/history_astrology.pdf

    The account which I present here is mostly derived from mainstream academic sources, although I will also present some speculations in areas where there is no clear evidence. I do not present such speculations whimsically but only where internal evidence seems to justify them, and always they will be presented with clear indications that they are speculations. -- author
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    Horasara of Prithuyasas, son of Varah Mihira
    http://jyotishvidya.com/HTMLobj-5528...rithuyasas.zip

    Horasara was writen by Prithu Yasas, who was the son of Varahamihira, the celibrated astronomer-astrologer of Vikramadtya's court in 57AD, who wrote the epics Brihat Jataka, Brihat Samhita and Daivagya vallabha. As stated in the verses in this work, the son wanted to explain in a simplified manner, the difficult and brief principles of his father's works. In astrology, Horasara is held in very high esteem and even Mantreswara pays tributes and based his work Phaladeepika on it. -- astrojyoti.com

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    Kalyana Varma's Saravali
    http://jyotishvidya.com/HTMLobj-5526...s_Saravali.zip

    Kalyana Varma, the famous author Saravali belonged to the 10th century AD. He was the king of a place called Vyaghrapada, believed to be somewhere in Madhya Pradesh. From the verses in this work it is obvious that he has studied the works of Parashara, Varahamihira and Yavana etc before him, and as he felt that they were too brief, he decided to elaborate the principles.

    Saravali indeed is a monumental work and the study of it is a must for the serious students of astrology. -- astrojyoti.com
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    Lal Kitab: An Astrological Marvel
    http://www.esnips.com/doc/3f73ad4b-5...6125f/LalKitab

    Lal Kitab, originally published in urdu language, enshrines such effective astrological prin- ciples and remedial measures that it has rightly been termed as .The Wonder Book. of Astrology. -- publishers
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    Learn Astrology
    http://www.esnips.com/doc/6c719a67-3...earn-astrology

    A primer on Hindu and Western astrology.
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    Muhurtha (Electional Astrology)(B.V.Raman)
    http://jyotishvidya.com/HTMLobj-5529...an_muhurta.zip

    It is not an understatement to say that B.V. Raman single-handedly led the resurgence of classical Jyotish in India and introduced the ancient sciences to Western audiences. At a time when there was very little information available outside India, many of us had our first introduction to Vedic Astrology through B.V. Raman's publications and, if we were fortunate enough, lectures. -- solsticepoint.com

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    A Philosophy of Astrology (Anil Chawla)
    http://www.samarthbharat.com/files/p...yastrology.pdf

    I hope that this mini-book will help a layman (or woman), who visits an astrologer to better utilize astrological advice. When one goes to a doctor, one knows that one may still die. Similarly, when you visit an astrologer, please understand that he is no God, nor does he have a direct hotline to the Almighty. -- author
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    Saral Jyotisha
    http://www.esnips.com/doc/0f1bf509-6...saral-jyotisha

    A treatise on Hindu astrology.
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    Signs of the Zodiac
    http://www.esnips.com/doc/c4beac45-9...9ca8/astrology

    A treatise on astrological signs, elements, planets and their interaction.
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    Vedic Chronology and Vedanga Jyotisha (BG Tilak)
    http://www.archive.org/details/vedic...logya033083mbp

    A 1925 publication containing a series of essays that include Chaldean and Indian Vedas.
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    Yavana Jataka (online)
    http://www.astrojyoti.com/yavanajatakamainpage.htm

    Sage Yavana, who belonged to the Alexander period, wrote Yavana Jataka. He was an astrologer in the Greek court in India. Because of this he was called Yavanacharya or Greek Guru, and hence a lot of western astrologers claim that Indians learned astrology from the Greeks!! There are a few areas where his interpretations of results are different. Because of this it is an important classic. The teachings of Yavanacharya were recorded by a king called Sphujidhwaja.

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    Indian Calendar System
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    Indian Calendars (Akhil Doegar,...)
    http://www.math.nus.edu.sg/aslaksen/...khil-urops.pdf

    Indian Calendars (Leow Choon Lian)
    http://www.math.nus.edu.sg/aslaksen/projects/lcl.pdf

    Indian Calendars: Surya Siddhanta (Chia Daphne)
    http://www.math.nus.edu.sg/aslaksen/...s/dc-urops.pdf

    Panchanga-Tantra (Regulagedda Akshay)
    http://www.math.nus.edu.sg/aslaksen/...shay-urops.pdf

    Scientific Implications of Vedic Calendars (LaRouche)
    http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/85ae3e3c...7-759016e5703d

    Vedic Calendar (Sivaya Subramuniyaswami)
    http://www.himalayanacademy.com/reso...ncha_intro.PDF
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    The Indian calendar, with tables for tor the conversion of Hindu and Muhammadan into A.D. dates, and vice versâ (1896)(Robert Sewell)
    http://www.archive.org/details/india...arwi00seweuoft

    Tins Volume is designed for the use, not only of those engaged in the dccyplierment of Indian inscriptions and the compilation of Indian history, but also of Judicial Courts and Government Offices in India. -- author
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    Brahma Darsanam (1916)(Ananda Acharya)
    http://www.archive.org/download/brah...00achauoft.pdf

    These lectures were given under the inspiration of such beliefs, formed partly from personal experience in teaching, and partly derived from the wisdom of our Hindu Rishis and Gurus. Intended especially for beginners, and delivered ex tempore, they do not claim to be a systematic treatise; they will serve their purpose if they succeed in persuading the reader that he and I are of one blood and one life. -- author
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    Brahmanism and Hinduism (Monier-Williams)
    http://www.archive.org/download/brah...00moniuoft.pdf

    THE present work is intended to meet the wants of those educated Englishmen who may be desirous of gaining an insight into the mental, moral, and religiousjcondition of the innabitants of our Eastern empire and yet are quite unable to sift for themselves the confused mass of informationaccurate and inaccurate spread out before them by innu merable writers on Indian subjects. Its aim will be to present trustworthy outlines of two important phases of religious thought and life in India, namely Brahmanism and Hinduism, as based on the Veda and other sacred books of the Hindus. -- author
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    Dialogues of the Hindu Philosophy (K.M.Banerjea)
    http://www.archive.org/download/dial...00baneiala.pdf

    THE objects aimed at in the following dialogues are, first, to give a correct and authentic statement of the doctrines of Hindu philosophy, and, secondly, to suggest such modes of dealing with them as may prove most effective to the Hindu mind. -- author
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    Doxographies - Why six darœanas? Which six?
    http://students.washington.edu/prem/...xographies.pdf

    These days it is commonly held that there are six darœanas or systems of orthodox or astika Hindu philosophy. These are usually enumerated as three pairs: Nyaya and Vaiœe.ika, Sa.khya and Yoga, Mima.sa and Vedanta. The heterodox or nastika systems are typically enumerated separately: the Jaina, Buddhist and the Materialists (the Lokayatas/Carvakas). This paper explores why traditional doxographies are often preoccupied with enumerating only six systems and which systems they choose to enumerate. -- author
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    Hindu Philosophy Popularly Explained (R.C.Bose)
    http://www.archive.org/download/hind...00boseuoft.pdf

    The companion volume is to consist, besides an introductory chapter presenting the characteristic features of Hindu Heterodoxy, of four chapters on Buddha and his Philosophy, two chapters on Jainaism, one chapter on the Charvaka Epicurism, one on the Pseudo-Theism of the schools of Rainanuja and Ramananda, one on Kabir and his creed, and two on Guru Nanak and his creed, and an article on Esoteric Buddhism to be added as a supplement. -- author
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    Indian Wisdom (Monier-Williams)
    http://www.archive.org/download/indi...00moniuoft.pdf

    Its pages are also intended to subserve a further object. They aim at imparting to educated Englishmen, by means of translations and explanations of portions of the sacred and philosophical literature of India, an insight into the mind, habits of thought, and customs of the Hindus, as well as a correct knowledge of a system of belief and practice which has constantly prevailed for at least three thousand years, and still continues to exist as one of the principal religions of the Non- Christian world. -- author
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    A mirror of the Hindu philosophical systems, tr. from the original Hindi, printed and manuscript (1911)(Nilakantha Gore, Nehemiah)
    http://www.archive.org/details/mirro...uphi00nilaiala

    THE Mirror of the Hindu Philosophical Systems was translated by Dr. Fitz-Edward Hall from the Hindi. The author, in a Paper on ' The Hindu Philosophies ', in the Indian Church Quarterly Review, for April, 1891, states that the technical terms of Hindu Philosophy are not always correctly rendered in English. -- author
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    Outlines of Indian Philosophy (PT Srinivasa Iyengar)
    http://www.archive.org/details/outli...dian00srinrich

    I have, in the following pages, attempted to separate the varied threads of the tangled skein of modern Hindu philosophical thought and religious beliefs. -- author
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    Rational refutation of the Hindu philosophical systems (1862)(Gore, Nehemiah Nilakantha)
    http://www.archive.org/details/ratio...tati00gorerich

    Essentially the same work as A mirror of the Hindu philosophical systems listed above.
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    Sarva Darshana Samgraha: Madhava (E.B.Cowell)
    http://www.archive.org/download/thes...00madhuoft.pdf

    I WELL remember the interest excited among the learned Hindus of Calcutta by the publication of the Sarva-darsana- samgraha of Madhava Acharya in the Bibliotheca Indica in 1858. It was originally edited by Pandit Isvarachandra Vidyasagara, but a subsequent edition, with no important alterations, was published in 1872 by Pandit Taranatha Tarkavachaspati. -- translator
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    Studies in Hindu Thought (Ganguli,Charuchandra)
    http://www.archive.org/details/studi...duth00gangrich

    Analysed Psychologically, Epistemologically and Ontologically after the Sankar Vedanta. -- author
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    Aspects of the Vedanta (Essays)
    http://www.archive.org/details/aspec...anta00madriala

    Many of the papers collected together in this volume originally appeared in the Brahmavadin and in the Indian Review, while some others were delivered as lectures or written as papers by the gentlemen under whose names they appear. -- publisher
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    Attitude Of Vedanta Towards Religion (Abhedananda)
    http://www.archive.org/details/attit...edant029330mbp

    Attitude of Vedanta towards Religion is a thesis of universaljoutlook of thought. It attempts to prove the identity of the essence and ideal of Vedanta with religion. Its venture is to establish that philosophy is the theoretical and speculative side of religion, and religion is the practical side of philosophy; philosophy is the flesh and bone and religion is the blood and life. -- publisher
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    The Schools of Vedanta (P.Nagaraja Rao)
    http://www.archive.org/details/schoo...danta033449mbp

    Among the Hindus the values are conveyed through systems o Philosophy which are associated with the three great acaryas, Sahkara, Ramanuja and Madhva. Mr. NAGARAJA RAO gives us here in simple and clear language the central features of the three systems. As an introduction to their detailed study this book will serve a valuable purpose. -- Foreword by S. Radhakrishnan
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    Universality of Vedanta - Prakashananda, Swami
    http://www.archive.org/details/unive...ofve00prakrich

    A lecture delivered at the Congress of Religious Philosophies, held under the auspices of P. P. I. E. at San Francisco in 1915
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    Vedanta For The Western World (Isherwood,Christopher)
    http://www.archive.org/details/vedan...hewes029280mbp

    A collection of essays on the principles of Vedanta by Indian and Western writers.
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    Vedanta Philosophy, Divine Heritage of Man - Abhedananda
    http://www.archive.org/details/vedantaphilos00abheuoft

    The topics covered include the existence and attributes of God, relationship of souls to Him and the divine principle in man.
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    The Nature of Man According to the Vedanta (John Levy)
    http://www.archive.org/details/natur...accor033308mbp

    Investigations from a curious seeker who went through the rigours of other religions.
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    Studies in Vedantism (1909)(Bhattacharyya, Krishnachandra)
    http://www.archive.org/details/studi...anti00bhatiala

    The following studies in Vedantism are not so much expositions of the traditional Vedanta as problematic constructions on Vedantic lines intended to bring out the relations of the system to modern philosophical systems. The work of construction has, however, been subordinated to the work of interpretation. A wide latitude of interpretation has been claimed throughout. -- author
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    Advaita Bodha Deepika (Ramanasramam)
    http://www.ramana-maharshi.org/downl...ha_deepika.zip
    http://www.sriramanamaharshi.org/dow...ha_deepika.zip

    Sri Ramanananda Saraswathi (formerly Munagala Venkataramiah) a devotee of Bhagavan has by the grace of Sri Ramana rendered into English the eight chapters of the work now available. The last four chapters, Savikalpa Samadhi, Nirvikalpa Samadhi, Jivan Mukti, and Videha Mukti not being found in Tamil, Telugu or Sanskrit Manuscripts could not be translated into English. Information on the missing chapters is earnestly sought and will be gratefully acknowledged by the publisher.

    This book is one of the few esteemed by Sri Maharshi and this translation was thoroughly revised in His Presence. So we are encouraged to present this small volume to the public with full confidence that the reader will benefit by it.
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    Advaita Lectures (Godavarisha Mishra)
    1. Advaita in Theory and Practice
    http://www.ochs.org.uk/pdf/gmishra01mmas04.pdf
    2. A Journey through Vedantic History
    http://www.ochs.org.uk/pdf/gmishra02mmas04.pdf
    3. Advaita Epistemology
    http://www.ochs.org.uk/pdf/gmishra03mmas04.pdf
    4. Advaita Epistemology: Perception - Veridical and Erroneous
    http://www.ochs.org.uk/pdf/gmishra04mmas04.pdf

    These lectures were delivered in Michaelmas Term (Oct.-Dec. 2003). They are intended to introduce the basic tenets of Advaita tracing it from the period of Gaudapada through Sankara to the present day Advaitins. They examine the philosophical subtleties of Advaita, its enrichment through productive dialogue with other schools and also its impact on the society. These are designed for students in Indian Philosophy, Theology and Religious studies and do not require in-depth understanding of Indian scriptures. However, they could also be of particular interest to advanced students of Indology and Sanskrit studies.
    (http://www.ochs.org.uk/publications/...les/index.html)
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    Advaita Manjari (K. Sadananda)
    http://www.advaitin.net/AdvaitaManjari.pdf

    (Advaitin List Moderator and a Disciple of H.H. Swami Chinmayanandaji)
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    Advaita Sadhana (Kanchi Maha SwamigaL)
    (Kanchi Maha-Swamigal’s Discourses)
    http://www.advaita.org.uk/discourses...ds/sadhana.pdf

    Acknowledgement of Source Material: Ra. Ganapthy’s ‘Deivathin Kural’ (Vol.6) in Tamil published by Vanathi Publishers, 4th edn. 1998
    URL of Tamil Original:
    http://www.kamakoti.org/tamil/dk6-74.htmto http://www.kamakoti.org/tamil/dk6-141.htm
    English rendering : V. Krishnamurthy
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    Advaita Vedanta: A Presentation for Beginners (D. Krishna Ayyar)
    http://www.sankaracharya.org/library...itaVedanta.pdf

    A presentation for the beginners.
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    Advaita Vedanta: Essays (Advayananda)
    10 essyas for download at:
    http://www.chinfo.org/Downloads.asp?Linkid=6

    Details of contents in the link.
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    Drg-Drsya Viveka (Bhasyam: Nikhilananda)
    http://www.archive.org/download/drgd...a030903mbp.pdf

    The importance of Drg-Drsya Viveka as an aid to the study of Vedanta has been well pointed out by the learned Swami Nikhilanandaji in his introduction to this translation. The central theme of this work is that Brahman is realized through mystic or Yogic Samadhi (Concentration). After this state is attained, one can see Brahman wherever one turns one's eyes. -- Forward by V.Subrahmanya Iyer
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    A Step by Step First Exposure to Advaita
    http://www.advaitin.net/advaitadialogue.pdf

    The following rambling conversation has been composed as an attempt to bring to the lay reader some truths of advaita, without venturing into long passages. So a conscious effort has been made to reduce each bit of the conversation to a single line on the web(with just eight exceptions). It has turned out to be a no-holds-barred dialogue, long and continuous. -- author
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    I am That (Nisargadatta Maharaj)
    http://home.earthlink.net/~grharmon/I_Am_That.pdf

    That there should be yet another addition of I AM THAT is not surprising, for the sublimity of the words spoken by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, their directness and the lucidity with which they refer to the Highest have already made this book a literature of paramount importance. In fact, many regard it as the only book of spiritual teaching really worth studying. -- Foreword by Douwe Tiemersma

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    Lights on Advaita (V. Subrahmanya Iyer)
    http://wisdomsgoldenrod.org/publicat...r/iyerbook.pdf

    Selected Teachings of V. Subrahmanya Iyer
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    The Mind-Body Problem in Three Indian Philosophies, Sankara’s Advaita Vedanta, Gangesa’s Navya Nyaya, and Aurobindo’s Theistic Monism (Phillips)
    http://www.infinityfoundation.com/ma...s/Phillips.pdf

    A theme of this paper is that there is no single mind-body problem but a family of related difficulties concerning the relationships between consciousness and matter. Like the proverbial lump in the rug, philosophers move the problem around, and none, I think, avoids it altogether. -- author
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    The Doctrine of Maya (Prabhu Dutt Shastri)
    http://www.archive.org/download/thed...00shaauoft.pdf

    An analytical study of Maya: the history of the word, the development of its concept and objections to the doctrine within the Vedanta.
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    Notes on Spiritual Discourses (Atmananda)
    http://raghavendrakg.com/Documents/D...0Atmananda.pdf
    http://www.advaitin.net/Ananda/Notes.pdf
    http://www.advaitin.net/Ananda/Notes_linked.pdf

    The subject discussed is the ultimate Truth or Peace. The approach is the direct perception method of Advaita (the strict Vicaramarga). The field of enquiry is the totality of human experience, comprised of the experiences of the three states and the awareness still beyond. The stand taken is strictly in the absolute Truth, and reference made only to the being inside. All this is discussed in detail in the ensuing pages. -- author
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    The Real and the Un-Real (Chittaranjana Naik)
    http://www.sankaracharya.org/library/RealandUnreal.pdf

    Some teachings from Shri Atmananda (Krishna Menon)
    http://www.advaitin.net/Ananda/SomeTeachings.pdf

    This document has been extracted from a discussion on the Advaitin E-group <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/advaitin/messages> during Nov 2003 to Jan 2004. The discussion was led by Ananda Wood; and the extraction is largely the work of Dennis Waite, who has kindly made a browser version available on his website <http://www.advaita.org.uk/atmananda1.htm>.
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    Whence Adhyasa? (S. Venkataraman)
    http://www.advaitin.net/WhenceAdhyasa.pdf

    A Discussion from the Advaitin List.
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    HTML Interface for the Hinduism Section

    I have created a HTML interface to view/download the books in the Hinduism section. The file is named 00Hinduism.html and the name of the Stylesheet file used by the HTML files is 00HinduLib.css. I have given the contents of both these files as Quotes (so the HTML tags may remain intact when viewd in HDF).

    To use the interface, please follow these steps:

    1. Create a folder by name BooksHindu.

    2. Copy-Paste the contents of the HTML file into a file named 00Hinduism.html and store this file in the BooksHindu folder.

    3. Copy-Paste the contents of the Stylesheet file into a file named 00HinduLib.css and store this file in the BooksHindu folder.

    4. Store any books you have already downloaded in the BooksHindu folder.

    5. Double-click the 00Hinduism.html file to open it in a browser.

    6. For each book, I have given a local link (blue) as well as a download link (red). The local link opens the book stored in the HinduLib folder, typically a PDF file. The download link pops up the download screen, so the book can be downloaded into the BooksHindu folder.

    7. To start with, if you have not already downloaded any book I listed in my thread in HDF under the Hinduism section, you might download it now using the 00Hinduism.html file and then try to read it using the local link.

    8. There will be other HTML files, one for each section, and these may later be tied to a Homepage.

    9. Each book opens in a new window, so you may compare or read two or more books in tandem. If you are using IE or Mozilla, each book will open in separate browser windows, inside PDF plug-ins. If you use Opera, the PDF file neatly opens into the PDF reader, away from the browser, and subsequent files open as multiple documents inside the PDF reader. Again in Opera, to avoid opening separate blank windows for the books by right-click on a book link and select the option 'Open'.

    Please try the interface and let me know if it works fine.

    Here is the 00Hinduism.html file:
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    Hinduism </em> &nbsp: (&clubs; indicates a booklet)<br />
    <em class="green"> About </em><br />

    <a class="text" href="hinduismbk.pdf" target="_BLANK">All About Hinduism (Sivananda)</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://www.sivanandadlshq.org/download/hinduismbk.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (557 KB)<br />

    Intended to meet the needs of those who want to be introduced to the various facets of the crystal that is Hinduism. The book, which was first published in 1947, has now been rearranged in a more convenient form, with useful additions here and there, and is now released in its fifth edition. -- DLS

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="thecatechismofhi00vasuuoft.pdf" target="_BLANK">A Catechism of Hindu Dharma</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://www.archive.org/download/thecatechismofhi00vasuuoft/thecatechismofhi00vasuuoft.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (12.9 MB)<br />

    Published in 1919, this book is "an attempt to state in plain language and in a brief form the leading teachings of that religion, both dogmatic and practical" (in the form of Questions and Answers). - publisher.

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="hindudharma.pdf" target="_BLANK">Hindu Dharma (Bansi Pandit)</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://ikashmir.net/hindudharma/doc/hindudharma.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (1.4 MB)<br />

    The aim of this book is to present the fundamental concepts of all aspects of the Hindu religious, philosophical, and cultural heritage, the world’s oldest living tradition, in a simple and straightforward language for the readers of all ages. -- publishers

    <br /><br /><a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/books/dws/" target="_BLANK">Hinduism's Contemporary Catechism: Dancing With Siva (Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami)(online)</a><br />

    A richly illustrated sourcebook of Indian spirituality in question-and-answer form, exploring how to know the Divine, honor all creation and see God everywhere, in everyone. 165 Indian paintings, 600 verses from Hindu holy texts, 40-page timeline of India's history and a 190-page lexicon. -- HA

    <br /><br /><a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/books/lws/" target="_BLANK">Hinduism's Contemporary Culture: Living With Siva (Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami)(online)</a><br />

    ...a unique daily devotional which guides the aspirant who wishes to take the essential first steps on the spiritual path. This includes systematic principles of self-discipline known in traditional Hinduism as the yamas and niyamas. - HA

    <br /><br /><a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/books/mws/" target="_BLANK">Hinduism's Contemporary Metaphysics: Merging With Siva (Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami)(online)</a><br />

    ...all about "the inside of you." It is piercing, relevant and magical in its power to change your life by changing the way you look at yourself and your purpose on Earth. - HA

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="hinduismforbeginners.pdf" target="_BLANK">Hinduism For Beginners (Srirama Ramanuja Achari)</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://srimatham.com/srimatham/hinduismbeginners/hinduismforbeginners.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (1.7 MB)<br />

    This book is written by a Westerner who is a practicing Hindu, to give non-Hindus as well as Hindus who are living in the West, an introduction to the faith. -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/books/hbh/" target="_BLANK">How to Become a (Better) Hindu (Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami)(online)</a><br />

    How to become a Hindu is exactly what the title suggests. This is a clear and precise guide for Born Hindus, seekers who wish to enter Hinduism and for any soul wanting more information on the worlds oldest religion called Hinduism. - HA

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="hinduism.pdf" target="_BLANK">An Introduction to Hinduism (CP Ramaswami & others)</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://www.uni-giessen.de/~gk1415/hinduism.PDF" target="_BLANK">download</a> (87 KB)<br />

    A guide to various aspects of Indian religious thought and inter-religious understanding and religious tolerance. -- Foreword by Prakash Arumugam

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="introductiontost00sengiala.pdf" target="_BLANK">An Introduction to the Study of Hinduism (G.P.Sen)</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://www.archive.org/details/introductiontost00sengiala" target="_BLANK">download</a> (16.6 MB)<br />

    Published in 1893, this is a classic introduction to Hinduism, Hindus, Hindu family and Hindu nation.

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="A warning to Hindus.pdf" target="_BLANK">A Warning to the Hindus (Savitri Devi)</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/c2ef843b-8993-4cff-852d-e6aeab24e62f" target="_BLANK">download</a> (481 KB)<br />

    This highly inspiring and thought-provoking book will make the Hindus realise where they stand, and what dangers are threatening their very existence as a nation; it will put them on the right turn of national thinking. -- G.D.Savarkar

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="wih_sec1.pdf" target="_BLANK">What is Hinduism? (Himalayan Academy)</a>
    <a class="text" href="wih_sec2.pdf" target="_BLANK"> 2 </a>
    <a class="text" href="wih_sec3.pdf" target="_BLANK"> 3 </a>
    <a class="text" href="wih_sec4.pdf" target="_BLANK"> 4 </a>
    <a class="text" href="wih_sec5.pdf" target="_BLANK"> 5 </a>
    <a class="text" href="wih_sec6.pdf" target="_BLANK"> 6 </a><br />
    <a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/books/wih/pdf/wih_sec1.pdf" target="_BLANK">download part 1</a> (28.3 MB)
    <a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/books/wih/pdf/wih_sec2.pdf" target="_BLANK">download part 2</a> (5.0 MB)
    <a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/books/wih/pdf/wih_sec3.pdf" target="_BLANK">download part 3</a> (11.9 MB)
    <a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/books/wih/pdf/wih_sec4.pdf" target="_BLANK">download part 4</a> (7.7 MB)
    <a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/books/wih/pdf/wih_sec5.pdf" target="_BLANK">download part 5</a> (6.1 MB)
    <a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/books/wih/pdf/wih_sec6.pdf" target="_BLANK">download part 6</a> (7.4 MB)<br />

    A Full-Color Illustration.

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="Who_is_a_Hindu.pdf" target="_BLANK">Who is a Hindu? (Koenraad Elst)</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/ab3f842d-7899-4b26-957f-8158a38f8dbf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (983 KB)<br />

    In this book, we will see how the Hindu Revivalist movement since ca. 1875 has dealt with the question: Who is a Hindu? - author


    <br /><br /><em class="green"> For Children and Youth </em><br />
    <a class="text" href="bgChildrensbook.pdf" target="_BLANK">Bala-Gokulam: Children's Handbook</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://www.balagokulam.org/teach/bgbook.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (7.5 MB)<br />

    Bala-Gokulam will enable Hindu children in the US to appreciate their cultural roots, learn Hindu values in an enjoyable manner and make good friends. They will also develop a sense of Sewa, Service to humankind. -- publishers

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="bgteacherhandbook_2.pdf" target="_BLANK">Bala-Gokulam: Teacher's Handbook</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://www.balagokulam.org/teach/bgbook.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (2.2 MB)<br />

    Teachers' companion to the Bala-Gokulam handbook for children.

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="BalSatyarthprakash.pdf" target="_BLANK">Easy Bal Satyarth Prakash (Ved Prakash 'Suman')</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://vedicmyanmar.googlepages.com/BalSatyarthprakash.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (715 KB)<br />

    A children's version of the famous <i>Satyarth Prakash</i> by Maharashi Dayanand Saraswati of the Arya Samaj.

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="hinducatechism.pdf" target="_BLANK">A Hindu Catechism (Srirama Ramanuja Achari)</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://srimatham.com/srimatham/downloads/hinducatechism.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (258 KB)<br />

    In questions and answers by a practicing Western Hindu.

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="prayer_booklet.pdf" target="_BLANK">Hindu Prayer Book (Boston University Hindu Students Council)</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://people.bu.edu/buhsc/prayer_booklet.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (777 KB)<br />

    The Hindu Students Council's mission is to promote understanding among students and others about Hindu heritage, to address issues affecting Hindus, and to serve those less fortunate in society. Hinduism assists individuals in their quest for self-realization and the pursuit of excellence. We accomplish our mission by developing our knowledge about the universal ideals of Hindu Dharma. Towards this end, the Hindu Students Council also strives to raise awareness about social, political and religious issues affecting Hindus. -- Mission Statement

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="Hinduism primer.doc" target="_BLANK">Hinduism Primer (Raman Khanna)</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://www.esnips.com/doc/63e9a639-bea1-49fc-b55a-61e45ade112b/raman-khanna" target="_BLANK">download</a> (129 KB)<br />

    A personal account of the fundamental concepts and provisions of Hinduism.

    <br /><br /><a class="online" href="http://www.bnaiyer.com/vidya/basic-hinduism-title.html" target="_BLANK">Level 1: A Basic Study... (B.N.Aiyer)(online)</a><br />
    <a class="online" href="http://www.bnaiyer.com/vidya/hinduism-intro.html" target="_BLANK">Level 2: An Introduction... (B.N.Aiyer)(online)</a><br />
    <a class="online" href="http://www.bnaiyer.com/sadhana.html" target="_BLANK">Level 3: Hindu Sadhana (B.N.Aiyer)(online)</a><br />

    Three levels of study of the Hindu religion, philosophy, yogas and devotional practice.

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="catechism018795mbp.pdf" target="_BLANK">Sanatana Dharma Catechism (Hindu College, Benaras)</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://www.archive.org/details/catechism018795mbp" target="_BLANK">download</a> (16.8 MB)<br />

    THE teacher should not make the children learn this Catechism, merely by rote. He should take only one question, or two or three connected questions, for a lesson; explain carefully the answer, and ascertain that the children understand it by putting to thm questions on it. He should, where possible, illustrate it by familiar analogies and by stories. -- Foreword

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="santhanadharmaan003916mbp.pdf" target="_BLANK">Sanatana Dharma: An Advanced Textbook</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://www.archive.org/details/santhanadharmaan003916mbp" target="_BLANK">download</a> (15.8 MB)<br />

    The Text Book is intended to be studied after the elementary book Sanatana Dharma Catechism have been mastered in school days. It follows exactly the same general pattern filling in the broad outlines given in the elementary one, and supplying details which were not before introduced, lest they should contuse the minds of young learners.

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="DWS-Youth_Part1.pdf" target="_BLANK">Self Realization (HA)</a>
    <a class="text" href="DWS-Youth_Part2.pdf" target="_BLANK"> 2 </a>
    <a class="text" href="DWS-Youth_Part3.pdf" target="_BLANK"> 3 </a>
    <a class="text" href="DWS-Youth_Part4.pdf" target="_BLANK"> 4 </a>
    <a class="text" href="DWS-Youth_Part5.pdf" target="_BLANK"> 5 </a>
    <a class="text" href="DWS-Youth_Part6.pdf" target="_BLANK"> 6 </a>
    &clubs;<br />

    <a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/children/dws_youth/pdf/DWS-Youth_Part1.pdf" target="_BLANK">download part 1</a> (2.9 MB)
    <a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/children/dws_youth/pdf/DWS-Youth_Part2.pdf" target="_BLANK">download part 2</a> (2.4 MB)
    <a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/children/dws_youth/pdf/DWS-Youth_Part3.pdf" target="_BLANK">download part 3</a> (2.4 MB)
    <a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/children/dws_youth/pdf/DWS-Youth_Part4.pdf" target="_BLANK">download part 4</a> (2.2 MB)
    <a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/children/dws_youth/pdf/DWS-Youth_Part5.pdf" target="_BLANK">download part 5</a> (2.0 MB)
    <a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/children/dws_youth/pdf/DWS-Youth_Part6.pdf" target="_BLANK">download part 6</a> (1.1 MB)<br />

    A visual presentation of the slokas from the book <i>Dancing with Siva</i>. - HA

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="hindu10questions.pdf" target="_BLANK">Ten Questions about Hinduism (HA)</a>&clubs;
    <a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/basics/tenq/hindu10questions.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (3.8 MB)<br />

    An illustrated booklet of questions and answers.

    <br /><br /><em class="green"> As Sanatana Dharma </em><br />
    <a class="text" href="anand.priya.pdf" target="_BLANK">Hindu Diaspora and Religious Philanthropy</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://www.istr.org/conferences/toronto/workingpapers/anand.priya.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (351 KB)<br />

    This study focuses on the positive role of religion, in particular Hindu groups in the US that promote social development and reform in civil society. The objectives of the study therefore are to study resource mobilization techniques and philanthropic activities of religious Hindu bodies (temples and movements) of the Asian- Indian community in the United States. -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="hinduethicshisto00mckerich.pdf" target="_BLANK">Hindu ethics; historical and critical (1922)(John Mckenzie) </a>
    <a class="online" href="http://www.istr.org/conferences/toronto/workingpapers/anand.priya.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (32.1 MB)<br />

    The attempt is here made to fix attention more definitely on the ethical side of Hindu teaching. The aim of the writer has been to present the subject in a way that will make it intelligible to the ordinary educated reader, particularly to the educated Indian. -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="hinduism00maituoft.pdf" target="_BLANK">Hinduism: The World Ideal (Harendranath Maitra)</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://www.archive.org/download/hinduism00maituoft/hinduism00maituoft.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (9.9 MB)<br />

    A 1916 publication. "My Western friends have often expressed the wish to have Indian ideals presented in a short and simple way. Papers read at various meetings in response to this feeling, have led to this book. Needless to say, the subject could be expanded into many volumes." -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="irrc_858_sinha.pdf" target="_BLANK">Hinduism and International Humanitarian Law (M.K.Sinha)</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://www.icrc.org/Web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/htmlall/review-858-p285/$File/irrc_858_sinha.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (189 KB)<br />

    This article examines the relationship between Hinduism and war and the extent to which the fundamental concepts of humanitarian law are recognized in Hinduism. After reviewing the sources of Hinduism, it considers the permissibility and types of war in ancient India, explores the rules of warfare and investigates whether war was a matter of course or regarded as a ruler’s last choice. It then sets out the humanitarian principles that already applied at that time. Finally, it considers how far the concepts of Hinduism have helped in the development of international humanitarian law. -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="lectures by swami vivekananda.pdf" target="_BLANK">Lectures by Swami Vivekananda</a>
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    Excerpts from the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="modernhinduisman00wilkuoft.pdf" target="_BLANK">Modern Hinduism (W.J.Wilkins)</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://www.archive.org/download/modernhinduisman00wilkuoft/modernhinduisman00wilkuoft.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (18.9 MB)<br />

    A 1900 publication, this book is a Westerner's view during the colonial days and gives "an account of their [Hindu's] life, which is largely the result of the worship of those deities."

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="principlesofhind00magarich.pdf" target="_BLANK">The Principles of Hindu Ethics (M.A.Buch)</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://www.archive.org/download/principlesofhind00magarich/principlesofhind00magarich.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (59.1 MB)<br />

    In this 1921 publication, the author ventures "to take a systematic survey of the Hindu ideas on morality."

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="self-knowledge.pdf" target="_BLANK">Self-Knowledge (Sivananda)</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://www.lalhost.com/pdf/self-knowledge.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (524 KB)<br />

    The lessons given in this book are particularly addressed to those who have no faith in religion, God, the Law of Karma, theory of reincarnation, a life beyond and an after-world (Metempsychosis, Eschatology, etc.).

    These are the collection of the lessons given to the struggling souls in the world, to many atheists, during the last 15 years. Now they are all far advanced in the spiritual line and entirely free from the miseries and troubles of the world. -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="someleadingideas00haiguoft.pdf" target="_BLANK">Some Leading Ideas of Hinduism (Henry Haigh)</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://www.archive.org/download/someleadingideas00haiguoft/someleadingideas00haiguoft.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (14.6 MB)<br />

    A 1903 publication. "I have desired to help the people of England to realise to themselves, as far as may be, the religious and philosophical standpoint of many of the people of India, and I have tried to do this in language as little technical as possible." -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="Vedic Psychology for the Ills of Human Civilization.pdf" target="_BLANK">Vedic Psychology for Ills of Human Civilization (SwamiJ)</a>&clubs;
    <a class="online" href="http://sololife.mylivepage.com/file/293/589_Vedic_Psychology_for_the_Ills_of_Human_Civilization.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (35 KB)<br />

    Modern psychology explores the mind and personality to improve upon who we are. The psychology of the ancient sages explores the mind and personality to discover who we are not, but have mistakenly come to believe we are. -- author

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    Re: A Personal Hindu Library

    Namaste.

    Further to the HTML interface file 00Hinduism.html, here are the interfaces for the Ashrams and Astrology sections of the Library. To use them:

    1. Copy-Paste the quoted texts into the individual files 00Ashrams.html and 00Astrology.html files and place them in the BooksHindu folder. (You must have already saved the Stylesheet file 00HinduLib.css, which all the interfaces make use of).

    2. Double-click the filenames in an Explorer window to open them in your default browser.

    00Ashrams.html file:
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    My Personal Hindu Library </h5>
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    Ashrams </em> &nbsp: (&clubs; indicates a booklet)<br />

    <a class="text" href="worksofthepandit00vidyuoft.pdf" target="_BLANK">Guru Datta Vidyarthi (Arya Samaj): Works</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://www.archive.org/download/worksofthepandit00vidyuoft/worksofthepandit00vidyuoft.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (37.4 MB)<br />

    A 1902 publication. "The works of Pandit Guru Datta Vidyarthi, M. A. un doubtedly occupy the foremost position in the whole range of S^majic literature that exists in English." -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="hinduisminvadesa013865mbp.pdf" target="_BLANK">Hinduism Invades America (Wendell Thomas)</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://www.archive.org/download/hinduisminvadesa013865mbp/hinduisminvadesa013865mbp.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (22.5 MB)<br />

    A 1930 publication. "This work is not an attack on Hinduism. It is not meant to inflame American citizens by pointing to a foreign menace. Nor is it a defense of Hinduism. Nor is it a defense of Christianity or anything else. It is simply a study of the amazing adventure of an Eastern faith in a Western land." -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="sivananda_dls.pdf" target="_BLANK">Sivananda & The Divine Life Society</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://www.sivanandadlshq.org/download/sivananda_dls.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (22.5 MB)<br />

    About the sage and his illustrious ashram.

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    Astrology </em> &nbsp: (&clubs; indicates a booklet)<br />
    <em class="green"> About </em><br />

    <a class="text" href="Astrological Geomancy.pdf" target="_BLANK">Astrological Geomancy (Gerard Cremonensis)</a> &clubs;
    <a class="online" href="http://www.esnips.com/doc/98ac5483-711a-42b5-8a22-296ecb14ae73/Astrological-Geomancy" target="_BLANK">download</a> (167 KB)<br />

    Because Astronomy is so transcendent and subtil an Art in itself, that therein a man ought to have respect unto so many things before he can attaine to true judgment thereby, because the eye of the understanding will not pierce unto the half thereof, and few Doctors of our later time have been found so experienced therein that they know sufficiently how to judge thereby; Therefore I have composed this work, which I wilt have to be named, Astronomical Geomancy; wherein, I will sufficiently teach how to judge with less labour and study. For in this present science it is not requisite to behold neither the Ascendant, nor the hour in a Table, as it is in Astrology. -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="brihatjataka00varaiala.pdf" target="_BLANK">The Brihat Jataka (Varaha Mihira)</a>(tr.N.Chidambaram Aiyar)
    <a class="online" href="http://www.archive.org/download/brihatjataka00varaiala/brihatjataka00varaiala.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (25.3 MB)<br />

    A 1905 publication; N. Chidambaram Aiyar's translation of Varaha Mihira's treatise on Hindu Astrology and Horoscopy.

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="brihat Jataka.doc" target="_BLANK">The Brihat Jataka (in brief)</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://jyotishvidya.com/HTMLobj-5524/brihat_Jataka.zip" target="_BLANK">download</a> (404 KB)<br />

    A summary of the Brihat Jataka.

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="BPHS.HTM" target="_BLANK">Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://jyotishvidya.com/HTMLobj-5524/brihat_Jataka.zip" target="_BLANK">download</a> (404 KB)<br />

    Sage Parasara's encyclopedic treatment of Vedic Astrology essentially deals with the delineation of life from conception to death, the cardinal underlying principals being those celestial conditions at birth that influence to determine the pattern of the whole life of human beings. This work is a summary.

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="garghora.htm" target="_BLANK">Garga Hora by Sage Gargacarya</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://jyotishvidya.com/HTMLobj-5527/Garga_Hora_by_Sage_Gargacarya.zip" target="_BLANK">download</a> (265 KB)<br />

    The classic Garga Hora by Sage Gargacharya is one of the ancient scriptures which explains the principles of astrology in brief sutras. -- astrojyoti.com

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="history_astrology.pdf" target="_BLANK">The History of Astrology: Another View (Robert Hand)</a>
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    The account which I present here is mostly derived from mainstream academic sources, although I will also present some speculations in areas where there is no clear evidence. I do not present such speculations whimsically but only where internal evidence seems to justify them, and always they will be presented with clear indications that they are speculations. -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="PrithuyasasHorasara.htm" target="_BLANK">Horasara of Prithuyasas, son of Varah Mihira</a>
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    Horasara was writen by Prithu Yasas, who was the son of Varahamihira, the celibrated astronomer-astrologer of Vikramadtya's court in 57AD, who wrote the epics Brihat Jataka, Brihat Samhita and Daivagya vallabha. As stated in the verses in this work, the son wanted to explain in a simplified manner, the difficult and brief principles of his father's works. In astrology, Horasara is held in very high esteem and even Mantreswara pays tributes and based his work Phaladeepika on it. -- astrojyoti.com

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="KVsaravali.htm" target="_BLANK">Kalyana Varma's Saravali</a>
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    Kalyana Varma, the famous author Saravali belonged to the 10th century AD. He was the king of a place called Vyaghrapada, believed to be somewhere in Madhya Pradesh. From the verses in this work it is obvious that he has studied the works of Parashara, Varahamihira and Yavana etc before him, and as he felt that they were too brief, he decided to elaborate the principles.

    Saravali indeed is a monumental work and the study of it is a must for the serious students of astrology. -- astrojyoti.com

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="LalKitab.pdf" target="_BLANK">Lal Kitab: An Astrological Marvel</a>
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    Lal Kitab, originally published in urdu language, enshrines such effective astrological prin- ciples and remedial measures that it has rightly been termed as The Wonder Book of Astrology. -- publishers

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="Learn astrology.pdf" target="_BLANK">Learn Astrology</a>
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    A primer on Hindu and Western astrology.

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="BVRMuhurta.htm" target="_BLANK">Muhurtha (Electional Astrology)(B.V.Raman)</a>
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    It is not an understatement to say that B.V. Raman single-handedly led the resurgence of classical Jyotish in India and introduced the ancient sciences to Western audiences. At a time when there was very little information available outside India, many of us had our first introduction to Vedic Astrology through B.V. Raman's publications and, if we were fortunate enough, lectures. -- solsticepoint.com

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="philosophyastrology.pdf" target="_BLANK">A Philosophy of Astrology (Anil Chawla)</a>
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    I hope that this mini-book will help a layman (or woman), who visits an astrologer to better utilize astrological advice. When one goes to a doctor, one knows that one may still die. Similarly, when you visit an astrologer, please understand that he is no God, nor does he have a direct hotline to the Almighty. -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="saral jyotisha.pdf" target="_BLANK">Saral Jyotisha</a>
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    A treatise on Hindu astrology.

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    A treatise on astrological signs, elements, planets and their interaction.

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    A 1925 publication containing a series of essays that include Chaldean and Indian Vedas.

    <br /><br /><a class="online" href="http://www.astrojyoti.com/yavanajatakamainpage.htm" target="_BLANK">Yavana Jataka (online)</a>

    Sage Yavana, who belonged to the Alexander period, wrote Yavana Jataka. He was an astrologer in the Greek court in India. Because of this he was called Yavanacharya or Greek Guru, and hence a lot of western astrologers claim that Indians learned astrology from the Greeks!! There are a few areas where his interpretations of results are different. Because of this it is an important classic. The teachings of Yavanacharya were recorded by a king called Sphujidhwaja.

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    <a class="text" href="aspectsofvedanta00madriala.pdf" target="_BLANK">Aspects of the Vedanta (Essays)</a>
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    Many of the papers collected together in this volume originally appeared in the Brahmavadin and in the Indian Review, while some others were delivered as lectures or written as papers by the gentlemen under whose names they appear. -- publisher

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="attitudeofvedant029330mbp.pdf" target="_BLANK">Attitude Of Vedanta Towards Religion (Abhedananda)</a>
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    Attitude of Vedanta towards Religion is a thesis of universaljoutlook of thought. It attempts to prove the identity of the essence and ideal of Vedanta with religion. Its venture is to establish that philosophy is the theoretical and speculative side of religion, and religion is the practical side of philosophy; philosophy is the flesh and bone and religion is the blood and life. -- publisher

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="brahmadarsanam00achauoft.pdf" target="_BLANK">Brahma Darsanam (Ananda Acharya)</a>
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    These lectures were given under the inspiration of such beliefs, formed partly from personal experience in teaching, and partly derived from the wisdom of our Hindu Rishis and Gurus. Intended especially for beginners, and delivered ex tempore, they do not claim to be a systematic treatise; they will serve their purpose if they succeed in persuading the reader that he and I are of one blood and one life. -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="brahmanismhindu00moniuoft.pdf" target="_BLANK">Brahmanism and Hinduism (Monier-Williams)</a>
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    THE present work is intended to meet the wants of those educated Englishmen who may be desirous of gaining an insight into the mental, moral, and religiousjcondition of the innabitants of our Eastern empire and yet are quite unable to sift for themselves the confused mass of informationaccurate and inaccurate spread out before them by innu merable writers on Indian subjects. Its aim will be to present trustworthy outlines of two important phases of religious thought and life in India, namely Brahmanism and Hinduism, as based on the Veda and other sacred books of the Hindus. -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="cosmiccreation00chatuoft.pdf" target="_BLANK">Cosmic Creation (Sukumar Chatterji)</a> &clubs;
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    COSMIC CREATION has been presented first, not only because it is the foundation of all Aryan philosophy and logic, but also because a comprehension of the modus operandi of the Aryan mind, from its inception to its conception, and from conception to ex pression, is essential to the understanding of the treatises which will follow, and which will deal with practical methods of mental disci pline and achievements. -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="dialoguesonhindu00baneiala.pdf" target="_BLANK">Dialogues of the Hindu Philosophy (K.M.Banerjea)</a>
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    THE objects aimed at in the following dialogues are, first, to give a correct and authentic statement of the doctrines of Hindu philosophy, and, secondly, to suggest such modes of dealing with them as may prove most effective to the Hindu mind. -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="Colloquium04-Doxographies.pdf" target="_BLANK">Doxographies - Why six darœanas? Which six? </a>
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    These days it is commonly held that there are six darœanas or systems of orthodox or astika Hindu philosophy. These are usually enumerated as three pairs: Nyaya and Vaiœe.ika, Sa.khya and Yoga, Mima.sa and Vedanta. The heterodox or nastika systems are typically enumerated separately: the Jaina, Buddhist and the Materialists (the Lokayatas/Carvakas). This paper explores why traditional doxographies are often preoccupied with enumerating only six systems and which systems they choose to enumerate. -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="hinduphilosophy00boseuoft.pdf" target="_BLANK">Hindu Philosophy Popularly Explained (R.C.Bose)</a>
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    The companion volume is to consist, besides an introductory chapter presenting the characteristic features of Hindu Heterodoxy, of four chapters on Buddha and his Philosophy, two chapters on Jainaism, one chapter on the Charvaka Epicurism, one on the Pseudo-Theism of the schools of Rainanuja and Ramananda, one on Kabir and his creed, and two on Guru Nanak and his creed, and an article on Esoteric Buddhism to be added as a supplement. -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="indianwisdomorex00moniiala.pdf" target="_BLANK">Indian Wisdom (Monier-Williams)</a>
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    <a class="text" href="indianwisdomwith00moniuoft.pdf" target="_BLANK"> 3rd Edn. </a>
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    Its pages are also intended to subserve a further object. They aim at imparting to educated Englishmen, by means of translations and explanations of portions of the sacred and philosophical literature of India, an insight into the mind, habits of thought, and customs of the Hindus, as well as a correct knowledge of a system of belief and practice which has constantly prevailed for at least three thousand years, and still continues to exist as one of the principal religions of the Non- Christian world. -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="mirrorofhinduphi00nilaiala.pdf" target="_BLANK">A Mirror of the Hindu Philosophical Systems (N.Nilakanta)</a>
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    <i>The Mirror of the Hindu Philosophical Systems</i> was translated by Dr. Fitz-Edward Hall from the Hindi. The author, in a Paper on ' The Hindu Philosophies ', in the Indian Church Quarterly Review, for April, 1891, states that the technical terms of Hindu Philosophy are not always correctly rendered in English. -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="natureofmanaccor033308mbp.pdf" target="_BLANK">The Nature of Man According to the Vedanta (John Levy)</a>
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    Investigations from a curious seeker who went through the rigours of other religions.

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="outlinesofindian00srinrich.pdf" target="_BLANK">Outlines of Indian Philosophy (PT Srinivasa Iyengar)</a>
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    I have, in the following pages, attempted to separate the varied threads of the tangled skein of modern Hindu philosophical thought and religious beliefs. -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="rationalrefutati00gorerich.pdf" target="_BLANK">A Rational refutation of the Hindu Philosophical Systems (NNS Gore)</a>
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    Essentially the same work as <i>A mirror of the Hindu philosophical systems</i> listed above.

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="thesarvadarsanas00madhuoft.pdf" target="_BLANK">Sarva Darshana Samgraha: Madhava (E.B.Cowell)</a>
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    I WELL remember the interest excited among the learned Hindus of Calcutta by the publication of the Sarva-darsana- samgraha of Madhava Acharya in the Bibliotheca Indica in 1858. It was originally edited by Pandit Isvarachandra Vidyasagara, but a subsequent edition, with no important alterations, was published in 1872 by Pandit Taranatha Tarkavachaspati. -- translator

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="schoolsofvedanta033449mbp.pdf" target="_BLANK">The Schools of Vedanta (P.Nagaraja Rao)</a>
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    Among the Hindus the values are conveyed through systems o Philosophy which are associated with the three great acaryas, Sahkara, Ramanuja and Madhva. Mr. NAGARAJA RAO gives us here in simple and clear language the central features of the three systems. As an introduction to their detailed study this book will serve a valuable purpose. -- Foreword by S. Radhakrishnan

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="ShankaraGC.pdf" target="_BLANK">Shankara's Commentary on the Vedanta Sutras</a> &clubs;
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    Commentary on the Brahma-Sutra Bhasya.

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="studiesinhinduth00gangrich.pdf" target="_BLANK">Studies in Hindu Thought (Ganguli,Charuchandra)</a>
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    Analysed Psychologically, Epistemologically and Ontologically after the Sankar Vedanta. -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="studiesinvedanti00bhatiala.pdf" target="_BLANK">Studies in Vedantism (KC Bhattacharyya)</a>
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    The following studies in Vedantism are not so much expositions of the traditional Vedanta as problematic constructions on Vedantic lines intended to bring out the relations of the system to modern philosophical systems. The work of construction has, however, been subordinated to the work of interpretation. A wide latitude of interpretation has been claimed throughout. -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="SYSTEM INDIAN PHILOSOPHY.pdf" target="_BLANK">The Systems of Indian Philosophy (VR Gandhi)</a>
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    `The Systems of Indian Philosophy' is published here for the first time. It contains lectures which late V. R. Gandhi delivered before American audience of the common people, while he was on his journey to attend the World Congress of Religions held for the first time in the United States of America in 1893 A.D.

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="ThreeLecturesOnTheVedantaPhilosophy.pdf" target="_BLANK">Three Lectures on the Vedanta Philosophy (Max Muller)</a>
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    Delivered at the Royal Institution in March 1894.

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="universalityofve00prakrich.pdf" target="_BLANK">Universality of Vedanta (Prakashananda)</a>
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    A lecture delivered at the Congress of Religious Philosophies, held under the auspices of P. P. I. E. at San Francisco in 1915

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="vedbegin.pdf" target="_BLANK">Vedanta for Beginners (Sivananda)</a>
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    Introduces Vedanta to a seeker.

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="vedantaforthewes029280mbp.pdf" target="_BLANK">Vedanta For The Western World (Isherwood,Christopher)</a>
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    A collection of essays on the principles of Vedanta by Indian and Western writers.

    <br /><br /><a class="online" href="http://www.shastras.com/otherbooks/swamivivekananda/" target="_BLANK">Vedanta Future Religion? (Vivekananda)(online)</a><br />

    (Delivered in San Francisco on April 8, 1900)<br />
    Those of you who have been attending my lectures for the last month or so must, by this time, be familiar with the ideas contained in the Vedanta philosophy. Vedanta is the most ancient religion of the world; but it can never be said to have become popular. Therefore the question “Is it going to be the religion of the future?” is very difficult to answer. -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="vedantaphilos00abheuoft.pdf" target="_BLANK">Vedanta Philosophy, Divine Heritage of Man (Abhedananda)</a>
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    The topics covered include the existence and attributes of God, relationship of souls to Him and the divine principle in man.

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    Sri Ramanananda Saraswathi (formerly Munagala Venkataramiah) a devotee of Bhagavan has by the grace of Sri Ramana rendered into English the eight chapters of the work now available. The last four chapters, Savikalpa Samadhi, Nirvikalpa Samadhi, Jivan Mukti, and Videha Mukti not being found in Tamil, Telugu or Sanskrit Manuscripts could not be translated into English. Information on the missing chapters is earnestly sought and will be gratefully acknowledged by the publisher.

    This book is one of the few esteemed by Sri Maharshi and this translation was thoroughly revised in His Presence. So we are encouraged to present this small volume to the public with full confidence that the reader will benefit by it.

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    Advaita Lectures: (Godavarisha Mishra)</span><br />
    <a class="text" href="gmishra01mmas04.pdf" target="_BLANK">1. Advaita in Theory and Practice</a>
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    <a class="text" href="gmishra02mmas04.pdf" target="_BLANK"> 2. A Journey through Vedantic History</a>
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    <a class="text" href="gmishra03mmas04.pdf" target="_BLANK"> 3. Advaita Epistemology </a>
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    <a class="text" href="gmishra04mmas04.pdf" target="_BLANK"> 4. Advaita Epistemology: Perception - Veridical and Erroneous </a>
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    These lectures were delivered in Michaelmas Term (Oct.-Dec. 2003). They are intended to introduce the basic tenets of Advaita tracing it from the period of Gaudapada through Sankara to the present day Advaitins. They examine the philosophical subtleties of Advaita, its enrichment through productive dialogue with other schools and also its impact on the society. These are designed for students in Indian Philosophy, Theology and Religious studies and do not require in-depth understanding of Indian scriptures. However, they could also be of particular interest to advanced students of Indology and Sanskrit studies.
    (http://www.ochs.org.uk/publications/...les/index.html)

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="AdvaitaManjari.pdf" target="_BLANK">Advaita Manjari (K. Sadananda)</a>
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    (Advaitin List Moderator and a Disciple of H.H. Swami Chinmayanandaji)

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="Advaita Sadhana.pdf" target="_BLANK">Advaita Sadhana (Kanchi Maha SwamigaL)</a>
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    Acknowledgement of Source Material: Ra. Ganapthy’s ‘Deivathin Kural’ (Vol.6) in Tamil published by Vanathi Publishers, 4th edn. 1998
    URL of Tamil Original:
    http://www.kamakoti.org/tamil/dk6-74.htmto http://www.kamakoti.org/tamil/dk6-141.htm
    English rendering : V. Krishnamurthy

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="AyyarAdvaitaVedanta.pdf" target="_BLANK">Advaita Vedanta: A Presentation for Beginners (D. Krishna Ayyar)</a>
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    A presentation for the beginners.

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    Advaita Vedanta: Essays (Advayananda)</span><br />
    <a class="text" href="Av-Essay1.pdf" target="_BLANK">1. What does Upanishad mean</a>
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    To approach (Upa) + To be steadfast (Ni) + To destroy (Sad) Upanishad is that knowledge, which destroys the ignorance of those who approach its teaching and steadfastly abide in it. Sri Shankaracharya presents this idea in his commentary on the Katha Upanishad ....

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="Av-Essay2.pdf" target="_BLANK"> 2. Anubandha Chatustaya </a>
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    The word means Chatustaya means ‘four’. Anubandha means ‘con-nection’. So Anubandha-Chatustaya literally means ‘the four connections’. Since it is only on enquiry into the above-mentioned four questions that one would decide to connect one-self with the text (by studying it), these four are called Anubandha-Chatustaya or the ‘four connections’. The word Anubandha-Chatustaya is loosely translated in English as the ‘four preliminary questions’ or the ‘four basic considerations ........

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="Av-Essay3.pdf" target="_BLANK"> 3. Saddhana Chatustaya - Part 1 </a>
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    This first one of Sadhana Chatustaya is called ‘viveka’ and is translated as ‘discrimination’. Its full form is ‘nitya-anitya-vastu-viveka’ Vedanta Sara defines it thus: ”Discrimination between things permanent and transient consists of the discernment that ’Brahman alone is permanent and that all things other than It are transient’.” ...........

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="Av-Essay4.pdf" target="_BLANK"> 4. Saddhana Chatustaya - Part 2 </a>
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    The word vairagya literally means the ‘state of absence (vigata) of attachment (raga) - vigataragasya bhavah vairagyah'. It can be translated as detachment, desirelessness or dispassion. Vairagya is of three types: manda (dull), madhyama (mediocre), and tivra(intense) ........

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="Av-Essay5.pdf" target="_BLANK"> 5. Saddhana Chatustaya - Part 3 </a>
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    Samadhana is the constant concentration of the restrained mind on Sravana etc., and in those activities conducive to the Vedantic pursuit (like the service of the guru, the cultivation of values like humility, modesty, non-injury etc.) ....

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="Av-Essay6.pdf" target="_BLANK"> 6. Saddhana Chatustaya - Part 4 </a>
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    The yearning for liberation is very rare. The Bhagavad Geeta (VII, 3) says that among thousands, one rare individual strives for liberation. Why is it so? It is because of the strength of one’s visaya vasanas (pleasure seeking extrovert tendencies) which one has gathered through one’s sojourn through many lives......

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="Av-Essay8.pdf" target="_BLANK"> 7. Gurupasadhana - Part 2 </a>
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    Do we require a Guru to guide us to the knowledge of brahman or is it possible to gain it without any guidance? Some people opine that one can dispense with both the Guru and the Sastras(Scripture), while others say that since the Guru only explains the Sastras he be dispensed ......

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="Av-Essay9.pdf" target="_BLANK"> 8. Four types of Adhikarins </a>
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    What prompts the Guru to give this priceless wealth of Knowledge to the student? Only his deep compassion. And this is his very nature itself. He has not the least trace of expectation from the student for the Jnana he bestows. He has attained the Lord after which there is nothing more to attain. His life is fulfilled. Hence, even if the Sisya .....

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="Av-Essay10.pdf" target="_BLANK"> 9. Two types of Teaching </a>
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    On listening to the pauranic description of Lord Siva or Visnu one gets only a paroksa-jnana i.e. indirect knowledge of them. In the same way the manda and madhyama attain only paroksa-jnana of the Self. From paroksa they have to make their journey to aparoksanubhuti or paroksa-jnana . The traces of mala and viksepa dosas, which are seen as the waverings of the mind, have to cease. For this to happen, the Guru gives them the upadesa ......

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="Av-Essay11.pdf" target="_BLANK"> 10. Maya </a>
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    The student in his ignorance has already superimposed the world of names and forms on Brahman. The Guru in order to help him come out of this illu-sion of the existence of the world and to enable him to realise his true nature points out that Maya is the cause of the world of names and forms. In this essay we shall elaborate on the nature of Maya in advaita vedanta.....

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="Siddhi.pdf" target="_BLANK">Advaitasiddhisarasamgraha (Madhusudana Saraswati)</a>
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    An attempt has been made in the booklet to give the Siddantas in Madhusudana's own words with the English translation. Page No. in the edition of Parimal Publications has been given at the end of each quotation. -- compiler

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="drgdrsyaviveka030903mbp.pdf" target="_BLANK">Drg-Drsya Viveka (Bhasyam: Nikhilananda)</a>
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    The importance of <i>Drg-Drsya Viveka</i> as an aid to the study of Vedanta has been well pointed out by the learned Swami Nikhilanandaji in his introduction to this translation. The central theme of this work is that Brahman is realized through mystic or Yogic Samadhi (Concentration). After this state is attained, one can see Brahman wherever one turns one's eyes. -- Forward by V.Subrahmanya Iyer

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="advaitadialogue.pdf" target="_BLANK">A Step by Step First Exposure to Advaita</a>
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    The following rambling conversation has been composed as an attempt to bring to the lay reader some truths of advaita, without venturing into long passages. So a conscious effort has been made to reduce each bit of the conversation to a single line on the web(with just eight exceptions). It has turned out to be a no-holds-barred dialogue, long and continuous. -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="I_Am_That.pdf" target="_BLANK">I am That (Nisargadatta Maharaj)</a>
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    That there should be yet another addition of I AM THAT is not surprising, for the sublimity of the words spoken by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, their directness and the lucidity with which they refer to the Highest have already made this book a literature of paramount importance. In fact, many regard it as the only book of spiritual teaching really worth studying. -- Foreword by Douwe Tiemersma

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="AdvaitaLight-iyerbook.pdf" target="_BLANK">Lights on Advaita (V. Subrahmanya Iyer)</a>
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    Selected Teachings of V. Subrahmanya Iyer

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="Phillips.pdf" target="_BLANK">The Mind-Body Problem in Three Indian Philosophies, Sankara’s Advaita Vedanta, Gangesa’s Navya Nyaya, and Aurobindo’s Theistic Monism (Phillips)</a> &clubs;
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    A theme of this paper is that there is no single mind-body problem but a family of related difficulties concerning the relationships between consciousness and matter. Like the proverbial lump in the rug, philosophers move the problem around, and none, I think, avoids it altogether. -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="thedoctrineofmaa00shaauoft.pdf" target="_BLANK">The Doctrine of Maya (Prabhu Dutt Shastri)</a>
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    An analytical study of Maya: the history of the word, the development of its concept and objections to the doctrine within the Vedanta.

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="Discourses of Shri Atmananda.pdf" target="_BLANK">Notes on Spiritual Discourses (Atmananda)</a>
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    The subject discussed is the ultimate Truth or Peace. The approach is the direct perception method of Advaita (the strict Vicaramarga). The field of enquiry is the totality of human experience, comprised of the experiences of the three states and the awareness still beyond. The stand taken is strictly in the absolute Truth, and reference made only to the being inside. All this is discussed in detail in the ensuing pages. -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="RealandUnreal.pdf" target="_BLANK">The Real and the Un-Real (Chittaranjana Naik)</a>
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    An Advaitin list.

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="siddhantalesasan029239mbp.pdf" target="_BLANK">The Siddhantalesasangraha Of Appayya Diksita Vol I</a>
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    The Siddhantalesa is much more than a catalogue of varieties of advaita dodrine. The author's mind has reacted on the views expounded and some evidence of it is found in the way he arranges the views on each topic. -- translator

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="SomeTeachings.pdf" target="_BLANK">Some teachings from Shri Atmananda (Krishna Menon)</a>
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    This document has been extracted from a discussion on the Advaitin E-group <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/advaitin/messages> during Nov 2003 to Jan 2004. The discussion was led by Ananda Wood; and the extraction is largely the work of Dennis Waite, who has kindly made a browser version available on his website <http://www.advaita.org.uk/atmananda1.htm>.

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="vedAntakalpalatikA_Madhusudana_Sarasvati.pdf" target="_BLANK">Vedanta Kalpalatika (Madhusudana Saraswati)</a>
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    This work by Swami Madhusudana Saraswati compares the views on Moksha of various philosophical schools and establishes the Advaita Vedantic theory as the correct one. PDF with English translation by R. D. Karmarkar (http://www.advaita-vedanta.org/texts/)

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="WhenceAdhyasa.pdf" target="_BLANK">Whence Adhyasa? (S.Venkataraman)</a>
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    A Discussion from the Advaitin List.

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    Wood Ananda: Essays on the Advaita Philosophy</span><br />
    <a class="text" href="NothingButTruth.pdf" target="_BLANK">Nothing but truth: An interpretation of Jnyaneshvara’s Cangadeva Pasashti</a> &clubs;
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    <a class="text" href="ObjPics&ImprsnlKnowledge.pdf" target="_BLANK">Objsective pictures ... knowledge &clubs;</a>
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    <a class="text" href="OldIdeasOfMind.pdf" target="_BLANK">Old ideas of mind</a> &clubs;
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    <a class="text" href="QuestioningBackIn.pdf" target="_BLANK">Questioning back in - some articles</a>
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    <a class="text" href="SatCitAnanda_diagrams.pdf" target="_BLANK">Sat-cit-ananda - some diagrams</a> &clubs;
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    <a class="text" href="WhereThroughtTurnsBack.pdf" target="_BLANK">Where thought turns back...</a> &clubs;
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    <br /><br /><br /><em class="green"> Dvaita </em><br />
    <a class="text" href="Madhvacarya.pdf" target="_BLANK">The Great MadhvŚcŚrya (Shukavak Dasa)</a> &clubs;
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    Sri Madhvacarya, also known as Vasudeva, Ananda TÓrtha and PŁrnaprajna, is one of India’s greatest theologians. He is the founder of dvaita philosophy, and along with łSankaracarya, is one of the most important commentators on the Upanishads, Bhagavad-gÓta and the Brahma-sŁtras. His doctrine asserts that this world is real and that there is an eternal and immutable difference between the individual soul and God. -- author in his brief life sketch

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    A 1921 publication under 'The Heritage of India Series' about the development and philosophy of the Karma-Mimamsa.

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="mimamsasutra00jaimuoft.pdf" target="_BLANK">The Mimamsa Sutras of Jaimini (tr.Madan Lal Sandal)</a>
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    The translation of Jaimini s Piirva Mimamsa is now published and placed before the learned readers. The translator knows how difficult it was to understand the Mimamsa in interpreting the dead Vedic rituals of the ancient Aryans and is still not sure whether he has correctly explained them. It is for the public to judge it. -- author


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    In the following pages I have made an attempt to present the main metaphysical doctrines of two of the Hindu Schools of Philosophy, the Vaisheshika and the Nyaya, constituting what may be called Hindu Realism. -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="indianlogicandat00keituoft.pdf" target="_BLANK">Indian Logic and Atomism (AB Keith)</a>
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    Considerations of space have rendered it necessary to omit all mere philological discussion and all treatment of points of minor philosophic interest. On the same ground no effort has been made to trace the vicissitudes of either system in China or Japan, or to deal with either Buddhist or Jain logic save where they come into im mediate contact with the doctrines of the Nyaya and Vaiesika. -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="primerofindianlo032215mbp.pdf" target="_BLANK">A Primer of Indian Logic (S.Kuppuswami Sastri)</a>
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    This little book, called A PRIMER OF IKDIAW LOGIC, is primarily based on Annambhatta's Tarkasamgraha and is designed to serve as an introduction, not only to the btudy of Indian logic as embodied in the Nyaya-Vaisesika literature in Sanskrit, but also to the study of Indian philosophy in its diverse systems. -- author

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    The Samkhya-karika, with the Commentary of Gaudapada (1933)(tr.Har Dutt Sharma)</span><br />
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    The Samkhya-karika, with the Commentary of Gaudapda, edited in Sanskrit and translated into English by Har Dutt Sharma, 1933:

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="thesamkhyaphilos00sinhuoft.pdf" target="_BLANK">The Samkhya Philosophy (1915)(Nandlal Sinha)</a>
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    An attempt, moreover, has been made to make the volume useful in many other respects by the addition, for instance, of elaborate analytical tables of contents to the Sdmkhya-Prauachana-Sutram and the Sdmhhya-Kdrikd, and of a number of important appendices. -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="thesamkhyasystem00keituoft.pdf" target="_BLANK">The Samkhya System (A.Berriedale Keith)</a>
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    A 1919 publication under 'The Heritage of India Series' about the development and philosophy of the Samkhya.

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="thescienceandphi00viveuoft.pdf" target="_BLANK">The Science and Philosophy of Religion (1915)(Vivekananda)</a>
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    "When any Science reaches a unity, it cannot possibly go any farther. You cannot go beyond this idea of the Absolute, the idea of the One, out of which everything in the universe has evolved. The last word of Advaita is Tattvamasi, That thou art." These are the words of the author of the present volume, at the end of the book.

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    Saivite Hindu Religion:Children's Course 6 vols.(HA)</span><br />
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    <a class="text" href="Bk6Exam.pdf" target="_BLANK"> 6 (exam) </a><br />

    Saivite Hindu Religion Book 1 (Ages 5-7)
    <a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/children/SaivaHR_course/SaivaHR_Bk1/BookOneE.pdf" target="_BLANK">download Book 1</a> (5.0 MB)<br />
    Professional Teacher's Guide
    <a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/children/SaivaHR_course/SaivaHR_Bk1/Bk1Teach.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (1.9 MB)<br />

    Saivite Hindu Religion Book 2 (Ages 6-8)
    <a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/children/SaivaHR_course/SaivaHR_Bk2/BookTwoE.pdf" target="_BLANK">download Book 2</a> (6.2 MB)<br />
    Professional Teacher's Guide
    <a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/children/SaivaHR_course/SaivaHR_Bk1/Bk2Teach.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (1.4 MB)<br />

    Saivite Hindu Religion Books 3-6 (Ages 8-12)<br />
    <a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/children/SaivaHR_course/SaivaHR_Bk3/Book3.pdf" target="_BLANK">download Book 3</a> (5.3 MB)<br />
    <a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/children/SaivaHR_course/SaivaHR_Bk4/Book4.pdf" target="_BLANK">download Book 4</a> (11.7 MB)<br />
    <a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/children/SaivaHR_course/SaivaHR_Bk5/Book5.pdf" target="_BLANK">download Book 5</a> (4.1 MB)<br />
    <a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/children/SaivaHR_course/SaivaHR_Bk6/Book6.pdf" target="_BLANK">download Book 6</a> (5.7 MB)<br />
    <a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/children/SaivaHR_course/SaivaHR_Bk6/Bk6Exam.pdf" target="_BLANK">download Book 6 exam</a> (464 KB)

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="saiva_dharma_shastras.pdf" target="_BLANK">Shaiva Dharma Shastras (HA)</a>
    <a class="text" href="saiva_dharma_shastras_orders.pdf" target="_BLANK"> 2 </a>
    <a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/books/sds/saiva_dharma_shastras.pdf" target="_BLANK">download1</a> (4.8 MB)
    <a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/books/sds/saiva_dharma_shastras.pdf" target="_BLANK">download2</a> (500 KB)<br />

    SAIVA DHARMA SASTRAS IS A POTENT EDICT, AN IRREVOCABLE COMMISSION TO MY ACHARYA SUCCESSORS, DETAILING THEIR FUTURE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. FURTHER, IT IS A DOSSIER DESCRIBING FOR CHURCH MEMBERS AND THE public our international headquarters, monasteries, missions and extended families, our Him‚layan Academy, ministry and initiations, our family and monastic paths, articles of faith and conduct. It explains our World Outreach Mission: to protect, preserve and promote the Õaivite Hindu religion, to foster the growth of all sects of Hinduism through Hindu solidarity and to teach monistic Õaiva Siddh‚nta for the spiritual unfoldment of the individual and the family through temple worship and daily sadhana. -- authorities.

    <br /><br /><a class="online" href="http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/books/virtue/IntroVirtue.html" target="_BLANK">Saivite Virtues (HA)(online)</a><br />

    Please study these daily lessons over and over again for several months. There is a short do-it-yourself test at the end of the book. You may wish to quiz yourself by taking it.

    You should allot one-half hour, preferably at the same time each day, for your study. But if something happens that prevents you from spending the full thirty minutes, don't let that prevent you from spending as much time as you can, even if it is only ten or fifteen minutes. -- (HA)

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="studiesinsaiva00pilluoft.pdf" target="_BLANK">Studies in Saiva-Siddhanta (JM Nallasvami Pillai)</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://www.archive.org/details/studiesinsaiva00pilluoft" target="_BLANK">download2</a> (51.8 MB)<br />

    THE assemblage of papers that make up the present volume, records the harvest of twenty-years ceaseless research in a field of philosophy and mysticism, by one who is acknowledged on all hands to be one of the most well-informed interpreters of the Tamil developments of the great Agamic school of thought. -- author

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    <br /><br /><br /><em class="green"> Vaishnavam </em><br />
    <a class="text" href="earlyhistoryofva00aiyauoft.pdf" target="_BLANK">Early history of Vaishnavism in South India (S. Krishnaswami Aiyangar)</a>
    <a class="online" href="http://www.archive.org/details/earlyhistoryofva00aiyauoft" target="_BLANK">download</a> (8.9 MB)<br />

    THE following lectures, presented to the public as the fourth course of Madras University Special Lectures in the Department of Indian History and Archaeology, formed the subject on which I intended to send a paper to the International Congress of Orient alists, which was to have been held at Oxfotd but for the outbreak of the War. -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="introtopancaratra.pdf" target="_BLANK">Introduction to the Pancarartra</a> &clubs;
    <a class="online" href="http://srimatham.com/srimatham/teachings/introtopancaratra.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (193 KB)<br />

    During the course of time and with the advent of the Kali-yuga, these sacrifices fell into disuitude, it was at this junction that the Agamas or Tantras became popular in order to fulfil the spiritual and practical needs of the masses. The Tantric tradition became divided into three systems according to theology; Vaishnava, Saiva and Sakta. The Vaishnava Tantric or Agamic tradition is divided into two sects which are known as the Pancaratra and the Vaikhanasa. -- publisher

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="vaishnavainitiation.pdf" target="_BLANK">Samasrayanam: Vaishnava Initiation</a> &clubs;
    <a class="online" href="http://srimatham.com/srimatham/teachings/vaishnavainitiation.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (115 KB)<br />

    The formal process by which one performs saranagati or takes refuge is known as samasrayanam and is a sine qua non for all members of the SrÓvaishnava community. It is similar to confirmation of the Christians or Bar-mitzvah of the Jews, and one is not accepted as a fully fledged member of the community until the ceremony has been performed. -- publisher

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="shadangayoga.pdf" target="_BLANK">Shadanga Yoga: Surrender (SriRama Ramanuja Achari)</a> &clubs;
    <a class="online" href="http://srimatham.com/srimatham/teachings/shadangayoga.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (109 KB)<br />

    Taking refuge in the Divine (Prapatti) is the easiest way to God-realisation and Liberation. In fact it is the means par excellence. In the Scriptures we find the anecdotes of Prapatti performed by animals such as Gajendra, Hanuman, Jatayu and Jambavant and women such as Draupadi and Kunti. Arjuna and his brothers performed Prapatti as did low-born characters like Sabari and Guha and myriads of other beings. It is a means open to everyone and has no restrictions of any kind. There are no restrictions as to time — Gajendra the King of the elephants performed Prapatti as he was about to expire. There are no restrictions as to place — Arjuna performed Prapatti on the field of battle, and not even restrictions as regards states of purity — Draupadi performed Prapatti when she was menstruating! -- publisher

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="yogaofvaishnavasources.pdf" target="_BLANK">An Exposition of Yoga from Two Vaishnava Sources (Rama Ramanuja Achari)</a> &clubs;
    <a class="online" href="http://srimatham.com/srimatham/teachings/yogaofvaishnavasources.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (492 KB)<br />

    Exposition from the Vishnu Purana and the Garuda Purana.

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="vaiphil.pdf" target="_BLANK">Sri Vaishnavism (RV.Seshadri)</a> &clubs;
    <a class="online" href="http://www.geocities.com/iyengaronline/PDF/vaiphil.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (159 KB)<br />

    A brief on the philosophy of Vaishnavism.

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    The Big Herbal Encyclopedia
    http://www.esnips.com/doc/0df21917-a...pedia-of-Herbs (132 KB)

    This herbal encyclopedia came from many different places, info I found on the net, info I got from herbal books, info I got off herbs I bought myself, info from my pagan friends, and other places. This herbal encyclopedia was made to inform people about herbs. Before you decide to take a herb internally Study up on it as much as you can. Befor you take an herb find out how much to take, how to take it, and why to take it. Some herbs are just Not made to take internally, so please be careful on what you put into your body. It could do more harm then good. Your body is you temple. Take care of it. -- author
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    Bhagavan Ramana and Herbal Medicine (Manikkam)
    http://www.esonet.org/public/Bibliot...20Medicine.pdf (215 KB)

    Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, the Sage of Tiruvannamalai, knew many of the herbal recipes. At his ashram in Tiruvannamalai, the simple diet offered to devotees was itself medicine. Bhagavan was an expert cook himself and he would give detailed instructions to the cooks on proper seasoning of ingredients, their proportion, the mixture and the proper method of cooking.
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    Gemstone Healing Properties
    http://files.meetup.com/166444/Gemst...Properties.pdf (955 KB)

    The information contained in this Healing Stone Book is not meant to replace diagnosis and treatment by a qualified medical practitioner. All recommendations herein contained are derived from legend, lore and practitioner suggestion, not from the authority of Crown Jewels, it's officers, employees, or agents. No expressed or implied guarantee as to the effects of their uses can be given nor liability taken. -- publisher
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    The Human Aura: Astral Colors and Thought Forms (Panchadasi)
    http://www.cincinnatitemple.com/articles/aura.pdf (116 KB)

    NOW I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU A RARE AND MOST WONDERFUL BOOK IN OUR LIBRARY THAT, AS FAR AS WE KNOW, IS not available anymore, the Human Aura, by Swami Pachadasi, first published in 1912 by the Yoga Publication Society. It is but one of many books written in the first half of this century by Indian Rishi's--spiritually endowed clairvoyants and clairaudients--who came to America to share their wisdom. One would come and depart and then another. They taught pranayama, demonstrated levitation (Yogi Harirama was noted for this), spoke of astral travel, discussed the chakras and appeared in the dreams of their newly found devotees. These highly-trained Hindu missionaries from the spiritual land of Bharat (India) charmed American seekers with unheard of insights. Swami Panchadasi's contribution to the West, nearly a century ago, helped lay the foundation of modern metaphysics and furthered the ongoing Hindu renaissance. Swami Panchadasi saw the same colors in the human aura that I have seen but explained it so much better. --Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
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    Kundalini Reiki Manual (Paul Crick)
    http://sololife.mylivepage.com/file/...lini_Reiki.PDF (238 KB)

    All these attunements are to simple forms of Reiki which are very easy to use and does away with lots of complicated instructions, symbols and rituals etc. Intent is the key, the exception to this rule is possibly the Ethereal Crystals as it helps if you know what to do with them. -- Happy healing Paul Crick.

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    <em class="green"> About </em><br />
    <a class="text" href="Encyclopedia of Herbs.pdf" target="_BLANK">The Big Herbal Encyclopedia </a> &clubs;
    <a class="online" href="http://www.esnips.com/doc/0df21917-a3e3-411b-9d11-7e203ebc4127/Encyclopedia-of-Herbs" target="_BLANK">download</a> (132 KB)<br />

    This herbal encyclopedia came from many different places, info I found on the net, info I got from herbal books, info I got off herbs I bought myself, info from my pagan friends, and other places. This herbal encyclopedia was made to inform people about herbs. Before you decide to take a herb internally Study up on it as much as you can. Befor you take an herb find out how much to take, how to take it, and why to take it. Some herbs are just Not made to take internally, so please be careful on what you put into your body. It could do more harm then good. Your body is you temple. Take care of it. -- author

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="manickam.pdf" target="_BLANK">Bhagavan Ramana and Herbal Medicine (Manikkam) </a> &clubs;
    <a class="online" href="http://www.esonet.org/public/Biblioteca/(Ebook%20-%20Ramana%20Maharshi%20-%20ENG)%20-%20Dr%20Manikkam%20-%20Bhagavan%20Ramana%20and%20Herbal%20Medicine.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (215 KB)<br />

    Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, the Sage of Tiruvannamalai, knew many of the herbal recipes. At his ashram in Tiruvannamalai, the simple diet offered to devotees was itself medicine. Bhagavan was an expert cook himself and he would give detailed instructions to the cooks on proper seasoning of ingredients, their proportion, the mixture and the proper method of cooking.

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="gembook.pdf" target="_BLANK">Gemstone Healing Properties</a> &clubs;
    <a class="online" href="http://files.meetup.com/166444/Gemstone%20Healing%20Properties.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (955 KB)<br />

    The information contained in this Healing Stone Book is not meant to replace diagnosis and treatment by a qualified medical practitioner. All recommendations herein contained are derived from legend, lore and practitioner suggestion, not from the authority of Crown Jewels, it's officers, employees, or agents. No expressed or implied guarantee as to the effects of their uses can be given nor liability taken. -- publisher

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="aura.pdf" target="_BLANK">The Human Aura: Astral Colors and Thought Forms (Panchadasi)</a> &clubs;
    <a class="online" href="http://www.cincinnatitemple.com/articles/aura.pdf" target="_BLANK">download</a> (116 KB)<br />

    NOW I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU A RARE AND MOST WONDERFUL BOOK IN OUR LIBRARY THAT, AS FAR AS WE KNOW, IS not available anymore, the Human Aura, by Swami Pachadasi, first published in 1912 by the Yoga Publication Society. It is but one of many books written in the first half of this century by Indian Rishi's--spiritually endowed clairvoyants and clairaudients--who came to America to share their wisdom. One would come and depart and then another. They taught pranayama, demonstrated levitation (Yogi Harirama was noted for this), spoke of astral travel, discussed the chakras and appeared in the dreams of their newly found devotees. These highly-trained Hindu missionaries from the spiritual land of Bharat (India) charmed American seekers with unheard of insights. Swami Panchadasi's contribution to the West, nearly a century ago, helped lay the foundation of modern metaphysics and furthered the ongoing Hindu renaissance. Swami Panchadasi saw the same colors in the human aura that I have seen but explained it so much better. --Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami

    <br /><br /><a class="text" href="Kundalini Reiki.PDF" target="_BLANK">Kundalini Reiki Manual (Paul Crick)</a> &clubs;
    <a class="online" href="http://sololife.mylivepage.com/file/293/582_Kundalini_Reiki.PDF" target="_BLANK">download</a> (238 KB)<br />

    All these attunements are to simple forms of Reiki which are very easy to use and does away with lots of complicated instructions, symbols and rituals etc. Intent is the key, the exception to this rule is possibly the Ethereal Crystals as it helps if you know what to do with them. -- Happy healing Paul Crick.

    <br /><br /><em class="green"> Ayurveda </em><br />
    <a class="text" href="#upa-vedas"><b>See:</b> Upa-Vedas</a><br />

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