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ksksat27

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« on: September 26, 2012, 06:20:43 PM »
Please post your book reviews --  any spiritual  books by any person so long as they are not in the negative way or to criticize others .



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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2012, 07:05:42 PM »
Dear Friends,
Suggest Siva Puran retold by RAmesh Menon.Itis  a good attempt  to bring out a concise  English version of the original Sanskrit works. .
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Anand Sundaram.
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2012, 09:59:46 AM »
Dear Friends,
Suggest Siva Puran retold by RAmesh Menon.Itis  a good attempt  to bring out a concise  English version of the original Sanskrit works. .
Regards,
Anand Sundaram.

Dear Anand

Thank you.
It will be helpful if you can mention the exact book title , publisher and also where you bought the book.

Regards,
Krishna

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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2012, 10:01:34 AM »
Krishna

This is available in Sapna books in Bangalore - the last time I saw - https://www.sapnaonline.com/index.php?option=com_books&view=product&productID=EBK0162104&product=siva%2520the%2520siva%2520purana%2520retold%2520by%2520ramesh%2520menon

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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2012, 01:18:31 PM »
Currently Reading "The Study and Practice Of Yoga "- An Exposition of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Vol 1 & 2 , by Swami Krishnananda .
Published by Divine Life Society   Price Rs.300+Rs.350 = Rs.650 ( for both volumes ) .
The same can be downloaded for free as PDF from the following link:
http://www.swami-krishnananda.org/patanjali.html

About this book in biref:
Many people mistake this book to be a word by word commentary on the Patanjali Yoga Sutras but it is not so .This is a comprehensive book that acts as a guiding book for any serious spiritual aspirant and Swami Krishnananda talks about how to lead a spiritual life , face the challenges etc using the techniques of the Yoga of Patanjali .
These talks are basically a compilation of the 110 talks that Swami Krishnanda delivered to the spiritual sadhaks in Divine Life Society in the year 1976 .
I have not yet fully completed the book but have started to read slowly the first few chapters and very much resonate with what Swami Krishnananda is saying .
This book will be highly useful for any spiritual aspirant ( more so who are taking the path of Yoga ) seeking answers to the problems of spiritual life , more so how to integrate one's spiritual life with the day to day life .
The Website of Swami Krishnananda has links to other of this books and publications for free download as PDF files .
By the Way Swami Krishnanda is one of the senior most disciples of Swami Sivananda and is a great Authority on Classical Advaita and Yoga Texts .He is no more alive but he speaks through his  books that are very useful for serious spiritual aspirants .
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2012, 12:40:23 PM »
The Odyssey of Enlightenment: Rare Interviews with Enlightened Teachers of our Time
Berthold Madhukar Thompson 
Berthold Madhukar Thompson (Author)


This book is about the story of a serious sadhak who is mad after enlightenment.  He has visisted many sages and the interviews are given here.

The book highlights the importance of human efforts and the aggressive thirst after enlightenment.

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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2012, 02:36:12 PM »
Dear Tushnim,

There is a talk in video by this Vilayanur Ramachandran. A remarkable guy.

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2012, 02:39:44 PM »
Yes - I loved VS books. But then,  न हि न हि रक्षति डुकृञ् करणे :)
Salutations to Bhagawan