Chanting Offering for Mahā Śiva Ratri


Six Verses on Nirvāṇa

They are said to have arisen as a spontaneous response to the question “Who Am I”
With the climax of each of the six verses:
Cit Ānanda Rūpaḥ Śiva Ahaṃ Śiva Ahaṃ
That Form of Pure Awareness and Bliss, I am Śiva, I am Śiva

From my personal library of recordings from my studies with my teacher TKV Desikachar.
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Yoga, Zen and Koestler……


“Because the West has deprived itself of its own original irrational methods and yet needs them badly; because its inner Life can only be repressed, but not helped, by rationalism, it tries to adopt Yoga and Zen.”

– A letter from CG Jung to Encounter Magazine February 1961 vol XVI no 2

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BBC Radio 4 Series Beyond Belief – On Yoga

“Yoga is big business. Its worth $10bn a year in America alone. Does the growth in yoga’s popularity, particularly in the West, mean that its spiritual content and religious roots are being neglected? Can yoga be practised aside from these roots? Are there even dangers in doing so?”

Ernie Rea is joined by Jim Mallinson from SOAS, University of London, Suzanne Newcombe from the charity Inform and Ramesh Pattni from the Hindu Forum of Britain.

First broadcast: Monday 10 February 2014, Duration: 30 minutes

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A History of Indian Philosophy by Surendranath Dasgupta

A History of Indian Philosophy by Surendranath Dasgupta – All 5 Volumes Combined.

In this benchmark five-volume study, originally published between 1922 and 1955, Surendranath Dasgupta examines the principal schools of thought that define Indian philosophy.

A unifying force greater than art, literature, religion, or science, Professor Dasgupta describes philosophy as the most important achievement of Indian thought, arguing that an understanding of its history is necessary to appreciate the significance and potentialities of India’s complex culture.

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Roots, Verb Forms and Primary Derivatives of the Saṃskṛta Language.

Roots, Verb Forms and Primary Derivatives of the Saṃskṛta Language
– W D Whitney – Saṃskṛta Professor Yale University 1895
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Pañca Kedar Yatra May-June 2001

A gallery of pictures from a Journey to India in 2001 with family, friends and students to ascend five sacred mountains to the the five sacred temples depicted in the Pañca Kedar myth from the Mahābhārata in the events following the final battle. It is based around the five Pāṇḍava brothers attempt to seek atonement for the Gotrahatya (killing of kinsmen) and Brāhmanahatya (killing of Brahmins) they had just committed during the war. (View with PicLens.)

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